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  • bobs330 ·
    Hey Taxman, do you think you take a few pictures of the rear bumper and especially the mounting, maybe two pics of each side of the mounting?? Im somewhat interested in one, but not until I see how well they mount. Thanks.
    taxman ·
    I hear the power steering is awesome. I wish ours would have came with that---my wife would have loved it. I hear you on the mudding and deep water---I don't do much mudding with ours at all. I've heard that it's not good for the brakes, rear axle, etc. If I was mechanically inclined (which I'm not), I would feel better about it. I basically ride mine and do little maintenance on it at all. I do get brave on our 250EX and I will change the oil, spark plug and I'll clean the air filter--but that machine is really simple to work on. I don't touch the brakes, rear axle, etc. I hope the plow works for us---we definitely get enough snow here in upstate new york to warrant having a plow. And the fuel injection is great---you'll love that. I have to screw around with the 250EX a lot to warm it up when it's cold out since it has a carb on it. It's nice just hitting the start button and having it fire up. Let me know how you like it when you pick it up!
    bobs330 ·
    no i dont plan on winching. never needed one on a 2wd recon, dont think ill need one on a 4wd rancher. i stay outta deep mud because im nervous of getting mud/water in engine. i thought about the plow too but its not a priority now, wait till winter and it might be different. ive already got a rack bag, its a soft sided but it works for me. im nervous of putting it on because when i pulled it of the recon, the racks were rubbed free of paint in a few places from the bottom of the bag. the power sterring option is worth every penny. going to get it sat and have fun the rest of the day!
    taxman ·
    You got a great freaking deal...big time. $3000 and you've got a brand new quad?? Can't beat that. We ended up financing a tad over $6K, but we ended up getting a rear seat/trunk and the 60" plow. And we didn't get the trade-in that you did---only gave us $900 for our '02 250EX. Ours came with a winch, although I don't think it's a Warn. Are you going to put a winch on yours?
    bobs330 ·
    hey, update on rancher, i went to the dealer today and test rode a '11 rancher 4x4 power steering foot shift with red plastics. its a very plushy quad to me, i really like the power steering, and the display is exactly what i wanted. theyre asking $5799 out the door, they said theyll gimme $1650 for recon so ill only have to finance 3k on a brand new quad. cant wait to go get it and burn rubber.
    bobs330 ·
    i dont know if ill buy a plow since we generally can shovel our driveway with a regular shovel, although we've had 2 blizzards in the last 2 winters. but once i get some time on it, ill prolly get a few things for it maybe. once have enough clams, new mudlites. IMO, one of the best tire for al around terrain
    taxman ·
    You did get a great deal on it. We paid $5999 for a 2010 with 400 miles on it---although it is the AT model. That's awesome, bobs. Congrats! We've already rode ours a lot and plan on another long ride this weekend. Not that I'm anxious for winter, but I do want to see how this baby plows snow. We bought a 60" plow to go with it, which the dealer is going to order this fall. I just hope it hooks up to the winch. I've seen videos of ranchers plowing snow and they work pretty good from what I've seen and heard. Lots of low-end torque and great maneuverability for a mid-size quad is what I was told.
    bobs330 ·
    one dealer siad 1800 or so trade just sight unseen, but theyre 500 more thanother dealer. so prolly first weekend in june ill be going to the same dealer i got the recon from and trading up for the '11 420FPM in green. also a reason for getting power steering is the digital dash display. theyre asking $5799 + $12 doc fee, cash/check out the door. i hope for 1200 trade from them cause that would get me right at the payment i want
    taxman ·
    Our rancher doesn't have power steering, but I've heard it's pretty awesome. My wife would probably love it. Hey---congrats!!! I was wondering if you'd made up your mind. Did they give you a decent trade-in on your Recon? You're gonna love the Rancher--especially since you got it with the manual shift like you wanted.
    bobs330 ·
    hey taxman, does your rancher have power steering? if so, how well does it work, and whats it like to have. im probably going to buy a 2011 rancher 4x4, foot shift with power steering. thanks, and thanks for the posts about the ranchers.
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