Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
swedishpimple

2009 600 E-TEC H.O. vs. 1200 4-TEC

Recommended Posts

I am looking at the 2009 Ski-doo Line-up with interest in the MXZ Renegade

Wonder if anyone has the 600 E-tec

or the 1200 4 Stroker

I see the 600 gets better mileage but the 4 stroke clutch engages at very low RPM's that looks like a real plus in slow spee manuvering in deep snow.

Right now I am leaning towards the 600, but i am wondering if any of you have either of these rides and what you like or dislike about each one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have 150 e tec on my boat lol

its a 20 ft yar craft lots of power

plane that boat out right now

i'm a ski doo guy to 600 mxz here but 04

and thats rocket ship to

dunno nuttin bout 4 stroke stuff

bommardier is top of the line to me no matter what the build

i was actually to to pilot that flew one of theirs jets for a private company

if they can build planes ground stuff should be a cake walk lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would go with the 600 E-Tec I heard a dealer talking about it compared to the old 600. Night and day.

I only like 4-Strokes in atv's, and feel 2-Strokes are better for snowmobiles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

a buddy of mine just bought a 4tec gade (his last sled is a machz 1000).. and he says its a top notch handling sled....really likes it. He doesnt have the turbo on it yet, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the 1200 has 130 HP and the 600 has 120 HP.

I am leaning towards the 600 etec....it is lighter...looks like enough power for me and 1 start pull...even in the cold

Had to laugh while jump starting a 4 stroker in the -30 in Canada this winter. That would suck if you were 30 miles from home and no "current bush" to plug into.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it was up to me, I would take the 4stroke. It weighs what, a tad over 500 (big deal compared to other beands 4 strokes). It has LOTS of torque. More dependable...and in this economy that might actually come into play. Plus you are looking at better resale if you do look to get rid of the sled. This being said, both are 1st year engines and Im very afraid of first year 2 strokes, especially from BRP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

take a look at the 800r renegade. my uncle has one and it handles awesome and has lots of power! althought i heard the e-tec is very good on gas and oil. such as able to go 1000 miles on one tank of oil... i would probley give the e-tec another year though before i got a new one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to the local Ski-Doo dealer tonight they had the 1200 4-stroke and 600etec in MXZ Renagedes side by side and the 600etec was quite a bit smaller than the 4-stroke. I think ski stance is the same but the 4-stroke looked fatter when compared to the 600, still its a good lookin machine. I would like to test ride that 1200.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if your looking for power take a closer look at the 800r. but if you want go milage on gas and oil id look at the other two. weather you want a 4stroke or 2 stroke is up to u. personally i would go with the 600 etec over the 1200 just because i like a smaller lighter sleds and the way the 2 strokes pull.

have you ever rode a 4 stroke? they pull very hard bottom end...they dont call em torquemonsters for nothing.

the 1200 is about the same weight as what most 2 strokes used to be

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ive rode a 4 stroke yamaha. yes they pull hard but i thought this one felt a little to heavy? maybe it was just me but i didnt care for that 4 stroke

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are both sweat. But me personally I have to stick with the 2 strokes. That etec runs cleaner than the 4 strokes anyways. But im sure there is nothing wrong with the 4tec though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i would go with the 600 etec. the wifes uncle ( Missoula MT ) has one and he loves it. says its really light on oil. I wouldnt be surprised if BRP puts a turbo on the 1200 for next year.

p.s hey SledNeck, we are ( or were ) planning a weekend trip of riding down around the Range area at the end of the month. what are the trails like after this rain? Was down there last winter and loved the trails down there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

trails are at the minimum of ridability. but still ridable..atleast on the range. there will most likely be more snow before the end of the month if it doesnt get too warm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • I put stainless on my house before I even took it home last year.  It was less than $100 and they installed them.  I also see them advertised on Craigs place for $50.
    • Going on the 3rd year and haven't change mine yet.... that being said it is always rinsed off after being used and sits inside a heated shop
    • DON'T even think about shooting this gun. Leave it as is and hang it on the wall.  Maybe put a little plaque with it identifying it as "Granpa's gun" and the dates of his time on earth. My guess is the gun was fired very few times after he arrived in this country. Hang it up-don't BLOW it up! 
    • I think HSO readers are probably a little more responsible than some owners but I see people changing cable every 2 years, some every year, and some hardly ever. How often do you change cables and are you 1/4, 5/16, or 3/8 cable people. I usually do every 3 years on 5/16 galvanized cable and do the pivots at the same time. I had an old 6x8 skid house I built a trailer for, it was a heavy old pig and never changed them in the 9 years I had it. I will say that if I had both break the same day like someone on here did I would probably do them every other trip! I just have to believe something else was going on there too. I can't even justify the 4-5 times extra price for stainless. I'd like to hear you guys thoughts. I keep the pressure off them at all time except for going up and down. 
    • I was like bken, super simple. Just put in weights and approx value. 
    • I'm telling you we already did. Of course someone of your advanced age may not remember......
    • The trouble would be finding the pinfire shells for it. And then finding someone to take the first shot with it. There are a couple other things that don't function correctly either. One of the hammers doesn't stay cocked. It's a decent looking gun though. I'm very surprised that the stock doesn't have any dings or scratches. 
    • I can see them now. that thing is a beauty love the details on that stock. Would love to carry that through a field and hope for a true double. How awesome would that be with your Grandpa's gun. Then again I would hate to scratch it.  
    • Never thought about that. Then I could just double the offer and know what it's worth.  I can see the pictures? I'll try loading them again to see if they show up
  • Our Sponsors