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Anyone got their hands on one yet? I have had one on ordered but no one has a clue when it will be in and Ariens website says backordered
 

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I see mail order places claim to have parts for motorcycles etc in stock. But when I order, nope, not in stock, have to wait because they do not actually have the parts in stock.

You may want to call Ariens and/or just order the parts on their website. They'll send you the parts whenever those parts come into stock.
 

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This $45 seems spendy.
I just got a a.m. led light and mounted it higher up on the control panel with a 45 degree bracket. This was mounted on the side not obscured by the chute. It wired right in the existing wiring.
Good luck!
* A halogen light drew too much electric current and eventually failed.

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I hate to say this, but after waiting for so long to get my hands on the LED replacement kit, I’m completely unimpressed. I saw a few new models (Deluxe and Compact) at a Lowe’s yesterday. They have the LED and it looks very cheap. They had 3 on display and one of them had condensation inside already. I’m going to save my $50 for now, unless it ends up putting out an impressive amount of light. Also, IMHO, the new models looked horrible, again, very cheap. I’ll be hanging on to mine.
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My local Lowes still has last year's models. So does Ace. Light winter last year, evidently there's a lot of unsold inventory around here. May be why Ariens still hasn't updated their website.

New models look like Halloween editions.
 

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I hate to say this, but after waiting for so long to get my hands on the LED replacement kit, I’m completely unimpressed. I saw a few new models (Deluxe and Compact) at a Lowe’s yesterday. They have the LED and it looks very cheap. They had 3 on display and one of them had condensation inside already. I’m going to save my $50 for now, unless it ends up putting out an impressive amount of light. Also, IMHO, the new models looked horrible, again, very cheap. I’ll be hanging on to mine.
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Is it all metal? If so then it isn’t cheap
 

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May be why Ariens still hasn't updated their website.

New models look like Halloween editions.
Website is updated now.

I'll I'll likly order the LED upgrade, I would hope it put out improved lumens and a brighter white light than the old halogen.
 

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Saw the new design at lowes. I like the updated control area. Metal seems to be the same thickness as outgoing model. Like the design. Also seen on their website the Platinum comes with quick turn chute with the press of a button. Like to see that in action. Price hump
Though. Got my 24 SHO Platinum last year for $1599, and this year they are $1999
 

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Has anybody found this kit in stock ? Ordered from 1 place, got a out of stock after ordering. Called another, and seems they are all backordered.
 

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Everything is out on ships from overseas..... I am waiting for stuff that is not in stock as well .... Unfortunately, America relies to much on overseas manufacturing, we should have kept more here.
 

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The Ariens Parts website still says 0 available. I’d be surprised if they shipped to any 3rd parties before they sell them themselves.
 

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The Ariens Parts website still says 0 available. I’d be surprised if they shipped to any 3rd parties before they sell them themselves.
I'm actually surprised if it isn't the same exact part being used on current snowblowers.

Yes, too dependent on the "global" economy. America does make a lot of great stuff, but we outsource incredible amounts of smaller common parts and pieces that we used every day. Try and find American Jean's, bolts or nails, TV or cell phones. All 100% imported.
 

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Picked up my new Ariens headlamp this morning from my dealer. The 72104400 kit includes the headlamp, pigtail wiring loom and Instructions and 2 screws. Pictures later this afternoon. Canadian price is CAD$72.99 and with taxes CAD$82.48.
 

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Picked up my new Ariens headlamp this morning from my dealer. The 72104400 kit includes the headlamp, pigtail wiring loom and Instructions and 2 screws. Pictures later this afternoon. Canadian price is CAD$72.99 and with taxes CAD$82.48.
Look forward to pics, maybe comparisons to the halogen lamp!

Have mine on order, they have landed stateside, hope to see mine ship this week.
 

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Look forward to pics, maybe comparisons to the halogen lamp!

Have mine on order, they have landed stateside, hope to see mine ship this week.
Here are some pics of the new LED headlamp kit and installed look. The 6 LED's stay on flicker free at idle and max engine speed. The kit seems very well made and includes all the parts needed to install and the instructions.
 

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Interesting. Looks like a very clean fit. Hope to see a update once it's dark enough.
 
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