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More Updates on 2013 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles


(8/14/2012)

Some additional updates have been incorporated into 2013 model year Arctic Cat snowmobiles. Select updates are for all ProCross & ProClimb models, while others are specific to certain families and models.

Check them out below.

All 2013 ProCross & ProClimb Models

2013 Arctic Cat snowmobile side panel update

* To create a tighter seal that eliminates snow ingestion between the bellypan and side panel, plastic backing has been added to the bellypan/side access panel on the left (clutch) side, with a threaded fastener added on the front of side panel. Originally indicated as a change to M sleds, this update has now been incorporated into all 2013 ProCross and ProClimb models.

* New ski dampers utilize added material better stabilize the skis when airborne, to reduce  unwanted ski rocking (or “flopping) for more predictable handling.

* All ProCross/ProClimb models will come standard with a zippered belt holder that mounts behind the seat, on top of the tunnel. (LXR and Limited models come standard with the mid-capacity tunnel pack and the belt holder.)

 

 

M Model Updates

2013 Arctic Cat M and High Country Steering Update

* The two-hole steering mount spindles have been revised to have only one mounting hole for the steering arm. The new mounting-hole location is 15mm inboard (closer to the spindle) compared to the 2012 location, allowing the spindle to turn a total of 71.3 degrees (compared to 60.7 degrees in 2012) for a 15.5-percent decrease in turning radius.

 

2013 Arctic Cat RR-style lightweight brake disc

2013 Arctic Cat HCR-style heat exchanger on select M models

* To shave weight, M8 Limited models will be equipped with the lightweight RR-style brake disc, and get the HCR-style, front-only heat exchanger, producing a 5-lb. dry weight reduction, and between 30-50 lbs. of reduced “riding” weight due to reduced buildup of snow and ice on the heat exchanger. Ice scratchers will come standard on all ProClimb models.

 

162-in. track option for 2013 Arctic Cat M models

* M8 Limited models will now be offered with 162-in. length tracks, in addition to 153-in. tracks.

* M8 Limited models can be ordered with or without electric start.

* A new, finer mesh screen covers the clutch air duct to minimize snow ingestion.

* A plastic spacer has been added to the driven clutch to improve belt life when running at high speeds on all M and XF High Country models. The spacer forces the driven clutch to reach full-shift slightly before the drive clutch can reach full-shift, thus allowing for the clutches to maintain belt squeeze at all times to minimize slippage. This spacer can retrofit to 2012 models.

 

F Model Updates

* To further reduce mechanical sound from the track rolling around the wheels in the suspension, Arctic Cat-patented Quiet Track technology has been incorporated on the new-for-2013 2.86-in. pitch Ripsaw track that comes on all F models (except the F5 and F570). These raised “bumps” between the internal-molded track bars on the inside of the track eliminate resonant vibration as the track rolls over the wheels to reduce sound.

* The F800 RR model will come with a ceramic-coated muffler, for a 2-lb. weight reduction.

 

XF Model Updates

* A new, finer mesh screen covers the clutch air duct to minimize snow ingestion.

 

2013 Arctic Cat M and High Country Steering Update

* On the XF High Country, the two-hole steering mount spindles have been revised to have only one mounting hole for the steering arm. The new mounting-hole location is 15mm inboard (closer to the spindle) compared to the 2012 location, allowing the spindle to turn a total of 71.3 degrees (compared to 60.7 degrees in 2012) for a 15.5-percent decrease in turning radius. 

Thanks for reading.



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