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Hi all, Im new here and wondering if you could help me figure out what used sled I should buy. There are two around here that im looking at, both 96 Ultra's. One is stock with studs with 2250 miles, the other has pipes carbs, clutch work, 3000 miles but the track is alittle worn. The stock on is $2950 and the modded one is $2700, I can really only afford 3000 dollars for a sled, what would you guys do? Any other ideas? Thanks
 

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Well depending on how bad the track is, factor in the cost of a new one, then rethink. If the mods were done professionally, and work well together, then i'd lean towards that one. If they aren't complementing eachother, or if you are not a real speed freak, i'd say go with the stock one. I feel in most cases a stock sled is a longer lasting sled a) because some mods take their toll on a motor, and b) people who mod their sled like to use the mods, and therefore are often harder on the sled. my $.02

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

Hi all, Im new here and wondering if you could help me figure out what used sled I should buy. There are two around here that im looking at, both 96 Ultra's. One is stock with studs with 2250 miles, the other has pipes carbs, clutch work, 3000 miles but the track is alittle worn. The stock on is $2950 and the modded one is $2700, I can really only afford 3000 dollars for a sled, what would you guys do? Any other ideas? Thanks[/quote]


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Thanks for the reply. I now have another question, as I just found another sled for sale in my area that I'm going to look at. It is a 97 XC 600. Besides the less power, what are the differences between the 96 Ultra and the this sled? Which is a "better" sled or is it like comparing apples to oranges? Thanks again.
 

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i cant really help you on that one, personnally i like the xlt's. but ive never heard anything bad about the ultra's, or the xc's, i guess youll have to do some research, possibly look on the net about any possible recall items that affects, or affected the 2 models your considering.
 

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Not a clue about differences. If Polaris is like Ski-doo, they probably share most of their sled parts and chassis, etc. I think most of the differences are going to be in the suspension, features, etc. You can probably see them by looking. Good luck!

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Racerboy,
Hard to tell what kind of riding you do by your name. SnoCross racerboy or Lake Racerboy. The XC would be better for bumps, jumping & hard core ditch banging.
But if it is speed you want the Ultra is a much more competent sled both should have the XTRA10 so rear skids are about the same.
The wieght and horsepower are the major differences. I like the big triple, But then I ride a Big triple.
My $.02

Both were pretty reliable sleds.
 

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Hello racer boy. Didnt know if u got ur sled yet but i do have some input ive owned both. The ultra was stock and was a slow bottem end sled. It rode fantastic and was great for touring with my girlfriend, and on the lakes. The 600 XC was great to beat with the guys. It had a good ride too but not quite the touring type more the beater. Be careful of the mod ultra my brother has one now and i dont like the pipes too *#~* loud. Good luck and good riding
 

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I would stay away from the mod sled myself, but after that I think it just comes down to your riding style. But if you have 3 grand I would think you could get a 98 or up. Thats when Polaris really made chasis and suspension changes. I'd hold out and keep looking.



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