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    horsepower ratings

    i was just curiious why my daytona 1000 motor is only rated @ 115 hp, then you goto the arctic cat sleds,,virtually the same motor, and a 1998 thundercat 1000 snowmobile motor is rated @175hp..i have a tcat motor lyin around,,,wonder if it would fit???


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    I think it is because the motor is tune down for reliability and wet pipe don't put out as much hp as a dry pipe. Not for sure, just my thought. Water craft motors have the cooling system on the exhaust so I don't known how you would be able to uses a thunder cat 1000 cylinder. Some one might be able to make something work. Making some custom triple pipes.But It to much trouble if you ask me. You could make a drag boat with that motor but it would get hot as hell and would only make one pass before the seat caught on firer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinklerguy669 View Post
    i was just curiious why my daytona 1000 motor is only rated @ 115 hp, then you goto the arctic cat sleds,,virtually the same motor, and a 1998 thundercat 1000 snowmobile motor is rated @175hp
    Porting and pipes.

    Due to the use of clutches and engagement setpoints, the sled motor can have hotter porting. This combined with the biggest factor, which is the tuned triple pipes, allows the sled motor to make much more power.

    If you throw that sled motor in there with it's stock porting and single pipe, you'll probably being going backwards in terms of performance.

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    agree

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