I’ve traded in my ’05 600 Sabercat on an ’09 F8LXR, to be delivered in October. My question is “Should I go for the SnoPro instead?”.
Previous to the Sabercat I rode a 2000 Polaris 440XCSP and absolutely loved the suspension. Like everyone else I like to go fast but I don’t like bad trails slowing me down.
To me, that sled had the best ride I’ve ever experienced but on big-mile tours it cost a fortune in fuel and didn’t have any storage so I picked up the Sabercat which turned out to be too soft in the suspension dpartment but a nice sled overall.
Different people I’ve talked to, including my A/C dealer, say the standard F-Series will handle the big bumps and small jumps way better than my Sabercat and actually turned me off the SnoPro, saying it’ll ride too hard.
I weigh 170 lb if that’s a factor in your opinion of which sled would be better for me.
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The Arctic Cat “F” rear skid is among the best riding suspensions in the biz.
The Sno Pro package shocks do not – in our opinion – affect the rear skid ride to any great degree.
However, the Fox Floats up front will change the feel of the F chassis pretty significantly.
I think the LX-R set-up is very capable on all terrain and the Fox SP shocks are overly stiff – no matter how much you soften them.
Hope this helps,