F Chassis ('07-???) Also known as the Twin Spar chassis.

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Old 12-29-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
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800 and 1000 engine Reliability

How often do you hear or know of a 800 or 1000 engine going out on a F series? Seems like my friends that run Polaris's with the 800 or 900 engine are not reliable. I know of 3 new 800 Assaults that scored a piston a couple of weeks ago. The Polaris riders always seems to bash the Cat's but I don't hear of too many F Series engine complants.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:16 PM   #2
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All of Cat's lay down engines are absolutely rock solid for performance and reliability. So good that the only way to damage is via neglect or mods gone wrong.
Gotta be a sick feeling being stuck with any of the larger Poo engines starting the Fusion 900 up to an including last years 800. Of course they have again said the 800 is all new and will be trouble free but it's gonna take one hell of a flawless season for them to prove it.
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What I can't understand is several of my friends have had mutiple Polaris motors go down in one year and they keep buying the same product.
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Problem is, they already own the sled, hard to swallow the pill required to deal it in plus Polaris has promised time after time they've got the issue under control / updates will cure it..........hate to see anyone down with a sled problem, especially harsh when it's a newer / still under warranty ride you bought so you wouldn't be plagued with older sled kinda problems.
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I have not seen any problems with the larger cc engines from Arctic Cat. The new 800 HO from what I've seen has been especially tough. I don't ride with a lot of guys that ride the bigger Polaris sleds so I can't comment on them.

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Old 12-29-2010, 05:50 PM   #6
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Let me start by saying I have only posted on this site one or two times but I am not brand loyal by any means. I have had 4 cats in the last 2 years 2 bad 2 good. 02 z570 and z440 spares and 03 f7 s/p and 05 f7 s/p

From everything I read and have exsperienced cats big motors are tough and fast , they get bad gas millage but I am not in this sport to worry about that. I also own Polaris sleds currently and this year was my first brand new sled I ever bought. I ruled out doo fast for chassis durability and crank bearings. I was set on Polaris rush 800 and cat if they came out with the 800 in the snow pro chassis. I have riden the twin spar and they ride good in the small stuff but to pound that thing threw the moguls for 60+ miles is very tiring due to the weight. I have hated Polaris big CC sleds since the fusion due to fuel mapping issues causing engine reliability to suffer big time. Well I ended up with a rush 800 and it actually runs very very good, for now we will see how this newest Polaris 800 hold up ,but right now I just broke 1000 miles last night and it runs great. Does it have cats brute strength and power of the new 800 HO, No but the chassis of this rush is absolutely amazing and that's y I bought a Polaris over a cat.

So I guess to answer some of your questions about y ppl may choose a Polaris or any brand for that matter over a cat, could be chassis or suspension or to have a four stroke.

I didn't come here to stir the pot and like I said I am 100 percent not brand loyal and own my own performance shop so I do all my own wrenching. If I could build a sled it would be rush chassis and suspension with a cat 800 ho in it.

well happy sledding guys hope our trails will be able to hold off this warm spell coming this weekend.
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To the original question. Talk to dealers that have been in the business for a while. They rarely rebuild these new motors, they just last that long.
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I guess what I was getting at is that these guys will have their Polaris go down multiple times in one season and then trade it off on another Polaris in the spring. Seems like they always are running a sled thats under warranty. I get grief from them about how many spare pistons or clutch part I'm carrying with me to keep my Cat running. I've have had some clutch issues but nothing that has ever left me stranded and I have never had a engine go down on me.
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In the end, they are all junk with far more problems than any of us should accept. Not brand loyal either, if one of the other sleds suited me more than the twin spar I'd jump ship in a heart beat. Although not perfect it does have manageable issues.
On a side note, rode a new 600 Ski doo a week or so ago. Got off and honestly had to think long n hard of something nice to say.............finally said the engine is smooth n makes decent power. Rest of the sled to me was a fail. Might be super duper light but to me everything feels like it's in the wrong place. Go into a corner and the sled gives little to no feedback if it's hooked hard enough to throttle or not. Couple that with zero wind protection (yes even with a mid ht windshield) and it isn't even on my radar. I do however accept different stroke for different folks.
Kick my butt that when I had a chance to rent a ProRide for a day n split with two others I passed it up. Sled looks interesting, lil ugly on the rear but hey thats the part everyone I ride with would be seeing anyways.
Hope the new 800 is everything you hoped for and provides mega miles of trouble free enjoyment.
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