Join Date: Feb 2003
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: how can i make my raptor faster
I almost bought a Zilla the day I bought my 250R. The Zilla was owned by the local Suzuki shop, and was bored and ported with a FMF pipe, Lonestar +4 swingarm, Haulers and the razorback fronts, along with a set of trail tires for $3,500. I went with cash in hand to pick it up, but they had loaned the quad out to one of the shop owners friends the weekend before, and he blew up the bottom end, so it was torn down getting rebuilt. They said it would have been ready in 2 weeks or so, but then one of the mechanics started talking to me about buying his R which was out front for sale (he was asking $4,500), so I told him I would much rather have the R for the better handling since I mostly trail ride, but that I couldn't spend more than what I had with me that day, and that's the only reason I was looking at the Zilla, so he sold it for $3,500 since I had cash lol. I've raced quite a few quads in the dunes since then, and for what I paid for the R I can't complain. I've beat a few stock Zilla's, then lost to one running on alcohol, and I've beat quite a few piped Banshee's, but lose to them bigtime once they're ported or stroked lol. That 770 twin you had in the Tigershark sounds like it was prety nice, the stock 60 triple in my sled puts out right around 120hp right now, and Black Magic (Arctic Cat's factory builders) can build it to aboput 160hp without the bigbore kit, but the 150hp bigbore would be a lot more reliable for everyday riding. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
Speed, have you had the head ported, or put aftermarket cam's in it yet? If not there's more power to be found there, other than that I think you either would have to go to one of the bigger bigbore kits, or add a NOS kit to it for more power than you already have.