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Old 04-14-2018, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just ordered me a 2019 Ltx and dad a new Srx. What should we be looking forward to changing out? we are going to need some studs...
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Old 04-14-2018, 05:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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aftermarket skis on previous years, Ski-Doo Pilots are the best and cheapest route
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Eat your Weeties, they are super fast but heavy so be careful. You and your dad will need to pick up some 6.7 Pilot ski's or a set of SLP powder pros, stock ski's suck. They push like crazy and don't carry the weight very well with stock ski's. When the trails are groomed and you have traction they are perhaps the best trail machine made, if there is 6+ inches of snow they are a bit of a handful and don't hide the weight very well. Oh and get a 265hp TD ECU tune and clutching but don't tell your dad
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Stock Cat skis work as well and are cheaper. I don't find the weight to be a factor. Best sled I have ever owned or ridden.
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You'll need tunnel protectors.

I got the ski doo 6.9 pilots and on a groomer trail it was on rails.

Make sure to adjust the shocks, WAY too tight from the factory.

Also, I'd installed a metal belt guard, many pics on the Internet where a blown belt destroys the entire bottom of the left side of the sled.

Also, the rear stock tri axle is a piece of junk. Also many pics where these have failed and you're screwed. J+T products makes a replacement kit that easy to install and well wort the money.

You might want to join Totally Yamaha site, search for a thread by ROCKERDAN , 70 pages of pictures and videos. This guy is amazing! Well worth your time to watch what he did.

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Old 04-17-2018, 03:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Don't buy into the "weight" thing it's BS. If your off trail then yes it's a factor but on the trail the weight is a none issue. As mentioned already after market skis are a must. You and Pop's will have a lot of great rides on those things and never have to worry about reliability.
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Their not 'that' much heavier, which is why they make a mountain version.
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I agree with the above, better ski
s and studs, and tunnel protection
as for the 4 th wheel kits, I think on the new 18's they change some of that
I would still maybe get rid of the tri hub design , and go with just wheels there
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I just ordered me a 2019 Ltx and dad a new Srx. What should we be looking forward to changing out? we are going to need some studs...
I just realized who you were lol. What's your old fart of an old man going to do with an SRX? Mid life crisis? Great for you guys you must be pumped.
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