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Isn't the model year always one year after the manufacture date? My 94 was built in 93.
No. Machines built before a certain date would be considered "late production" for the model year of the year it was built in while the others would be considered "early production" for the upcoming model year. I would expect that July (assuming 070 refers to July) would indicate early production for the upcoming model year, but the machine serial number does not jive with a 1984 model.

Additionally, that manufacture date is absolutely difficult to read. It's hard to know whether it says 0701983 or possibly 0701982. 0701982 would seem to fit better with the serial number on the motor.

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Good to know. Funny thing is so many parts are interchangeable that these old Polaris sleds are like lego bricks.

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Its a 1983 indy trail 440 no doubt about it! The gauges are the give away. 83 was the last year for those old style small diameter gauges. Plus look at the front suspension. There's no doubt its a first generation IFS.
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That's what I was looking at. I've never seen a sled that wasn't

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Simply going off build date its an 84

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the deep rear tunnel means it nothing newer than 85, round IFS bars are first run IFS so they would be 80-84. Serial number codes out to an 83. I have had one, no doubt its a 1983 Indy Trail 440.

Serial number first two digits are an 83

08 - 1982 Model
09 - 1983 Model
10 - 1984 Model
etc..
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From what I've read, the 1984 models start with 11. I was expect it would be 10, but it seems that they skipped 10 for whatever reason.

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Ic I was solely basing off build date. Didn't even see serial #

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I tried making out the build date myself from the photo, but I can't. The OP said that he believes it is what he listed. I wonder if a rubbing might better disclose what those numbers are in the build date.

A more definitive way would be to contact a dealer and see if they'll key the serial number in to their system. That would pull the real info all around.

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I know that I may have figured out which snowmobile I have in the forum but I am starting to deviate from the 1983 year and into possibly a 1984 or 85 model. I am going this route because I seem to be finding parts for either a 84/85 polaris 400/classic 400 that fit my sled.
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I know that I may have figured out which snowmobile I have in the forum but I am starting to deviate from the 1983 year and into possibly a 1984 or 85 model. I am going this route because I seem to be finding parts for either a 84/85 polaris 400/classic 400 that fit my sled.
Those wedge chassis sleds are like lego brinks (someone already said this on here, very good analogy) so you can find parts that fit all the way up to 1997 if you wanted, especially from 81-89.
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I know this thread has been inactive for quite a while almost a year, but I finally got the Title to my sled but the Year Model states 0000. Maybe the dmv couldn't even identify it unless its a salvage.
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Or they were just to lazy to worry about it.

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Isn't the model year always one year after the manufacture date? My 94 was built in 93.

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Yup the year of mfg is usually 1 year before the model year. my 91 indy 340 mfg'd 1990. my dads 2016 Blizzard mfg'd 2015.
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I also need help finding out what snowmobile this is
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I’m confused and want to know what has to put in it and I can’t look it up cuz idk the info about this sled. Guy I got it from didn’t know ether
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