• I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.

    A Group Buy here on SnoWestOnline.com would be a situation where a normal member (non vendor or mfg) personally collects orders from other members. That member then uses those orders to negotiate a better price with the Vendor/Mfg for HIS/HER "Group" of buyers.

    Here is an example of a viable "Group Buy"

    http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269222

    A promotion that has the words "Group Buy" in the title is still a promotion, and from the rules that were handed down to me by Harris Publications is that non-advertisers cannot run promotions or open sales programs on the forums outside of the swapmeet.

    If a members wants to become a group buy manager, maintain a thread and collect the funds and negotiate a group buy... as a member, you are welcome to do that as long as you are not attached to the business of the vendor or Mfg.

    If you are a vendor/MFG and you want to offer an EXCLUSIVE "SnoWestOnline ONLY" promotion that is exclusive to snowest readers, please contact me and you'll be able to put it up in the Polaris forums.

    Also, before any vendors/mfgs get all "riled up" over this know that the moderators are strictly volunteers and do not receive a dime from any advertising $$ spent on this site.

    As ALWAYS, since DAY ONE of me becoming a moderator, I have pioneered, supported and encouraged vendors and mfgs in getting the word out to our readers with "New Product Announcements.

    Have a great season.

    From this point on, all vendors/mfg's promoting Pre-Season tiered sales programs, in the Polaris Forums, that are not paid advertisers will be appropriately moved to the swapmeet section of the forums.

    MH

18 SBA 2.5 Track

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Hey guys- New to SnoWest. Looking for some insight on a 2.5 track for my SBA to go west next season. Going to swap out this summer (currently have a 1.6 for my home area) so I'm looking to put together a list of everything needed and ordering all at once. I know ill need 8t drivers. Anything else needed for this track swap? Im not set on any specific track yet but I'm looking at either the CE 2.5 or the Peak 2.5 and looking for suggestions.

I read through a few of the other CE vs Peak threads and they seem pretty split. TracksUSA shows the CE 2.5 with the small fingers at the top of the lug (9145M) and polaris website shows a solid lug the whole way through. Whats the best direction to go or what is the purpose of the fingers?? I know someone is going to say it all depends on snow conditions you're riding so that being said, this track will mainly be used out west in Wyoming or Colorado and up in the U.P. (if that helps).

Just looking for some direction! Much appreciated!!
 

frntflp

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I can't address the question about which track. I stick to the Polaris/Camo track, no real experience otherwise. However, you should look at your chaincase gearing. Prob different for one track versus the other. Use factory specs as your starting point. I know that the 1 3/8 trail track (23:39?) is diff gears than than a 2" deep snow track (20:41?). Need to gear it down to be able to push a bigger paddle.
 

richracer1

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You need to look into what pitch drivers you have. Some of the trail/crossover sleds have a 2.52" pitch driver, where as most of the 2.5" paddle tracks will be 2.86" or 3" pitch drivers
 

Reg2view

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Sawtooth CE 2.5 for your riding areas. Will soften up abit after a couple hund, and still give decent setup snow performance. Fully clipped. Tougher but heavier track. Gear down as required, at least as a low as a stock pitch RMK with the same drivers.
 
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Thanks for the info guys. 2.86 drivers will be required as I currently have 2.52 drivers. I was wondering about the gearing, figured that was going to be adjusted as well. Ill have to look at the RMK specs and see how they are geared with a 2.5.
 
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