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post #1 of 17 Old April 19th, 2017, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 2016 RZR XP Turbo. On the Turbo's when going down a steep hill the back end tends to come around. What is the best way to handle this situation? Would it be best to drive the turbo in low 4wd or place in neutral? Does anyone else have this problem? I'm still new to the RZR family so I'm still trying to get use to it.
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Re: Going down a steep HILL

I don't have a turbo but my 1000XP does the same thing, it's basically a weight ratio thing. The engine in the back is heavier and it will tend to slide sideways as gravity pulls your bike downhill. This especially happens in wet or muddy situations.

I put my RZR in low AND in 4WD when going down steep hills. Don't put it in neutral going down a hill, it's harder to control your speed and if your back end does start to go sideways you can use your front tires when in 4wd to help straighten yourself out. In neutral you wouldn't be able to do this.

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Re: Going down a steep HILL

With my XP1K, on a very steep hill I have two footed it down the hill. I give it just enough gas so the drive train stays locked up to give what little engine braking the XP has, and of course the left foot is on the brake. It is a little odd, but seemed to work for me.
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With my XP1K, on a very steep hill I have two footed it down the hill. I give it just enough gas so the drive train stays locked up to give what little engine braking the XP has, and of course the left foot is on the brake. It is a little odd, but seemed to work for me.
Yes, I do this as well. Last ride I was on we were going down a steep muddy pipeline road. I was two footing it and I was basically going about a foot or two down at a time. The last 15 or so feet were the steepest and my back end started slipping. I let off the brake got on the gas turned front tires the direction my back end was slipping and straightened up.
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Re: Going down a steep HILL

With my XP1K (no turbo) I put it in low and 4wd so it is ready but I can keep the back in the back primarily by using the brakes and letting it roll as needed. Sometimes the engine braking can cause the backend to break loose where as I feel I can better control just with the brakes. A lot depends on the type of hill. Plus the RZR throws a code if I two foot too much.
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With my XP1K (no turbo) I put it in low and 4wd so it is ready but I can keep the back in the back primarily by using the brakes and letting it roll as needed. Sometimes the engine braking can cause the backend to break loose where as I feel I can better control just with the brakes. A lot depends on the type of hill. Plus the RZR throws a code if I two foot too much.

Yes it does throw a code if 2 footing to much. I've done that before so I have to becareful of that.
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Going down a steep HILL

Friday night we were riding power lines in Tennessee and I've gotten gun shy again. Because I was going down a steep hill and liked to have lost control because the back end came around with me and I almost started flipping. I think I'm in need of lots of practice going down hills. Going up is a piece of cake for me and getting to be a little dare devil lol
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I think the key decision is whether to keep the clutch engaged. Some scenarios YES but others NO. It's hard to address all of the possibilities. So practice, practice, practice.
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I've had lots to say because it being the turbo leave in neutral going down it would be easier. But have had some to say place in low 4wd. I had been doing neutral but the other night it didn't seem to work out well because of needing the speed for the next hill.
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Re: Going down a steep HILL

Gas that sum-bitch! Yeehaa! You may be able to change out your secondary helix for one with less or no EBS.
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I've had lots to say because it being the turbo leave in neutral going down it would be easier. But have had some to say place in low 4wd. I had been doing neutral but the other night it didn't seem to work out well because of needing the speed for the next hill.
You should never go down a hill in any vehicle, in neutral. Descending is like any other driving characteristic... you only get better at it by having more seat time. When your RZR, or any vehicle is descending, you can feather the throttle and brakes, to help control vehicle direction. When you'in neutral, you're completely at the mercy of gravity.

Some riders have the same approach with coming to a stop on street bikes. They prefer to slip it in neutral and just brake to the stop. Much better to downshift, manipulating the transmission and front-to-rear braking, for a much more controlled stop. Use all your resources, not just one.

Like FRAZR said, there might be an advantage to modifying your clutch to better accomodate your type of terrain. I'd recommend talking to a reputable vendor for recommendations.
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Gas and brake but not too much of either and don't panic
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They don't have helix's for the turbos yet


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thats quite a cage bamagirl.. who built it. wild
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thats quite a cage bamagirl.. who built it. wild
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