• 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.




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Nov 19, 2010
Southern Minnesota
Bought a 99 Indy XC SP 500 for my son and its missing the foam "chimney" that sits on top of the air box between that and the hood. When you look that part up its discontinued. Part number is 5811606. Anybody know of any aftermarket ones or any ideas?



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Nov 2, 2017
Roberts, MT
Not sure about Gen II, but I recently bought an aftermarket one for an Evolved chassis (got it off Dennis Kirk – I think Parts Unlimited was the brand). I'd think someone still makes one for a Gen II.

Lake Powell

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Dec 27, 2016
Silt, Colorado
Any dealer that has Western Power Sports can get you one. Just checked the 19 snow catalogue and they have all the polarises still available.


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Dec 1, 2007
Cody, WY
I looked this morning, don’t have one outside of the one on my ‘97 RMK.
Why not purchase a foam block and cut one. Call Racer Direct.
I think it was $10 for an 8”x8”x4” thick block.
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