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    Bent Tunnel - Replace with Used?

    Has anyone replaced a tunnel on their sled before because it was bent? How do you deal with the different VIN number on the tunnel that you buy?

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Bent Tunnel - Replace with Used?

    Cut it out of the original and rivet it over the new one. In BC at least I believe you can apply for an assigned VIN that a body shop rivets on with special rivets. Big pain and it takes awhile.
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    Re: Bent Tunnel - Replace with Used?

    buy a used tunnel that has a good vin, swap and insure.
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    Re: Bent Tunnel - Replace with Used?

    just get a bill of sale with the used tunnel,
    I know with cat when purchasing a new tunnel for a exiting unit we used to have to cut out the vin on the old tunnel send it to them and they would stamp the new tunnel before it was shipped.
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    Re: Bent Tunnel - Replace with Used?

    MUR is correct, talk to your dealer they will contact cat and send in your old vin and stamp it on the new tunnel before they send it out.
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    Re: Bent Tunnel - Replace with Used?

    I did a swap with a used tunnel on my '07 Summit. The used tunnel came with bill of sale showing the proper VIN numbers on it. Switched my insurance & registration to the "new" sled as soon as it was all back together.

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    Re: Bent Tunnel - Replace with Used?

    Big job by the way.

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    Re: Bent Tunnel - Replace with Used?

    I just took a pictures of the old vin, sled, and the insurance papers, put a wrap on the tunnel so there is no visible vin. I hope the RCMP will take that as proof!!!!

    Never had any one ask any questions yet.



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    Re: Bent Tunnel - Replace with Used?

    I have built quite a few mod sleds and all have had cr tunnels installed. I have never worried about cutting apart the oem tunnel to save the vin, but have instead kept the tunnels in the shed to be sold with the sled to the next owner. I always have my current insurance and plate in the underseat/tunnel bag and have not had anyone ask me to compare the vin on the insurance and registration to the vin that should be on the tunnel. This is not saying that it would never happen (when you have the wrong cop on the wrong day)... but simply saying that I have never had an issue. In my opinion it looks way more shady to rivet a cut piece of a tunnel with a vin on it onto a aftermarket tunnel or a oem tunnel with another vin underneath it. Not to mention what that would do to your bibs and boots after a couple rides. If the machine is worth doing a tunnel swap and a used tunnel is what you are trying for, find a part out that you can buy tunnel and bulkhead together and make sure it comes ready to insure and register or consider finding a unit the same as what you have and doing your own part out. This will leave you with all the extra parts you foresee yourself needing in the future, and help pay back the money required to repair your current machine.

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    Re: Bent Tunnel - Replace with Used?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jjanke View Post
    Has anyone replaced a tunnel on their sled before because it was bent? How do you deal with the different VIN number on the tunnel that you buy?

    Thanks in advance
    What part of the tunnel is bent?
    The rear half of Cat tunnels are replaceable. VIN not an issue. Front half is a different story.

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