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Old May 18th, 2009, 05:05 PM   #21
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Was that you parked next to me at the dunes on the 16th? I had a white gc, atk, banshee that wouldnt start and a raptor 660.
Sure was, had a blast out there...a little cold for my taste, but still a great time.

a few videos of me out there being an idiot...


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Ok now you did it...

I test drove an XP, a RZR & a RZR S today...I am torn. I love the power & suspension of the S. its awsome on power & handling without even being tuned in. the XP would be great for around the ranch...thats about it. the trick here is I have 4 other quads. so I am looking at the standard RZR at 50" wide. the trick here is it rode like crap! I was really disapointed in its ride. it rode like a garden tractor at 30 and beat my guts out. my wife goes " I sure hope the other one rides better" (speaking about the S).

now heres my question. if I bought the 50" one what can be done to improve ride and suspension besides adding some nice radial tires?
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 08:11 PM   #23
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what about this option yetti

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Old June 22nd, 2009, 08:32 PM   #24
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Ok now you did it...

I test drove an XP, a RZR & a RZR S today...I am torn. I love the power & suspension of the S. its awsome on power & handling without even being tuned in. the XP would be great for around the ranch...thats about it. the trick here is I have 4 other quads. so I am looking at the standard RZR at 50" wide. the trick here is it rode like crap! I was really disapointed in its ride. it rode like a garden tractor at 30 and beat my guts out. my wife goes " I sure hope the other one rides better" (speaking about the S).

now heres my question. if I bought the 50" one what can be done to improve ride and suspension besides adding some nice radial tires?
You can always upgrade shocks, the factory ones are cheap on the standard model. Elka makes some really nice replacements, but they aren't cheap. Do you do a lot of riding on state trails where you can only be 50" wide? Wheels and tires are some of the first things that most people upgrade on the standard model, and most aftermarket wheels have a different offset and will make your machine a bit wider. My old one with the ITP's and terracross tires was around 55" wide, but I had no problems with it on the trails in the UP.

Another thing to keep an eye on is the tire pressure...I'm not sure what the deal is at some of the dealerships, but mine had like 20lbs of air in the tires when I bought it. I dropped them down to 8lbs and it made the ride a lot better.

Other than those, I really dont have any other suggestions...the shocks will be the best way to make it ride better. You can always adjust your factory shocks to soften them up a bit, but a quality aftermarket set will make a much bigger difference.
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X2 on aftermarket shocks-- a set of walker evan or fox shocks will give you some additional tuning capabilities and then the ride/handling preference is up to you. Without going with a LT kit (wider a-arms), thats about the best you can do.

But yea, like 04 said, tire pressure will also play a big role in how it feels, it's your secondary (undamped) suspension.
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So what are the differences between your old and new machines? (rzr versus rzr s)
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There are quite a few differences between the two. The S has the 800 h.o. motor as where the standard rzr has the regular 800 (only a few hp difference, but every little bit helps) and an improved header that flows much better than the regular one. It also has a 5" over long travel suspension, fox remote resivoir coilover shocks, 26" maxxis bighorn tires, nicer wheels, a better roll cage that ties to the frame behind the bed, no clutch spacer (speed limiter), silver plastics instead of the red or green available on the regular model, wide fender flares, two-tone seats, red and black graphics (that I pulled off shortly after I got it home) and a few other things that I'm sure I'm forgetting.


Basically, Polaris saw that a lot of people were modifying their rzrs with aftermarket parts to have a better suspension with more travel, a wider stance, and adjustable shocks, so they made the S to target that market. It is over 60" wide, so it's not legal on some state trails like the standard 50" wide rzr....but really, it was made for the dunes and wide open trails where you can really use the higher top speed and suspension travel. I can float over the whoops on the dunes doing 60+ mph now, as where the old rzr would try to buck you out if you went over 10mph.

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Pretty sweet! My wife and I both ride 450 sport quads and we're talking about picking up a RZR too just to mix it up a little bit. I'll definitely have to check that one out.
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Pretty sweet! My wife and I both ride 450 sport quads and we're talking about picking up a RZR too just to mix it up a little bit. I'll definitely have to check that one out.
Gotcha. I also have a Raptor 700, and my girlfriend has a Wolverine 450. Total, we may have spent 30 minutes on the quads since I picked up the RZR-S, which I have put a few hundred miles on already. It rides so much smoother, and is a great change from a quad.

Actually, if you are really considering picking one up.... a guy on www.silverlakeforum.com just listed his 2009 RZR-S that is 100% stock with 13 hours on it for sale for $12,000, which is $3000 cheaper than a new one, and this one looks like its fresh off the showroom floor. He picked it up for his wife to use at the dunes, but he said they don't make it up enough to justify the cost of it.

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Writing an email to the wife now. :D
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