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Old 06-22-2011, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question best all around side by side?

Hey yall, me and a friend were looking around at our local atv/utv dealership. We got to thinking, what is the best all around utv or side by side for trails, carrying a bunch of supplies, and hitting mud or rocks if needed. I honestly couldn't think of which maker has the best utv for those activities. My friend added in that it would have to be somewhat able to keep up with atvs out on the trails while riding. What do yall think would be the best?
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont know what itll carry, but a polaris razr will do like 78 mph stock from what ive heard. i think thatll keep up with a quad...what about the big red?? does anybody know anything about them???
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sure do Bobs,BigReds are slow...Very spartan,kinda like the old Kowasuki mules used to be imo....
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the new rzr 900XP is the way to go if you have about 16000 laying around. All the SXS's are good, but if you want some speed stay away from big red, rhino(unless you spend more money to by pass the 42 mph shutoff). i can tell you that my dads 2010 ranger XP 800 is every bit as quick as my 09 RZR 800. The new RZR 800s come with the H.O and 30% better fuel mileage. if you are looking for something with a dump bed to haul tents, coolers, little grill, i would look into a kawasaki teryx, or ranger. the kawi has a lot of hop up potential!

for pure sportyness i would look into rzr XP, rzr S, rzr, can am's new 800's and 1000. there are lots of good choices out there.

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I would look at the teryx there pretty nnice wouldnt get a polaris due too techanical difficulties with the last couple i had.
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The Ranger is line is a POS. The RZR's are great for sport style driving. Nothing beats the Teryx or the Rhino when it comes to hauling camping gear, and such into the back country. The Yamaha in stock form is kinda slow but a new CDI adds another 10mph and a new clutch adds another 10. So for an additional 250 bucks you can be hitting the 60's. On trails around here the RZR's have nothing over the Rhino.

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I was liking the big red, rhino, and the teryx. Honestly I'm not much of a polaris guy. I've had alot of bad experiences with them.
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From what I hear on other forums, the RZRs are hit and miss. I like them, but wouldn't buy one if I had the intention of using it to haul anything. They are sport utility, if you had to haul stuff it will, just don't so it all the time. The Rhino is proven. It is probably to the best all around UTV (my opinion). The Tyrex looks like a good buy. I've seen a few and they looked pretty solid. The Can-am commander looks like its just too much. Not only in price, but it doesn't seem like it would hold up to the long haul. The Honda Big Red... I'll leave it at that, and maybe someday they will have a performer. I'd good with the Rhino. There are non-big name company's that make their own versions of UTVs, but I have no idea about them.
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Does anyone own a Arctic Cat Prowler?
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Does anyone own a Arctic Cat Prowler?
I've never seen one or heard of anyone that had one, I forgot Arctic Scrap even made one. Im sure its got a good strong motor, but I'd be weary about its overall quality and im sure its heavier than most UTVs.
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