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I am going to be buying a RZR this weekend, and my local dealership has a couple options:

Option 1- a RZR-S (stock) for $13,999 :rzrs:
Option 2 - a regular RZR with fullboar body kit, aftermarket cage, bumpers and wheels and tires for $10,999 :redrzr:

My question is: How good is the RZR-S stock suspension? Would it be a better investment for me to by the RZR-S, with stock long travel or buy the regular RZR and invest in an aftermarket long travel kit?
How many people who have purchased the RZR-S have ended up upgrading their suspension?
*Keep in mind that I am a fabricator, and I can build my own cage, bumpers, etc.

Thanks, Brandon
 

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Welcome to the forum.

There are a couple questions you need to ask yourself first.

1. Will you have 4- 5K to spend on aftermarket suspension?
2. Do you want a complete right out of the box best ride experience?

The Rzr S suspension does great..The springs get really soft and start to sag. A cheap solution is to buy makin Trax progressive springs. I bought a Std Rzr and bought a used s suspension with the makin Trax springs and it was night and day diff. For the price it couldnt be beat but there are some really nice Long Travel systems out there too. I didnt want to go too wide so the s was perfect. If I was planning to run wide open desert or sand I would have gotten the Bent Motorsports + 10 kit. That is a sweet setup.
 

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is option 2 brand new ?? if so id definately buy it . then if not happy with ride put suspension on it and still have less or barely more in it than option 1 .
 

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Being from Vegas, I assume most of your riding is out in the open. Def go with the S, as you will spend $3-4K to upgrade the suspension of a regular RZR to RZR S capabilities. If you live in the woods like we do, then the 50" wide stock RZR is the only smart choice. That S price sounds like a fair one. Is it a '10 or an '11?
 

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Both are great machine,the rzr s suspension is great,you could buy the fullbore rzr because you will not get a good deal and buy the purepolaris rzr suspension.
 

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thanks again guys! if the payment isn't too much more im pretty sure im going to go with the S :rzrs: but now im a little worried because last night i saw the dash mod thread :wall:
I'm 6'5" and i haven't even sat in a rzr yet plenty of rhinos but not one rzr. and ive been working my self up for weeks and bugging the crap out of my wife if i don't fit im going to be pissed! Is there anyone my height that fits with with out cutting up the dash?
 

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thanks again guys! if the payment isn't too much more im pretty sure im going to go with the S :rzrs: but now im a little worried because last night i saw the dash mod thread :wall:
I'm 6'5" and i haven't even sat in a rzr yet plenty of rhinos but not one rzr. and ive been working my self up for weeks and bugging the crap out of my wife if i don't fit im going to be pissed! Is there anyone my height that fits with with out cutting up the dash?
I am 6'9 and weigh in at 385lbs. My right knee misses the dash by about 1" Rhino's are very tight for me. This RZR has plenty of leg room and head room. My brother is 6'11 and his knee barely touches the dash.
 

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thanks again guys! if the payment isn't too much more im pretty sure im going to go with the S :rzrs: but now im a little worried because last night i saw the dash mod thread :wall:
I'm 6'5" and i haven't even sat in a rzr yet plenty of rhinos but not one rzr. and ive been working my self up for weeks and bugging the crap out of my wife if i don't fit im going to be pissed! Is there anyone my height that fits with with out cutting up the dash?
I am 6'9 and weigh in at 385lbs. My right knee misses the dash by about 1" Rhino's are very tight for me. This RZR has plenty of leg room and head room. My brother is 6'11 and his knee barely touches the dash.
wow 6'9" and 6'11" did your mom feed you miracle grow for breakfast, not the type of guy you want to rear end on a bad day, thanks for the good news:icon_thumleft:
 

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I'm 6'4", 285 and the RZR is the only one that I'm comfortable in. I can run it out of gas before I get tired of driving if that helps. :rofl3:
 

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PS. I would buy the standard RZR because of the price and all the aftermarket parts out there. I have seen long travel kits that are miles ahead of the stock S ones. Good luck on your purchase.
 

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RZR-S and get upgraded the springs from Makin Trax. Decent aftermarket kit will run you 4 - 5k.
 

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im 6'4 255 and got to drive an s the other day, an 09 and fell in love!!!!!!!!! so i just put a downpayment on a 11' s LE cf edition and its on order...got a hella deal too!!!! 14,500 out the door after all taxes and charges.....so i went ahead and got the bed extenders, rock sliders, half windshield, sport roof, 14" itp wheels and put the big horns back on her because i loved the way they looked and they have such good reviews.....now i want bumpers, winch, doors, air filter/prefilter and ill be happy :)... good luck with the purchase man!!!!!!! already adicted to this world about as bad as im am in the jeep wrangler world
 

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RZR-S or nothing. I bought the standard rzr and have kicked my ass ever since then.
 

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Overkill, Those prices seem high, but I'm not from your area. Just seems like a lot to pay full MSRP. There are some recent threads with price checks on them for the S model.

If you don't want to go and have to pay later for an expensive upgrade while you're paying for the machine, get the S. There are some killer LT kits out there though and superior shocks....but they're big bucks and you can't tack that onto your payments.
 

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Looks like I'm getting an Orange S LE for around $12,900. Can't wait
 

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so i went to the dealer today and i fit just fine im going back tomorrow to get the carbin fiber and black one, does any one know what the deal is with the " ZF Sachs" shocks? man that 2011 S is so sick
 
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