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Old 08-22-2019, 02:02 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Those that think an Edge is comparable to an IQ in any way have super blinders on. Had both setup well and no way, no how did ANYONE who traded between them want the Edge. Only proponents of them on here are those that are blinded by the love of what they have. Far from objective
yeah , I currently own both.


whats my motivation here? lol.


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Old 08-22-2019, 02:13 PM   #52 (permalink)
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1000 dollar budget?

you want rock solid reliability, plenty of power vs a 380 with a half decent ride for the price range?

04-06 xc 500. perc reverse is standard.good reliable pull and go sled. easy to maintain.can still crack the century mark or dam close.

buck for buck , best your gonna find in that price range op.can't go wrong.
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:32 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Those that think an Edge is comparable to an IQ in any way have super blinders on. Had both setup well and no way, no how did ANYONE who traded between them want the Edge. Only proponents of them on here are those that are blinded by the love of what they have. Far from objective
If you start with the standard edge and set it up the best you can using its suspension components, i'd agree, your still stuck with an edge. The 50th 600 has some outstanding shocks to work with. The center shock needs a dual spring setup, and revalving to match, the same with the front end needing a dual springs and less rebound damping per shock. The rear shock needs major surgery, and revalve to make it a full action shock getting rid of that ps bs that complements the front track shock. This wasn't something getting right the first 2, or 3 times. Its pretty amazing when all those components in the sled work together. The sled floats over moguls, and nasty trail junk instead of pounding through them. I can put it up against any older stock iq and feel its as good, or better.
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:41 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Save your money until you can afford a rider forward. The comfort difference is unreal.
Gotta agree here, the difference is night and day, in another zip code
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:26 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Gotta agree here, the difference is night and day, in another zip code
I think that was the OP's intention. However, one of my earlier points was that a person is not likely going to lose much money on a $1,200 sled if they only keep it a year or two and don't beat the crap out of it.

The one thing that a few people have said, though, is that a sled like that probably needs a good going-through, and I agree that would be ideal. But, I think there are sleds out there in the $1,200-1,500 range that won't need much for a year or two and will be worth almost as much as you paid for it when you sell after that.

I think that's what the OP is after, and it's not a bad plan for someone who can't afford to buy something more expensive for another couple of years.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:40 PM   #56 (permalink)
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If you can look for mxz 600 2000-2003 very solid sleds an run for ever parts are cheap an the sled is simple to work on.

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Old 08-22-2019, 10:20 PM   #57 (permalink)
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If you start with the standard edge and set it up the best you can using its suspension components, i'd agree, your still stuck with an edge. The 50th 600 has some outstanding shocks to work with. The center shock needs a dual spring setup, and revalving to match, the same with the front end needing a dual springs and less rebound damping per shock. The rear shock needs major surgery, and revalve to make it a full action shock getting rid of that ps bs that complements the front track shock. This wasn't something getting right the first 2, or 3 times. Its pretty amazing when all those components in the sled work together. The sled floats over moguls, and nasty trail junk instead of pounding through them. I can put it up against any older stock iq and feel its as good, or better.
Do the same work to a more modern sled and you'll hate the Edge. Riding position is terrible. Spending $500 on suspension and $500 on a seat on a sub $1000 sled makes no sense.

And to the OP ZR is bitter as he bought a newer lemon against the recommendation of the forum. Then bought the Edge because it is "easier" to work on yet has had nothing but troubles working on it. Rider forward is huge. No way would I ever put my wife on an old ass dragger. Of course I know my wife and that would be the last time she'd ever ride.
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You might consider renting for the up-coming season and try several different machines so that she can get a feel as to what she likes. Then when the finances become better you have a better direction to shoot for.
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Do the same work to a more modern sled and you'll hate the Edge. Riding position is terrible. Spending $500 on suspension and $500 on a seat on a sub $1000 sled makes no sense.

And to the OP ZR is bitter as he bought a newer lemon against the recommendation of the forum. Then bought the Edge because it is "easier" to work on yet has had nothing but troubles working on it. Rider forward is huge. No way would I ever put my wife on an old ass dragger. Of course I know my wife and that would be the last time she'd ever ride.
I understand times change and things get better in some areas of the machines as years go by.
But it always makes me laugh when i here people slam the old edge sleds. Back in the day the edge was what most people would give there left arm for. Yes ride forward is a great position to ride in, but as far as anything else goes about the sleds of today or yesterday, the edge is the best.
Today's sleds dont hold a candle to the edge sleds for reliability. There getting better but not there yet.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:52 AM   #60 (permalink)
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Do the same work to a more modern sled and you'll hate the Edge. Riding position is terrible. Spending $500 on suspension and $500 on a seat on a sub $1000 sled makes no sense.

And to the OP ZR is bitter as he bought a newer lemon against the recommendation of the forum. Then bought the Edge because it is "easier" to work on yet has had nothing but troubles working on it. Rider forward is huge. No way would I ever put my wife on an old ass dragger. Of course I know my wife and that would be the last time she'd ever ride.
I'm just saying you can make an edge model like the 05 50th pretty darn good with the shock package it already comes with, plus the pass seat was standard. This sled was far from an ass dragger even bone stock if you ever try one. They were the closest sled to a pro x, but more tame I had edges years before, and wouldn't bother with any standard edge with the shocks they come with. I'm not a tall rider so i have no issues with the edge seating position.
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