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I'm going to order them. I don't want to have to overly worry about melting the hyfax or overheating. Seems like in the middle of the winter, there could be some other design for our sleds, but whatever. I just had my sled serviced by a guy a trust, and he said everything is in great shape, so I want to add them before I do anything negative to it.

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Thumbs up New Ski-Doo.

Which ones are you going to order? I like the flexible ones so far!
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Yup, the Duraflex ice scratchers by Between the Lines Designs. I just won't be removing an idler wheel to install them.

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Well, I was at the local powersports store tonight buying some gas treatment, and BAM, right in front of my on the rack were the Duraflex scratchers. Snagged 'em, as they were the same price in the store as I've seen online. These things are VERY meaty and heavy duty looking...looking forward to getting them installed.

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Question Ice scratchers???

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Have you mounted your ice scratchers yet? In checking with the product testing site the Dura Flex ice scratchers didn't do so well. They froze and stayed in a upper position and wouldn't contact the ice/snow. Also they couldn't bend them back down after thawing. There was a mounting question though on the position they were mounted on the test sled. They are supposed to get new ones and mount them according to directions. I don't know if I should order them or not!!!
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I have not, but read tons of reviews and the results are overwhelming positive. I wish I did have them on, as I'll be on the pond behind my house all weekend, and it's bare ice, no snow cover to help with cooling. I don't expect miracles, but as long as it keeps the temp down, I'll be happy. I have little to lose except $75!

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Shootty but four strokes suck anyways. I say take em back and get a two stroke. Sorry bout that just my prejudice against 4's. Also you cant drive them like a grandma you got spin that track to get snow up there.

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Shootty but four strokes suck anyways. I say take em back and get a two stroke. Sorry bout that just my prejudice against 4's. Also you cant drive them like a grandma you got spin that track to get snow up there.
It is a two stroke.

I still haven't put them on yet, and have had no issues. This is now a low priority item.

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We have an Arctic Cat 4 stroke turbo (my wife's) that also runs hot. I put the Slidekicks on it and they work great. Makes a big difference! I use them each time we ride regardless of conditions. When my wife shuts her sled down, there is a lot of heat coming out of the engine. Super hot in there! I will actually remove a side panel when we stop for an extended break sometimes just to cool things off quicker.

For peace of mind, I would get the scratchers and use them each time. Cheap insurance.

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Not enough am

I have two 1200 renegades with about 700km on them . This is the first time I have had a problem with them, however it is also the first time I was on the lake (with no snow)
4 times a cross the lake and all 4 times they Overheated! Each time I got to the trail with snow no problems. I guess I will need to stay off the lake until it gets some snow on it. Seems like a flaw but what do I know?
The scrapers sound like a great idea
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Ski Doo have their own ice scratchers and they work in reverse.
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If you are living in the places that are snowless, or awful snow conditions, then you might be dealing with what others are dealing with, and that is simply terrible snow quality. Snow is simply too packed, where the snow isn't getting into the track to cool the sled.

My boyfriend, and myself have brand new sleds and the last few times we've gone, we had to stop continually to let them cool down. During this we would pack snow underneath and on-top of the tunnel.

His cheap-o deep-o scratchers broke off within the first hour as the snow was sooo hard. He has the Polaris Pro, so his was overheating more then my standard; which has the extra bulkhead heat exchanger.

Decided to get him some really good scratchers, and he stayed way cooler then myself. My next item to purchase "scratchers."
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