• 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.


Change Gearing Question on axys?


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Jan 24, 2011
Laramie, Wyoming
I have done the 15 PRO pulley gear down on several sleds and did no clutch changes for our 9K to 11.5 K elevations.
Nov 26, 2007
if you gear down do you need to make primary clutching changes afterward, to stay at the optimal RPM and Performance?
Generally if your clutching was good from the start, lowering the gear ratio will reduce the torque feedback as seen from the secondary causing the primary to upshift sooner which will result in a drop in shift RPM. This is easy to see, bring a set of a lighter gram weights to compensate. The less noticeable effect of lower gearing is the reduced back shift. To compensate would require a secondary spring and/or helix angle change. Changing those items is more difficult and requires more testing and knowledge. Good luck.

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