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Impeller Modification Kit ?

I recently purchased a Sno-Tek (920402) 24". Its cool! I noticed the diameter of the auger is 11"..vs. 12" on other 24" units. Does anyone think the 1" short matters?

The impeller is 12" like the others though...I have been seeing a kit online that closes the gap between the impeller and side wall causing more throwing distance, other positives, etc...Would it work with this unit??

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Welcome to the forum flag. It depends on how much distance you have between the impeller and the housing. If it's fairly close, I would think it's probably not worth the bother with a new machine. I have a new Platinum 24 and the tolerances are pretty close. I can't see that there's much to be gained.


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I don't think that the 1' difference in Auger diameter will affect performance. You might gain a bit more distance with the impeller kit, but what i have noticed is it makes a big difference with wet snow and low volumes of snow. Let's say you get about 3-4" of snow, most 2 stage machines just aren't gonna be of much use, but with the impeller kit installed they are far more effecient in this type of snowfall and the same goes for clearing heavy slushy snow. Some people choose to just leave the smaller snowfalls and others prefer to clean up everthing.
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The impeller on the Sno-Tek 24", at least on mine is a 3 blade and I looked at the clearance on mine and I see no reason to put a impeller kit on it. Ariens did a good job with the clearances between the impeller and the housing.
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I talked my GF into buying a couple kits. my friend put the kit on hers but my kit is still in the box. they say it works real well with sluchy snow, it would be nice to have a machine ready for that stuff so I might put the kit on my 521 when I repair the electric starter

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I recently purchased a Sno-Tek (920402) 24". Its cool! I noticed the diameter of the auger is 11"..vs. 12" on other 24" units. Does anyone think the 1" short matters?

The impeller is 12" like the others though...I have been seeing a kit online that closes the gap between the impeller and side wall causing more throwing distance, other positives, etc...Would it work with this unit??
11" augers are necessary for the compact housings, It has to do with the distance from the back of the impeller house to the rake shaft. it's this distance that makes a compact a compact. A 1" larger auger will make zero difference in throwing capability.
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I recently purchased a Sno-Tek (920402) 24". Its cool! I noticed the diameter of the auger is 11"..vs. 12" on other 24" units. Does anyone think the 1" short matters?

The impeller is 12" like the others though...I have been seeing a kit online that closes the gap between the impeller and side wall causing more throwing distance, other positives, etc...Would it work with this unit??
The impeller kits have NOTHING to do with the auger. They are modifications to your impeller, the smaller very high speed spinning thing that throws your snow. If the distance between your Impeller blade ends and the Impeller housing are more then 3/4" then I would put a kit on it.

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The impeller kits have NOTHING to do with the auger. They are modifications to your impeller, the smaller very high speed spinning thing that throws your snow. If the distance between your Impeller blade ends and the Impeller housing are more then 3/4" then I would put a kit on it.

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You meant 3/8" I think, correct ? That's about when it starts to get concerning.

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