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Old 04-13-2012, 02:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2007 F8 SnoPro: Cons & Pros

I don't know if there was a tread already created on here, beside the one that I made on another tread section. I'm new here...as you can see next to my name on the left hand side.

Anyway, I just want to make sure my questions are posted in the correct location of this site.

I have a modded 2008 MXZ Adrenaline 800R PowerTEK, and I am looking to sell or trade it. I have a guy offering me his 2007 F8 Tony Stewart Edition SnoPro and $1000. The F8 only has 2400 kms on it, and looks like it is in pretty great looking condition. I am wanting to know from you Cat owners, of what the pros and cons are for this sled, as I already know what the pros and cons are for my current sled. I want to make sure I make the right move, or if I should make a better move for a different Cat.

Looking forward to all your replies, insight, suggestions and whatnot! Also, what is the average mpg (miles per gallon) for these sleds?
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Upside

-excellent engine
-good ride
-stellar riding position
-excellent fuel mileage (once clutched 16-17mpg cruising / falls off proportionally to the flipper position)

Downside

-needs sway bar links updated
-float I's ride terrible as is
-it's 1" track is marginal at best
-rear skid needs revalving asap
-intake mod / freebie
-needs y pipe / makes a big difference / no boondocker req'd
-stock clutching is horrible / night n day better once done
-stock skis not up to par

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Once the above is done, a sled you'll thoroughly enjoy. It will leave you wondering why you didn't make the move sooner, especially if your a trail / hot trail rider.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Probably the most comfortable trail sled you'll ever ride ... that's the best thing about it for sure. It's a bit heavy though (especially if you get stuck!), and you won't be winning many races on the lakes with it.

My '07 had a few electrical gremlins which were fixed by going through everything and either covering or re-routing some of the wires/hoses. I can't remember if the CCU (Chassis Control Unit) had issues in '07, or if that was just mine.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh okay. I also read that the wiring harness inside the seat storage compartment dangles and can easily get caught-up/tangled with anything you put into the compartment. I guess some proper taping can easily fix that.

I didn't come across this, but how solid are the engines?
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The powerplant is solid ... you can't go wrong with the Suzuki motor. The bummer is the lack of power compared to the H.O. models Cat came out with a couple years later.

The 2007 model is a very good, capable sled ... just not a lake racer. If all you care about is racking up the miles, you won't find much else out there which compares. But if you're going to ditch bang, you may get a little tired wrestling it around as it is a bit on the heavy side. It feels light with the awesome steering, but the sled itself is heavy if you're trying to throw it around.
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MY 2007 F8 sno pro was one of the best sleds I have ever rode!!!!! I will agree the stock skis were not good. The sled might have a 1.25" track because it is a sno pro and some people had the option in 2007 to go to the 1.25" track. If the sled has a one inch track it will be great on the trail and lakes but dont go to far off the trail. If you put a Y pipe, timing key, and a clutch kit and isovibe bar riser, and smaller transfer blocks for the rear suspension, the sled will be a beast! I loved mine and wish I never sold it. I will agree the front shocks on a 2007 sno pro are the fox floats and I was not a big fan of them unless you I was riding the sled really hard. I put a set of lxr shocks on the front and was very happy. How many miles are on the sled? Is the sled stock?
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Pro: amazing rider comfort
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Okay, thanks guys, I think I will look for either an M8 or Crossfire 800 (2007-2008...maybe a 2009). Depending on how my mods can hold up for a resale/trade value.
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now a crossfire..... that would be going backward as far as ride quality goes. a '07-09 crossfire is essentially an '04-06 firecat with a longer track. (basically). nothing new or exciting about those. fast though.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i have an 07 f8 sp with almost 1700miles on it now, only prob ive ever had is ther TSS when it had 60 miles on it, dealer lubed the cable and off i went, never left me stranded always starts, to really enjoy it you need to do some mods as listed above and a plowman mount, i ride the piss out of it and she never complains, not the fastest thing out there, but i couldnt be happier
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