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Old 02-14-2020, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Possible CAT buyer looking for some help

I’m a long time rider but have been back and forth on Poo and SkiDoo for the most part. Currently have an mxz xrs 600r doo and before that had a 800 Polaris prox137.

I’m a pretty aggressive trail rider , I like the 600 class for where I’m at right now and really like a good suspension setup.

I having a hard time understanding difference between the zr 6000 RR, XC , and Limited. The website does not give a ton of info. I’d appreciate any help figuring out which model would be the most comparable to my xrs or a Poo XCR type sled.

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I’m no expert... RXC is the cross country race sled. RR is more of a consumer sled with a great set of shocks... imho way better than Doo or Poo shocks. limited sleds have qs3 manual or digitally controlled shocks. The front arm is not adjustable on limited. HTH

For 2021.. the RXC is 600 only. The RR is 800 only.

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Old 02-15-2020, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The RR is race replica - really good suspension, beefed up skid and running boards. Shock package varied with year, no longer available new.

limited has a wide range of suspension settings with the qs3s, upgraded bumper, windscreen tunnel bag. Could be a good cruiser to ditch banger. Can get the ATAC electric adjustable suspension on the new stuff.

XC is the cross country race sled, and very similar to the RR as a package which is why they dropped RR for the 6000. I believe the XC has upgraded ecu mapping, race seat, clutching, and different exhaust than the sno pro/lxr/RR. Upgraded qs3 shocks too. Would be my pick.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Great, thanks guys. I guess the RR Is out as Iím going to stick with the 600 class. So Iím between the XC and limited. I am not going to get the ATAC adjustable, I have quick adjust now and never use it. ATAC just one more thing to go wrong IMO. I like my sleds simple. I do wish I could get electric start in the XC, but looks like that is not an option?

Also, any track options from Cat or is it typical that you just get one track take it or leave it? Iíd like to run at 1.5 ice ripper. Thanks again.
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My biggest gripe is lack of track choice... some dealers will swap track for a small fee
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Talk to your dealer about track swap options. I was able to get my dealer to swap out the 1.25 Rip2 in favor of a 1.6 Cobra before delivery. He charged me the difference in cost of the tracks plus labor. In total, cost me $400, which is not far off from what other manufacturers charge for track options from the factory.
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Iíll check with the dealers about the track, good idea. Anyone changing gearing if going to a 1.5 ice ripper? Doubtful if stock is 1.25 but just figured idí check.

Am i missing something with this pricing, 10,9 for a 21 RXC? Specing a comparable Polaris is 2k more based on 2020 pricing, dooís even more than that...

Is that normal for Cat? I am completely in the dark having not followed the brand. But I really like rugged simplicity, and i feel the other brands are moving away from that in a lot of ways on the trail sleds.
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Yeah, Cat's strategy is to compete on price. Poo and Doo have newer chassis and thier 850's and they are not afraid to charge you for them.

However, the old ProCross, while not the newest or best chassis out there, is still very respectable in its capabilities, regardless of what you read on here and in the snomo mags. It has been refined and tweaked over the years, and when fitted with a good set of shocks and skis, will still hold it's own compared to what other companies charge $2k more for. I still think Cat is the value leader.
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Iíll check with the dealers about the track, good idea. Anyone changing gearing if going to a 1.5 ice ripper? Doubtful if stock is 1.25 but just figured idí check.

Am i missing something with this pricing, 10,9 for a 21 RXC? Specing a comparable Polaris is 2k more based on 2020 pricing, dooís even more than that...

Is that normal for Cat? I am completely in the dark having not followed the brand. But I really like rugged simplicity, and i feel the other brands are moving away from that in a lot of ways on the trail sleds.
Itís the new normal... cat prices are very aggressive for spring order vs ďretailĒ. In some cases itís $3000 less. But Iím not sure what MSRP really means since you canít buy one without spring ordering.
Renegade XRS 850 vs ZR 8000 RR is a $4000 difference
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It’s an interesting strategy and I think it will help them. Not everyone wants to pay 16-17k to get a good suspension setup and be able to take phone calls while theyre riding. Thanks for the tips guys.
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