Part 10—Lightweight Can

Project 2015/16 Arctic Cat M 8000 SnoPro Build

Arctic Cat Steve Janes
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(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is 10th in a series of articles about converting a 2015 Arctic Cat M8000 SnoPro into a SnoWest Forums 2016 Project Cat giveaway sled. Throughout the summer and fall we will be working with SnoWest Forum members to build the perfect snowmobile … and then we will give it away to a Forum member at the end of the build.)

As we enter the homestretch of this Forum Giveaway Sled build, we’re looking at some finishing touches as recommended by Forum readers to make our 2015 Arctic Cat M 8000 SnoPro the perfect snowmobile for boondocking. And anytime you can shed a little (or in this case a lot) of weight while improving performance, you are way ahead in the game.

For this build, we’re doing one of the most practical and easiest modifications—we’re shedding a 20-plus pound stock muffler and installing a less-than-10 pound performance can from Speedwerx. Not only do we save more than 10 lbs., but you also have a slightly quieter can with improved performance. For around $320, this is the cheapest way to shed weight.

Adding a lightweight can is something anyone can do. It requires only basic tools and is a straightforward 10-minute job.

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