If you want to take your Freestyle Session 300 package out on the trails – or racing – you’ll want to get the X-Package Wide Front Suspension Kit (#860429300). It increases the front suspension from the standard 32-inches to 39-inches . A stabilizer bar also improves cornering. The... Read more
Ski-Doo is fitting their 2007 X-packages with a new HPG shock up front – the new style “HPG Clicker T/A” shocks offer clicker adjustability, but are no longer remote reservoir. These are steel body shocks, less expensive than aluminum and slightly heavier. The actual valving and performance should be... Read more

Arctic Cat 1000

Tech Shorts October 27, 2006 0
Early dyno runs on the new Arctic Cat 1000 indicate it is a strong beast, indeed. Jeff Meidinger at Dakota Performance tells SnowTech the new engine pulls thick and hard, with a respectable 162 HP out of a brand new engine. Meidinger also tells us he has unlocked a... Read more
When the REV hit the snowmobile scene in 2003, it and the Arctic Cat Firecat were the first sleds to locate their air intake in front of the windshield. Traditionally, the intake had been located somewhere behind the windshield or on the back side of the hood, relatively protected... Read more
When riding in a group (of any size) the group leader (or the group as a collective) needs to identify the sled with the least amount of range. Why? Because you need to know where your “point of no return” is, or halfway point. When your sleds start to... Read more
Advanced Power Systems, makers of the Fitch Fuel Catalyst, have added in-line units to their product line. These in-line units are primarily intended for use in automotive applications, and in no way replace the drop-in units we use in our gas cans and recreational vehicles. Since we all own... Read more
Arctic Cat has announced a track exchange program for their 2007 F-Series models. Both the F-Series and F-Sno Pro models will accept both 14-in. and 15-in. wide tracks. The production track on the F-Series and F Sno Pro models is the Hacksaw 15” wide x 128” long x 1.00”... Read more
The Outdoor Shop (ODS), an Arctic Cat dealer located in Massachusetts, builds their own clutch kits and sells performance parts and accessories from bolt on items to motor kits. But how does a shop “stay sharp” with limited testing conditions? With the low snow this past season in the... Read more
…..Does ethanol-blended fuel make snowmobiles run cleaner? Testing completed by the Southwest Research Institute indicates that the use of 10 percent ethanol fuel in snowmobiles reduced hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and particulates, but slightly increased NOx emissions, while maintaining equivalent engine power as compared to the reference gasoline in the... Read more
The reliability and performance of Polaris 4-stroke snowmobile engines were demonstrated on March 10, 2006, when Polaris riders Larry Stolte and Jerry Juett rode 1,000 in just under 24 hours. Stolte rode his FST Classic while Juett was on his FST Switchback for the ride that took them throughout... Read more