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C'mon guys everyone is gonna have a different opinion of this, and it will kill some time till doo comes out with the 07's. So what are the 10 best sleds of all time?
 

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The old PRS chassis Ski Doo's.
The were heavy but you just couldn't kill them.
Had an 88 MX long track, got rid of it with about 10 000 miles.
Never touched the motor and the the front arm of the rear suspension was the only major repair I had to do on it.
Wish the new sleds were that reliable.
 

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i would have to say my 01 mxz 600. really havn't had any major problems with it. the motor is very solid and bullit proof. it has 5100 miles on it so its gettin to be that time to re-ring it. well its that or get rid of it. the only problem so far is that the past weekend i bent both of the running boards, time to put some strengheners on it. its not my sled, my parents, im only 17 and i dont have the money to affrod a sled. my dad wants to get rid of it and get a rev, i dont blame him. i really like the motor tho, very strong!!

Andrew
 

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1996 MX-Z 583 has my vote for #1, #2 would be the 2003 REV 600 HO X (would be #1 if it came with a 583
), Then likely the Poo Indy 500 (pick a year), Indy Trail, Yammie Phazer (original), Enticer 250, Ski-Doo RV, Elan.... etc.
 

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10. Bravo 250
9. Indy 500
8. phazer
7. T-cat 1000
6. Mach Z 800
5. 1999 Mxz 670 HO
4. RX-1
3. Elan 250
2. mxz 583
1. 2003 rev platform

Now I'm sure I'm gonna get flamed for this but there is a logical reason for each choice....so fire away!!!
 

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Melonbob said:
10. Bravo 250
9. Indy 500
8. phazer
7. T-cat 1000
6. Mach Z 800
5. 1999 Mxz 670 HO
4. RX-1
3. Elan 250
2. mxz 583
1. 2003 rev platform

Now I'm sure I'm gonna get flamed for this but there is a logical reason for each choice....so fire away!!!
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Not at all! I own 2,3, and 10!
 

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alexd said:
The old PRS chassis Ski Doo's.
The were heavy but you just couldn't kill them.
Had an 88 MX long track, got rid of it with about 10 000 miles.
Never touched the motor and the the front arm of the rear suspension was the only major repair I had to do on it.
Wish the new sleds were that reliable.
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I was wrong.
Sleddyeddy killed his 90 Formula Plus.

And as for the Indy 500, just leave out the 94 and 95 models.
They had the bad habit of snapping off the pto end of the crank.
 

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Who could argue with this list


2006 mxzx 440
2005 mxzx 440
2004 mxzx 440
2003 mxzx 440
2002 mxzx 440
2001 mxzx 440
2000 mxzx 400
1997 Formula z 583
1996 Formula ss 670
1995 mach 1 670
 

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1. Rupp snowmobiles (the BADDEST in their day)
2. John Deere Liquifire (Racer's choice back in the day)
3. Yamaha SRX (old model, very popular)
4. Polaris Indy Series (the rock of Gibralter for sleds)
5. Yamaha Bravo 250 (best entry level sled ever)
6. Yamaha SRV 540 (Saved Yammi in the sled business)
7. Ski-Doo ZX Chassis MXZ
8. Yamaha RX-1 (first high powered desirable 4-stroke)
9. MXZ-REV Chassis (we all know why they're awesome)
10. Arctic Cat Thundercat (Still Bad-A$$ to this day)

Just my list of influential sleds over the years......

Jerry
 

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1. 98 f 3 700
2. 96 forumal s 380
3. 90 snowscoot

4. 1972 kitty cat
5. 2003 summit
6. 2004 600ho
7.05 500SS
8.2003 600ho
9. 1972 free air
10. rev
 

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OK, I don't have a list, but my favorite has to be the first sled I ever rode, it belonged to a friend of our family, and I was on that thing whenever I could talk him into it.

Ski-Doo, the Machine That Changed Winter...Has Changed!" That was their slogan for the sled, and it was the '73 T'N'T 440 F/A

AWESOME!!! Is the only thing I can think of for the 1973 model year and the slogan above said it all.

The first thing you notice when you see this sled is that the T'NTs weren't yellow and black. The hoods and chassis were painted silver, other than a small reflective yellow stripe at the base of the hood.

Who would have known it was a Ski-Doo?

The "Silver Bullet" as this model had come to be known as, came in a new 293cc engine, along with the 340 and 440. The bigger power plants, the 640 and 775 were dropped from the 1973 model year. The "Silver Bullets" were a different color because they were promoted as the 15th anniversary sled of Ski-Doo snowmobiles, as the first "little Ski-Doo's" were manufactured in 1958. The sliver bullet came equipped with either bogie wheels or slide rail suspension. The slide rail suspension had a new single rail design. Prior slide suspension's had a double rail suspension. The slide rail also incorpated the use of a shock absorber attached to a rear arm.

In my own personal opinion, the new 1973 free air was definitely one of the sharpest T'NTs other that the RV's that appeared later. The hood came in a yellow, black, white and orange color scheme. The frame and belly pan was new and made out of aluminum.

The clutches were built under license from Polaris, and refered to as the HP clutch. Ski-Doo encountered many problems with the clutches. They were prone to vibration failure and were recalled by Ski-Doo and replaced with a Roller Square Shaft unit.

The T'NT F/As were equipped with a jackshaft that mounted the drive pulley on the left side and the chaincase on the right. The track was also brand new with fiberglass rods instead on the steel reinforced rods. This provided some flexing in the track and a lighter weight, and the life of the track was also greatly improved. This concept in track construction is still used today.

There were a number of mechanical problems, one was the the aluminum front cross member was prone to bend under extreme riding conditions. This would cause the ski post to twist. Another was that the piston skirts were prone to crack.

The F/As dominated the stock classes for the 1972-1973 season. The speed, power and handling was outstanding even with the problems they had.

What a fun sled to ride in those days when most of the competition drove like tanks...we'd be racing across the lakes on the TNT !!!

I think the TNT was introduced secretly by Ski-Doo in 1968 as a sled only available to racers, and they had to sell the sled back to a dealer after a race so the competition couldn't get their hands on it !!
It was the launch of the Rotax 600cc engine and all very hush-hush...

Fun times...Here's one for all the younger guys. Who knows what TNT stood for ???

 

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My fav would be my Rupp 440. It was the cats a$$ in the day. Most reliable would be my 00' MXZ 700. I can't kill it.

06' 800 X: so far so good ...."knock on wood"
 

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The all time favorite sled I ever owned was my 1977 RV 340. I just sold it a few years ago and I still kick myself for selling it. I think the most influential sled as of today would be the introduction of the MXZ 440X, but soon will be replaced by the RX1. I have to agree with Papa though, I do believe that the TNT 440 should be crowned the king!
 
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