• 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

Best track upgrade 155 - 2012 Pro 800

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After 4000 miles my track is falling apart. I can see the fiberglass where some lugs have ripped off, it's about time for an upgrade. I do nearly 100% mountain riding, although much of it is in the spring with heavier snow. I have full a full SLP pipe and "stage 2" clutching from a local shop.

I'd like to stick with the stock length and drivers if possible (2.86).

I can get Composit tracks locally for the best deal ~$700 https://compositsnowmobiletracks.com/product/m66-3r-2-62/

I've also looked at the CE 2.5 https://sledtrack.com/product/camso-9104m-challenger-extreme-snowmobile-track/

My original consideration was the 155 2.6 Axys track, but I've heard mixed reviews on longevity and about the lugs being too high. I would likely only be able to find a used one for around $5-600.

I've read about people clipping the sides of their CE 2.5 tracks by 1/4 inch for more clearance from which there was a gain in performance on these sleds. I know some of you have tried different track set ups, I'd like to hear a consensus on the best upgrade for these sleds!

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Powerclaw 3" by far, would require different drivers and chaincase mod though. Well worth it, happy everytime i ride mine (even in the prairies ).

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2.5 CE, sawtooth, was a great drop in stock driver replacement track on the pros; dual ply, fully clipped, it is heavier but tough, held up to abuse and trail speed very well on one of my pros. Has a different lug pattern than the 5.1, more snow between lugs. Much better on setup snow with it's stiffer lugs and pattern, once broke in ~200 mi softened up enough to be just as good in pow as the 5.1, much better all around. Did I mention tough? Did not trim the outter lugs (a TRS mod). Think I paid ~650 back then. Simple and effective for a pro.
 

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2.5 CE, sawtooth, was a great drop in stock driver replacement track on the pros; dual ply, fully clipped, it is heavier but tough, held up to abuse and trail speed very well on one of my pros. Has a different lug pattern than the 5.1, more snow between lugs. Much better on setup snow with it's stiffer lugs and pattern, once broke in ~200 mi softened up enough to be just as good in pow as the 5.1, much better all around. Did I mention tough? Did not trim the outter lugs (a TRS mod). Think I paid ~650 back then. Simple and effective for a pro.
Totally my recommendation and experience... superior in every way to the Polaris series 5.1, still a 1-ply, heavier but much more durable.
 
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Thanks for the replies. One of my biggest concerns is just trenching in the deep, have you guys experienced any trenching with your set ups in really deep snow? I’m in Alaska, it’s often a trench fest but my track seems to do worse than my buddies 12&13 albeit they have all their lugs ?. Any side by side comparison in deep pow reg2view?
 

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No side by side with 2.4 vs. 2.5. I stuck the 2.5 in the first 20 miles in a deep hole that I was sure (in my mind) the 2.4 would have made, but knew the track wasn't broke in. It softened/improved as the miles piled up to the point where I felt it was as good as the 2.4 in soft snow - and better everywhere else. Skid setup impacts trenching a lot on the pros, and I had an evol RTS and zero pro FTS usually setup for lots of transfer and as light as you could make a pro in the front. I don't think a 2.5 CE will ever trench less than a 2.4, all other factors the same - the best attribute of the 5.1 was how it gets up on the snow with the poo pro skid. FWIW.
 
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