• 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.


Anti Stab's Needed ? 155 Pol to 163 Ice Age rails ?


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Lifetime Membership
Nov 29, 2007
Plymouth, MN
I recently installed 163 Ice Age rails on my 18 Axys 155, then a factory Pol/Camso 163 track.

Moved all orig parts and pieces from one set of rails to the other. Installed the rear axle with the larger 8" wheels recommended by Ice Age. Then installed on the machine (also moved to Fox Floats specifically for that sled/geometry (not Khaos)).

In the process, i put the 155 Polaris rails and the new 163 Ice Age rail side by side on the bench. Looking specifically at rail from the mounting point of the front arm and forward, the locations of bumpers and the rail end "wedges (?)", overall length, angles of the arc, etc. was pretty much identical from one to the next.

With my set up, do I, should I, also put in an anti-stab axle/kit on the front of the rails ? Do I really need it ? I could see that if I did anything to change the approach angle to something more than factory, i would set myself up for a "stab" issue.

Thanks in advance !


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Lifetime Membership
Nov 7, 2009
In a word no. Only need the anti stab if you put new extrovert drivers on. If you have the stock drivers no need for anti stab.
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