The custom 2016 Arctic Cat Soo 500/Enduro Sled project is complete, with five remaining machines now available to racers who want what might be the ultimate turn-key ice sled for this and future seasons.
We first launched info about the project HERE on ArcticInsider last summer.
Team Arctic has thoroughly tested and vetted one of the new machines to ensure the remaining five are ready for prime time. That testing included 500 race-pace miles around a mile oval by CBR riders Zach Herfindahl and Ryan Trout, as well as entering (and winning) the 100-mile Enduro 600/No Bull Triple Crown race at the USXC Pine Lake event with drivers Herfindahl and Wes Selby.
And just in case anyone forgets, the basis of these custom Cats is the defending Soo 500 machine that Selby and Brian Dick piloted to the win in 2015.
These five machines are truly turn-key, with the latest EFI mapping added as well as fully-studded tracks (with Woody’s Carbide Ice Picks) and 9-in. Stud Boy Shaper Bars on the skis.
They’re available for pickup at the race shop. Contact Race Manager Mike Kloety at the Team Arctic Race Shop (EMAIL HERE) for pricing and availability.
The Build Sheet:
Each machine started life as new 2015 ZR 6000 R SX race sled. From there, a whole bunch more customization occurred.
* Arctic Cat 600omplete Speedwerx Mod motor package with Ceramic Coated Pipes and double-ring pistons.
* Custom air box and intake boot
* Replaced with new Team drive clutch includes one set of calibration
* New Borg warner 21/41 gearing and chain
* Custom speedometer head with mounting
SKIS & TRACK
* Fully studded track with Woody’s carbide ice studs
* Replaced Ski’s with C&A ADX ski assy’s with 9″ Stud Boy shaper bars.
* Altered Ski and bolt assy for quick change system.
* Equipped with a 14 x 128 x 1-in. R rated 2.52-pitch special cliped SOO Race track
* Custom anti-derail guides affixed on the inside of tunnel
* Replaced with 2.52 pitch track drive shaft
* Custom built front Suspension with 45″ A arms and custom tie rods
* 14.3mm heavy duty sway bar with adjustable linkage
* Replaced with FOX coil Over RC2 Ski shock and springs. Custom valving in shocks.
* Custom Skid frame rails
* Custom skidframe front arm with limiter strap quick adjust system and track guide.
* Custom rear suspension adjustable quick coupler system
* Added high performance Dupont Hi Fax
* Custom shock valving and Ice racing suspension springs
* Larson heavy duty 4 wheel rear axle kit
* Custom fuel tank and pump assembly with sock-style pick up. Approx 12 gallon capacity.
* Custom cut down seat foam with custom sewn seat cover
* Custom right runningboard foot/kick plate with traction.
* Added Wahl Brothers oval bars with aluminum knob ends and custom wraps.
* Optional air intake cover/protector
* Added aluminum hood pins and cable X 10 for easy on and off side panels
* Custom windshield cowl with a Tall Windshield
* Added custom clutch belting and guards.
* Added Race sled front bumper
* Custom cut rear snow flap
* Replaced with LED Arctic Cat tail/ brake light
* Added a Wahl Brothers Battery operated LED tail light with custom bracket mounting
* Custom rear tunnel enclosure featuring a cross-shaft with flared ends