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Old 01-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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best sled ever made !

everyone is having fun deciding on the fastest sled ever made,so lets take it a step further. best all around sled ever made i.e.- durability,speed,power,dependability,handleing,pri ce etc. etc. i would say any new model only out a few years would be excluded because all the facts are not obtainable just yet. HAVE FUN,this outta' get good.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no such thing... Every sled is a compromise in one area, ESPECIALLY when it comes to reliability and weight/power. Heavy engines (yamaha) run forever, everyone else goes for lightweight but much more fragile designs.

Of course, the discussion is pointless for another reason. Everyone knows you are talking about Arctic cat ZR600's... no need to discuss any further!
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^^^nice! they dont call m' *** kitty for nothing

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No good answer, bro. Fast point and shoot type sleds suck on trails, work sleds don't go super fast, fanners don't rev fast enough, liquids overheat in warm weather, etc, etc, etc.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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best sled ever made !

The answer is which sled gets the most miles with the least maintenance and best performance
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey I'd go with a Ski-Doo Renegade backcountry X with the E-Tec 800R 19mpg its got a 137"in track good for powder and its fast and its the rev-xs platform and with the Rmotion.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well i think cat has the fastest sled they also have the worst one. It is the lowest on my list because of the problems with them like blowing up. I think the best sled ever made would either be the skidoo mxzx 800r or a yamaha apex. They are both great quality sleds and have their pros and cons. Yamaha are heavy but run forever and are quick. Skidoo's are very light and powerful but don't last as long (as with any two stroke really). The new technology on both sleds is incredible like the power steering on the apex but the rmotion and etec are more impressive. I personnaly am more partial to the skidoo but the Yamaha is a close second.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i too am a big fan of the newer 800 skidoo's. also loved the polaris xc 600's before ves (lightweight battleship,with the reliability of a small block chevy).old school v-max's also come to mind.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: best sled ever made !

I feel like i wouldnt ever need power steering on my sled,maybe cuz it isnt that heavy?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Power steering on a sled? "Tank".. Curious witch Cat is the worst??? And blowing up as you say. I've heard a lot about the e-tech being junk. And its hard to put a finger on witch is the best all around sled cuz everyone has there own opinion on what's good and what's not, One might think something is better then the other. I my self is a loyalist to Cat, granted there was some years I really didn't care for. It's just like Chevy, Ford and Dodge, I love my Chevy silverado some might think its junk. JMO tho.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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HMM believe it or not I am going with the Pantera 800 EFI! I can do or go anywhere with it! Run down about anything, and put it threw any of the twistiest trails or off trails! If I am concious about it can get 12-14mpg and with a 12.5 gal tank can go about 150mi! And it will do triple digets with no problem! Even with 2 people and a full load!
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If you can put 5,000 miles on a sled with nothing but gas and oil and a occasional plugs, that gets my vote. The ones I know that have done that have been either Polaris XC's or Indy's with 500's or 600's and Yamaha's in about any configuration. I've never owned either, but I know friends and relatives that have done not just 5,000 but perhaps 15,000. Of course they had to replace some wheels, carbides, Hyfax, tracks, belts, etc.
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My 91 JAG 440 has 6,000 + miles on it and the motor is still a virgin. Only thinking that's been changed is the norm other than I replaced the internal parts of the chain case and track. In my opinion all sleds are money pits in one way or another no matter what make or brand. The way it's taken care of and maintained is what makes it what it is. And to me.. that's how you judge what's the best.
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My 03 Pantera 800 EFI has 8000 mi! I blew a belt once!
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A friend of mine has a Phazer, '84 I believe, with 10,000+ miles on it. All he's done is routine maintenance.....
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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best sled ever made !

The phazer I just rebuilt has 13000 miles on it. It's an 87. Obviously it had some maintenance but to see 13000 miles on the odometer is impressive.


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Old 01-20-2013, 12:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
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My vote for the best sled ever made would go to the Yamaha Phazer and Phazer II. I've never owned one but I can't think of any other model produced in the quantities and number of years as the Phazers, ('84 to '01) pretty much unchanged. You also never hear of problems with them.
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My son has an '84 Phazer that is the opposite of what most Phazer owners have had. I don't think it's got over 2,000 miles on it. It's been parked for years but was a pos. I had to tow it back once, the bottom end of the original engine blew a hole in the crankcase, constant tps problems, etc. The engine in it probably doesn't have 500 miles on it.
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My son has an '84 Phazer that is the opposite of what most Phazer owners have had. I don't think it's got over 2,000 miles on it. It's been parked for years but was a pos. I had to tow it back once, the bottom end of the original engine blew a hole in the crankcase, constant tps problems, etc. The engine in it probably doesn't have 500 miles on it.
Always some bad ones but for the most part phazers were bullit proof. They made them for so long that parts are fairly easy to get when you do need something. Still see lots of them on Craigslist, so Yamaha did something right with the phazers. Not to mention they were light weight sleds compared to the newer Yamaha's.


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Yeah, most Phazers were bullet proof. He bought a 2001 Polaris 500 XC SP, and he's got over 7,000 miles on it. The only things that have been replaced are body parts from running into a guard rail, belt, and we rebuilt the primary clutch once and had to replace it another time. The XC sat for 2 years because of no snow and started on the second pull when fresh gas was put in it.
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