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Has anyone ever run a snowmobile in the mud? I have been thinking about that lately. I wanna get an older one, kind of a beater, then take it to a mud pit and just have fun. it should do pretty good seeing as it has pretty good traction and all. Any thoughts?
 

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If you do...I gotta see pictures! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif"> <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/bigthumbup.gif">
 

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I don't think the thin ski's on the front would stay on top of the mud it would just sink, though if you were to widen the ski's to like 1-2 feet wide it may work. If you do it let us know how it works.
 

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Man I have never thought of that. Sounds like it would be fun, it would have to be some thick mud though. You would sink if you it was watery, you should try widening the skis in the front like he said. Cya
 

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ok i had a sled and i have gone across open water with no prob hell people race them on water so mud i think would be no prob.
 

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lol i dont remember where i saw it ..but i saw a snowmobile on a drag strip and it kicked the sh^t outa a 1999 Pontiac Trans-AM..lol just thought that was cool
 

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I saw the clip of it beating the trans am too! It should do fine in mud, I've been on a few and they float across powder just fine, so it shouldn't have any problems in mud. Just hit it fast! 10th gear wide open!

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10th gear? geese i didnt know they had that many. i gotta get one now!! :):
 

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i was at silver lake sand dunes here in michigan and a pair came to the drag strip where every one runs and all weekend they ruled the drags. i went over and talked to the dude and he just told me that for what he payed for it he was gona use it. what could i say i was floored how well they worked in the sand .
 

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damn i wish it snowed here in houston, but yea it never will so i guess ill stick with ATV's and trucks lol...and speaking of snowmobile's any of u guys seen that movie called Lucky Numbers...with the snowmobile's haha
 

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Around here in the spring everyone sees how far they can go over water. I've seen several go to the bottom of the river. Usually it will snow here for a few days and everyone and their brother bring out the snowmobiles and in a few days the trails are all mud, kinda what you want to do. This is kinda why I don't have one any more. Driving through fields with no snow can be really hard on them and you, and they aren't cheap to fix.
 

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i am selling my snowmobile if anybody is interested its a polaris 2000 xc 500sp with only 1700 miles its in great shape, i got it up to 95 easily but ran out of room, i was told it should about 105! i cant afford this and the truck, if you know anybody whos interested send em my way
 

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i'm more of a sled-head than a 4 wheeler, so ill half to educate yall. First, snomobiles have no gears, just two clutches, a continusuly(sp?) variable transmision if u will. Seccond, you can get plastic ski-skins for just about any sled, that will help u float over the thin mud, just keep up the momentum. Also, get an older sled with a bogie wheel supension, newer sleds have a hi-fax suspension that would wear out verry quickly in gritty mud. Also try to get a fan cooled sled, air cooled won't do well in the summer, and watter cooled won't work unless yer runnin across watter and puddles. Eitherway, get lots o' pics, we gotta c em.
 

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Every year at lake Havasu, Az, they have a big race with snowmobiles racing across the lake, They start at the sand and are doin like 90 + when the hit the water. I cant wait to go see that =)
 
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