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Rhino's and other side x sides

Postby Rider11x » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:16 am

Anyone on here running them? How are they working for you? 8)
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Postby ontherks » Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:28 pm

RZR here, love, but Im trading it for a sand rail with a plan to get another one next year or the year after.
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Postby Rider11x » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:56 pm

The reason I ask is I saw a write up on the web about long travel Rhinos running the Rubicon this year. I believe it was side x side magazine online.

Here it is:http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgi/sid ... artpage=30
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Postby Ken » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:59 pm

We ran 'em too.


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Postby Ken » Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:02 pm

The green Rhino "coming down Cadillac Hill" is WRONG. That's before Cadillac Hill by about a mile.
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Postby Rider11x » Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:23 pm

How are the Rhinos at crawling the rocks?
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Postby Ken » Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:22 pm

It did fine. Low gear isn't that low, so it takes a little ramp up on some spots.
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Postby ontherks » Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:18 pm

That RZR in that artical and picture is of mine and me. Jon the guy that did the write up is a good guy. But 2 things are wrong in that, that I saw right away. The RZR does not have the ability to unlock the rear diff. And "everyone would of liked powersteering" or something like that is wrong. I had no problem with the steering and thought it was super easy like it was already power.

Honestly the rhinos were too high geared and there 4wd did not seem to work that good. Also they are carburated and loaded up.

The Rangers did awsome and so did the RZR, what it lacked in ground clearance the low center of gravity made up for it.
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Postby oldtrucks » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:51 pm

I've never had a problem with my Rhino loading up. Crawling it could be a little lower geared, but I'm running 27" bighorns, not exactly a light or small tire
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Postby Rider11x » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:50 pm

Maybe some clutching adjustments as in different weights and springs could help the Rhinos do the job. I must admit, I was never a Polaris fan in any way, but the quad videos you guys put on here has made a believer out of me in how good they really are. We recently did a rock crawling trail here in Pa, and Yamaha does have an excellent 4wd system, as you can select what you need on the spot, but it does keep you busy at times. We were in 4wd low the whole time, but I kept toggling between diff lock and unlock on tight spots to make the turns at times. I see where Polaris does alot of thinking for you.

Do any of you have any video to post from that ride? :?:
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Postby oldtrucks » Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:07 pm

Funny you mentioned the clutch, I'm putting a EPI kit in it this week along with a shimmed Grizzly sheave. The shim will lower the overall gear ratio, while the contour of the sheave increases top speed. The clutch kit should raise my stall, giving it better low end pull as well.
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Postby Rider11x » Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:45 pm

Highlifter.com sells an Outlaw clutch kit that is a combination of parts from EPI that is made to turn 29" tires in thick mud. I'd bet this is the hot setup for crawlers too.

Let us know how it turns out. 8)
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