Ive always been a believer racing drives innovation and fast-tracs engineering development. Some of you competing with the Blast in snocross have contacted me regarding the tunnels bowing near the spars underneath the seat.
In defense of Arctic Cat engineering, first and foremost the Blast wasn’t designed to be raced from the factory. It was built to be a right-sized trail ripper with an affordable price. Race sleds are spendy for a reason when you add increased bracing, high end shocks etc etc. Again, that was not the goal for the Blast.
That said, I cant blame anyone for wanting to race these. Hell, after the second Blast was built, someone was already thinking about racing it against the first one – they are downright smile makers.
Diesen Racing has been working with the Race Department, and shared photos of some steel tunnel braces engineering designed to test for racers. If testing goes well, and tunnel braces are produced, they will most likely be an aluminum finished product and Ill share that information at the proper time.
In addition, if you would like to upgrade the shocks in your Blast, Ive included a list of Part #s below for several options to consider. Contact your dealer to order and pricing.
Blast shock upgrades all arctic cat gas IFP shocks
SKI SHOCKS pn#3703-376 =10% stiffer
FRONT ARM pn#3704-533 = same stiffness
REAR ARM pn# 2704-681 = 10% stiffer
REAR ARM pn# 2704-987= 50% stiffer (this is stock shock for 2019 ZR 3000/6000/7000)
REAR HEAVY-DUTY TORSION SPRINGS – pn# 3704-942 and 3704-943 = 14% stiffer