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94 XLT vs 95 XLT parts swap?

I have a 1994 XLT 580 SP SKS (93 manufacture date).

My uncle has a 1995 XLT model 0956756 with a 08/1994 manufacture date. The sled has a sticker on top that says 40 Year Anniversary 1954-1994 but the model code puts it as a 1995 which means it's probably a 600.

Anyway, the 95 ran last winter but gets water in the carbs and then dies. No matter, he is selling it for parts which gets me to my question.

How many parts will swap between the two sleds?

I know the engines blocks are different but what about the rest?

It has a 121 track in good condition about 1.25" lugs (won't fit my sled but could sell it), Fox shocks all the way around not leaking, plastic skis with good carbides. The hood and seat are pretty much shot.

He is asking $150

What do you guys think? The skis, carbides, and track are worth the money but how much of the rest will swap? CDI box? Carbs? etc?

Maybe it would be easier to list what wouldn't swap...?
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Everything will swap. Swap the whole motor or top end etc it will almost all interchange


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It may surprise you how similar the blocks are! All body parts are interchangeable and most motor parts.

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Everything will swap. Swap the whole motor or top end etc it will almost all interchange


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It may surprise you how similar the blocks are! All body parts are interchangeable and most motor parts.

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Thanks guys. I'm going to go strip it down this weekend or next. Better to have the parts off the sled and ready for this winter than to try get them off at -30 under 3 feet of snow.
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The 95 sled is specifically an XLT SP LT.

Doing a comparison between that one and a 94 XLT SP, the only part number I found to be different on the engine is the crankcase. Otherwise the cylinders and pistons are all the same part numbers.

Carbs are the same too.

I have a 95 SKS. I need to pull the heads off and look and see if there is a problem in there. It runs great for until it gets hot then seems to drop 1 or 2 of the cylinders.
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I don't think the pistons are the same between 94 & 95 because the 580 is 64 mm and the 600 is 65 mm. But its good to hear other parts swap.

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Xtra Suspension

Doing a little more research and found the 95 XLT SP has an Xtra 12 suspension on it. I looked at the pictures I took and the front arm says IFS Xtra so I guess if I want the front shocks I would have to take the whole front suspension out and swap the whole thing (minus the trailing arms?). Might be worth while...but I haven't heard great things about the Xtra 12 rear so maybe the front is not as good too?

Too bad it isn't an SKS or a long track...or I'd swap out the rear skid too! Well maybe somebody locally wants an Xtra 12 rear skid cheep when I get done pulling it apart. If/when I do my own it will probably be to a 136.
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Take a look here: Browse

Choose your machines and compare the part numbers. My guess is the 580 is actually a 589, which is what the 600 is. There was a period in time where snowmobile makers got bit by the "truth in CC" movement and they started listing either exact CC or rounding down. Thus the Skidoo 583 and most others decided to just round down (580). Once the case was thrown out of court, they went back to 600, 700, etc.
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The 580 is actually 579cc, I believe. XCR 800 and STORM of old is 794cc - why isnt it not a true 800 .. I dont think I ever knew the story behind of that. ANYONE? WL
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I would guess that it has something to do with interchangeability to make a true 600 the pistons would have to be 65.xxx mm as opposed to ther current 65mm that is currently used is many variations.

Just my $.02.


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