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Old 03-30-2017, 03:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I really like the new 3 cylindres turbo. In fact its the best engine i have ever tried. I used to own a 2013 f1100 turbo limited and i loved it. The thing is, i dont want to buy another procross. Beside different schocks engine package and different plastics its the same 6 years old procross sled. Do you guys think we are going to see a all new arctic cat chassis for models year 2019 ? As soon as they release a new chassis with the 9000 thundercat trim they will get my money for sure. What do you think about it guys ?
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Old 03-30-2017, 03:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's a tough question. I think for how well this chassis is doing (racing,dependability) I think it'll stay around for a few more years. I think more tweaks will be done to it but I think the overall design will stay for a little while longer.

Keep in mind that Textron will have something to do with this question. I think they will want to have their hands on the next design. Just a guess.

But like you said, this chassis is probably getting to the end of it's life cycle.
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what is is this chassis lacking?
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am having the same issue. I am really contemplating buying a new 800rr next year but I will be kicking myself in the butt if they release a new chassis in 2019. I don't think the chassis lacks a bunch but with Ski doo releasing a new chassis last year and Polaris releasing in 2015 it gives the perception that the pro cross is getting long in the tooth. As it is said that perception can be reality. I think they still feel like a bigger machine when you sit on them side by side with the competition. I had the chance to ride a 2016 800 switchback a few weeks ago and it was a really nice sled. It didn't blow me away but it did ride and corner better than my aging Turbo, that being said I am not ready to jump ship as I do feel that a 2018 RR would be much refined over my sled, probably the seat alone would improve the ride immensely.
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The 12/13 vs the 17/18 chassis is not even a comparison. The sled is much more refined and major upgrades in the suspension. I would not hesitate to buy one.
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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This is still the best chassis out there...now with some of the reliability issues addressed and the refined QS3 shocks. Just think, if they released a new one, you would probably want to wait 2 years for them to work the bugs out
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This is still the best chassis out there...now with some of the reliability issues addressed and the refined QS3 shocks. Just think, if they released a new one, you would probably want to wait 2 years for them to work the bugs out
lol, it took 5 to get the bugs out of this one.

as for doo the only engine that fits the new chassis is the 850 so they will need to redesign all of their engines...
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Procross is a good chassis and 2018 body work is all it needs to be fresh. Why spent the money if there isn't much return?
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The chassis is 40lbs heavier than Polaris more or less. It is really not that competitive in the mountain segment unless you are brand loyal. Anyone who says otherwise is kidding themselves.
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I'm buying next year as it sits just can't decide which engine yet. I don't see a new chassis any time soon. 18 will be first full production year for the new 800 engine and Cat will be monitoring it big time to make sure it's good to go. So maybe in 2-3 years we will get a new whole sled. With Textron entering the picture there will be other things they will focus on like cleaning up the old inventory to free up dealers to breath and be more keen on moving a totally new sled. I also see big differences in the present unit compared to the original just like Cat did with the Twin Spar sleds. They got better as they aged.
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