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Got a C160 Automatic today, have questions.

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wheelhorsekid

I got a C160 automatic today. I already own a C101 8 speed. The first thing I noticed when driving each one is the C101 seems faster, and seems to not bog down as much up a steep hill. I bought the C160 for more power and speed but now I am regretting my purchase as it feels the C101 drives "stronger".

I also noticed how much smoother my C101 is compared to the 160. I know the rubber motor mounts are the reason. Questions is can I upgrade the 160 to the same set up for a smoother operation?

Thanks for any answers anyone can give me.

Thanks!

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can whlvr

i happen to own both of those models,my 160 will sound like its working harder going up hills but it is not so much that you notice it much,and my hydro is about the same speed as the 8 speed,i know because my neices race each other on them,my 312 goes faster than both them,

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Sparky

Upgrade what? To a rubber mounted motor? If so I think you need to change the oil pan but I'm not 100% on that. Maybe the tranny needs a fluid swap and a new filter before you condemn it :eusa-think: .

Mike.........

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wheelhorsekid

Are the 8 speeds typically more powerful than the hydro because of the gearing? Would an 8 speed 160 push more snow than an automatic?

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dgoyette

Are the 8 speeds typically more powerful than the hydro because of the gearing? Would an 8 speed 160 push more snow than an automatic?

The C-160 auto will push until you lose traction. I will say while there is potential for more to go wrong with the hydro version (because there is a lot more parts to the) system, it is just as strong.

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nylyon

Don't know how fast a C-101 is, but A later race was the 416-H vs C-160 Auto. The C-160 does go faster than the 416. Neither my C160 or 416 seem to work very hard and BOTH are more powerful than my 414-8

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Irv

I agree with Sparky. Check the tranny fluid and filter and lever adjustment.

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