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.
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.
Getting my tunnel cut in a couple weeks on my 163 - Pondering 8 - 9" cut using the CR Racing cooler kit. QUESTION: Those of you that cut - what were some of the benefits you noticed with the shorter tunnel?
With it? Anyone cut "X" and wish they cut "Y" in length?
Cut 10" off our 155s and added brp tunnel coolers ..worked great!!! Picked up an 18 163 and might even go 12" cut ... beyond that figuring too much snow coming back at the rider ....also thinking of shortening the boards a little bit ....
ive done quite a few and also rode my personal sled 2k miles snipped.
Its quite amazing how much more they keep chugging especially trenched in turning out. The more 'acrobatic' your riding style is the more you will like it. They work good, theres a reason the new matryx tunnel is not only short but also swept. Less drag means more go!
5-7" seems to be a nice length for guys who want gains in performance without fighting overheating too bad. I've done one for a guy, 13", it was pretty annoying for daily riding but it did work good, IMO not worth the tradeoff.
8-9" with the CR cooler should be good as your gaining cooling area. All my cuts listed involve shortening stock tunnel crossovers so they heat up more then stock.
These bumpers are made specially for those who are shortening their OEM tunnels with the MTNTK shortening kit or cutting and welding their tunnels. As 7” is the most popular tunnel shortening length, this kit is made for this length of cut, however, it can work with a cut of 6” as well. The...