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Hey guys. I ride a 2002 Renegade800 and need a little bit of insight. I hear all the terms associated with setting up the suspension over and over but for some reason have not exactly understood the whole coupling thing.

Tell me if I am on track: I wanted to have the rear suspension bottom out less so I added 2 clicks to the rear spring and two notches on the center shock. I also added 2 notches to the front skis for a bit less bottoming out on front end landings.

What I don't seem to get is how can the rear suspension be changes just by moving the little rubber stoppers? What exactly does it affect by adding or removing 3/8" in front or in back of the block??? Plus what does pivoting the block do?? What exactly is coupling?? I just can't see how it can effect transfer?? (need a coupling 101 coarse)  
 

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Renegade, If you are not drag racing, I would leave the blocks alone, including the rubber stoppers.  When I drag race, I cut the rear blocks at the parting seams.  You can also flip the rubber blocks at the rear position over the rail so that the plastic block will move further back towards the rear.  I put the plastic blocks to the uncoupled position.   When you do this in a drag race the ski's never touch the ground and it can be a little scary.  For trail riding, I leave the rear suspension coupled.  If you look in your manual it will describe coupling the blocks,and uncoupling the blocks.  I hope this helps.  I only uncouple the suspension when I am drag racing, I would hate to flip the blocks over and attempt to trail ride it.  You would have little to no steering.  Scary!
 

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Does flipping the rubber stoppers back really help that much?  I would love to be able to pull the skis up.  I weigh 240 and have a 144 studs in a '00 700  No ski lift - really boring when all we have to ride on here is lakes!!!
 
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