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Ok, now im a Honda loyal guy and just wanna know what you guys think. Honda versus Suzuki?:funnyhonda:
 

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hey sorry about the little Honda guy. I didnt see him making the loser symbol. lol.
 

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What kind of machine?
 

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ATV. Sport and Utility
 

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I was told a stock Suzuki would out run a stock Honda But honda with the same power adders as the suzuki Honda would win But thats just hear say
 

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As far as the sport machines... The 450's are pretty even stock for stock. Put the $30 Cherry Bomb from Yoshi and a pipe and it will leave a piped honda...BAD. Put a new exhaust intake and jetted properly it will be even again. No other machine responds to upgrades like TRX450. With a GT Thunder rear linkage, steering stabilizer and dialed in shocks, the 47" wide can take turns just as fast as the 49.5" wide LT-R.

In the 400 class, the EX is the ultimate trail machine. The EX has much better acceleration but the Z has better top speed. The Z is more track built and the EX is more trail built.
 

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A guy i know obesses over Suzuki. Everything Suzuki. Suzuki this.... Suzuki that.... And whenerver a Suzuki gets beat in a race he always makes an excuse, "oh umm, its just the rider."
 

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The rider is the biggest difference between the machines. One of my buddies has a stock LT-R and he lapped EVERYONE on a 13 mile course in 10 laps.
 

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YFZ can keep up pretty good with a LTR, couldn't it?
 

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Yeah, they are all really even.
 

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What are some really good preformance mods for my 400ex?
 

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Start with the simple stuff. Open up the airbox lid, put a better flowing air filter on it. If you use K&N get an outerwear Filter. I prefer foam for the dusty riding i do. Put a full system exhaust, not just a slip on. Then you can change cams to a more agrressive one. Don't forget to jet. With that you could see a 15-20% gain in HP if you choose the right stuff.
 

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I was thinking about a K&N and an HMF slip on. I was leaning torward the jet kit but im not sure whether i would want that or not. does the jetting really help?
 

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Jetting is a must, The carb from the factory is set for sea level and stock exhaust and air filter. If you add a K&N air filter, your air into the combustion chamber is now 50% more than what it was. You have to add more fuel to keep the air/fuel ratio correct. Anytime you make ANY adjustment to the intake of exhaust system you have to rejet.
 

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Ok. I get it now. How do u install the jet kit?
 

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The jet kit is just a whole bunch of different jets. The jets are only about $3 a piece. For the price of a jet kit you can pay a shop to do it.
 

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the shops aroung my area takes weeks to finish a job. but were pretty good customers at the Honda shop, they get ours done pretty fast.
 

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Doesn't have to be an ATV shop... any carb SHOULD be able to do it.
 

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agree^^^ if you buy the dyno jet kit you can call them and tell them exactly what you did to your quad and the tech will tell you exactly what jet and needle setting to use also the instructions will tell you the same thing.
 
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