- Step One – Purchase Arctic Cat steering post Rasmussen Steering Arm Extender kit.
- Step Two – Go to boot on tie rod and drill out top five rivets with a 3/16” drill bit, then fold back the boot
- Step Three- Turn bars to expose top drag link and then use a 13 mm wrench and T40 socket to undo drag linkage bolt. Move the link to the side.
- Step Four-Use a long extension and 15 mm socket to remove nut on bottom drag link and then disconnect drag link.
- Step 5-Remove Arctic Cat steering post.
- Step 6-Start extender into D (double D). It will need modification, so don’t worry if it doesn’t go all the way in. Just make sure it’s facing the right way.
- Step 7- Mark two lines, then use a disc sander, die grinder or drill to grind off the excess material and flatten surface. Then put the extender in and drill excess material out.
- Step 8- insert 1032 button from kit into the hole to keep the assembly together and snug it down with an Allen wrench.
- Step 9- Roll the Arctic Cat steering post over and use a 13/32nd, 390-thousand diameter drill bit to create a round hole. Insert the extender into the D (Double D); making sure it’s completely seated all the way down with the surfaces matching evenly. It will mess up the steering if it’s not correctly seated.
- Step 10-Put the steering post back into place, being sure to line it up with the hole. The Double D should be hitting the bracket. Put nut back on with ratchet, making sure it’s good and tight.
- Step 11-Using a T30 and 10mm wrench, install the plastic bushing with the half-round part facing the right side of the snowmobile. Note that the throttle cable needs to go back through the holes.
- Step12- Replace the top drag link bolt, using a 13 mm and T40 torque socket to tighten the bolt until its snug.
- Step 13- Put red lock-tight on nut, and while gaining access through the boot that was previously moved aside, make sure drag link with Double D is through the hole. Then place the provided flat washer on end of link and start the nut. Once the nut has been started, use a long extension and 17 mm socket to finish tightening the bottom drag link bolt.
- Step 14-Check to make sure the Double D is completely seated. Then utilize the five black aluminum washers (rivets) to put the boot back on.
- Step 15- Use die grinder with an aluminum bit and WD40 to grind the stops on the spindles, removing 3/8” to ½” of the material. It should be noted that the inside material needs to be removed more than the exterior material does. The goal is to get the spindle stop to hit the a-arm at the exact moment that the stop on the bottom of the vertical post hit its own stops.
Now that you have completed the installation of your Arctic Cat steering post Rasmussen Steering Arm Extender, you’re ready to go hit the snow. Enjoy!