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Old 01-20-2005, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Thundercat 900 vs Zr 900

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I have a 96 thundercat 900 triple now with v force 3 reeds, black magic pipes and clutch kit. I was thinking of upgrading to a newer sled... a 03 zr 900 twin instead. What does everyone think of my idea to change? I am afraid if I go to the zr... I might miss my thundercat, as it has some nuts. Just don't want to change and find out the power isn't there. Someone told me just to add an m12 suspension and keep my thundercat, but I like thrills. Could you all help me out?

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Old 01-20-2005, 09:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say the have about the same power but the ZR is probably slightly lighter. The ZR can run over 120mph with about the same work you have into your T-Cat. Some guys have been getting just under 120 with only clutching. The ZR and F7 are the quickest Cats out there. Depending on your riding goals I is what you need to make your choice. Personally if I did buy a new sled I would take a Firecat.
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Old 01-20-2005, 09:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I want to upgrade because my sled has all kind of power, but is heavy as hell and mostly spins when I punch it. Hard as hell to get my front end up endless I'm going over good size bumps. I have picks and stuff but it don't help much. What I really am looking for is a sled with good horsepower that is able to stand up and wheelie ( sort of speaking ). Does the zr 900 or f7 come up in the air more when ya punch it. I really want something that will pick right up.. when you punch it and have plenty of balls and speed too! What do ya all think Zr 900 or F7 and what size track should give me more lift!

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Old 01-20-2005, 09:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hell yeah a ZR or F7 will lift the skis!! The F7 is much lighter then the ZR and it will still do over 120 with a few mods!! I would recommend the F7 Sno-Pro. That way it has great suspension and a ton or power!!
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Old 01-20-2005, 09:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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have no fear, ZR 900 is the fastest big bore out there now.
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Old 01-20-2005, 11:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I know a guy who had a 1000 T-cat with Jaws pipes, EGT gauges, and clutching and was absolutely unbeatable. He traded on an '03 ZR 900, did some clutching, put on the gauges and says it is the best thing he ever did. He bought a long track suspension for trips to the mountains and says it is incredible.

I agree that the F7 is blazing fast, but if you ride powder on lakes...the 900 is the king of sleds, and this is coming from a Ski-doo guy!
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Old 01-21-2005, 12:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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have no fear, ZR 900 is the fastest big bore out there now.
Quickest 1/4 mile E.T - not fastest top speed...
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Get the ZR you'll never regret it.
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You all got some great views and I appreciate all the good opinions! Does anyone have either of these sleds now that could add their opinion? Also has anyone seen these 2 sleds at the radar runs and know the time and speed on them?
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Old 01-22-2005, 08:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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You all got some great views and I appreciate all the good opinions! Does anyone have either of these sleds now that could add their opinion? Also has anyone seen these 2 sleds at the radar runs and know the time and speed on them?
Try http://www.geocities.com/sled4713/index.html or radarruns.com
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Old 01-22-2005, 01:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks alot.. that's just what I was looking for, those are some good info sites!
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