I love your magazine. I had a 2006 Ski-Doo REV 600 SDI Renegade with 5.7 Pilot skis. Each ski had two wear rods, one in the center and one on the outside edge. I just bought a 2012 Ski-Doo 600 E-TEC Renegade Adrenaline XP with 5.7 pilot skis, but it only has 1 wear rod down the middle. Will this sled handle the corners alright like this? The skis can have holes drilled in them on the outside edge so I can install wear rods. Do I need to do that?
Generally, an XP with one runner (per ski) handles like a REV did with two runners per ski. The rider positioning of the XP places more weight on the skis than the REV chassis does so it doesn’t need the extra runners to give you the same steering response. If you add the two outer runners to the XP skis (we tried it when the XP first came out back in 2008) it will make the sled turn even harder – steering effort increases.
I highly doubt you will find the Renegade lacking in handling capability. Try the sled as it is delivered and then make adjustments based on what doesn’t suit you. If you do want even more cornering bite simply install more aggressive runners in the center. I would not install the extra set of runners, we’ve found that to be too much.