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    So whats Cat up to?

    So I know its barely February but I cant help to think that Cat is finally working on a updated 1000 Wildcat for 2016? I was sure they were going to step up to the plate for 2015 as I was ready to buy but nothing happened. What are your feelings guys?
    I really want a transaxle like the 700, updaded interior and my engine of choice would be a Suzuki Z1 but being thats over the manufacturers agreement on max cc's its just a pipe dream.

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    For them to have an essentially unchanged line of full size cats since 2012 (Barring the wet clutch to dry clutch improvement, the X and X limited) I would be hard pressed to think something new won't come out sooner than later. Polaris and Can Am, in the same time frame, have released drastically different and improved models (XP900 to XP1000 and Maverick to Maverick XDS Turbo) and now again AC is falling far behind.

    Here's to hoping they introduce something new and exciting really soon. Can't wait to own a used one in 3 years. lol

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    They said that they are releasing an "all new" Prowler in first part of Feb. in their earnings report a week ago or so.

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    I'll believe it when I see it.
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    I love the "essentially unchanged line of full size cats" . . . . .except for the team clutch change. . . . oh and the X . . . oops and the X limited. .. . . oh yeah and the 4 seaters. . . . but other than all those changes they have done nothing in two years LOL.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TxChristopher View Post
    I love the "essentially unchanged line of full size cats" . . . . .except for the team clutch change. . . . oh and the X . . . oops and the X limited. .. . . oh yeah and the 4 seaters. . . . but other than all those changes they have done nothing in two years LOL.
    Not to mention the trail , trail sport , redesigned prowler, new atv lineup ... Considering ATV and ROV engineering groups are shared I think they've done quite a bit since 2012... you have to remember Arctic Cat is a third of the size of Poo and Canam , with a budget thats far smaller. Personally I can hold off and wait if it means better quality and a higher caliber release.
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    I have a feeling a refreshed WC is coming very soon.... I actually hope its not jaw dropping cause I am in to deep with the toys I have now..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxChristopher View Post
    I love the "essentially unchanged line of full size cats" . . . . .except for the team clutch change. . . . oh and the X . . . oops and the X limited. .. . . oh yeah and the 4 seaters. . . . but other than all those changes they have done nothing in two years LOL.
    Its the same chassis and engine with some sparkles sprinkled over it.

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    Eventually they will all be very close in power and capability.

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    The chassis/suspension is the best part of the full size wildcat. Why would they change that? I agree they could do an engine up grade/HP increase to keep up with the other two. If it ain't broke don' fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunningCat View Post
    The chassis/suspension is the best part of the full size wildcat. Why would they change that? I agree they could do an engine up grade/HP increase to keep up with the other two. If it ain't broke don' fix it.
    Totally agree. But weak lower a-arms, easily bent trailing arms, inappropriately sized wheel bearings, tie rods made from tin foil, cracking rotors, etc etc, have not been changed in 3 model years of production.

    I would say the idea of the chassis is great, the execution is just "ok."

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    Tie rods, Rotors, steering knuckles, calipers, roll cage, engine/trans internals (not just the X but on the standard model), clutches, front differentials, steering shaft, and wheel bearings have all changed over the years just for starters - Theres two numbers for the wheel bearings based on supplier, As TXchristopher about it haha. Cat has made advancements on their current platform based on feedback.

    A arms to me are debatable. I ran my first race season blitzing whoops , hitting jumps doing the 40ft double at ERX and never once bent an a stock a arm, Yet someone goes out lets their "sister drive" and it comes back taco'd... hmmm.

    I agree whole heartedly on the upper trailing arm , but again the only time I bent one was when I hit something , it didnt bend due to the suspension working it bent due to a collision/roll over I also bent the rear knuckle in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fortune46x View Post
    Tie rods, Rotors, steering knuckles, calipers, roll cage, engine/trans internals (not just the X but on the standard model), clutches, front differentials, steering shaft, and wheel bearings have all changed over the years just for starters - Theres two numbers for the wheel bearings based on supplier, As TXchristopher about it haha. Cat has made advancements on their current platform based on feedback.

    A arms to me are debatable. I ran my first race season blitzing whoops , hitting jumps doing the 40ft double at ERX and never once bent an a stock a arm, Yet someone goes out lets their "sister drive" and it comes back taco'd... hmmm.

    I agree whole heartedly on the upper trailing arm , but again the only time I bent one was when I hit something , it didnt bend due to the suspension working it bent due to a collision/roll over I also bent the rear knuckle in the process.
    I agree on the small changes. So I can't argue that.

    As far as a-arms are concerned, I did 100% trail riding for the first 3 months I purchased my used 2012. Below is a zoomed in image from my first ride in June and then a ride in September. Granted these were incredibly whopped out trails, the arms by no means should have bent:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortune46x View Post
    Tie rods, Rotors, steering knuckles, calipers, roll cage, engine/trans internals (not just the X but on the standard model), clutches, front differentials, steering shaft, and wheel bearings have all changed over the years just for starters - Theres two numbers for the wheel bearings based on supplier, As TXchristopher about it haha. Cat has made advancements on their current platform based on feedback.

    A arms to me are debatable. I ran my first race season blitzing whoops , hitting jumps doing the 40ft double at ERX and never once bent an a stock a arm, Yet someone goes out lets their "sister drive" and it comes back taco'd... hmmm.

    I agree whole heartedly on the upper trailing arm , but again the only time I bent one was when I hit something , it didnt bend due to the suspension working it bent due to a collision/roll over I also bent the rear knuckle in the process.
    Trust me, the arms bend.
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