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Hey all,

I am contemplating getting a newer sled and I think I've got it narrowed down to a few different models. I ride mostly trails, lakes and ditches, and I ride with people that are all basically on 600's of some variety.

I have ridden Cat for quite a few years, but I am not brand loyal. I've had older Skidoo's, Polaris, and ridden Yamaha's. I know that all sleds can/do break at some point in time, but for the past 4-5 years I've been running Snopros(Z's and ZR's), as I'm a smaller framed (5'7, 130 pds) and seem to have trouble throwing around the bigger sleds.

The list of possible sleds I'm looking at are from Arctic Cat and Skidoo. I'm looking for something that will be decent on fuel/oil, have good all around power, and I'm really thinking I'd like reverse. A longer track would be nice, but not a must, and I'm thinking that EFI would be something good to try.

So, with that all said, I'm thinking of something around a 2004-2005. I really like the looks of the Renegade Skidoo makes, is that an MXz? A standard of that might be nice as well.

And the other sleds I'm looking at are from AC...I'm thinking an F6 or maybe even an F7 if I could find a good deal. I like the idea of the new CrossFire, but that is still out of my budget.

I have only breifly been on an F5, and a newer Snopro, so I don't have any real trail riding experience with them, nor have I been on the Skidoos, although I think my neighbor just got an 04 Renegade...maybe I can take it for a spin.

I'm getting a little frustrated by having to go to the dealer every time a Snopro breaks something, cause for the most part, you can't go to an aftermarket place and get parts. For instance, burned a piston in a Z440, Aftermarket prices are about $50 for piston and rings for most sleds....$120-150 for one piston assem. from dealer. :cussing:

I'd like it if someone could chime in on there experience, especially if they have ridden both types of sleds. Again, brand doesn't matter to me....I'm looking to have fun, not play brand wars on the trail.

Thanks for any help you can give me, and sorry this is so long. :)
 

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Rode an 04 Skidoo Renegade...I like the way they ride. Can you make these 600's go faster?[/b]
How fast do you want to go. The 600's are not far off from the 800's stock. How big are the lugs on the track of the Renegade that you tried. If they are 1.75 your top speed will not be that good. If you are running lakes I would stay away from a big lug track. I run a 1.25 lug track, I don't care for it much on the lake but I love it on & off the trails. The 600 SDI are awesome on fuel & power.
A clutch kit will improove your bottom & mid even more :thumbsup:
 

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How fast do you want to go. The 600's are not far off from the 800's stock. How big are the lugs on the track of the Renegade that you tried. If they are 1.75 your top speed will not be that good. If you are running lakes I would stay away from a big lug track. I run a 1.25 lug track, I don't care for it much on the lake but I love it on & off the trails. The 600 SDI are awesome on fuel & power.
A clutch kit will improove your bottom & mid even more :thumbsup:[/b]
I don't really care about the top speed so much as how fast I can get up there. Don't get me wrong, I really liked his sled, it just didn't seem to have the punch that I'm used to. Maybe it was just decieving being on something totally different, and the power is really there. :lookaround:

I think the lugs are 1.75....right now I'm running a 1.35 on my sled, and kind of like that for riding around here. Thanks about the clutch kit...I was hoping you could do that, (not familiar with the Ski doo clutches) and those are the areas I'm looking for the most power. :D

How good are these SDI's on fuel?
 

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Sounds like a Rev Renegade with 1.25 lug track & a clutch kit would be a good sled for you. If you do alot of powder riding then you might want the 1.75 lug track. I think the 600 SDI burns about 15 liters less in fuel then the 600.
 

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i will put it to ya this way,my buddy has an sdi and i have a triple xlt and the other fella that rides with us has a regular 600 h.o without sdi. we pull up to the pumps,my sled will take 25.00 in gas and a quart of oil, the h.o will take between 20 and 25,maybe alittle less then a quart of oil, the sdi will take between 11 and 15.00 worth of gas and like a half a quart of oil and i am way over esimating the sdi. he is usually less then that. so the sdi is the way to go for sure. the money you save in gas and oil is unbeleivable.
 

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i'm running an 800 renegade with sdi and i'm getting the same fuel milage as the 600's that i ride with and i have a 1.25inch track running mostly the lakes....... :cool:
 

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Sounds promising on the fuel usage....I don't complain about it, when they need fuel you feed them, but if I can get something that sips instead of gulps, all the better!

As far as the neighbors sled, he bought it with 3200 miles on it, so maybe it isn't set up just right...or maybe I was thinking it should have pulled in a manner like my old liquid Snopro did. Either way, I'm glad to know they can be tweaked a bit. Now to find one in my price range... :unsure:
 
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