• 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.


SKS 146 HD Axle Kit with Rail Stiffeners

Feb 10, 2019
I guess to start, I sold my SKS 155 and bought a new SKS 146 due to the fact of COVID restrictions and a baby on the way that is going to keep me from heading west for a couple years. I live in Saskatchewan and can’t stress how much I LOVE this 146. What a blast to ride in both the deep snow and the ditches. We did manage to get out west once this year. I had the mentality that if it snows huge overnight, rent a 163 and go. We had great fresh snow and i didnt feel at any disadvantage on this sled to all the 155’s and 154’s we were with.

To my point though, i ride as hard and fast as I possibly can in the ditches, and on my last prairie sled (2016 Freeride 137) i crippled the rear axle wheels from hard ditch banging and lots of catwalks. i ended up installing a 4 wheel kit in the rear.
I see polaris has a kit with rail stiffeners. Does anyone have any experience with this kit? Good? Bad? Or go aftermarket?
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