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Friend picked up a nice ZL 500 EFI. Cat riders are telling him the carb version will be a bit quicker. Anyone ran them against eachother?
 

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No, but typically the efi versions of cats are quicker than there carbed counter parts when stock.
 

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Cat didn't give any diffence.
The only reason the efi would be quicker (IMO) is that the efi will be running spot on. Jets may or may not be right on.
 

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Thanks, what kind of speed can he expect under 'normal' conditions? It has 96 studs installed.
 

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Don't know about any recall, but then I only found out the other day there was a recall on my sled, Call an A/C dealer and have them look it up for ya.
 

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CPSC, Arctic Cat Inc. Announce Recall of 1999-Model Snowmobiles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn., is recalling about 11,500 snowmobiles. These 1999-model snowmobiles could have faulty drive clutches due to the use of a contaminated alloy in manufacturing. If the clutch sheave fails, broken pieces could strike consumers, causing lacerations or bruises.

CPSC and Arctic Cat are not aware of any injuries or incidents involving these snowmobiles. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The following model 1999 Arctic Cat snowmobiles are being recalled:

P/S 700 LE
P/S 700
Z 370
Z 370 International
Z 440
Z 440 Sno-Pro
ZR 440 Sno-Pro
ZL 500 EFI
ZR 500 EFI
ZR 600
ZR 600 LB
ZR 700
ZRT 800
Thundercat

"ARCTIC CAT" and the model name can be found on the side of the snowmobile. These snowmobiles are painted either white, green, black or a combination of these colors.

Authorized Arctic Cat dealers sold these snowmobiles nationwide between October 1998 and November 1998 for between $4,000 and $8,000.

Consumers should stop using these snowmobiles immediately, and take them to an authorized Arctic Cat Dealer for a free repair. For more information, call Arctic Cat at (800) 210-5941 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m CST Monday through Friday.
 

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the 99 zl 500 efi has a hotter ignition system then the others

an arctic cat service bulliten went out stating to run #10 plugs instead of #9 and to run 92 octane instead of the 89.

search the web for arctic cat 99 500 service bulliten and you should be able to find it.

i have the same sled, it runs great!
love that efi!
 
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