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97' Ski-Doo Summit 583

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97' Ski-Doo Summit 583

Postby enigmah » September 27th, 2003, 1:04 am

Hello, a friend of mine has a Summit 583 he's considering selling, the price will be something like 3-4k $ ( which is a pretty good price here in Norway ). Just wondering, any opinions on this sled ? It will be used for mostly off-trail sledding, but there ain't much powder snow where I drive. The snow is sometimes pretty demanding, so I'll need some traction, but I do not need 2inch lugs. The Summit 583 features something like 1.5inch lugs ( dunno exactly, but 36,8mm ) and a 136inch track, which sounds just about right for the enviroment I'll be riding. What I am really wondering about, is how this engine performs. What hp / torque it has, etc. And, the possibilities for tuning. I wouldn't call myself a complete newbie, I've ridden for 2-3 seasons with my dads Bear Cat ( which by the way totally owns :p ) so I was thinking, the 583cc engine would probably do for the time being.

Shanks in advance for any answers :)
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97' Ski-Doo Summit 583

Postby FreezurBurnt » September 27th, 2003, 7:00 am

Roughly 100hp as the Summit has 38mm carbs
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Ther was an update on the carb calibrations on the 97 583s with 38mm to help with fuel consumption in SnowTech
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97' Ski-Doo Summit 583

Postby enigmah » September 27th, 2003, 8:26 am

[quote]Roughly 100hp as the Summit has 38mm carbs[/quote]

I see, not bad. Will run a "little" faster than the Bear Cat with it's enormous weight, and 80hp.
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97' Ski-Doo Summit 583

Postby mnsnowboy » September 27th, 2003, 8:53 am

You will be able to walk all over the Bear Cat in every chance except maybe for towing. Other than that you have every advantage available!

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97' Ski-Doo Summit 583

Postby enigmah » September 27th, 2003, 9:51 am

Yeah, I know. But MAN the Bear Cat owns at towing ****. It's totally sick :)

Any other interesting info / experiences / comments that has to do with the Summit 583 ?
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Oh yeah, nuthin' beats the Bear Cat .... somebody give me a sled :R
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97' Ski-Doo Summit 583

Postby enigmah » September 27th, 2003, 9:49 pm

So nobody ever tried one ( yeah, talking about the Summit 583 ) ? :)
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Oh yeah, nuthin' beats the Bear Cat .... somebody give me a sled :R
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97' Ski-Doo Summit 583

Postby FreezurBurnt » September 28th, 2003, 4:18 am

If you want more info the 97 Summit 583 go here[url]www.snowest.com[/url]

They should have some guys that owned the 96-98 Summit 583(Schassis)
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97' Ski-Doo Summit 583

Postby enigmah » September 28th, 2003, 5:28 am

Shanks alot! I'll check it out :)
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