• 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.


Axys Quick Drive gears on Pro-ride

I need to replace my quick drive gears on my 2014 Polaris 800 pro and found a set from a 2018 Axys. Anyone have an idea if new QD gears are compatible? If it is compatible, would the Axys belt or pro belt drive be required? Thanks for your help


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Dec 19, 2001
Lolo, Montana
They should fit but it will gear you up even more than stock... Pro-ride gears into Axys are a gear-down and use the Axys belt, so I would assume you would use the pro-ride QD belt. Unless you are a lake-racer I wouldn't do it myself.


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Dec 15, 2015
The axys gears will work, and with your stock belt. However, you will have "LESS" low end snap. You are essentially gearing it up. You will have worse performance doing this IMO. But if you are just trying to get it on the snow for cheap, then it will work.


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Sep 5, 2008
Brainerd, MN
Is the Pro RMK and AXYS QD belt different? Different length or Same?
Yes the axys belts are different they have 2 more coges vs the pro belt. Installing axys gears on a pro and using the pro belt the belt has a lot of play in it not nearly as tight as with the stock gears.
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