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i was looking online at sleds and came across some of these. Are they the first edge chasis race sled?? I didn't find pics of any on P-mans site. If you have a pics please post it. What is this sled??

 

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wait.... I know there was a 2000 XCR 440 Edge. Never heard of the 99. The 2000 was the first edge chasis sled. THen in 2k1 they went into production with the Edge chasis on the rest of the sleds. Sure you don't mean the 00? wait wait. My dad rode an XC 600 with Edge chassis in 00 so yeah the 99 is prolly the first edge chasis sled. One of the guys we ride with works at the local dealership so he got the XC 600 Edge from work and took it up.

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i have the 99 brochure right here, and the 99 xcr 440 is a gen II chassis. in 00 the xcr went to the edge chassis, but the xc 600 stayed with the gen II- until mid-year, when a limited number of edge chassis xc 600s were built
 

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In 1999 the consumer XCR 440 SP was in the Gen II chassis with a silver tunnel and red seat.

The race model was in the Edge chassis. It is the only XCR 440 SP in the edge chassis, in 2000 they called it an XC 440 SP, no "R". Then in '01 the brought that chassis into the consumer market and came out with the Pro-X.



This is the 1999 Edge XCR 440 SP.

Note: Says XCR on side. Above word "Polaris" on the seat there are 2 flags, those were not on the 2000 XC 440.



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Here's the image Erick made for a wallpaper (there is a topic about it, there is a blue version)

This is the 2000 XC 440 SP. It says 440 on the side, not XCR, it says XC farther up the hood like on the '01 XC 500 SP XC 600 SP... It also has no flags on the seat.





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great info polaris-man. i guess that explains why i've never seen any pics of the 99 xcr gen II in any pro snowcross races. i did see a 99 race version at my local dealer- used. oh i wanted that baaaaad!
 

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The media ate up the EDGE XCR bad, they wanted the sled to be in consumer hands and when they got em, ha! Kudos galore.

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The ones I found one the net were something like $3400. A little expensive for me this year. Looks like it would be a great beginner sno-x machine, hmmm. Did they have problems with the sled, being a first year production and all.

 

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the '99 XCR Edge 440 SP has a similar chassis that all the 2001 XC 500's and XC 600's and stuff had. The only problem racers had with it was it was kind of long, so it didn't corner very well, they shortened up the race model in 2000.



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Ok, say one was looking to race snocross
(which I honestly am) and didn't have a
capable sled, but was looking for a used
one under $4000. Would the 99 edge be
a good investment or is there another
sled. Only requirement is being liquid
cooled.

 

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I dunno about American money, but for under 4000 dollars it might be hard to find a 440 liquid.

I would not recommend the '99 XCR 440 edge though for snocross, they don't corner well. I'd go for the '98 XCR 440 SP or the 2000 XC 440 SP.



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Yeah, 1999 was like the first year of testing for the EDGE chassis I think. They still had quite a few bugs to work out. Under $4000? I dunno if you could find one newer than 1999 for that price.


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If you could find a 1999 XCR 440 SP in the Gen II chassis, you could race that machine.



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I've been doing some research and have learned that Polaris specifically had problems with race sleds bending in two around the engine somplace and the front shock mounts going towards the engine. Inspection of shock towers is obvious, but how could you see if the chassis was bent. It would suck to have a sled that wasn't straight!

I am much more interested in a long travel suspension sled such as the edge.

Would the 99 edge be a better aggressive trail than race machine?

The ones I've seen have all been at or below 4 grand. One was $2700, too good to be true probably cause it's beat to hell

 

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i think something to do with better grip, maybe. The 95-97 xc's had them too.
 

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they're racer pads. i have them on my sled, and while they're mostly for show, they do work pretty slick when taking a corner hard, and you have the seat pinched between your knees at that particular spot.

'99 XC SP 500
 

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Polaris-man is wrong when he said the 99 440 xcr sp in the edge is the same chassis as the production sleds. These race chassis are different. The difference was mostly in the suspensions geometry. 2000-2001 production chassis have the same reinforcement brackets that the race sled had from the 2000. The 2000 600 in the edge was a production chassis not a race one. I had a 99 edge race chassis and it had many problems. The biggest problem was a week bulkhead. This is the same style as in today's sleds (cast aluminum). These would break on warm-up laps. As for which on I would get....None but if I had to it would be the 2000. Any one that was snowcrossed will have cracks in the motor mount area and bent bulkhead reinforcement plates. Get a good one and you will love it. It handles the best in rough terrain

There are several 99 440 xcr sp out there for under $4000. There is one rebuilt in a dealer in Houghton Michigan
 
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