• 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

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Any idea what the little aluminum box is?
That sled has a Boondocker Agility kit... so something to do with that I assume?

Edit- Someone asked on the Instagram post "coolant tank for the intercooler" … Im thinking not? 🤔
 

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Boondocker instructions say removing the factory vents is optional. But, I think most people do remove them for added airflow.

If they add vents, something like the SLP High Flows would be cool - these work well in turbo applications and are more protected.

 

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Boondocker instructions say removing the factory vents is optional. But, I think most people do remove them for added airflow.

If they add vents, something like the SLP High Flows would be cool - these work well in turbo applications and are more protected.

I have the stock intake and fire and ice full intake. (Basically slp intakes plus 2 more) and they still plug up under boost.

It’s just a math problem.

Not enough surface area and the oem pre filter material gets ice buildup.

This prompted me to add the BD intake over the top.
 

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I can't possibly imagine Polaris is ready to put that out this year. They seem to have their fair share of problems with an NA 850. Can you even imagine the warranty backorders if they slapped a turbo on there?

I would say a better bet for them is to keep with the motto. Make it light, make it simple, make it work. So the next chassis somehow trims 2" off the width and loses another 20-25 pounds. That seems like a lot more realistic of a goal for Polaris as well as giving them a differentiator. They would have the light sled while ski doo would have the powerful sled.
 
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Are we going to see the under 400 lb skinny sled this year?
That would be nice!
How about deleting the headlight pod and making a storage compartment that will actually hold a pair of goggles and defrost (possibly my next project).

Cost! New doo turbo is over $20k cdn Khaos is $17+... overpriced ... Guess some are willing to spend that much but not I ...will wait till someone is in over their head and has a fire sale ....

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Are we going to see the under 400 lb skinny sled this year?

If we don't, I'm pretty sure there are going to be a LOT of folks who ride Polaris right now that will definitely be riding ski doo next year. And they all live between about W105° and W121°
 

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If we don't, I'm pretty sure there are going to be a LOT of folks who ride Polaris right now that will definitely be riding ski doo next year. And they all live between about W105° and W121°
Or they could just add boost to a 2016+ axys 800 and keep stepping all over the “game changing turbo 850 g4 circa 1994 suspension tech?”

I think you’re over valuing “added power” in the equation of sled performance.

The g4 Turbo will still need all the $$$$ put into handling improvements to be a viable alternative.

TMO delete,
15” track
Gripper ski’s
Torsion spring delete
Tall spindles

And all these things are to make it handle “axys like”

Just another word for “not as good of handling”
 

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Or they could just add boost to a 2016+ axys 800 and keep stepping all over the “game changing turbo 850 g4 circa 1994 suspension tech?”

I think you’re over valuing “added power” in the equation of sled performance.

The g4 Turbo will still need all the $$$$ put into handling improvements to be a viable alternative.

TMO delete,
15” track
Gripper ski’s
Torsion spring delete
Tall spindles

And all these things are to make it handle “axys like”

Just another word for “not as good of handling”
I think it's safe to say that your view from Alaska as a guy who is very competent at working on snowmobiles and doesn't care much for warranty or factory engineering is a lot different from my view from Utah as a guy who doesn't turn his own wrenches and puts a lot of value in warranty and factory engineering. There are a lot of guys out there who see the world through your lens. But there are also a lot of guys out there who see the world through my lens.

I also understand that Polaris still has the edge on handling, and that some guys feel the need to do the mods you mentioned above in order to try to close that gap. However, I wouldn't personally put any of those mods as "an absolute must". Even straight out of the box, the doo still feels pretty good, even if not quite as good as the Polaris.
 

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I think it's safe to say that your view from Alaska as a guy who is very competent at working on snowmobiles and doesn't care much for warranty or factory engineering is a lot different from my view from Utah as a guy who doesn't turn his own wrenches and puts a lot of value in warranty and factory engineering. There are a lot of guys out there who see the world through your lens. But there are also a lot of guys out there who see the world through my lens.

I also understand that Polaris still has the edge on handling, and that some guys feel the need to do the mods you mentioned above in order to try to close that gap. However, I wouldn't personally put any of those mods as "an absolute must". Even straight out of the box, the doo still feels pretty good, even if not quite as good as the Polaris.
Fair point.

I have a couple buddies who are explicitly not wrench turners who run silber boosted axys 800’s. (Installed by local dealers 5 psi) and they just ride them.

215hp is a big jump from 165.

Definitely colors my view of adding less hp.
 

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Any idea what the little aluminum box is?
Yes, it's the oil tank/oil pump set up for the BD Turbos (at least for Polaris sleds, don't know about the other sled brands). They went that route due to the sled's oil pump over oils the turbo. If I remember right, it cycles every 20 or 30 seconds to pump oil to the turbo.
 
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