800etec What a dissappointment
Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:38 AM
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:00 AM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:13 AM
What altitude was the Shout Out at??
Remember you loose 3% h.p. per 1,000 feet of elevation for a non turbo engine....
That is a law of phyisics and there is no way around it.
I am sea level and its not even close to 163.9 hp . I had an 07 Mach Z X 1000 SDI it had 165-170 and it ripped.this 2012 MXZ X 800 etec is supposed to be the fastest baddest "edit for bad language" thing out there but its a turd ! A COMPLETE LET DOWN. WHAT A JOKE ! $12,000 SCAM !
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:19 AM
Ski-doo sleds from the last 15 years
1999 MXZ 600 Perfect sled
2000 MXZ 700 Perfect sled
2001 MXZ 800 Blew one piston
2001 Grand Touring 500 perfect sled
2002 MXZ 800 Blew one piston
2003 MXZ 800 Perfect sled
2004 MXZ 800 Blew crank and 2 pistons
2005 MXZ 800 Perfect sled
2006 MXZ 800 The best 800 up to that point
2006 MXZ 500 Perfect sled
2007 MXZ 800 Perfect sled
2008 MXZ 800 Perfect sled
2009 MXZ 800 Perfect sled
2010 MXZ 800 Perfect sled best one to date
2011 MXZ 800 ETEC Perfect sled best one to date by far
2012 MXZ 800 ETEC X black on black some RPM issues
2013 MXZ 800 ETEC X Orange on black much better sled than last year never missed a beat
2014 MXZ 800 ETEC X Orange on black
2015 MXZ 800 ETEC X Black Stolen
2015.5 MXZ XRS Iron Dog 800 ETEC
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:31 AM
they actually made the power they said in fact I put the mid altitude kit in the 05 1000 and it was a little over 180 and runs great. Hopefully Doo gets it fixed it is a simple solution all they need to do is reflash the whole system and let this motor run like it should.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:39 AM
Ride Hard or go Home
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:46 AM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:09 AM
Man, I just can't afford to buy the latest, greatest, just to get beat by an 800r? It hurts!
As the O.P. stated, "what a disappointment!" He's right! For sure.....
I used to have your exact same sled, a 09 XP 800R Adrenaline. The only difference was mine was black. Don't get me wrong, I really liked that sled and it will probably go down as one of the best I've owned. I was definitely sad to see it go. All that being said my 2012 is a nice improvement. The big difference is the new R-Motion rear susp. It rides night & day plusher over the stutter bumps compared to the SC-5. It makes shelled out sections of trail that haven't seen a groomer all year somewhat tolerable and on everything else you hardly feel a thing. Other nice little improvements include the taller / more comfortable seat, lighter steering effort, hooked bars, and handwarmers that actually work. As for the E-Tec portion the improved mileage / range is nice as is the lighter throttle effort. For me it about doubled my range. I had my needles shimmed on my 09 so I only got about 11 - 12 mpg. With my E-Tec on my last ride I got 18 mpg and that was part in and part out of break-in mode. So I expect to be in the 19-20 range next year for darn near a 200 mile range. On my 09 I used to start getting nervous when the tripmeter approached the century mark. In other words, worrying about gas stops is now a thing of the past. The other stuff like easier starts and the self summerization feature are just icing on the cake.
I sure hope my third ETEC is good. Perhaps having owned two gives me a different perspective since I just ordered my third so that being said I must be nuts for buying these things based on this thread?
Don't worry, I was happy with mine to. Coming off a P-Tek 800R the E-Tec 800R acutally feels a little stronger in the upper mid-range (60-70) mph range. The only guys that seem to be dissapointed are the guys that spend all day on the lake drag racing back-n-forth. They're the same type of guys that like to " tinker " and mess with the clutching etc... And they may be at least partially responsible for their own problems. As for me, I very rarely operate my sleds at WOT / with the the valves fully opened so it hasn't been a problem for me. It's like once in a blue moon if I'm doing a radar run or if I get a wild hair or something. As for the low end and mid-range the E-Tec seems to pull just as hard if not harder than the P-Tek 800R. All that thick 800R torque / pull is still alive and well in the E-Tec. As for the top end I don't really care as much, I spend maybe 1% of my time there. Besides my 09 P-Tek only did 106 mph on the GPS so the XPs have never really been much of a top end sled anyways. The Rev 800 HOs were faster up top...
Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:13 AM
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:30 PM
I'm just not convinced! I actually want one, just can't take the chance of possibly taking a step backwards. When my 8r runs this sweet!
I'm also sorry to the 8etec riders that have stepped up, and have been disappointed.......Joe........it is what it is.
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