• 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.


What are the Best Carbides for my sled?

Jan 10, 2020
I am in need of new carbides for my 99 Polaris 600 RMK. I will be doing mostly trail riding on snow and ice. I am kinda new at this and I am unsure of what product to buy, or where to buy it. Also I live in Canada, if I can buy Canadian parts, I will buy them, but I have no problems with buying US products when necessary. Thanks for any help rendered.


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Lifetime Membership
Nov 2, 2017
Roberts, MT
I've had good luck with Woody's, but I think that's a US brand. I'm more of an off-trail rider, so I can't give much advice on studs and carbides for packed snow and ice. For that type of riding, most guys end up studding the track and using longer carbides (both things you don't need or want for deeps snow). Without studs, you don't want a lot of carbide (probably 4", maybe 6") because too much will make the sled tail-happy on anything slick. If you don't have studs and don't want to add them right now, you can start with the smaller carbides and just see if it's a big issue. Negotiating icy spots without studs sucks, but it's not the end of the world if you don't encounter it much.
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