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Ive been running Polaris RMK 800 151 for past 5 years, but have to say Pol has done themselves out of the running for me for wanting to buy a new one.....so, guess its time to jump ship.
Snow checking 07 Summit X this spring..but unsure whether to go with 144 or 151 track.
I have rode a few Summits with the 144 and loved the handling but have not tried a 151, any pros or cons for either that you Doo hard riders can pass along????
 

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I would say it all depends on how deep of snow you usually ride in. I have a 144 and have found places where I wished it was a 151. Rode a sled that is identical to my, except it is a 151 last week....now wishing mine was a 151. That is what I will buy next time around. Has more flotation and I didn't see any down side compaired to the 144 when boondocking and climbing high.

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The 144 x 16 has about the same footprint as the POL 151 x 15. I have the 144 x 16 on a Rev Summit 600 and the 159 x 16 on a 800 HMX. If I were buying a new 800 I'd get the 151.. but I'm riding Utah powder... The only down side to the 144 is when you have in excess of 8 inches of fresh powder... if I rode more wind blown, packed or wet snow I'd stay with the 144..
 

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There really isn't all that much difference. I've out highmarked 151's with my 144 and have gone everywhere the 151's go. I'd go with whichever one is the best deal for the $.
 

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I noticed you were riding an 01' 151" 800 RMK (that was my old sled as well).

Where do you ride? If you are a powder hound then go with the 151 or longer. I have the 159 and love it. I can still turn easily and boondock with anyone/anywhere. I have ridden with guys who have the 144 and in certain conditions they get stuck and when they are not, they are pinned and plowing through the powder.
 

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I had a 2004 Summit X 800 with a 144 and now have a 2006 Summit X 800 with the 151. I really liked both sleds. I have found no real cons to the 151. It rides the trails as well as my 144 but climbs better and does better in deep snow. I would get the 151 again.
 

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I had a 2004 Summit X 800 with a 144 and now have a 2006 Summit X 800 with the 151. I really liked both sleds. I have found no real cons to the 151. It rides the trails as well as my 144 but climbs better and does better in deep snow. I would get the 151 again.
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Sounds to me like you have found some cons to the 151 !!!
 

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High Life said:
therealsnowdog said:
I had a 2004 Summit X 800 with a 144 and now have a 2006 Summit X 800 with the 151. I really liked both sleds. I have found no real cons to the 151. It rides the trails as well as my 144 but climbs better and does better in deep snow. I would get the 151 again.
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Sounds to me like you have found some cons to the 151 !!!
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Not really. Oh wait, it is longer and takes up more room in the garage. Of course the pro is I can carry more gas back there for my non-PowerTEK friends!
 

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Make the call on the type of snow you will ride on most, for me we get 4 to 5 sick deep days the rest is set up snow. 144 will hold better track speed in the wet or set up snow, where the 151 will give more foot print better for unset pow. But 75% of riding set up snow 25% deep unset so for me 144 is better for the riding i do.
 

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Awesome guys...


Thanks for the input, I guess the next part of the question I forgot to ask is, with the Snow check 07 Summit X 800 144, does anyone know if it comes with a
2" or 2 1/4" track?
If it is a 144 X 2 1/4" track well if that isnt enough to get me where im going then I better stay home huh?

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NewtoDoo2 said:
Awesome guys...


Thanks for the input, I guess the next part of the question I forgot to ask is, with the Snow check 07 Summit X 800 144, does anyone know if it comes with a
2" or 2 1/4" track?
If it is a 144 X 2 1/4" track well if that isnt enough to get me where im going then I better stay home huh?

Thanks.

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Because it is 2007, I don't think that anyone knows the concert answer to this question. We will have to wait until they release them

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WELCOME TO DOOTALK, NEWTODOO2, HOPE YOU FIND THIS HELPFUL. 144 VS 151 DEPENDS ON PERSONAL PREFERENCE, RIDING STYLE, WHAT KIND OF RIDING IE: DRAG RACING, BOONDOCKING, HARD HILL CLIMBING , AND TRAIL RIDING. CHOOSE ACCORDINGLY. ALSO PERSONALLY, ARE YOU UNDER 5' 10"? LENGTH OF TRACK AND SLED, SHOULD ALSO MATCH YOUR HEIGHT. ANY WAY, JUST MY 2CW. GOOD RIDING AND GOOD LUCK IN YOUR CHOICE.
 

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The X model (snowcheck only) will have the 2 1/4 track.
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X model 2 1/4 sounds like fun, Good luck on your desision
 

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Thanks for the welcome DOO-RA


To answer your question about my heigth I am 6.1, 210 lbs.....god I feel like im answering a porn add.......


Im looking for the type of sled that works in various diff situations, from boondocking, to hillclimbing, to playing around in the valleys, and river beds.
This winter has been a poor one for the amount of snow we have but sounds like many area's are the same, but some winters we get a very large amount of snow in the Mountains of the Pine Pass, which is only about a 2 1/2 hr drive from home, but from the feed back i have been getting sounds like the snow check Summit X models come with a 144 X 2.25 track so that should be more than enough for me to play hard yet still keep it fun.....


Thanks guys.
 

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At 210lbs, I'd be looking at a 151X. You probably go 230-240 all geared up; you'd appreciate that little bit of extra flotation that the 151 would offer. If you were more of a jumper or a lightweight, I'd lean towards the 144 (or even a Renegade). Being 210+ and then saying "boondocking, to hillclimbing, to playing around in the valleys", and then mentioning deep snow, I think you would be much happier overall with a 151 track.
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I ride an 05 800 adreneline 151. My previous sled was an 02 800 sport 144x15. There were days when the track speed of the 144 would do surprising things. The 51 is good with the 2" paddle. I have also had lots of time on an 05 rx 1000 with the 162 2.250 track. The bigger the better for deep snow. Problem is they feel long. The 51 does'nt. If you can snowcheck a 151 2.250 , doo it. My 151 is much shorter than the 162. With the drilled track on the new sleds it wont pack up as much, I did this to my 05 and maybe it helps when pulling it out by myself, I'd like to think so. Also when it is steep and deep, it does descend better . I removed the rear rack thing and mounted a small brake light I got fron NAPA on the back . Looks very clean . I am 6'1 180 incedently...Tres in nw Montana.
 

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You Live in Northern B.C. correct? Go with the 151. You will be glad and not sayin i wish i had, cause if ya get the 151 I Guarantee you will not be sayin"wish i had the 144". You will be stuck less. And we all know gettin stuck BLOWS! No matter what yer ridin.
 

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I know guys who wish they had a longer track but I don't know anybody who wishes they had a shorter track.

Having said that my 144 goes most places and still handles well on the trails. I'd get it again but still wonder what a 151 would do for me.
 
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