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Hey, I am thinking about getting a 2001-2006 Honda 400ex or 2004-2006 Honda TRX450r. I will be doing some trail riding,hill climbing, sand dunes, mud, jumps, riding on snow and woops ( the mogul like things I cant spell it ) Basically everything. I don't know which ATV would be the best for that? I am willing to invest in a new exhaust system, air filter and some other mods. Please help me choose the right quad, Thanks for your help.
 

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The 400ex is more trail friendly as the gears are longer and you can really lug the motor down. The 450r is a beast. It makes a butt load of power in the upper range of the RPMs. The suspension is way better on the 450.
 

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Wlcome to the forums, I agree ^^^^^ the 400ex is a great all around quad witht the right mods you can make them ride much better than stock.
 

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Yep the 400ex is a better choice if your doing all around type of riding.If you were more into only open spaces and track time you'd want the 450r.
 

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Yep the 400ex is a better choice if your doing all around type of riding.If you were more into only open spaces and track time you'd want the 450r.
I'm going to disagree, the 450's are amazing and a lot of fun in tight trails. It just takes a lot of clutch work to ride them. Look at all the top names in GNCC, all 450s. There is nothing like popping the clutch out coming out of 2 trees. Nothing pulls like a TRX450.

The 400 is a better choice if you like to just cruise. If you are a fast, hard rider the 450 is a better choice. The 400 will hang with the 450s in the tight stuff but as soon as you hit the opens the 450 is gone.
 

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Thats what I meant.LOL
 

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Those Go-Pros are the Shizzle!!!! I hope to have one before the Busco trip
 

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Yeah I would love to have trails like that to ride on.Nice rolling place.But thats to fast paced for me.
 

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Thanks for replying guys i appreciate it. Which is better for just mudding and hill climbs? thanks for your help:)
 

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Thanks for replying guys i appreciate it. Which is better for just mudding and hill climbs? thanks for your help:)
I'm going to say the 400, it has much longer gears and better low end grunt. The 450, you just use raw power and wheel spin to get through stuff. Plus the newer 400's have reverse, the 450's do not.
 

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For hill climbs a 450r.All the people I know that hill climb run the 450's.
 

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It depends, the 400 makes it's power low to middle range and the 450 makes power up top. Just depends on your riding style.
 

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Your right.It would take me a while to get used to a 450.
 

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When I bought my quad, I had just sold my KTM 300 2 stroke. So the transition for me from a 2 stroke to a 4 stroke was simple. I ride my 450 a lot like a 2 stroke, hi revs with a lot of wheel spin!
 

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i got news from my dad he said when we get money goen we going to finish up the monster bike and then i get to go look for a new quad i am skipping the 400 and the 450 i prolly goen to get a 525outlaw or a 500 troy lee
 

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Awe man stick with honda please.Or you'll have to leave us.LMAO!!!
 

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i got news from my dad he said when we get money goen we going to finish up the monster bike and then i get to go look for a new quad i am skipping the 400 and the 450 i prolly goen to get a 525outlaw or a 500 troy lee
FYI, the 525 and the 500 are no faster or no more powerful than a 450. I walk all over my cousins Predator(500) with the same upgrades. And they are not as good of race bikes.
 
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