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I am switching to the rev platform this year and would like some help in deciding between a 600 or an 800. I am coming off a clutched F6. I love the snap out of the hole that my cat has. Not really interested in top end, mostly 0-80 mph and handling on the trails. I am afraid of being disappointed in the 600 hearing they are not as quick as an F6. Any input ?
 

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I'd go with the 800 so you don't have any regrets of wanting more power
 

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save the money difference between the 6 and the 8, buy the 6, clutch it
and smoke most the Rev 8's out there. Not gonna see much difference in the two from 0 to 80 mph.
 

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Tough choice. The 600HO and the 800HO weight the same. They are the
same block. The 600HO runs great the 800HO .....not as great.
Not a big difference to 80mph. The big ccs dont show much until the
smaller sleds start shifting out or from a higher speed roll. True for all
sleds. Its in the drivetrain ratios. The bigger ccs keep pulling hard on
the longer straights where the 600s start to flatten out. On the roads
lakes and railgrades ccs rule.
 

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The first rev i bought was a 600ho all my buddies rode 600cc sleds.My 600ho walk all over them needless to say the following year they all bought 700 and 800. I bought a 800 rev the next year .Both sleds worked great but i like the bottom end of the 800 better. Also i have had the chance ride and race every model from the year 02 though 05 and i do not under stand why every thinks a stock F7 and F6 are fast.We have four F7 sleds in the group and the speeds range anywhere from 104 to 108 on the gps .We spend a lot of time racing at the old airport strip.
 

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I had the same problem in making the decision when I bought my sled, I bought the 800 and I am really glad that I did. I love my sled. No problems or dislikes here, except maybe the 600 H.O. may idle a little smoother.
 

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well here is an example for you. I have owned both of these sleds. Back in day when cat had there zl 500 and 600. Most people would say the 500 was just as fast as the 600 in the trail and to save your money and just get the 500. well I could ride the 500 just as fast as the 600 in the trail just I had to hold the 500 wide open all the time while I could go the same speed on the 600 with out haveing to hold it to wide open all the time. I would bet money its the same with the 6 and 8 ski doo.
 

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Originally posted by SLEDDHEAD@Sep 19 2005, 08:52 AM
save the money difference between the 6 and the 8,  buy the 6, clutch it
and smoke most the Rev 8's out there.  Not gonna see much difference in the two from 0 to 80 mph.
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My buddies have the 600 ho sdi and an 800 renegade...Both 05's...They were neck and neck in all ways, standing start, rolling start etc....The 600 is helly fast for a 600. Not sure the diff between a reg 600 and the ho sdi, but it is one fast 600...
 

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Originally posted by golfer@Sep 29 2005, 01:47 PM
My buddies have the 600 ho sdi and an 800 renegade...Both 05's...They were neck and neck in all ways, standing start, rolling start etc....The 600 is helly fast for a 600.  Not sure the diff between a reg 600 and the ho sdi, but it is one fast 600...
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my thoughts exactly. my nephews 600sdi can run with or mop up on a lot of 800's. great engine!!!!
 

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If you think you may need the 800 or you are not sure if you will need the 800,GET THE 800. Because If you are not sure its better to be safe then sorry.
 

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Originally posted by SLEDDHEAD@Sep 19 2005, 07:52 AM
save the money difference between the 6 and the 8,  buy the 6, clutch it
and smoke most the Rev 8's out there.  Not gonna see much difference in the two from 0 to 80 mph.
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The 500SS guys claim to hang with 600HO guys. The 600HO guys claim to hang with the 800HO guys. Why did I buy an 800HO then. Oh Ya I know why I don't :share_doobie:
 

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If you are planning on getting the 600 and then modify or clutch. Don't, get the 800 and save the mods for a couple years down the road if you want more.

If you think you are going to be happy with a 600, get it.
You only get so much traction in the trails and the sleds can only go so fast around the corners. Top end is definately a different story though. 800 keeps walking when the 600 putters out.

Same with a 600 compared to a 500SS.

I wouldn't buy a 600HO though, I hear it sucks the gas, go with either the 600SDI or 800.
 

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I have had both sleds 600 and the 800 ,the 600 is a very good sled the motor is very smooth and it was better on gas than the rest of the 600 sleds i rode with . I do like my 800 a little better because of the top end .
 

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ive owned them both. i bought the 2005 early release 600 ho sdi renegade and rode the 2004 winter and sold that to me brother. i had to have the 800 ho PTEK renegade so i bought the 2005 regular season model that following fall and rode that during the 2005 winter. GUESS WHAT!!!!????? i rode alot with my brother and we switch back and forth frequently and even raced each other from stop to full speed for miles. FOR MILES.....OH DID I SAY FOR MILES?? I MEANT FOR LOTS OF MILES!!!! straight up---- i owned both of them so i should say that the 800 was just impressive, RIGHT??? WRONG-----heres the down on the sleds in comparison.
the throttle responce is almost immediate and not as heavy to push on the 600, and its very crisp, meaning no hesitation. the 800 is harder to push and your thumb does get tired early in the day, and if you hit the throttle at low speeds , it would hesitate, almost flatten for a second before getting a good breath. the 800 is also heavier in the front. harder to turn than the 600, but keep in mind the shocks on the front are different on each sled. the early release model was delivered with upgraded shocks that i liked better than my 800. both sleds suspension were tuned exactly the same. that 600 steered so easy. the 600's engine just flat out ran smother than the 800. that 800 vibrates to much compared to the 600.
now the side by side comparision. top speed in normal riding conditions was ..THERE WAS NO COMPARISION!!! THEY BOTH COULD NOT OUT RUN EACH OTHER. yes, ive seen the comparision of 600's and 800's on the ice drag strips were they ran studs and were set up to race. yes ive seen the 800 kill most other makes and models . but out in the normal riding conditions. what you see at the drag stripes and on the trail or lake is truely a different story. yes the 800 may be a mile or two faster top end but dont be surprise----------the 600 is the better deal for your dollar. period. i want a 600 sdi again.
thats my story and good luck in your future pick. just picking a rev platform is no mistake. have fun this year and be careful. peace :beerchug:
 
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