If you are just considering the 2 sleds (Nytro & Phazer), but leaning towards the phazer, here is the low down.Been looking for a sled for quite awhile (2 years).
I have been riding a Nytro MTX from my dads dealership and would like my own personal sled.
I have been thinking a turbo Phazer but can't afford to build one up, so heres the question.
Would a Phazer with the right aftermarket options (track, suspension, exhaust, fuel controller, intake, etc.) be a good backcountry sled?
I do alot of tree riding and open meadows. Don't ride much trail.
I would like to hear from people that have ridden/ridden with a N/A Phazer.
Both of them suck for power in their stock condition. So respectively considering power, they both are "starter sleds," except the Nytro can see huge improvements with boost, which transitions its worth pretty fast.
The phazer is fun and you can improve its worth with some aftermarket stuff. But it still has very little power---even under boost. YOU WILL GROW OUT OF IT QUICK!
To be honest, your 17 years old and I don't know how long you have been riding that Nytro, but to go back to a little phazer is pointless. As an aspiring adult, you should be able to handle even the bigger turbo sleds easily by now. So keep riding the dealerships Nytro and save your money for your own.
You can pick up a stock 2010 Nytro SE 162 for about 8 grand now--possibly cheaper. Then take that sled and gut it. Get rid of the exhaust bull**** and put a gutted yz450 take off silencer on there (buy it off of ebay--whatever), lose the 14 pounder battery, and call it good for awhile. You can do all of that for little $.
Bottom line for a Phazer:
Sled = $3000-4000, plus aftermarket stuff can run it up another $3000-4000, if you buy it all new (i.e. seat, F & R suspension with good shocks, exhaust, programmer, track, etc.). Almost 8 grand for a little toy, meant for newbies and those younger than you.
And no it is not a good backcountry sled if the powder conditions are moderate-----got no power.