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03 Cat Info!!!!!!

Postby Mainecat » January 30th, 2002, 9:21 am

F7 Firecat EFI & F5 Firecat
Displacement(CC)cooling & Cylinders - F7 -698,liquid, twin, F5 - 499,liquid, twin
Est. hp - F7-140, F5-104
Lubrication - oil injection
Ignition - F7-3D , F5-3D Temp-Sensing
Carburation - F7-46mm Thottle Body batteryless EFI, F5-2 x TM 38 w/TPS
Exhaust - F7-APV w/tuned pipe & canister, F5- APV w/tuned pipe & canister plus EPTS
Drive - Arctic[rpm sensing]
Driven - Arctic[roller cam]
Ski stance[in.] - 43
Ski material - plastic
Front suspension - AWS VI double-wishbone A-arms w/ Arctic Cat gas [IFP]shockes, adjustable preload springs & sway bar
Front travel[in.]- 9.2
Rear suspension - "Coupled" Fastrack Long-Travel System slide-rail, adjustable torsion springs, Arctic Cat gas[IFP] shocks
Rear Travel[in.] - 13.5
Track[in.] - 13.5 x 128 x 1.0
Brake - Hydraulic Disc
Gas tank Capacity - 13 U.S. gals.
Length & Height[in.] - 118 x 48
Dry Weight[lbs] - F7-435, F5-425
Headlight - dual halogen (4-bulb)
Standard equipment includes: Digital/analog tachometer, speedometer,trip odometer, mechanical gas gauge,low oil light, coolant overheat light, spark plug holder, belt holder
Optional equipment: mirrors, high windshield, tether switch
Here''s the marketing hype:
Laydown Engine Design- Because a lower center of gravity equals better handling, Arctic Cat engineers moved the carburators (or thottle bodys) and exhaust to the same side of the cylinder. This radical innovation allows the engine to "laydown" lower in the frame.Your choice: a carburated 500 or a 700 EFI engine.
The integrated tach & speedometer reads digital & analog. Push a button to change from digital to analog.
Both models available in black, green or red.
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Postby Mainecat » January 30th, 2002, 9:23 am

Here is what the red one looks like!
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Postby XtremeXC » January 30th, 2002, 9:28 am

140hp... when dynoed by anyone other than cat will equal 130hp.

Laydown motor... rotate motor 30 degree's, then blow the whole concept of getting the motor lower for better C.G. by putting the pipe over up and over it.

Black, Green and Polaris Red???

LOL, couldn't resist!! In all honesty I've seen the '02 Sno Pro in person and up close so I can perfectly picture how those 2 sleds will look.

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Postby Campy4 » January 30th, 2002, 9:55 am

Hey Xtreme... last I checked, a pipe doesn't weigh as much as an engine...
Your point (that has been brought up several times) is moot, because an engine OBVIOUSLY weighs far more than a pipe. Gee, a thin-walled, hollow tube of metal, vs. a solid block of metal with two holes bored in the middle, which contain two other chunks of solid metal, plus a resivoir of coolant, spark plugs... etc...

You know what? They should flatten the engine completely so they can run the pipe right out the bottom! That way they'd lower the center of gravity SO MUCH, since that pipe has SO much weight...
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Postby ChrisXCR » January 30th, 2002, 10:05 am


A 140ish hp efi, 435lbs sno-pro chassis with the 13.5 track (it needs 1.375 lugs though) in red! Sounds pretty good to me.

There maybe a proX600 for sale this spring! ;)

Hmmm......Chrisfirecat? I can't wait for the demos in March!!!!!

For sale:
'01 [red]Pro[/red][blue]X[/blue]600

[b]REV 440 #600[/b]
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Postby Xtreme XC » January 30th, 2002, 10:12 am

Well Campy, how come you can shave off 10lbs by buying a aftermarket exhaust???

First off, the whole motor is not getting set down flat, it is only rotated 30 degree's. Buy rotating it 30 degree's puts the top of the motor down a wopping 2" from where it would be if it were setting conventionally. The portion of the motor that drops 2" is the head and the top 1/3 of the jugs, which would weight about 10-15lbs. Now they take a 10lb pipe and run it between 6-8" higher than it would be if it were along the side. Defeats the purpose doesn't it?

Now if you leave a sled stock this will not apply, but if you are a tuner or like to even lightly mod the sled the only way you can see piston wash is to take the pipe and manifold off because there is no way to see down the spark plug hole. You can normally take the exhaust valves out and look but with the Sno Pro having a new 3 way exhaust valve they won't be as easy to pull out. And I'm sure the new laydown motors will come with them.
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Postby kawicat » January 30th, 2002, 10:16 am

that is awesome!!!!!!
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Postby bad-ass-zx800 » January 30th, 2002, 10:43 am

Whoa im really liking what im hearing about the 03 [b][green]CATS[/green][/b]. 140HP 700 hmmmm kinda hard to believe that like XC said 130 i would believe that. I have always liked cat but im really starting to like them now from what im hearing about them. Whats up with the firecat name sounds pretty d-a-m-n cool to me.

*This Message was edited on 30-Jan-02 03:44 PM by bad-ass-zx800*
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Postby PowDar » January 30th, 2002, 12:08 pm

Wooooo... Maybe I'm just patriotic but if that's the paint job... :)

That light... that much power...

I'd be willing to bet it'll beat the ZR 8.

FireCat? Back to the non-acronym names? I like!

I can't think of a good signature so this will have to do for now.
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Postby Mainecat » January 30th, 2002, 1:17 pm

X your relly reaching here! lol
Its a pretty trick sled stock.
Don't worry Polaris will counter with something.
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