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.
I didnt ask if the 2.6 came with the qd2 because was only searching for the 2.0. There was some confusion on polaris end for sure because they did say it came with the qd2 at first and then verified the 146 2.0 came with the qd1. Im thinking in both 2.0 and 2.6 it comes with the qd1 and the 155 gets the qd2. The drivers im assuming are the same for both the 146s and they should have different gearing depending on track.
I don't really have an answer to the OP question, but did just figure this would be a great place to remind folks what an awesome, amazing sled this will be fore beginners and people who don't weigh as much, so I suppose I'm especially speaking about the ladies and the teenagers. Even for us deep in the west where trail riding is a zero concern for us, if you have somebody who is pretty new and/or pretty lightweight, I really think this will be THE sled to have. And in that case, the 2.6 would absolutely be the right track for them as well.