Ski- Doo is the brand name of snowmobile manufactured by Bombardier Recreational Products. It is a leading brand of snowmobiles in the world. They also offer related accessories, parts, and gear.
Now, we are in the quest of aftermarket parts of Ski –Doo. Let’s have a basic idea of what aftermarket parts are. Aftermarket parts are made by a manufacturer other than Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). A number of companies make such parts. They can be of similar or even better quality. Also, aftermarket parts are less expensive compared to OEM parts. The biggest difference between aftermarket parts and OEM parts is that the aftermarket parts provide a wide range to choose from, whereas the OEM products are from a single original manufacturer. Aftermarket parts also have better availability when compared to OEM parts.
There can also be cons associated with aftermarket parts. There are aftermarket parts that offer really cheap versions of the original product compromising the quality. That is, they may not be made of the same high-quality material as the OEM products. So we should have a good background check regarding the best aftermarket options available and even have a talk with our trusted mechanic who can guide us in a better way. A huge collection of aftermarket products is available in the market even for the most basic parts. So it is always better to have a word with your mechanic before buying such parts. Also, some aftermarket parts may not have a warranty. So we should always keep these pros and cons about aftermarket parts before heading to buy one. Ski- Doo offers their own range of OEM parts, which provide tough competition to the aftermarket counterparts. Below are some of the aftermarket companies which provide quality Ski-Doo parts. So if you are interested in customizing your snowmobile this coming season, take a look at these aftermarket part providers.
Starting Line Products
Starting Line Products is an Idaho-based aftermarkets company, which provides many bolt-on gears to enhance the performance of Ski-Doo equipment. SLP’s new single pipe to 2017-22 850 Ski-Doo offers increased horsepower and is lightweight. It reduces radiant heat emissions by about 40%. Instruction sheets provide easy-to-follow instructions. They also offer lightweight silencers for the Ski- Doo 850 range.
SLP Single Pipe
Another feature is the powder valve intake kit for Ski-Doo G4 model which removes restrictions found in airbox to increase the airflow to the engine which provides more horsepower and throttle response. SLP’s powder valve system is placed in a position where it draws cool air. When the engine intake needs more air, it opens delivering the required amount of air to the engine allowing it to run at its peak.
SLP Powder valve intake
They also offer LED brake light kits and many other products. You can check out their website on www.startinglineproducts.com.
KIMPEX is a Canadian leader in aftermarket parts. They offer ATV/UTV, marine, motorcycle, and snowmobile parts. They have a wide selection of Ski-Doo compatible models. They have windshield dart clips, retaining rings, crankshaft oil seals, rear suspension axle tubes, admission reed gaskets, replacement ring sets, passenger seat kits, helium access hood kits, and anything and everything. The quality of the products is not compromised and we can be clear about this by looking at the rates.
For instance, if we look at the passenger seat kits, their ergonomic concept with adjustable lumbar support is easy to install, robust and safe. There are many passenger seat models available on the site.
Kimpex oil filter is designed to OEM specifications. They are manufactured to capture contaminants and protect against engine wear. They are provided with a backflow valve to avoid any dry starts.
Kimpex Oil Filter
Straightline Performance is a Minnesota-based aftermarket specialist, who offers “Rev Gen 4 Lightweight muffler” which is 7.5 pounds lighter muffler and is also said to be quieter. They also offer sports bumper with a unique look, especially for Ski-Doo. Many other aftermarket products are available on the company website.
Straightline Performance sports bumper
Wiseco Performance Products
They are Ohio-based piston makers aimed at performance-oriented snowmobilers. They offer high-quality pistons. The pistons are manufactured in Wiseco USA manufacturing plants, which allows them to have control over the entire process from raw materials to finished products. In-house dyno testing allows the production of state of art technology. They mainly offer overbore kits for Ski-Doo with CNC finishing and ArmorGlide skirt coating. ArmorGlide skirt coating provides a better bore seal. Here, a high-tech lubricant reduces friction and allows the piston to be fitted together within the bore. Their pistons can be used even in the latest models of Ski-Doo.
Bikeman Performance Products
Bikeman’s Billet head kits offer a 7 to 8 horsepower boost for Ski-Doo models. They offer improved throttle response.
The Bikeman Performance silicon charge tube for the Ski-Doo 850 E-Tec Turbo lowers the boost temperature and hence won’t crack or blow out like the factory charge tube.
Silicon charge tube
Double clicker for Ski-Doo P- Drive doubles the adjustability of the Ski-Doo P-Drive weight clickers. They easily adjust without having to disassemble your clutch or remove weights. They offer maximum adjustability for your exact riding style and condition.
From the above aftermarket product providers, we can be clear about the competition in this field. This healthy competition benefits the users in terms of quality products even if of aftermarket grade. They are providing good competition to the OEM parts in terms of the wide selection and unique designs. We can expect more advancement in this field. Customers should always watch out for the descriptions and consult a trusted mechanic before reaching void conclusions. A good mechanic can explain the details of these aftermarket products, both pros and cons. This will benefit you and prevent you from compromising quality.