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Hey guys. I'm looking at purchasing a new Rancher. I'm a little confused about them. I don't know if i want the single rear shock or the independent rear end. Does anyone own either or has anyone rode one of the two? I think I want to get the independent but the single rear is cheaper.
Please someone help me!! :(
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Blake
 

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I have an 09 AT and I will not go back to solid axle. I also love the chose of shifting or not, It has great power and a sporty fell aswell. get the AT you will not regrate it
 

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Thanks for the advise!!!
 

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I have an 09 AT and I will not go back to solid axle. I also love the chose of shifting or not, It has great power and a sporty fell aswell. get the AT you will not regrate it
I agree.. I have an 09 as well with IRS and it's my first quad with IRS, and boy didn't know what I was missing... I ride the wifes vinson solid rear and it handles like a dinosaur compared to the rancher with IRS!!
 

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I love my IRS...as mentioned, the ground clearance is better, it handles better, and the ride is better.
 

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Id go for the IRS, its is far better in my opinion. I go riding with my buddy who has a solid rear axle foreman, and his back is killing him at the end of the day.
 

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The AT is more comfortable and has more ground clearence over the other ranchers, but don't forget that the non-IRS rancher is still a great machine.
 

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And also that the IRS is only on the AT, if that matters to you.
 

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I just picked up an 09 Rancher AT. This thread was one of the deciding factors to spend the money over the 08 ES.

I've not had a chance to ride it yet, but will soon. For those who may be in the market, it's red, 420 miles, bone stock and I purchased it at $5100. This is a non power steering model. Thought this may help others gauge selling prices.

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Good for you...welcome to the club. You'll love it.
 
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