Hey Joe …
I like forums and all, but we spend more time getting opinions rather than factual yes or no’s . I am sooo digital about not wasting time or effort on misinformation, that I would rather have my teeth pulled (lol) …
That being said, I have been getting conflicting information on some S.C. specs and hope you can clear them up for me … I am currently running a 2013 GTR215 and building my own Stage 4 pack (I call it the GTR xXx) , but I saved the S.C. upgrade, cam, and oversized valves/head work to the very end . Everything else is bulletproof.
(1) Since the stock S.C. rear housing on my year/model is the same as the 260’s (guess BRP got lazy), are all the 127,137,140 wheels “drop in”. I suspect the 137 may be, but not sure about the 68-140 LE kit (w/front 260 housing)?
(2) Compared to the Current OEM SC rebuild package, do the Riva type clutch and spring washers offer better reliability, functionality and/or peace of mind, as compared to those in the OEM rebuild kit?
(3) I hear some, mentioning about the inadequate circulation of oil getting back to the SC components parts, washers, etc… Some are pushing PTO modifications for better oil return … Was this ever an issue to contend with on the later model ski’s, like 2012 and up?
(4) And what is this “Hoo-Haw” about “Maintenance Free” S.C’s on the 300s? Name me one thing in this world that isn’t needing maintenance at one point or another. The 300’s have been around for 5 years now, so I would suspect this statement would be in the time-frame for being challenged … Does maintenance free mean you don’t need to maintain it, just replace it when it is scheduled to blow-up on its own, sometime after 200+ hours? … I mean, is there something in the bearing/washer design etc. that is superior to the other S.Cs, and if so, why are these newer/more effective components not integrated in to the OEM rebuild kits for other S.Cs? … Clarification Please.
PS: My sponsons are CKR anodized Aluminum Billet on RXP-X 300 OEM spacers (bullet proof).
Thanks much Joe!