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Old 12-17-2019, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, found 2 nice sleds, 2008 F1000 only has 870 miles on it and is all stock. 2011 F8 Sno pro Ltd is stock with studs and is about $500 less than the F1000 but it has 5000 miles on it. Which would be a better trail cruiser being left in a mostly stock form? Thanks.
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Old 12-17-2019, 10:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Owned n put appreciable miles on both of those sleds, as an all round trail sled your not looking to do a bunch of mods to, no doubt the 800HO. It's uber smooth, easy on fuel and dead nuts reliable. Only real downside to the Ltd, it's air shocks substantially hurt the overall ride. While external chambers and revalving help a bunch, no where close to the ride I saw when I ditched for a standard shock n spring combo. Also benefited from revalving on the rear shocks. Also saw substantial gain in both performance and mileage adding two grams to the clutch, worked x well with no other changes with no downside. Bonus if it's electric start works, don't blow your brains out trying to fix if it doesn't. Even Cats last fix kit added nothing to it's reliability. It's also cool having no trunk with large rear bag, lots of room for "stuff".
That doesn't mean I didn't miss the pair of F1000's I had, it's huge torque n ability to pull the skis at will are addictive. I do however still stand by saying my 07 / 08 sleds outrode the '10 lxr we have now and '11 Ltd I previously owned. Cat made appreciable changes to the skid beyond 08 which many applauded as a step forward but to me hurt what I liked so much about the earlier skid n chassis.
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This should help with your decision;
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I didn't realize the F8 was a 7 hour drive up into Canada, map was showing me it was just over the border which is only about 70 miles from me. The F1000 is so clean with only 870 miles on it it will probably be my choice unless this 2009 Z1 turbo deal I found works out but it doesn't look promising at this point. Did the 2008 F1000 Sno Pro come stock with a Cobra track?
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I've had my '08 F1000 for 7 years. Longest I've ever owned a single sled in my life! Still happy with it and in no hurry to replace it. Bought with about ~2k miles, and now somewhere around ~6 or 7k (...not as many miles as I'd like, but had a few crappy winters here).

I'd vote for the low mileage machine, although not that a ~5k mile sled is too high either.

I think you're right about the stock track being the Cobra, although mine had been swapped out (by dealership) due to a pull-through, so it came with a 1" hacksaw, but I put a 1-1/4" ripsaw after the first season.

Only mods I did in the first season were a y-pipe and BMP torsional in the secondary, and that's it. Sled runs awesome, works great, rides great. Again, did I mention I've never owned a sled this long before???
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Holy poop. I'd never seen that video. I ordered a new 07 1000 that year too. Great sled. Nothing wrong with either one 1000 or 800h.o.
I had the 09 turbo too. Also a great sled, just heavy.
I kept them all completely stock.
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Whichever one I get I plan to leave stock unless itís the turbo then it might get a boost controller but nothing for this season. Does everyone run the stock skis? I heard they arenít very good.
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They're fine.
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Tough choice but personally I'd go with the lower miles alone. That's 4 "average" riding seasons different. That said, 840 miles on an 08 seems incredible. Do whatever you can to verify. If it is the true mileage still keep in mind sitting comes with its own issues.
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Even at those very low miles, would check the intake boots over carefully for cracking on the F10.
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