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Hi, looking into pickup up a 4-stroke Jaguar. I've got a couple of ZRT 600's now, both warmed over and run strong, is there any hope of the Z1 keeping up with these sleds? What kind of top end does the Jaguar get? I know the rest of the 4-stroke advantages, plus reverse/e-start, and the twinspar chassis, plus gas mileage should be improved, but I don't want to give up too much performance. So far I've not seen any performance upgrades for the Jaguar either, other then a turbo. What about the track length as well? I've looked at leftover 07's they say 128", but I've heard they were all 121".
 

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I am just a little short of 2000miles on mine and get only 96 mph 121 it's ok i love my sled its very comfortable and easy to drive and all that crap...but if i want to put a stupid smile on my face i borrow the hubby's apex ya i freeze my knees and hands and my helmet feels like its gonna pop off of my head...but the grin on my face is priceless...i can't get one of my own cause i would probable kill myself just too much power for me.
we've had quite a few and like to get 2 different ones so we can trade...it's all fun
 

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Dr. I have owned both the ZRT 600 tripple and now the Z1 2008 Nightfire SnoPro and a bunch of ZR's including 600, 800's and a 900 plus a 2004 firecat ext.

The Z1 and ZRT 600 are about the same in terms low end grunt and acceleration, I would put my money on the Z1 up to 80 mph. While I am still in the breakin 500 mi, I have not pushed it over 80. The Z1 handles and rides far far better than the ZRT. The Z1 feels much lighter in the frontend and steers a lot easier, but probably weighs about the same.

Re; Track length...the 2008 is 128 inch the 2007's were 121 except for a few early builds but most will deny that they even build any 128 inch in 2007, but I actually measured one and it was identical to an F8 at 128 inch....if you get one make sure you get the cobra 1.250 track........you might want to check out some of our other posts on this thread as well as the post of others on our riding impressions. Good luck with your decision

PS we have heard the 2008's may now be hard to get except for a few that may be in dealer showrooms.
 

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Dr. I have owned both the ZRT 600 tripple and now the Z1 2008 Nightfire SnoPro and a bunch of ZR's including 600, 800's and a 900 plus a 2004 firecat ext.

The Z1 and ZRT 600 are about the same in terms low end grunt and acceleration, I would put my money on the Z1 up to 80 mph. While I am still in the breakin 500 mi, I have not pushed it over 80. The Z1 handles and rides far far better than the ZRT. The Z1 feels much lighter in the frontend and steers a lot easier, but probably weighs about the same.

Re; Track length...the 2008 is 128 inch the 2007's were 121 except for a few early builds but most will deny that they even build any 128 inch in 2007, but I actually measured one and it was identical to an F8 at 128 inch....if you get one make sure you get the cobra 1.250 track........you might want to check out some of our other posts on this thread as well as the post of others on our riding impressions. Good luck with your decision

PS we have heard the 2008's may now be hard to get except for a few that may be in dealer showrooms.[/b]
Yea, I've been lurking in this forum for a while. I was looking at a good deal on a leftover 2007, but they say 128", which I would prefer. Interesting on the cobra track, I thought they were 1.325" lug only. What really bums me out though, is there isn't any aftermarket for the AC 4'stroke (that I've found), no updated air intake, no clutching, no exhaust, AC specialists seem to be ignoring it. Stock is fine, but I like to chuck parts at them over time.
 

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Yes the Cobra is 1.325....but it is really a 1.25 withabout a 1/16 inch soft rubber knob at the end of eack cleat----call it what you want---its all good.

People are working on aftermarket....I think you will find a turbo commercially available in 2009....maybe even fronm Artic Cat???...and you won't need any other add-ons....the sled in its current form is an awsome machine...its got all the power anyone could want.....when its out on the lake---well then that another story
 

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Just wait awhile save up some jing and buy the turboed version when it comes out. :whistle:
180 hp should be plenty for just about anyone. :drool:
 
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