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Advice to the Noob SxS

Discussion in 'General Side X Side Discussions' started by 8501parker, Apr 3, 2019.

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  1. 8501parker

    8501parker Damian SXS Nation Rookie

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    Hahah. Submariner. No Wife might kill me if I pulled that off... I just working on separating accessories that are helpful and those that are not oh and not spending money that is not needed (again wife).
     
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    I was not referring to a current EFI system. I was referring to the direct injection system Polaris used back in the 90's on some of their Personal Water Craft. I agree w/ you on the current EFI system, it works really well. I am comfortable with carburetor's, but I would not have one now without EFI.
     
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    Jaybey Joe SXS Nation Expert

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    The nice thing about the current Polaris EFI is you can go from sea level to 10000 feet with no adjustments needed. Never had a problem with my machines at all here in Arizona's varied elevations.
     
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    wgarcar1 ron SXS Nation Team Leader

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    2016 polaris ranger 570 XP

    The most important accessories are : winch, aluminium roof (from whomoto.com), front foldable windshield maid from MR-10, recovery points (front and rear), first aid kit, battery conditioner, if you have a Polaris- spare clutch belt, portable air pump, correct tire iron, snatch blocks, minimum 1000 lbs. Towing straps, small tool kit, tire kit, wolfsnout masks, hilift jack, BIG SMILE [emoji41]


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  5. 8501parker

    8501parker Damian SXS Nation Rookie

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    Very good points. I had considered first aid kit and battery trickle charger, but the air pump and tire change stuff had not entered the equation yet, feel kinda silly. Also the recovery points another good thing to ask when looking at SxS, always afraid of the sales guy and some of the advice given. Although I am capable of walking out of the bush not something I really want to do.

    Also thank you again everyone for the perspectives and advice.
     
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    Recovery points: you go to lowes and get D-ring shackles with some galvanized 1" bolts and nuts.
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    More power!!!!!


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    2011 Polaris Ranger 500EFI

    This is only a ‘fwiw’ posting as I have only owned a Polaris Ranger 500 EFI. Obviously apples to oranges comparison here, but what I can say is that I have owned this for eight years. It has been awesome, the only real things I have done to it are oil/lube every 50 hours. This year I did put in new clutches and front brakes. I imagine that there are equally as good or better ‘other brand machines’ out there, but I would buy another Polaris Ranger in a heartbeat. So, guess my point is don’t rule out a Polaris till you have checked them out... Happy hunting :)
     
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    8501parker Damian SXS Nation Rookie

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    Alyaz,

    Thank you. Good point. I plan on checking out the ranger 1000 in particular very soon.
     
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    I’d say 90+% of us run 62” or wider machines so you wouldn’t miss out on the good rides.
     
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    Show the wife, maybe she'll like it


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    I remember hearing my old 500 popping a lot at Windrock! Love the EFI that I have now.
     
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    8501parker Damian SXS Nation Rookie

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    Oh yeah I plan to. My latest research has been into glass vs ploy windshields and if I need wipers.
     
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    Let me help you out
    I recommend a window that is made from hard poly (MR-10)
    you want to have a choice to have one that you can live ON while trailering and not scratch easy.
    Also the one that's giving you the upper hand when riding in a hot day in July and all of a sudden it's starting to rain so you can fold it up.

    UTV Headquarters - Ranger XP 570/900/1000 Full Size Versa-Fold Hard Polycarbonate Windshield

    This is the one for the ranger but they make them for all the sxs.
    You don't need a wiper if you spray some RAIN-X for PLASTIC on the windshield, the liquids WILL come off.
    I have the one with the upper/lower luvers, at 90 MPH it stays on.
    Remember, THE CHEAP COST ALWAYS MORE

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    I'd personally rather have glass. It doesn't scratch as easy.
     
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    I tried a couple different rides and found a great used 2017 RZR S 900. I am a big guy (350) and this thing has tons of power. It is the EPS model and the steering on trails is SO much better than my ATVs or some of the other UTVs I drove. I would suggest you check on that too, It would have more power than the 700 but cheaper price than the 1000.
     
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    8501parker Damian SXS Nation Rookie

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    So update. I wanted to thank everyone for the great advice. I am 93% settled on a Honda pioneer 1000 eps with 2” lift w/ 29” tires, snorkel kit, winch, had top, skid plate, arm guards, hard ploy fold out windshield. Hopefully I can get wife on board for trade in of bike soon, hope to see of you on the trials.
     
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