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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-06-2006, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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I have an arctic cat 550 ext special and we thought it was a 1995 but i found something on the sled that said 1991 and since it was bought used at a dealer it is hard to track. the VIN has 1 number in the middle cut off so it isnt too easy to do that. I just want to find out more about this sled cuz i couldnt find any info at all just one picture that looked similar. except the prowlers looked similar.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 12:04 AM
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It's not a 95, I can tell you for sure. There were no ext 550's in 95.
Too bad you don't have a pic, that would help.
Do you know how many gallons the tank holds? I believe it was 93 that Cat went withthe larger tanks, so if it has the smaller tank that narrows it down to 91 or 92. Larger tank and it's a 93.

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your vin is stamped into the tunnel,,, the first two numbers will be your model year,,,

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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not a clue on gallons but i do got a picture. it might be a 1991 cuz on a belt cover i believe it says 1991 but if i am not mistaken many of the parts have been changed so it could have been off a used sled.

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I'm pretty sure that's a 91, but it's been a long time since I've seen one so I could be wrong.
They were nice machines in their day. If you can find a more aggressive track, such as a 1" staggered lug, and a set of basic plastic skis, it will make a world of difference for that machine.

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look at your vin number,,, it will be stamped into the frame and unless if was changed, the first 2 numbers will tell you what year it is,,,, its that simple,,,

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 05:20 PM
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I've got a 91 EXT and it doesn't have that front suspension, suspect yours is a 92 or 93.
My 91 also comes with a 530 LC engine.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Yah the skis for sure need to be replaced. this was my dads sled because i was too young for it but he died and it is mine now that i am 15 and it probably needs a new track and skis. the shocks on this one are fox racing shocks but i am not sure if they came stock or not i am thinking not because of the way the gas chamber thing is attached with a hose clamps along with bolts but yah.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 11:11 PM
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Yup that is a 91 EXT Special 550

it has the smaller tank

in 92 they put flames for graphics and a bigger gas tank

Cory you have or had a 91 EXT Eltigre 530 same as my bros,which still was in the AFS chassis

the 91 EXT Special 550 was in the Prowler Chassis

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I dont know, looks a lot like my 91 prowler

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