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post #1 of 20 Old May 19th, 2012, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thinking bout buying a rzr

Ok looks like there are basically 4 rzrs being 570, 800, 800s and 900 xp. Not counting kid models and 4 seat limos.

Question is do they all have to be modified to fulfill my type of riding? I ride mostly in rocky mountainous terrain. The average speed is lower than 10 mph. These are real off trails and not roads. I don't ride sand dunes. I don't ride in the mud.

I see all these after market products and I just really wonder if polaris makes a model that I can buy and just hit the trail.
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Re: Thinking bout buying a rzr

If you ride rocks I'd get a spare belt and a factory utv skidpan fire ex might want some form of tunes How wide are your trails?

Rzr= 50 in wide

Rzr's = 60 in

Xp = 64 in

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Re: Thinking bout buying a rzr

Jim, we ride similar terrain and trails here in the Ozarks. We have a 50" stock RZR 800, and I promise you it will go anywhere you want to go, and go a lot of places that an XP cannot.
Our is modded out big time, but that has been a work in progress for 2 1/2 years. Read my signature. A roof, a half widshield, a $20 fire extinguisher and a good UHMW skid plate is in order, all else comes in time. If you have a family, or want to ride a lot with 3-4 people, the RZR 4 is worth a hard look. We have several friends with them, and they will go anywhere we go!
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Re: Thinking bout buying a rzr

Most of the rails I've been riding are narrow. Plus my trailer is only 5 ft wide. Looks like an 800 or a 570 for me.
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Re: Thinking bout buying a rzr

Jim, I also only ride trails in the Ozarks. I know RMR man and he is right. a 50" RZR can go anywhere, but I love my 800S. It is 60" wide and I really like the extra 10" of width.

Just because you have a 5' wide trailer is no reason to limit your search to 50" stuff. You can always sell your trailer and go to a 6x10.

If cost is a factor, then the 570 is the way to go. It will do everything a 800 50" will do.

You will want to put Factory UTV skids on it. Belly and A Arms. Some rock sliders also. A set of PA 3" harnesses. So figure $1000 of add on and then go from there. Maybe doors later.

Just spent 2 days doing trails @ SMORR. Love my 800S.
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You will like the suspension WAY better on an S if you are riding in the rocks. And if you can fit the 64" then you will like the XP suspension that much more. If you are limited to 50"... Then not much option
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welcome from colorado
don,t think you,ll find anything out the gate stock any utv
without putting some bucks into it,
you might try military surplus,

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I think the "S" is the best RZR for every situation.More then enough power,great suspension and the handling is awesome.
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Re: Thinking bout buying a rzr

If cost is a factor, then the 570 is the way to go. It will do everything a 800 50" will do.

Looks like I can get a 570 for 9 at Abernathys. The 800 is abt 1,200 higher. The 1,000 add on cost is what gets me. I'm trying to decide what I can afford with just the minimum add on cost.

You will want to put Factory UTV skids on it. Belly and A Arms. Some rock sliders also. A set of PA 3" harnesses. So figure $1000 of add on and then go from there. Maybe doors later.

Looks lie I can afford the skid plate and rock sliders.

Just spent 2 days doing trails @ SMORR. Love my 800S.[/QUOTE]

Where are the trails at SMORR?

Thanks to everyone for their input. I'm a 4 wheeler guy trying to switch over.
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Where are the trails at SMORR?

Thanks to everyone for their input. I'm a 4 wheeler guy trying to switch over.
Whoops. SMORR, Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch - Home
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Re: Thinking bout buying a rzr

this is just my take on things.... we ride forestry where trails are restricted to "50 inches" although some times they'll let 55 slide as about the MAX....

when i started looking at a rzr, i talked to a few people, as well as searched on here for situations....

here's a good rule... you can always make the 50" wider depending on your situation... meaning that get the 50, and if you want a wider stance, you can add aftermarket rims, or keep stock rims, and add spacers so you can remove them. if you're riding a 50" restricted trail, leave it stock, if you're going to a location where over 50 is allowed, and you could benefit from the wider stance, throw on some 2-3" spacers.

with the "S" or the "XP".... it's harder to make them narrow.... BUT if your area will accommodate the width, then you'll be good to go.

i had planned on a 50 from the start, and am interested in a 570 for the next addition to the fleet. you can look at some of the savings on a 50 (570 or 800) compared to the price of an "S" or "XP" and put some of that cost difference in a few add ons, and gain some width and a better ride (shock wise).

just my thoughts.... might not be worth much, but something to think about.

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Re: Thinking bout buying a rzr

Thanks TeamMudd. Your suggestions seems to fit my situation. I need to stay with a 50" because of some narrow trails that I ride now. Buying a 50" is a lot cheaper & will allow me to buy some of the recommended add ons. Looks like a 570 or 800 is the choice. Next is which one is the mountain climbing goat? I need a low speed goat instead of a fast runner.
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Most of the rails I've been riding are narrow. Plus my trailer is only 5 ft wide. Looks like an 800 or a 570 for me.
For where you ride go standard RZR 800. Must haves are probably winch, front brush guard, and most of all upgrade the skid plates to UHMW. Highly recommend FUTV skids.
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