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post #1 of 3 Old 06-26-2019, 05:24 AM Thread Starter
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865M Turbo

Can a turbo be fit on the 865m

gator is great but bit slow on steep lanes also does anybody know if a skid plate is available for 865m
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-26-2019, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Brit UK View Post
Can a turbo be fit on the 865m


gator is great but bit slow on steep lanes also does anybody know if a skid plate is available for 865m

@CaptSeabee can you help?

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I have the 865R so presume your platform is just like mine. I have a turbo kit on my 855D so I have a side by side measuring opportunity. Bottom line, the 865s are identical to the 855D behind the rear glass with the exception of different shrouding around the clutch/belt and a few other tweaks. None affect the geometry of the exhaust. The key items on the engine that get worked (oil supply, vent, fuel flow) are the same. I'll be purchasing a kit at some point. I use the SCS product found on acmeoutfitters.com I do highly recommend moving the fuel filter assembly to the right rail to get it out of the way of the oil return line. It should be moved anyways just for ease of filter replacement. Also, the instructions tell you to crush the metal anti-tamper sleeve on the fuel flow control to remove it. I'm going to spend 20 minutes with a Dremel next time around for a cleaner look.

If you want a copy of the installation instructions, PM me an email address. If you want an idea of what a turbo will do, you can read up on the 855D turbo review I posted previously.

BTW, I have skid plates everywhere that count, so yes they exist.
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