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I have a 95 Indy Trail w/ a 488 fan that is currently bone stock. what would be the best (quick, cheap) way to get more power out of it, top end and/or low end grunt?

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Welcome Pooly, its nice to see a new name on the boards. I'd say the easiest way to increase your performance is with a new clutch. You can gain a lot of low end with some clutch work. If you are looking to get some more out of the engine, you can try putting pipes on it to get you more power and more complaints from the neighbors, for the price of one.


<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Pooly_31:

I have a 95 Indy Trail w/ a 488 fan that is currently bone stock. what would be the best (quick, cheap) way to get more power out of it, top end and/or low end grunt?

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Thanks for the bit of info, where would i go to get a new clutch for it and how much should i expect to pay for it? is it something that the average wrencher can install or not? Thanks

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Whoa, holdup, no need for a new clutch. Clutches are extremely expensive. What you need is a clutch KIT, go to http://www.hotseatperformance.com to check out some, these are the best ones for polaris machines in my opinion. if you know what u are doing, you can probably install it yourself, but I'd say get someone who knows clutches to do it for you.



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thanks, i like saving money :) i checked out the site, looks pretty good. would you have to get the whole kit or could you get just a helix or springs or what? if i have to get the whole kit would you recomend the helix upgrade and/or the titanium upgrade? thanks

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I would just go with the regular kit, no upgrades, those are basically for racing.

You pretty much have to go with the whole thing because as soon as you change one thing, you have to change the other things to compensate. Like if you put in a stiffer spring in the primary, you need to change the secondary spring to compensate.



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If i put a clutch kit in i should gain bottom end right? how much would i lose on the top end? I do a lot of wide open lake riding and i don't want to lose a considerable amount.

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Woops, I left out the word kit in there. Yeah, your low end should definitely be better. You'll get a better launch, and more grunt on the bottom.

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Oh, I really need to start reading clearer. You should not loose anything. In fact, you will probably benefit throughout the speed range. I emphasise the lower end because that is what tends to go first on a sled, and what is most noticible when you fix it. You should have a better performing sled all around with a kit, but you'll really feel it off the line and such.

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You won't lose top end, you will probably gain some top end speed.



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Aww, thats music to my ears guys, thanks. i was under the impression that factory clutches were set up as sort of a compromise between top end and low end where as a change to increase bottom end would take away some top end and vice versa. Now that we've established that there would be gains on both aspects, how many MPH are we talking about on top end? Is it enough to make it worth my time and money? thanks for all the info.

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Not sure about exact gains, but you will notice plenty in the "giddy up and go" aspect. acceleration and backshif will improve dramatically. You probably wont gain any more speed....what you should gain is how fast you get to top speed.

Thats just my .02 cents, take it for what its worth



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in addition to my previous post i thought i would explain my reasoning behind why i dont think you will gain any top end speed. If your clutch is functioning properly (im assuming it is) the clutch will squeeze all the way together and force the belt to ride out as far as it can...and with a clutch kit the clutch will still squeeze all the way together, and the belt will still only be able to reach that same position...although the upshift and backshift (how fast or slow the clutch squeezes together) will be a dramatic improvement. The only way to gain more top end is to increase horsepower with pipes or engine mods (which should increase engine RPM's), change chain case gearing, or get an overdrive secondary clutch system.

Once again this is my opinion on the matter, take it for what its worth



Edited by - TriumphoverU on 25 Oct 2001 19:26:03
 

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Looks like information worth taking. Thats along the same lines as i was thinking with the top end. I've been looking for pipes but i haven't seen any for my particular sled. any ideas?

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When I say a slight increase in top end, I mean like 3 or 4 miles an hour. Barely noticeable, but it may help.



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Hey, 3-4 MPH is noticable to me, any little bit helps, any info on where to find pipes for my sled? seems like a wierd sled to put pipes on... once again guys, thanks for all the info, i appreciate it.


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I'd spend the 200 bucks on the clutch kit, and if you're still itching for more speed, look into more mods, but my guess is you will be happy.

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