View Full Version : 600IQ or FST IQ
12-21-2008, 07:48 PM
I'm looking at buying either a '08 600IQ cfi or 07 FST IQ . Does anyone have experience with either or both looking for advice on which would be better.
12-22-2008, 05:56 AM
I ride a LX600 IQ and it has the M-10 suspension and it rides great. The FST would also have that suspension and a Four stroke to boot. Think about the savings of $40.00 a gallon for the oil You would be buring with the 600IQ and not get the better suspension. The track is 121" on the 600IQ and I believe it is 128" on the M-10. Good luck with your choice and get out there and enjoy the Trails.
12-22-2008, 10:33 AM
I was at our local snowmobile dealership and was talking about hte polaris 4-stokes. All i heard were bad things and nothing but problems. The salesman said he wouldn't even sell us one. I have an 07 600 IQ CFI and they have plenty of power. They get decent gas milage and oil comsumption. You can get about 275 miles of hard riding before the light even comes on. If it were me i would go with the 600 IQ CFI.
01-05-2009, 05:51 PM
:)I own a 06 FST Touring w/2200 miles. LUV the dam thing! Bought it in Rushford Mn. Also in my fleet is a 440 Polaris Sport, a 488 Polaris Super Sport and my "second best" 500 Ski Doo Touring. Everyone in my family would rate the FST as an A+ machine. My Brother bought an IQ FST last year. He likes his as well. He's going to stud his track, I'm not because of the tourings track length. I've heard of very few problems with the FST's. Check out a few Magazines with articals about the four strokes. I think the the IQ 600's are a great machine as well and I would bet the dealer you talked too was sitting on more of the 600's and had only a few of the FST's left.
It will cost you about $50 a year for an oil change kit but the savings on gas and oil more than makes up for that. The FST's are quieter than the 2 strokes. And they are smooth runners. The turbo dump sounds kinda cool when you let off the throttle. You'll notice they will feel heavier in the front end cause they are. I changed the spring in the primary clutch so I can ride anywhere from Iowa, UP, Black Hills to Yellowstone and don't have to change a thing to make it perform like a millian bucks. No more jetting, no more clutching, nothing. Youre 2 stroke buddys will be troubled when they dump 8+ gallons and you top off with only 4 and no oil.
Not sure which one is the fastest. If I had the extra cash there would be 3 more FST's in my trailer.
02-17-2009, 07:58 PM
Ive heard that the 4 strokes are troublesome, i have heard from several sources and dealers and people on the trail that the 600 iq 's are great ,i would love to have a turbo sled but maybe when there a little more redifined !
02-18-2009, 05:35 AM
The fst's are a good machines. The bugs have been worked out. The biggest problems is the dealers had little training on the sleds. Was really a trial and error using the general public as guneia pigs.
The 600's are a flawless engine and work very well also. Each sled is good in it's own terms. IT is really dependant on what you want.
I don't have a problem buying 2 cycle oil and every sled I have own has easily made it to the 10,000 mark. I wear out the chassis before the engine anyways.