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    Member Heimie's Avatar
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    Mountain Side Products Offset Spindles for Pro and Axys

    Well, I just installed these 1" offset spindles on my '13 RMK Assault. They are made by Mountain Side Products (https://mtnsideproducts.com/) out of New Hampshire. They are a very nice product. Fit and finish are top notch. The guys were great to deal with. The spindles they offer are available in black and natural finish (I opted for natural and they are damn near polished finish!). They make them for the Pro RMK and the Axys RMK. They came with oil-lite bushings already installed as well. This was great, as my old plastic spindle bushings were shot.

    Now, I don't know if they are going to make a big difference for me, however I thought I would give them a try over A-arms and new shocks. You see, on the Assault, the front end is 2.5" wider than the regular Pros. To put a 39" or 36" Zbros A-arm kit on, I would also have to change the shocks, because they are longer than on a Pro. So, after I talked to a couple reputable shops here in Edmonton, I feel that the spindles are a much cheaper alternative.

    Why put a regular Pro shock on and lose the benefits of the WE clickers on my sled? Kind of a downgrade in the shock department. So, upgrade the shocks, right? Well, after exchange, shipping, duty and taxes, for the 39" A-arms, and comparable or better shocks to what I am running now, it would be close to $2000 Cdn. All in on the spindles, I came in at $460! It was either that or, upgrade to a Pro or Axys, which isn't really a viable option at this time.

    Now for the good part. The spindles are to narrow the front end by 2". Factory specs say my center to center with the skis in the neutral position is 41.5". On the narrow setting, it is 40.5". Well, with the sled on the lift, the A-arms drooping and hanging in the air, I couldn't measure properly. But now that the skid is back in, and it's on the floor, I measured 38.5" center to center! Woohoo! That's 44.5" outside to outside.

    If anyone is looking for offset spindles, I would recommend calling the fellas at Mountain Side Products! https://mtnsideproducts.com/

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    Re: Mountain Side Products Offset Spindles for Pro and Axys

    We have also added Switchback Assault and Axys Assault offset spindles. They are in stock and ready to ship.!!

    1 year free replacement! You break it we replace it, period!!

    Also check out our billet pull handles with custom engraving avail.

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    Charlie King
    WWW.mtnsideproducts.com

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    Re: Mountain Side Products Offset Spindles for Pro and Axys

    Let us know the difference in the ride, both on trail and deep snow.

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    Re: Mountain Side Products Offset Spindles for Pro and Axys

    Quote Originally Posted by Tchetek View Post
    Let us know the difference in the ride, both on trail and deep snow.
    I will. May not be till the end of the month. Life, work and kids stop me from getting out as much as I would like to.
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    Re: Mountain Side Products Offset Spindles for Pro and Axys

    Well, I'm loving the new spindles! I didn't adjust the clickers on the trail, and could definitely notice that the trail manners were a little out of sorts. Meaning it was a little more tippy than normal, because it is narrower. As far as pulling on edge, I felt like it was a little easier on the harder packed snow, but in the deep fluffy stuff it was not noticeable. When sidehilling, I did feel like I had more control as to where I wanted the sled to go. Easier time to maneuver while on edge, to pick a line between trees. When we were in Renshaw and over 2 ft. of very fluffy snow, I think that any width would still be effortless to toss around.

    So, yes, I would recommend these for sure. Much cheaper than a complete front end and shocks, and handled well. The sled does more of what I want with less effort. I have not tried a 36" front end, so please take that into consideration when reading how the spindles are working for ME.
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