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Old 09-08-2019, 09:41 PM
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I would like to put a wider ski on my 550F, it has the 5.7 pilot skis on it but i need more flotation in soft snow. Any suggestions as to where to purchase and what width to look at would be appreciated
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:56 PM
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A lot of dealers keep the wider skis in stock.

https://www.ski-doo.com/ca/shop/Acce..._carbides.html
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:59 PM
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Google is your friend. Quick search of make/model should get you someplace that offers wide flotation skis.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:14 PM
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Google is your friend. Quick search of make/model should get you someplace that offers wide flotation skis.
I put the wide ski skins on my Skandic and I wouldn't do it again. I'll probably take them off before the season. They adversely affect the handling and tippieness of the machine mostly because the big wide ski catches everything and throws the machine around.
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:10 AM
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Default wide skis

209 is correct, you can add an inch or two to your front skis but anything more your handling goes to hell.
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:22 PM
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Good to know, I was thinking the same thing but I already spend enough time pushing my tundra back upright! Lol
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Good to know, I was thinking the same thing but I already spend enough time pushing my tundra back upright! Lol
I did the ski stance widening kit and it helped a lot on the tippiness.
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