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I'm looking around for a less expensize sled and have run across a couple of summits. Is there a difference in suppension on the 97 summit 583 vs. a 98 summit 583. I also found a 98 summit 500 for $1100. Is there a huge power difference between the 583 and 500 and is one engine better than the other.

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I would go with the 583. Nothing wrong with the 500 just the 583 has more HP & torque. If you go on the Ski Doo web site you can lookup the specs on any sled from 1997 to now :D
 

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I'm looking around for a less expensize sled and have run across a couple of summits. Is there a difference in suppension on the 97 summit 583 vs. a 98 summit 583. I also found a 98 summit 500 for $1100. Is there a huge power difference between the 583 and 500 and is one engine better than the other.

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Jason[/b]
huge differance , no. little differance yes. I smoked a couple 583's with a 98 500 that I wish I had to show a few guys today what a 500 can doo. the 583 is faster up top but all around the 500 is good. how high you are climbimg may make a bigger differance than I have seen. I had been beaten by more 583's than I beat . I want to make that clear. the 500 is better on fuel :thumbsup: . I personally think all those rv's were good power makers in their respective classes. the doo 500 would hold its own against some of the best 600 class sleds.
 

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the 98 Summit 583 is basically a carbon copy of the 97 save carb settings and decals

ofh ya Doo had problem on SOME 98 500s
 

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the 98 Summit 583 is basically a carbon copy of the 97 save carb settings and decals

ofh ya Doo had problem on SOME 98 500s[/b]
Yeah FB is right, the 1998 Summit and MXz 500s had a recall for primary clutch governor cup spline engagement. The clutch would become a balistic missle if over reved. Too late to have the recall done as the manufacturer only need to honour them for 5 years.
 

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Yeah FB is right, the 1998 Summit and MXz 500s had a recall for primary clutch governor cup spline engagement. The clutch would become a balistic missle if over reved. Too late to have the recall done as the manufacturer only need to honour them for 5 years.[/b]
Thanks for your help. The ski doo web site helped. Thanks for the warning against the recall.
 
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