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Rk Tek vs Axys Pistons

Discussion in 'Rush/Switchback' started by Switchr800, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Switchr800

    Switchr800 New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Manitoba
    Country:
    Canada
    Years Snowmobiling:
    25
    Snowmobile:
    2012 Switchback 800
    Hi.
    I've done a lot of reading etc but I have a 2012 switchback 800 with 4500 miles I'm thinking i might rebuild. So far no real issues. Last i checked no scoring on piston skirts. Compression is 115 to 120 (checked last year mid year) I've looked at all the "fix kits" and came to either rk tek or oem axys pistons. I want to make sure it's still realiable. I seen Brock install the rk tek but haven't seen his results?

    So far my pro and cons are:
    Rk tek
    - Forged pistons not sure about as stock is cast... i always make sure warm before riding and dont let sled get hot
    - I like the extra oil holes at the corners
    - claim to have stronger skirt and fix for piston rocking
    - price is cheaper than oem polaris

    OEM Polaris Axys Pistons
    - cast like current pistons
    - Polaris different design to help piston rock and stronger skirts
    - Expensive

    I'm torn on which option. I like saving money but if it means a better product I dont have an issue spending the money.

    Thanks for the read!
     
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  3. Pro116

    Pro116 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    277
    Location:
    Shiocton,WI
    I don’t think you can go wrong either way.
     
  4. Switchr800

    Switchr800 New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Manitoba
    Country:
    Canada
    Years Snowmobiling:
    25
    Snowmobile:
    2012 Switchback 800
    I recently discovered from my local dealer that i can get 2015 axys pistons for the same price as the RK Tek kit. I'm now leaning more towards the axys pistons...
     

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