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I am going to look at a 97 ZRT tommorrow that needs a motor.

My 96 is in need of repair (hood, windshield, ski, 2 arm's, sway bar link, hood screens, many handle bar parts, rear bumper)

I am thinking of putting my 96 motor into the 97. From what I can see online (brownseisureworld) it looks like they will fit each other. Because on there it says that the original part number for the 96 motor is superceded by another number. Then when you go to the 97 motor number, thats the number. So basically if you had a 96 and wanted a new motor from cat, you would be buying the 97 motor.

I am thinking the only difference is rear suspension?

The sled I am going to look at is complete. Motor still in it. The center cylinder piston broke and destroyed the block. Supposly it still runs and moves.

Its complete. Has new aftermarket windshield, aftermarket can (he thinks), and shop manual.

I am thinking of either putting my motor in it and parting out my sled or taking the parts I need from that one and putting them on mine and parting out the rest.

Any info anyone has is appreciated!
 

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The Engines are exacly the same, your right about that,pretty much the only things different were the pipes from 96 made more hp, the graphics are different, and like you said ETT.

Like what you wanted to do, i would put the 96 engine in the 97. Youll have more travel for Jumps and keep them pipes!

Good luck
 

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thanks for the reply. The part numbers for the engines are different.. but if you go to order a 96 motor from cat.. they sell you the 97 motor.
 

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Originally posted by arcticcatmatt@Sep 27 2005, 07:10 PM
I am going to look at a 97 ZRT tommorrow that needs a motor.

My 96 is in need of repair (hood, windshield, ski, 2 arm's, sway bar link, hood screens, many handle bar parts, rear bumper)

  I am thinking of putting my 96 motor into the 97. From what I can see online (brownseisureworld) it looks like they will fit each other. Because on there it says that the original part number for the 96 motor is superceded by another number. Then when you go to the 97 motor number, thats the number. So basically if you had a 96 and wanted a new motor from cat, you would be buying the 97 motor.

I am thinking the only difference is rear suspension?

The sled I am going to look at is complete. Motor still in it. The center cylinder piston broke and destroyed the block. Supposly it still runs and moves.

Its complete. Has new aftermarket windshield, aftermarket can (he thinks), and shop manual.

I am thinking of either putting my motor in it and parting out my sled or taking the parts I need from that one and putting them on mine and parting out the rest.

Any info anyone has is appreciated!
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I have a 1997 motor in my 1996, no problems.
 

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awesome.. thanks for the reply..

I went and looked at it and bought it..

I will post pictures tommorrow after I pick it up.

Its got an orange hood.. odd
 

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96 pipes leaked where they connect to the motor. you might want to keep the exhaust flanges from the 97 but use the 96 pipes if you can
 

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idle circuit jetting is different. i updated my 96 to it. possibly the needle jetting may be diff? i suspect the ext manifold flanges may have been improved along with motor mount changes. i changed the bolt primary front.
 

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Bought it.. here it is

Whats up with this orange hood.. I am told that the orange hood zrts were custom orders from cat and there are very very few of them.

I am going to put all my stuff on the 97.

My motor, track, and clutches are all going in the 97. At least thats the plan!
 
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