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#1 Bobby G

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 10:28 AM

I have just over 2300 miles on my 2020 xrs 600r with the 1.5 ice ripper and will need to replace the sliders this year....the track is loud and the sled only get 13 to 14 mpg top speed was 94..will the dupont sliders help?

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 10:41 AM

Will they help your Doo’nt get better gas mileage, go faster, and have a quieter track? I think not. Switching to a Polaris might help.

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 10:49 AM

Almost 5000mi on my before having to replace. You dont get that burning plastic smell from them or the sticky feeling when slowing down from a long WOT run. IMO, is there a performance increase , maybe /  maybe not, but I would have probably spent as much on normal hyfax over the 5000mi life of the duponts, so its worth it in that respect (same cost/mi and less replacements/labor)

 

Will they help your Doo’nt get better gas mileage, go faster, and have a quieter track? I think not. Switching to a Polaris might help.

New account and only 25 posts, all the same.... Are you here to help the Ski Doo community or just bash and promote another manufacturer? 



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 10:50 AM

Some people will come on and say yes, yes and yes to your question but there isn’t any real published proof of it that I’m aware of.

Your OEM ones lasted 2,300 miles so for 40 bucks you can get another 2,300 miles and use the money saved on other things. JMO
 


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Posted 07 March 2021 - 11:14 AM

I put them on at 7000km, now 9200km. No real difference, I just don't worry about putting scratchers down anymore. Never smelled em once even very hard trails.

Worth the money for peace of mind.

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 11:40 AM

10,000 miles on this last pair between 2 sleds and the next owner of this sled will still get plenty more miles. They doo make less track clip noise, the don't melt and stick and they definitely provide allot less friction.
I ride allot of plowed ridable roads and the Duponts are the real deal

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 11:42 AM

Will they help your Doo’nt get better gas mileage, go faster, and have a quieter track? I think not. Switching to a Polaris might help.

Beat it troll.

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 11:44 AM

New account and only 25 posts, all the same.... Are you here to help the Ski Doo community or just bash and promote another manufacturer?


Only new because all of my other accounts got banned 😅. And my posts aren’t all the same! Take another look!

All kidding aside, Duponts are pretty great and worth the money when you consider their longevity.

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 12:00 PM

After over 20 years of riding ,I put a set of doo-ponts on my 850x, sure they have a cost but we all throw money to the wind when it comes to our sleds. the simple fact that I wont be changing them out before selling the sled make it worth it.....



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 12:08 PM

2018 blizzard 850  Put DuPonts on at about 2300mi,just turned 10,000mi and pretty sure they will go another 5000



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 12:11 PM

I ran Duponts this year, Totally impressed with them, One of my regular riding buddies burned off a set of OEM's in less than a full riding season and has decided to go with Duponts also, Like Boylstonrider said Dupont's are the real deal, I found the track was more quiet, no more burning smell, Ya they are a little pricey but in our sport what isn't, Will i buy them again, YES.



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 12:15 PM

6k miles on Duponts. Not a mark on them. They are worth the money


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Posted 07 March 2021 - 12:22 PM

I switched both sleds to Duponts. I do find less noise and slightly less rolling resistance. The big deal like others have stated is you don’t have to worry about them. Are they cost effective not likely as I got a few seasons out of standard hyfax. They are great on ice such as current conditions in our area where lake is essentially pure ice. Just drop scratchers and go. On standard hyfax they would would struggle a bit but the duponts don’t stick or smell one bit. I do believe in them and on next sled will put them on from new... 



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 12:43 PM

The Duponts work where standard slides don't. On hard pack my old ones would melt and slow the sled down. The Dupont slides don't in the same conditions and there's no wear at all. Good investment.

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 12:46 PM

2018 blizzard 850 Put DuPonts on at about 2300mi,just turned 10,000mi and pretty sure they will go another 5000


You have 10000 on your 850.

Need to post that for all the haters




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