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Old 02-28-2011
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Default 440-600 iqr trail conversion questions

I have recently become interested in the polaris race sleds_bottom line is I want one. Just want to know what to watch out for when buying.. been to JS powersports website and read about trail conversions 440-600 ect.. I see sleds for sale and are trail converted- run on pump- need to mix fuel vs. oil injection. More I read, the more I realize I need some some help! What are some things I need to know or questions to ask or where can I look to educate myself?
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Old 02-28-2011
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Read through the pinned topics in the 440/race/modified polaris section on hardcoresledder.com
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Old 02-28-2011
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thanks for the direction! ? how did your mod come out
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Not finished yet, had some base gasket leaks and now some water pump seal failures. Was too busy to work on it at all during fall/winter so I haven't even run it yet.
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Not finished yet, had some base gasket leaks and now some water pump seal failures. Was too busy to work on it at all during fall/winter so I haven't even run it yet.
All of this sounds Oh so familiar. I am glad I bought 2 IQrs so at least I can get an idea of the ride. The 440 has did nothing but impress me. The main reason I don't have the 08 done is I have been playing with the 05 so much. With any luck I will have my ex-Gulla sled fired up and ripping before the snow is gone.

Lapdog, good luck with your search. I made the mistake of riding a VES800 converted 06 last year and spent the next month or so on my search. I bought a beat up 05/440 that was jumped all of its life. The engine was rebuilt incorrectly and needed the gaskets re-done. I paid little for the sled so I wasn't crushed when I found all of the little things wrong with it. A gasket kit, air rivet tool, some body and chassis parts, the great info from HCS, and I have had a smile on my face all winter. What a blast these sleds are. I thought my Pro-x was fun....
Mid summer I found a 2008 IQr that happened to be TJ Gullas 08 ride. I felt I paid a fair price for the sled. It was just a roller so my next challenge was a powerplant. I rode a few of the 2000 600 VES sleds in the Gen2 and Edge chassis. I was always impressed with the power of the little small block.
Craiglist came through in July with the purchase of a 2000 Edge 600. Pulled the pipe, engine, and electronics and sold the chassis for a fair summer price. I ended up with a complete 3000 mile engine for 500 bucks. Found a big tank, take off seat,and a converted AKIQpilot 440 pipe set up, and the build is on its way.....I thought. A new girlfriend then happened,,,,,,and the sled is still not done 6 months later.
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At least you only have 2 Dodger, since I'm using the 440 cases with a 600 crank I have a spacer and 4 base gaskets.
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yea i picked up a 440 pro x, so might do 600 conversion if theres cheap donor sled over this summer...

otherwise ill just keep it as is for a backup/loaner sled
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You'll need coolers and such then too. 600's arent fan cooled
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yup...




im gonna do some research on the 550 can cooled motor tho for a possible swap
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My pro-x was a fan sled that has been converted to liquid. Someone put way more time into it than I would have. The work he done was very nice. I bought it as a roller a couple of years ago.
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meh, i sold sled over the weekend anyways...lol
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LOL really, we didn't see that coming!
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yup...made an upgrade
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yup...made an upgrade
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