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Okay so here's the deal, I am trying to sell my Nova or take a trade for a sled. Well I was offered a trade for a 2006 Sno Pro Factory Mod Speedwerx 800. The sled looks absolutely mint and as stated in the craigslist ad was a spare sled for his friend who races and has pretty much been a trailer baby all its life so he says. Im not going to lie I have been around Polaris all my life so thats what im familiar with, and I dont know a whole lot about the Arctic Cats but im sure I could pick it up being around them. That being said, I was wondering if all you Arctic Cat guys could chime in and maybe help me out on things to look out for or positive/negatives about the sled. Obviously it is a race sled and i know that, I want a fast sled i can pound on. I would use the sled for ditch riding, free riding, and the occasional trail ride (i know, i know this isnt the sled for it so I would be looking into taming it down a bit and converting it to trail use). What would you guys all do for taming it down? Anybody know the prices and whats all involved with putting pump heads on the sled? He also said he has F7 headlights that just need to be cut into the hood (is there anything beyond this, or is it really that easy?). Thanks in advance and I'll keep you guys updated.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/rvs/2084016742.html
 

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the waste management sticker on the belt shield scares me a little.

if its possible we should go look at it very closely. i dont know crap about arctic cats besides that they are green, and that one isnt green so im not sure. its clear, like its trying to hide something.

what im trying to say is i hope you dont get screwed on a trade again. cause this time the stakes are a little higher. your trading fine piece of equipment for what appears to be a fine piece of equipment.

you have my permission
 

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personally would never sell a vehicle for a sled.
 

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madcow said:
personally would never sell a vehicle for a sled.
thats the feeling i have in my gut, like the value of the car exceeds the sleds, personal value even, not just money.

unless it was like a ford escort or something other. but your taking something a lot of people dont have, something a lot more rare, i dont know.

alex think about if you had that sled, and that dude had your car, and you really wanted a bad ass chevy nova to take your girlfriend out for joy rides, and you offered your 06 sno pro 800 factory mod to him and he laughed in your face and said yeah, plus two grand or something.

i just think you should be getting more out of this deal than just a sled if u go through with it.
 

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Well in my defense, the car isn't perfect. Never will be. and would cost me a lot of money to keep going with it... money i cant see having to be able to spend on it any time soon. Ive lost interest. Its hard to explain my situation with the car. Basically I want to get rid of the car before something happens where the value depreciates more, or something like the motor or tranny goes and i have no money to fix due to it's real low gearing. I have no room for an extra vehicle to be sitting around right now. Its just a hassle most of the time. I don't know how long the body work will hold up, there was a lot of rust before.

Oh and I have about 5000 into the car including purchase and at most in my eyes its worth 6. Im working on dealing with him about money to boot
 

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thats understandable. but dont go bashing your car on here so he can read it and be like wait what am i doing? lol

but if u get and it breaks, you will always have a nice warm spot to come work on it over here. especially since your tools got mexi-jacked
 

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One thing I can tell you is that that chassis sno-pro is rider forward, and that they started to be made in 2004 and before that the sno-pro's before this chassis were the firecat chassis. You could give Quinlan a PM and ask him about this sleds he owns one and knows a good amount of info about them.
 

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For starters, the factory 800 mods were only in 04/05. It appears to be an 06 chassis, but I'm unsure of where the motor came from. I would speculate it's an 05 motor, but perhaps it is something Speedwerx had laying around or put together? Hard to say.

The chassis itself looks very nice from what little I can see. The skid and A-arms have been powder coated black, so some time has been put into it at some point. Usually the rear of the tunnel is eaten up from contact with studs, this one doesn't look bad, but the pics are too small to do any good.

You're going to be looking at $500 for a pump gas head conversion from Speedwerx. If you plan on hitting any trails, more cooling will more than likely be necessary. There are a few options for doing this. A custom U-cooler is the cleanest option, IMO, but is probably the most expensive. The factory fuel tank is around 5 gallons. A 9.7 gallon Trail Tank will run you $300+. As you can see, you can easily put $1000 into it before you can have a "trail" sled. At this point, you'll still be pre-mixing your fuel/oil, and will have a sled with race bred suspension that will kick your ass if you're not ready for it (setup very stiff factory).

The F7 lights are usually not "drop in and go." With the factory Mod hood, it required fabbing up a mounting system. The Mod pipes run very close to where the lights mount, and could cause melting issues. A lot of guys running lights on the 800 mods usually mount two small off-road lights on the hood or handlebars.

