Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Penticton CANADA
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Lets do the math
Just ordered my 2012 M8 pro-climb BLK from VMS Kelowna. I thought about buying the 1100 Turbo but I didn't because of the following. I'm currently riding a 2010 m8 snow pro with a Boondocker turbo pump gas kit. Iv'e got 2000 miles on it and it runs like a dream at 220hp, in the past I've owned a turbo Vector and turbo Apex. Both sleds went great but sucked boondocking not just because of the weight but how a four stroke performs compared to a two stroke. With a two stroke one can lay on and off the throttle when in the trees and keep the momentum rolling, with the four stroke when you lay off the throttle the sled acts like a boat anchor and completely stops. Its going to cost you $3000 more for the 1100 turbo, your going to have to purchase the 162 in-order to keep flotation. 177 hp is also not going to cut it for the weight. So now your going to have to chip, clutch and exhaust it to get 240 hp, the cost will run you $1500. So the total investment to get the 1100 turbo to work decently will be $3000 + $1,500 = $4,500. To Turbo a M8 with a Boondocker pump gas kit it will cost $6,500 or $2,000 more. You will have a reliable, 220hp sled that only weighs 450lbs instead of 550lbs. If your going to keep the 1100 turbo stock why bother even buying one, the stock m8 is a better sled and will lay the whoop ass all day and you won't get tired.
What about elevation on the M8 Pro Climb Boondocker Pump Gas Turbo: Turn up the boost as you accend.
Note: I live in BC and only mountain ride, if I was from the prairies it might be different, you might want a high km engine and weight is not an issue.
Just my thoughts,
Last edited by Brappp; 03-18-2011 at 07:20 PM.