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#1 03rev600mxzho

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:08 AM

We have all seen the expensive bolt ons that certainly are an improvement over stock but I'm calling out all the DIY cheap guys and gals out there that get only 500 or 1000 bucks a year from the spouse to mod. I'm talking to the true creative in the group.

I know there are some diy xp posts but I wanted to breathe some new life into it.

Mine is a 13 154 with custom hood, gauge pod, intake, and a few bolt ons of course.

Post pictures, how to, what not to do, tools needed, what held up well and what didnt. Feel free to post the bolt ons as well

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:14 AM

Venting is covered from the backside with petscreen from Menards. I used hot glue to hold it in a few spots and then shoe goo adhesive...was the best I've found and have done 3 or 4 sleds with this method and haven't had a single issue with it letting go
Cut the aluminum hood insert at the local metal shop from the thinnest aluminum they had. Took a piece of quarter thick and cut it out on the mill for the gauge pod. Covered it all with petscreen as the hole puncher wouldn't go smaller than three eighths and it was letting snow in

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:16 AM

Clutch cover was done before I bought the sled but it's got 800 miles on the original belt...last xm blew a belt with stock cover around 700 miles so we will see.
Intake comes from pvc off the lower airvox to a k and n with pantyhose as a prefilter . Under the hood stays cold as I put in a piece of aluminum flashing that blocks all the exhaust heat and clutch heat.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:32 PM

Yup shoe goo is the way to go. glue all my screens with it and even my dash that cracked. Holds up really well and dries clear so looks good too

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:55 PM

Of course most everyone has heard of cutting the ski spacers in half to center skis..or use Polaris spacers

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:17 PM

Found a couple DIY post forward mods the other day...thought I would share.  This is on the list for my sled later this year...  

 

 

http://www.snowandmu...rd-mod-diy.html

 

 

http://www.dootalk.c...g-post-forward/



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:42 AM

Of course most everyone has heard of cutting the ski spacers in half to center skis..or use Polaris spacers


Flip the ski spaced so you get your skis as skinny as possible. Not need to “center” the spinal on the ski

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:17 AM

Mine are set up skinny but had read to space them even so the bushing doesn't wear out premature... thought gman posted it? Either way thanks for the input sir!

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:36 AM

Munster bushing savers
Not a DYI, but a must

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:37 AM

Centring the ski helps with saving the ski rubber, or get the minster bushing savers that trippy suggests

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:11 PM

I prefer centering the ski with poo spacers costs about 8 bucks. Better ski rubber wear than being offset, ski tracks nicer, and 90% cheaper than the munster bushing savers. 

I also use about $4 of black aluminum pet screen and shoe goo to make pre-filters instead of the $140 BRP kit that I smash the mouth out of every season and that costs $100 to replace the one piece.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:22 PM

Kill switch relocate is easy find a nipple that slides into the steering post and Teflon tape it tap it in with a hammer and install a bushing on the the end so the kill switch can be attached to it lol

Also can relocate the rear scissor arm back 3/4” to help keep the skis down


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'15 Ski-Doo Summit SP 800 154"

-GGB Mountain Can

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-Fett Bro's Bottom A-Arm Brace

-Ski-Doo Extreme Skid Plate

-CFR 4" Nucks

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:27 PM

Kill switch relocate is easy find a nipple that slides into the steering post and Teflon tape it tap it in with a hammer and install a bushing on the the end so the kill switch can be attached to it lol

Also can relocate the rear scissor arm back 3/4” to help keep the skis down


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Is moving the scissor back 3/4 more effective than tightening the limiter strap up a notch?



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:00 PM

I just turned my killswitch upside down and havent had issues until just the other day...these switches arent sealed and the snow melted and froze it open....I like the relocate idea mentioned above I have seen it before but never did it.  Thanks for the tip!



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

Im sure Ill get some flak for this, but I bought the sled with a full skid plate (AKA snow holder) so instead of buying or trading I put the ole redneck thinking cap on and cut the full down while on the sled to about the shape of the xtreme...no more snow held by the Aarms.

 

Trying to sell them is a nightmare as shipping costs more than you can get for them...

 

BTW I have another full skidplate if someone local wants it in NW iowa....







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