Hi everyone, I'll start this off with a TLDR; If you were looking at a 2020+ 2 seater RZR XP1000 premium, Wolverine RMax, Teryx KRX 1000 (base, trail, or special edition), Maverick Sport XMR, Commander XMR, and a Talon X, which would you get and why? Also, If you have any of these what is your favorite and least favorite things about them?
I'm looking at getting a SXS this year, and want some input on this vs that, and to hear the personal experiences of anyone that has or had one of the above models. I normally take my Ford Ranger out trail riding every other month or so but I recently bought property with some friends and we're going to be going out more like every 3-4 weeks at least now. So I'm thinking a SXS will be smarter to use than beating on my daily that often lol. I've had several ATV's over 14 years but never had a SXS. I've been out of the powersports scene for about 6 years now so I'm trying to play catchup on all the new models. I worked for BRP for a few years, I'm pretty familiar with their products but left a few months before the Maverick Sport was released, so I haven't had any hands on experience with the final product or the updated Commander.
I live in Florida, slower trails with lots of trees, sugar sand, and mud/water. I don't need an X3 or RZR pro type power/suspension but I do like the bucket seats and seating position of a pure sport SXS. Defenders are too upright and the seat/pedal position doesn't let me stretch my legs out on 6+ hour rides. I'm not planning on going crazy with mods outside of a hard roof, snorkel(s), extra lights, tires and a fairly basic speaker bar or pods. Snorkel(s) and a roof are my "must have" before I take it out, snorkels for insurance where we ride and roof because I'm a redhead. The other things can come later down the road.
I haven't stopped by any dealers yet but I'll be going to check each model out over the next couple months.
So far the big things that stand out to me on paper for each is:
RZR XP1000-honestly nothing jumps out on this besides it's the lightest weight, but only by 30 lbs
RMax-aesthetically I like it, video reviews are pretty positive. But compared to the others it seems expensive for what you get
KRX-significantly more suspension travel than any of the others and the biggest fuel tank. The trail and special editions seem like a good value for the extras they have. Also the most expensive model on my list
Maverick Sport XMR-besides a roof it comes out of the box with everything I really want, and it has the most ground clearance (tied with the Commander XMR). Tied with the Commander XMR for the best "bang for your buck" imo
Commander XMR-I really like the bedside storage, dump bed, and higher mounted winch. Plus what I said for the Maverick
Talon X-cheapest MSRP, comes standard with a roof, and it has a physical transmission so it should be more reliable than a belt long term and hopefully cheaper to snorkel. BUT it does have the worst ground clearance (eventual tires and possibly a small lift can remedy this) and the smallest gas tank (in my experience Honda ATV's were more fuel efficient than everything else I owned so the smaller tank size may not matter)
By Charles Hines
I bought a 2021 Coleman 400 UTV from Tractor supply mainly because of the $2000 off black Friday sale ($6999). I wanted something to do some light hauling around the boat shop and figured this would be a better choice than a golf cart. Initial review is that for the money,it's got to be the best deal going. Fully equipped right out of the box with a lot of nice features. First off,everything worked,that's a good thing. First thing I noticed is that this thing is LOUD,so loud that I use foam ear plugs to run it. The rear axle is locked,like most 4 wheelers,so the tires scrub on tight turns and will tear up the lawn. I found some loose bolts and did a general inspection of everything and tightened up the loose ones as I found them. It's cold here in SE Michigan and I want to do some recreational use during the winter. I bought a 3 Star door and rear window soft enclosure and installed it. Top quality materials and fit great. I added some foam to close off all the gaps and it really does the job. Next I added a Ice Crusher heater kit that uses the coolant to provide heat in the cab. Quality parts and the kit was pretty much complete,I also added a coolant shutoff valve so I can direct all the coolant through the heater instead of the radiator,or blend it as I wish. The heater has a 3 speed fan and 2 directional outlets for this model and with the enclosure will warm it up to shirt sleeve temps at speed with the outside temps in the low 30's. I also added a Kolpin Stealth 2 auxiliary silencer, the exhaust note is definitely quieter and less raspy, but this rig is still noisy enough at speed that you need ear muffs or plugs. I changed out the headlight bulbs to LED's which are a big improvement from the halogens. I figured out a trailer hitch adapter for the oddball thing Colman provides. Now it's just run it in and break it in. For a 400, it is actually quicker and faster than I expected,the specs say 38, but it's closer to 50. Brakes are powerful and smooth. The solid rear axle makes this thing pretty capable,but you also have the push button 4 wheel drive and a push button front diff locker if you need it. All in, it's set up just the way I wanted it for under $8000.
By Sommer Wildes
TLDR (too long didn't read) in blue for quick scanning
Hey all! I'm new to the Side-by-side/UTV world. We own a smallish farm and decided to go with the 2021 Tracker 800LE Crew. We like the seating and the ride is smooth. However as a newbie I have some questions that maybe some of you longtime side-by-side/UTV owners can help with. We're still in the "break-in" period and it seems that after 30 min or less of driving the dash area gets super hot. You can feel the heat waves coming off the floorboard by your feet and my phone sitting in the little hole (where a radio might go) felt like I left it in the hot sun for too long. The glovebox was also way too hot.
So the question is, is this normal, or should I start checking engine coolant and filters? We literal have had it a day. I have read forums and looked up info and can't find anyone mentioning this issue. I just don't want to burn the thing up before we've even put it through it's paces ya know!
Thanks for any help!