• 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"


    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.


2009 Assault Weight Savings

First time poster/user. Im looking for weight savings in my 2009 assault. Im thinking about buying a full SLP exaust (claimed 10lbs of weight savings) but am looking for any other weight saving measures/better bang for the buck. Any and all suggestions appreciated. I am also considering some Skinz running boards but they are currently not taking orders and I cant find any in stock.

To head off some typical forum comments: I am 6'4", 210 lbs and just ran a half marathon, a treadmill isn't going to do anything. I also tried searching for a similar thread and couldnt find anything, if there is one out there a link would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance


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Feb 1, 2010
Can. Pipe. Hood. Headlight. Boards. Seat. Narrow Ti A-arms. Track. Carbon skid. Smaller fuel cell. For an IQ assault chassis, assuming no e-start. Kinda in that order. Bang for the buck goes down exponentially. Used can, pipe, and a few seats, arms are out there, assuming you are looking to minimize $. For handling and ease of riding, flipping to a Pro chassis would be cheapest, Pro is way easier to ride than an IQ on the hill, and you're out of the CFI-4 and VR, runnability issues. 800HO Axys is up next. For going up, the non-HO CFI-2 isn't going to give you anything over the CFI-4, but the assault skid and track isn't going to be a climber. Good luck!
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