• 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.


Trail Cooling on SLASH - How will it do?


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Nov 28, 2007
Put 30 miles on a 2022 Khaos Matryx Slash 155 this evening. When I was heading out a late model 850 Doo was on the side of the trail overheated with scratchers down. Figured this was going to be a good test day. On my way back to the truck on the trail the sled ran 127 degrees. I’m no longer concerned with Slash cooling.
What's with all the snow buildup on the back end of the tunnel? Polaris apparently bs'ing about how no snow builds up on the rear of the tunnel. This is way worse than my 2020 850


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Here’s a pic of the cooler on the Khaos Slash 146 as well as a top view. Basically the heat exchanger runs to where the wire way rib on the top view disappears. Should be tons of cooling being about a foot of additional cooling past the end of the tank/seat area.

This is only in regards to the 146 though. The longer models have the cooler stopping at the back of the seat I believe.

Notice the cracked plastic on the bracket that goes right behind the seat?

That thing needs to be aluminum.


Typical Polaris accessories.

Easy to use then broken and in the trash after one year.



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Notice the cracked plastic on the bracket that goes right behind the seat?

I've seen about six or seven 2022s now, and every one of them had the same crack. I think they were even all on the left side. Maybe Polaris moved the guy on the line from 2019 PTO bearings to just driving that left nut all day, and he's giving it a little extra to prove a point.
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