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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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oooo! sounds like someone is excited for new sleds!\
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post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 06:45 PM
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lol well the Pros are so misterious. Just when you think they cant get better, they come up with something new!
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I would tend to prefer the Pro RMK over the Summit, because the e-tec has engine problems (I have even heard of Ski-doo mechanics saying that e-tecs are always rolling in with blown engines to get fixed).
I had to read that a couple of times because i thought i must be reading it wrong. It's completely backwards. No one buys a RMK for the engine... they buy them for the chassis.... inspite of the motor. All motors can fail-- but the e-tec is a way more dependable motor than polaris... and it puts out quite a bit more power. Polaris has the worst 800 engine..... but makes up for it in other ways.

Not that i really care... (i ride a 2011 cat so no loyalty)... I do think Polaris and Doo are both ahead of cat now.....
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I would have to disagree. The Ski-doo might have more power but the Pro is the lightest 800 ever. For interest sake, how is the Polaris less reliable?
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The older Polaris 800 motors were notorious for crank failures. The newer motor with two injectors per cylinder had fuel mapping issues. The new motor with one injector per cylinders seems to have that issue sorted out, but is down on power compared to the new 800's from Arctic Cat and Skidoo. Polaris does have their act together with clutching though, so their 800 will run right with the others stock for stock.
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Oh I see yes the pre 2010 motors had issues. But that was before the Pro.
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Things on the internet are always blown out...... and the pro engine is doing much better than they did in the dragons- but still not up to par with the others. They have weak cylinders and/or a poor fitting piston. And as usual it is kind of hit and miss. A bunch of people are getting high miles already and others are breaking piston skirts.... The sad thing about it-- it will probably be my next sled, unless the doo t-motion is for real.
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Yeah thats how it is with alot of things I guess some say its the worst sack of ____ ever and another will say its the best.
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Welcome to the forum, and the greatest snow on earth!!! If I had the money, I'd have a Ski-Doo FreeStyle in my garage!!! I love the look of those sleds. They come in white too... wink, wink...

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