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  • 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

Shorten 174 tunnel.

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Shortened it 6". The replacement tunnel wrap will continue to cover the pealing flaking crap paint job Polaris wouldn't cover since new.
Fastrax & Union Bay Racing. Buckley Wa.
 

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Great work! I’m looking at doing this to mine. What did you use to cut and shape the tunnel and the crossover piece?
 

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Great work! I’m looking at doing this to mine. What did you use to cut and shape the tunnel and the crossover piece?
i use a cordless (wood cutting blade) skilsaw.


Remove paint with a scotch brite disc on a grinder.

i did much easier to weld and cut 45 miter cuts.
 

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i use a cordless (wood cutting blade) skilsaw.


Remove paint with a scotch brite disc on a grinder.

i did much easier to weld and cut 45 miter cuts.
nice. I like how you did this. do you have pics of the sides of the tunnel? Because you would have had to of welded that also? As in where the back 1” ish of the tunnel side that you cut off would have to be mated to the remainder of the tunnel
 

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No welding is done on the sides of the tunnel , where you initially cut off the tunnel is how it stays just like the factory did.
 

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I was talking about the way epspenziv did it which is the same way the factory did it , much neater looking and stronger, just takes longer to do but worth it.
 

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I was talking about the way epspenziv did it which is the same way the factory did it , much neater looking and stronger, just takes longer to do but worth it.
FWIW xpspensiv had fastrax Motorsports do the work.

Either way the tunnel sides are the same.






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There is a small part on top where the paint gets burned. It is very time consuming getting in-between the cooler and the tunnel cleaning it up. We took the cooler completely off the tunnel tin then riveted back together after welding and pressure testing it. Since the sled had coolant and grime from 2 seasons, cleaning was key to a nice clean and sanitary finished job. No plastic parts,rubber hose and clamps to leak here.