Posts by Blaze

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    Don't know really. I have the upper brow switchback leds installed and tapped into the stock wireing . After doing an inspection for a short I found nothing but now they work. It's weird I know. I was especially surprised that something near the front turn signal would also effect the rear. And the leds have been installed for over a year with no problems. Hmmmm.

    Here's a couple of pics of my slingshot that I modeled after the old TV Batmobile. Its been updated even further with new seats and a quad tip rear exhaust that I painted red inside the tips just like the Barris Batmobile. I also switched the pinstriping from red to a red chrome that I found on ebay that matched the red chrome on the wheels real well. I'll update the pic after my next detail of the sling.


    The double bubble windscreen would be more fitting but I don't think I would like the cyclone effect in the cockpit.


    It's been over two weeks and the service department finally got back to me. Polaris will cover the part but not the labor on the new angle drive, I was told labor will come in at $300. Not to bad for being out of warrantee. Looking forward to getting those new coil overs.

    I have the 1320 rear exit quad tip exhaust and 1320 header V1 recently installed. There are not any speed bumps near me but there are plenty of railroad tracks that I cross. Some in pretty bad shape too. I have not had any issues with them. What I have noticed is a bunch of black carbon in the two center exhaust ports and I get an occasional backfire at the end of first gear when I drive aggressively. Thinking I need to get Bob's or ZZP's tune.

    First to answer some questions. No I have never changed the oil in the drive. I have read that you can put heavier oil in it to quiet it down but that never has been an issue with me. When it broke I was going straight with about 5k- 6k rpms in 2cd gear. I don't think being in a turn should matter any.


    I just got off the phone with my dealer and he tells me that there is hope for a replacement. He stated that Polaris knows that there is an issue with the drives and are working with them. He told me that they just did one last week ( out of warrantee ) and that Polaris covered the part but not the labor because the customer had 22" wheels on it. Polaris is trying to blame part of the problem on wheel size. First thing he asked be was what size wheels I had. I have 20" customs all the way around. He then asked if I still had the originals. I do. He said put them back on and bring it in.


    The dealer has to take pictures of the angle drive along with all three wheels to get approval from Polaris. He said that Polaris is one of the better companies that he deals with and are standing behind their product even when out of warrantee so fingers crossed. I also put on a 1320 rear exhaust last month and will put the original back on just in case they use that as an issue. The new exhaust really does add more power in the low end when it broke. Makes me wonder if that could have contributed to the problem so I am not taking chances.


    I'll keep you posted on the verdict. It might be awhile as I am sure the service department is swamped this time of year.

    So I was turning onto the main highway and really getting it. When I shifted to 2cd I heard the worst sound ever of metal clanking. I pulled over thinking it was my transmission. Looking on the underside I seen that the casing on the angle drive was blown out. I have a 2016 1/2 and had the angle drive replaced with a recall in July of 2017. After getting towed home I jumped online to look for the part. That S.O.B. is $1559. I have less than 8k miles on it however it is now out of warrantee. I saved up some money and was about to pull the pin on some new coil-overs. I'm disgusted that I'm going to have to spend that money on an angle drive. Do you think a dealer will be able to help or am I screwed?

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    Hello Red Rocker,


    I purchased the 2016 base model without a stereo. I have done months of research including talking to "audio guys" before I made my purchase. I have spent more on my speaker pods $600 than my entire system.


    I went with a Rockville Marine amp with Bluetooth because I did not want a head unit and would Bluetooth off my phone. I bought an 1500 w 8ch amp for $150. If you are not wanting to hook up a subwoofer you can get a 4ch Rockville for less than $100. I like the Rockville, it is the best bang for the buck, and made in the USA. I cant see paying loads of cash for a premium amp in an open cockpit vehicle. You just will not be able to hear the difference in the wind.


    I mounted the amp under the drivers seat like you plan to do. I had to cut about a 1 1/4" hole with a hole saw near the floor going out to the battery box. You wire the amp straight to the battery for power. The amp comes with a wire that you have to spice into something that turns on when you start the SS. This keeps the amp from always being on and draining the battery. I went to the cigarette lighter in the glove box but you can probably go to the Stereo. You will have to wire your stereo to the amp by going under the SS to the battery then into the hole you cut. The speaker wires go out that hole as well then route to the individual speakers. You will have to take body panels apart so everything remains hidden.