Price? $5000 seems to be a going rate if you really wanted an 800 Mod. I've seen a few at this price, but a lot of times are trail converted. You have to realize this isn't your typical sled, and may require more maintenance. It will require some attention before it's truely trail ready, as I already mentioned. You will certainly have to be ready to change jets for changes in temps. Sleds are rarely a wise investment if you want something that holds value. In 10 years, I would think the Nova would be the better investment. It's ultimately up to you though.
 

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I have talked to him a bit more today. As of now hes going to come out next sunday unless things change. He said the motor was just recently bought from Speedwerx and has all the receipts and what not for the work done. He told me he would give me cash at least for the cost to buy pump heads however I don't think he realizes the money amount involved there. Im not paying for race fuel and I told him that. As for the gas tank, I could just strap another tank on the back couldn't I? As for cooling, if I hit a trail around here its not for long. Mostly l I do realize it is a race bred suspension. Im young and like to ride hard so im not too worried about not being able to take it.
 

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Im young and like to ride hard so im not too worried about not being able to take it.
The first time I rode my SnoPro, I could barely walk the next day. I rode it hard, and it kicked my ass.

And yes, you could strap a fuel can on back. You'll probably be able to get away with a 2.5 gal can, giving you 7.5 gal total. I bet you'll be lucky to make it 60 miles with that. I get 10mpg with my 700efi on a good day...the 800 Mods love fuel even more. I have the 9.7 gal Trail Tank, and also carry 3 gal of fuel on the tunnel.
 

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with our ability to make amazing things out of carbon fiber...... i think we can sculpt you up a nice fuel cell to go on the sled.

easier said than done, yes. but we can do it.
 

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Quinlan I do not know how similar the 02-03 sno-pro suspension and the 04-07 sno-pro suspension but mine is set on the stiffest setting and it will kick my a$$ if I am not ready. Also wasn't it 06 or 07 that had the best sno-pro?
 

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Yeah I bet they do suck fuel. Its just the nature of the beast. [:)] Im planning on finding out more about the motor and then calling Speedwerx to get a price for things so I can get a better feel for cost and what to tell the guy. Would it be possible to get a 440 hood with the lights and put it on this sled or is there a difference between them and mod hoods for clearance of pipes?

And I can't believe the rediculous cost of larger gas tanks... but I suppose people who have the money will pay the price.
 

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You would have to cut a hole or two in the 440 hood to fit. Mod hood is formed different to allow clearance for the pipes.

And if you're going to be putting any amount of miles on a SnoPro, the larger tank is a must, IMO. When there are very limited options for trail tanks, people will pay the money. It's all part of the sport...
 

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Quinlan said:
You would have to cut a hole or two in the 440 hood to fit. Mod hood is formed different to allow clearance for the pipes.

And if you're going to be putting any amount of miles on a SnoPro, the larger tank is a must, IMO. When there are very limited options for trail tanks, people will pay the money. It's all part of the sport...
I figured the 2 hoods would be different... damn't.

And yes I agree the larger tank would be nice to have. Per say if he offers me enough cash to boot on the deal, I could find the money to break down and buy one i suppose. What all should I ask the guy about the motor so I know what to tell Speedwerx? Sorry for all the questions, but ive never paid much attention to Cat's stuff. [Twak]
 

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See if he knows any history on it. Was it a transplanted 05 motor? Or a new motor from Speedwerx that was installed in 06? Speedwerx should be able to send you right on your way since they are the ones who built it, regardless of what it is.
 

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here is one on ebay that is a 04 all it needs is to be trail converted. just thought I would post it
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2004-Arctic-Cat-SnoPro-800-Factory-Sled-/390269358330?pt=Snowmobiles&hash=item5addddd0fa
 

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Quinlan said:
See if he knows any history on it. Was it a transplanted 05 motor? Or a new motor from Speedwerx that was installed in 06? Speedwerx should be able to send you right on your way since they are the ones who built it, regardless of what it is.
Alright I will ask him. I believe he said it was a new motor that was intsalled in an 06. He said the sled was a 440 for most of its life and has maybe 30 miles on this motor. But i can ask, and ask him for better pictures as well. He said the head is a 1 piece? I was reading someplace there was just a spacer you could get for the heads?? Did i read wrong? Or not for this motor? Basically what makes up this 800 motor so i can get a better understanding for it. Thanks.
 

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or you could get that sled. if you dont wanna keep it sell it since winter is happening. get a different one.
 

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http://www.hotseatperformance.com/psp/showdetl.cfm?&DID=29&Product_ID=3421&CATID=249
By the looks of it couldnt i just get the individual domes for $80 a piece instead of buying the whole kit for $500 since it already has the motor in there. What would be the difference? As i said this is all new to me.

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or you could get that sled. if you dont wanna keep it sell it since winter is happening. get a different one.
I may do that... its just the fact that its a unique crowd looking for a sled like that without being trail converted.
 
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