It's funny you mention this because it had already occurred to me that the timelines didn't quite align with the release of the Jagged X. Plus, there are a whole lot of those H.O. kits that haven't even hit the dealers stock yet. Hell, I was still waiting on mine and they said mid April.
This kind of parallels with what I had said to the other member. You go to 3 dealers and get 3 different answers to you questions. It seems, at least regarding the H.O. kit, this whole warranty coverage is filled with subterfuge, confusion and several people talking out of their butts, who don't really know the answer.
Nothing worse than thinking all is well and the parts guy tells you what you need to hear to complete the sale. Problem is, if he/she was incorrect who's gonna pay the bill when/if that engine takes a dump? Most people don't have 3-4 grand readily available to exact a repair like that.
I just want straight-up honest answers. If they tell me it's covered under the extended, then it damn well better be. If they say nope, no coverage, I'm fine with that too, just tell me the truth.
With this situation nobody really knew so they just assumed. I just didn't want our members spending the 1500 on the parts and installation, then have a serious issue if something happened later on. Then the dealer informs them that the so called warranty isn't worth the ink it's written with.
The argument was that it should be covered because although it is an after the fact of purchase (not the way the unit came out of the crate) it was still a Polaris part and would be installed by Polaris dealers, etc. She then said that the final decision was made to NOT cover the H.O. as an add on because they have had numerous recent claims (24 to date) of Jagged X engine failure or Rzr's upgraded to Jagged X specs with the H.O. kit. The second of these two being the upgrade to the Rzr XP were incurring more failures than the Jagged X but still several claims. She didn't brake it down to exact numbers as which one had the most problems, but stated that far more of the XP engines that had been upgraded to the H.O. kit were failing.
You know I was thinking about this lastnight for what ever reason.. Westen extended warranty company is who gave you the 24 failures to date number not polaris correct? The jagged X was released what jan 1st? If thats the case wouldn't all 24 be XP4s that had the kit installed? Jagged X has only been out what 3-4 months? Heck some who bought them are still waiting for them to come in. So that would mean Every Jagged out there is still under the 6 month factory warranty and westen wouldn't be getting called for those failures. I know it doesn't really matter. Was just pointing it out since they wouldn't tell you how many failures where XP4s wit the kits vs Jaggeds.. Wouldn't they all have to be converted XP4s? If thats the case kind of makes you wonder if it was the instalation or the kit its self. I guess you would need to know the failure numbers of jagged from polaris to figure that though
Doesn't really matter. Just something I'd thought I'd point out.. Doesn't change the fact the kit won't let you keep your extended so might as well go with alba and get more of a gain for the money..