While T.J. Patrick is working on high-stress carbon fiber parts for snowmobiles, others, such as Carbon Sled Parts have been creating a variety of carbon fiber items for sleds for several years as well.
Brian Fothergill, the Vermont-based firm’s owner, said he became accustomed to the bling of carbon fiber parts, such as silencers, when he was racing motorcycles years ago. He thought it was high time snowmobilers had such lightweight accessories.
First up was mufflers. Carbon Sled Parts partnered with Jason Houle’s Straightline Performance to create the lightest muffler in the industry at “a whisker over 3 lbs.” for Ski-Doo’s E-TEC motors, Fothergill says. Its mufflers for carbureted models weigh less than 3 lbs.
Now the firm offers a full line of Ski-Doo accessories, including hand guards (with raw aluminum mounts), windshields and mufflers and all fit exactly to Ski-Doo stock locations, so no modifications are needed. Carbon Sled Parts’ mufflers fit all REV and XP models (except 2005-07 600 SDI models), its various windshield styles fit the REV, XP and XR (1200 4-TEC) models. Plus it makes skid plates, chaincase covers, disc brake covers, gas cap covers and a new intake nose cone for the XP.
Fothergill says customers can expect some Polaris and Arctic Cat exhausts and windshields soon too.More info: www.carbonsledparts.com