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I've been told by a few people that driving in Low whenever possible will help the belt last longer, but I can't bring myself to drive faster than 10 or 12 mph in Low because the RPM's sound too high. so the question is... when is it good to drive in Low, and how fast can you drive in Low? Is it really going to help the belt last longer to drive in Low?
 

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If your in tough technical stuff, going under 10 mph then low is the correct gear. I will stay in low when I'm in an area that I know I'll be needing it frequently. On short runs I've gone as fast as 20 mph in low with no problems. Fuel mileage is poor in low, but for tough situations it will save your belt. Common sense is your best guide. I use high probably 95% of the time.

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Generally I have a feel for when to shift down that you will aquire with time and experience. In most situations anything above 15 mph is good for high but if you are in knarly slow going stuff especially in 4wd low is the way to go. It boils down to how hard the engine is pulling at low speed that dictates when to use low to make it easier on the transmission and at those low speed hard pull situations will cause the belt to slip and get hot that can be avoided in low range. Also for going down steep hills using low for those RZRs still with engine breaking it does a great job of holding your speed down saving the brakes. I realize not all RZRs have EBS. Also low should be used any time you drive up steep ramps. As an afterthought anytime you smell burning rubber coming from the clutch cover you should have used low and will likely need a new belt soon. Hope that helps answer you question, gerry
 

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that's perfect. thanks guys. The reason I asked is because I've climbed a few mountain ranges with it, and I know I will be in low for a big chunk with maybe 200 yards of flat terrain. but then I'll need low again. It's a pain to have to stop, switch gears, then go again. now I know I can stay in low and just keep it under 20 mph for those short bursts. thanks for the info!
 

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20mph is no mans land for me. Anything under 20 and i'm typically in low. anything over and i'm typically in high. Right around 20 depends on the terrain i'm in. If i'm climbing steady i'll keep it in high. if i'm up and down probably low. I have nearly 400 miles on my rzr and i'm guessing 300 miles are in low gear.
 

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I use high 95% of the time.. Even going up hills. If its a really steep hill or if its a slow technical climb then I'll use low. If its a long hill I can hit with speed I stay in high. I have 1000 miles on my belt with NP.. If a belt lasts me 1500 miles I'm happy. I have never smelt my belt burning. I have had my RZR bog a little trying to make it up a bad hill Soon as it does I stop and switch to low. If its a very bad hill and I'm not sure I can make it I always use awd Low.
 

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My RZR S Has a low?!!!
Wow I'm gonna have to check that out!
 

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When is saw the DVD that came with my rzr, they say that low is for 10-20 mph range and if you tow stuff with your rzr it will be perfect,I think High is for 0-60 mph.
 

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One time after taking a break out behind Olds in a group of 7 or 8 rzr, we all took off thru the dunes. I was right behind the leader. He was cruising pretty fast, like usual.
Was wondering why it sounded different ? And why I could only get going 30-35mph max wfo :rofl3: After a minute figured it out. I had put it in low instead of high, not realizing it.
Brain fart. Man i felt like an idiot. My passenger was laughing his ass off.
So low will go 30-35mph at max wot. :rofl3:

Doesn't seem like low is needed in most dune situations.
 
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