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steve young
Username: Gearhead

Post Number: 38
Registered: 01-2006

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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 10:21 am:   

STEVE - I had a 2000 ARGO CONQUEST that I put 920 HOURS on that has the old transmission like all the BIGFOOT models have and at first the machine is new and you get use to all the noises but as the hours went on the whine of the transmission finally gets to you with the convertible top on it was unbearable to me without hearing protection the reverse idler gear is always turning even going forward; its like backing up a standard transmission vehicle, you hear that whine because it uses an idler gear that is spur cut(strait tooth) but only engaged while in reverse.The ARGO transmission is fairly quiet until the gear oil gets hot and not as thick.Finally I had enough and sold it and bought a brand new AVENGER because of all the new features but the new style transmission was the main reason.I feel the AVENGER is 3 times the machine the CONQUEST was;and the FRONTIER is probally the same.This is just my opinion on this topic and is not intended to offend anyone or their machine.