    I don't know what you plan on doing for speakers but I wouldn't buy two new ones and use the two stock ones. Any speakers you buy will undoubtable be better than the weak sock ones. You want to make sure all your speakers have the same output or the weaker ones will distort. I went with Polk 6.5 Marine speakers because they can handle a lot of power, up to 100w RMS, and are very reasonable at $40 a pair. They were also recommended to me by a friend that is into car audio and knows his stuff.


    The bottom line is that I am very happy with my setup. It is very loud and clear. I was surprised that I didn't have to spend hundreds more to get sound this good. If you have anymore questions I am here to help.

    Welcome gentleman. I grew up on the south east side @CHGOSLINGSHOT. 106th and Ave J to be more specific. I now live in LaPorte, IN about 50mins east of you. Not too far if your ever looking for a friend to ride with. I still have plenty of friends left " in the hood."

    So the secret is in the towels. I have a number of the large double ply microfiber towels to use. Last spring my SS was full of swirl marks. It took the purchase of two polishers and at least 6 different products before I found the right combination that did the job. Not to mention about 20 man hours. What got the job done was a Grott DA polisher used with Meguires Ultimate Compound. Stay away from the cheap $80 polishers. They don't have enough power.


    Because of all this time and money spent I became anal about how I clean my ride and what I use. I stopped using my California Duster and now use a leaf blower to remove most the water before I dry with microfiber. It has become a real process that keeps me from washing my SS as much as I would like. I had used detail spray in combination with microfiber in the past on a dirty SS. I thought that this was the cause of my problems. However, I also use to use an old terry cloth bath towel to dry it after washing. It sounds like that was the real culprit.


    Thanks for the tips.

    I have a black SS which we all know is toughest to keep clean. I am curious about this "dry washing." Is it just using Slick Mist or something similar? I use it to get rid of water marks after I wash it with conventional soap and water. I would think that if you use a detailing spray to wash a dirty SS that you would end up having swirl marks in the paint. Black paint is beautiful if it has a deep mirror like finish. If it is full of swirl marks it looks like crap. What do you use FunCycle? And does it leave you with swirl marks?

    I purchased aftermarket wheels where the offset was not right. I don't remember exactly but thy were close to a centimeter wider all the way around. I have no issues. And didn't throw any codes. If anything my turning radius is slightly wider but not enough to make it a concern.

    I have a 2016.5 base model SS because I wanted it in black. I knew I was going to do my own stereo and get custom wheels any way so the savings helped pay for what I wanted. After doing all my cosmetic custom work (performance starts next year) I thought that the plastic oem seats looked ugly. If it came with the seats that they come with now I probably would have kept them. The original seats were not uncomfortable IMO but the material used was ugly.


    I am 6' 5" 200lbs with a 36" waist. Braum says that the seats will comfortably fit a man with up to a 38" waist. I love the way the side bolsters feel on keeping you planted. It makes you want to take those turns more aggressively LOL. Suspension is definitely my next mod. The seats when coupled with the " Planted Seat Bracket " sit about an inch higher than the originals. That actually worked out better for me because I like to look over my windshield. I have a 13" Madstad, because of my height, and the top was right at my eye view.
    Another thing I like are that the seats recline. Now I can move the seat forward one or two clicks and recline back to get a more comfortable position for those long cruise type rides.


    The only con that I have stems from me being so tall. The top of my shoulders rest against the bottom of the plastic holes for the seat belts/harness. I am sure this wouldn't effect 99% of drivers.


    Not a con but the seats definitely are not waterproof. I knew that they couldn't be with all the stitching. I drove the SS to work last night and right before leaving to come home a small cell came though that dumped buckets for about 10 mins. I wiped the seats off with a towel and still had a wet ass when I got home. Now the seats come shipped in some nice plastic bags. I am going to cut the back side of them so that they fit over the seats with the seat belts, maybe add some Velcro to seam it back together, and keep them in my cubby hole.


    With all this said I think that the seats are night and day different. They are made of high quality material, the bolsters keep you planted, and one can recline for more comfort. I highly recommend them.


    Blaze

    Seats and brackets have been ordered. However, the brackets are made to order and will take two weeks. Not in time for my show but they'll get here.


    Thanks for the confidence, WraithSS, on fitment. I do not have the side speaker pods

    The seats are in and I think they look and feel great.




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