The most dedicated snowmobilers will spend countless off-season hours in the garage, wrenching, tweaking and customizing their sleds with aftermarket parts and accessories until – mercifully – the snow finally flies. Chris Timony of Marquette, Mich., is one of those sledders.
In March, Chris purchased a used 2016 Ski-Doo Summit X 154 T3 with about 800 miles on it from Trueman-Welter's
. He rode the stock sled only once before lifting it up in his garage for a few upgrades, including Grip-n-Rip upper A-arm and suspension module brace kits, a Skinz Protective Gear Bret Rasmussen front bumper, a Ski-Doo Extreme Skid Plate, a Ski-Doo handlebar riser and heated riser bag, and a Ski-Doo vent kit – just to name a few.
"I'm a finance manager at an RV dealership, so I get three months in the winter where I get laid off," explains Chris. "So [it] works out pretty perfect for me living in Midwest snowmobiling paradise. I decided to do the build just to customize it and make it my own and have something unique to me."
According to Chris, the build took approximately 10 hours to complete, but he condensed the project into one 4.5-minute time-lapse video (shown below). We're very grateful that he decided to share the footage with us at American Snowmobiler
Chris says he'll ride the modified Summit primarily in the UP. He also owns a 2014 Renegade Backcountry that he uses for trail, crossover and low-snow conditions, and he plans to start that build next.
"I haven't been anywhere else to ride yet, but I would sure love to make it out to the mountains (like out west) sometime," says Chris. "I'm working on building up my off-trail riding skills to get to that level where a big trip will be worth it."