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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hello fellers,

Been here for a good three years now and I'm looking to buy a sled. I'd like it to be brand new,and/or, fairly new. Been looking at the Summit's allot. Would like it to be mostly white with accents of different colors. At least a 800cc engine and 151 track. Please, all comments and criticisms are welcome! Let me know what y'all have been through and what to, or what not to buy!

Thanks guys! Have a good one!

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Welcome to the forum!

Consider the RMK Pro as well as the Summit. It's really got a following out west!

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Jake its Dan! This forums great! Glad to see your doin some sled searching.

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Welcome! The Summit is a great choice.

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Looks like the summit or RMK Pro will be my choices.
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You can get an M800 or M1100 turbo in white also. That turbo motor puts out as much horsepower in the mountains as it does at sea level, and it's more powerful to begin with.
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OH man! I love those in white. So, crazy amazing!

I've got a couple more questions.

1. Why wouldn't everyone just go for the 1100 turbo? It's not even 2K more than the 800 and it's got A LOT of power!

2. I am mostly going to be cruising through powder, climbing hills and some trails. What would be the best track size for me? I was told 141", but now I'm thinking 153" at least....maybe even 162". I'm an average guy, 6ft tall about 200lbs. I want to be able to maneuver this thing like it's my job. Carving in snow on a dime and climbing a hill like a boss.

Hook me up fellas. Money is not an issue.

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Long tracks are great to point up the hill and punch it. But if you like nimble, think around the 155" size. It's a great compromise between ease of turning and keeping on top of the snow.

If I was in the market for a new sled right now, it would be a Pro-RMK 155" 800. It flat out works. It doesn't have as much HP as AC or Skidoo, but it's also lighter. Nobody I know that bought a Pro-RMK has regretted their decision, and that says a lot. Sometimes I wish I weren't so dang cheap

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AWESOME advice, thank you for your input.
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Some people prefer the lighter weight of the 800 two stroke over the 1100 turbo four stroke. The 800 is easier to move around the garage and will get up on top of the snow a little quicker in the deep stuff, but once that turbo motor gets going the two strokes will be eating its dust.
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makes sense....turbo lag. nice to have power, but I like my power right away!
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Turbo lag is practically non-existent on these smaller motors, not like on a car motor.
Any turbo 4 stroke I have been on had no more throttle hesitation than any 2 stroke.

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It's the extra weight on the front of the sled that makes it take a little longer to get up on top of the snow, throttle response is very good with that motor.
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Some wide skis will help there.

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Got a 98 yami mtn srx, pretty darn excited to ride it. too bad i probably don't be shreddin until december
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imho If you want to climb huge shoots, go for the 1100 turbo. For anything else, get an 800. The 1100 is wayyy more heavy. 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). In the latest edition of American Snowmobiler, they said the new M series from Arctic Cat has issues with the track washing out down hill while sidehilling. Again this is only imho not from personal experince. Welcome to the forum!
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good to know mat, I'm pretty anxious to take this triple out and thrash. Thinking maybe next summer i'll be looking at newer sleds.
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Awesome have fun. I can't wait to see what the 2014 Pro RMKs will be like
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