• 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.


Stage 2 to 3.. clutching questions


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Oct 31, 2011
Williamsburg, Iowa
Have an 18 pro 155.

Last year I ran an SLP full pipe with indy dans clutching. Green/black spring and can't remember how much weight I was at, but ran great, have it wrote somewhere.

Last trip had a whoops, and thinking I had clutch issues, broke a spring switched to stock and had to pull some weight, but was also warmer out.

So had indy specialty clutch service this summer, while clutches were out and doing some preseason inspections, noticed egt was unplugged, so probably my issue.

But back to my real question.

Picked up the SLP head with 8+ domes. For the season, SLP instructions show same amount from stage 2 to 3.

Just curious if I should start out with some extra weight right out the door.


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Lifetime Membership
Nov 29, 2007
Plymouth, MN
I have been thinking about the same thing. For me, the intent is that the higher compression brings back some of the HP I loose by going up in elevation. I don't have any numbers to support this, but I think setting up with one notch heavier weights would be a good thing. It would be similar to running one "category" lower on the clutch spec charts. For ex run the 6-8k set up vs 8-10k. That said, I will still have another set of weights with me and appropriate tools. Its an easy change if i can't get the RPM's. Certainly, no harm in trying heavier weights. Finally, Dan is great to work with - a quick call to him (if you can get through in the busiest time of year) and he will point you in the right direction.
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