Fish if its a 99, its the same yr as mine and yes it will have full gauges, speedo/hr/mile
mine has been worth every penny I paid
as for being like the 450 yes, but its on a slightly smaller chassis, if you park the two side by side, there is a good 3+ inches in height between the two
the 400 is maybe a in between size between a 300 and a 450, in physical size and power
some simple mods are to place 400 rear shocks on the front, and then get 450 front shocks and place on the rear, that lifts the 400 about 2 inches , in a pretty simple way!
for more power, they used to swap 450 heads on top of the 400's, if anyone wanted to do that, that gets you the little gain in power the 450's have in a rather easy deal
Only issue's I have had with mine since new, have been one rear axle, due to a bad wheel/axle seal letting water in
a few yrs back I started getting a odd running issue I couldn't figure out,m took to deal, and ended up being a bad CDI, this happened after a buddy borrowed my atv and left it idle for 5+ hrs?? he went inside and forgot he left it running????? URGH? some people??
I tore both front axle CV boots, and just replaced whole axles, due to I found new one's cheap, and figured why not just replace whole axles, old one's are still fine LOL
other than that,just basis PM's
and again, I am NOT easy on this ATV, its been used and abused most of its life, way past over worked at times, and just runs great!
I never opted for the warn 424, to get it part time 4x4, as I don't find it hard to steer at all, normally be driving it with just one arm too!
and tire wear is very little in difference, maybe an 1/8 inch difference from front to back, after about 10 yrs on the tires one it now, riding on pavement, dirt, gravel , mud ,snow ice, you name it, so, heads up, might be easier yet to steer in 2x4, but its not that bad in 4x4