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Old 01-08-2018, 08:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Current Sled(s): 18' Sidewinder LTX LE
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Location: Southern Ont.
Favorite Riding Area: Northern ON & Da UP Eh
18-19 Mileage 4095 km's
17-18 Mileage: 4430 km's
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What mods have you guys done?

I put on the 6.9 Pilots and it turns as easy as my Apex with EPS. Got the install from the FAQ's on TY by Rockerdan, they handle great. Still fine tuning the shocks. My tuners never saw snow.

I also put 144 1.375 Woody's studs.

Replaced the Tri-hub with one from J+T products and added a 4th wheel from them too. Saw too many pics on TY of trashed stock tri-hubs.

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Old 01-08-2018, 08:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I ran it up to 107mph and still climbing before I had to get out of the kitchen. It gets there in a hurry.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Four wheel kit, osp belt adjuster & belly protector is sitting next to sled. I'll get to that when I get back from u.p.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:05 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I set up mine as per RockerDan's on TY. 5.7 pilot's with 7'5 shaper bars. Tunner's never saw the snow. 192 studs with stud boy ultra lite double backers in the middle. J&T 4th wheel kit. Mid sport window with power made handgaurds. Thunder Products glide washers in primary, 33/35 helix, orange spring and rollers in secondary. Stock 8jp belt for now.!
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I set up mine as per RockerDan's on TY. 5.7 pilot's with 7'5 shaper bars. Tunner's never saw the snow. 192 studs with stud boy ultra lite double backers in the middle. J&T 4th wheel kit. Mid sport window with power made handgaurds. Thunder Products glide washers in primary, 33/35 helix, orange spring and rollers in secondary. Stock 8jp belt for now.!
that is sort of a strange 'STRANGE FIRST RIDE IMPRESSION"
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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that is sort of a strange 'STRANGE FIRST RIDE IMPRESSION"
Ya, I guess it was. Pressed for time when posted. Sled worked, handled and rode great. My only issue with the sled would be the clutch rattle. Coming off the Apex clutch rattle was a non issue. This sled however, WOW. I've since done a little mod to the clutch and running it on a lift the clutch seems more quite.. Once broke in I was getting 14 1/2 mpg. It doesn't have much down low but when she comes up on boost, you better be holding on and pointed in the right direction. Overall very happy so far.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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ok know voodoo man that's real world info, just like the lester boys, only your not having to lye to get your paycheck,lol .
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