Anybody have a UTV???

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  1. BSA70

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    Really thinking about getting a UTV for some off road fun. They are like jeeps, you can mod the heck out of them and have a bunch of fun. Anyone gone this route, and advise/suggestions. How much will you have tied up in this thing $ wise....

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    Don't have one yet...I do have an ATV.

    I am getting ready to get a UTV though, probably gonna have between $20,000 and $25,000 in it before its over...but what the hell, you can't take it with you...and I love 4 wheeling, always have.

    The sport UTV's are $17-20,000, I also need a bigger trailer...to haul both my ATV and the UTV...its a family get together type of thing.

    My ATV is a 2016 Honda Rubicon...I'm not into heavy mud riding, I prefer the technical terrain type stuff.

    I'm a firm believer in Honda, but they don't make a true sport machine.

    I like everything about the Yamaha, except the engine...its a good engine...but that rev happy 3 cylinder is much better suited to racing through the dunes than crawling up the rocks.

    I'm leaning towards Polaris right now...but haven't made solid decision yet
     
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    Don't have one, but several friends do or did. The RZR is the standard even though others are in the market as well. In short, they are money pits for the reasons you mentioned and if you bend one up a bit. For the price, ~20K the last I looked, they certainly aren't cheap for an occasional toy.

    The last time out at the dunes, 2 of RZR's in the group rolled. Both had varying degrees of damage but both were able to get out on their own power. Nobody was injured other than pride. Both did cost another pile of money to fix, but insurance covered most of it.
     
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    If the "A" stands for "All", what does the "U" stand for?

    Underwear? Uber? Ultimate? Universal? Useless?
     
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    Utility - they are cool but pricey.
     
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    I have a '92 Club Car golf cart. Put big tires and a lift kit on. Basically the same thing. You don't need to go that fast. It has 4 cup holders and room for a cooler in the back.
     
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    Love my UTV's. I will never go back to an uncomfortable atv again! I'm planning on adding a hi lifter ranger 1000 to the shop this year. 10256780_10203190959566238_6129014528233688183_o.jpg 12002050_10200761437595348_6249732141472667792_n.jpg
     
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    And the only difference between the set up on this one is the lift adjustment and tire/wheel change. takes me about 2 hours to swap form desert/west Texas set up to mud set up for riding the ATV parks here in east Texas. I can go from 29.5's on 12" wheels to 34's on 15" wheels that quick.
     
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    I am on my 3rd Kawasaki Mule...not really designed for off road fun ( 25mph top speed) nevertheless it is an indispensable ...work-horse on the ranch...almost as robust as a small pick up.
     
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    They are too wide to go on trails and off trailing I like to do.
     
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    Is the military Polaris available to the civilian market?
     
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    They just started to allow them on the county trails near me last year so looks like I will be getting one. I think I will have to widen the trails on my property to accommodate them. Mostly for the guests so the don't wack a tree with one.
     
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    I recently started shopping for a UTV. The most basic small motor plain Jane version with cargo bed start at about 11K. You can get to 15K+ pretty fast.
     
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    I love my Rzr. Have had it for a few years now. Upgraded the cage, the wheels, the suspension, and put in a nice GPS.

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    For the guys dealing with narrow trails, look at the new ACE from Polaris. I've got the older 570 with the struts up front, but upgrading to the new one shortly.
     
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    CanAm X3 is the new standard to beat.

    I used to own a RZR1000. I paid 17,500 OTA New because a previous sale fell through after the title was signed over so technically it was used but never left the lot.
     
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    $20,000-25,000 is easy to get to now if you want the 1000CC sports model.
     
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    I had a UTI once. It wasn't very fun.
     
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    My son has a Can Am Maverick. He likes it more than a Rzr; better handling and smoother engine. Plenty of power, it's about 100hp. Great factory suspension. He does trails and open country off road.

    We were lifelong duners on sport ATVs up until a couple years ago. UTVs are fun in the dunes but then you end up in a horsepower chase for the big dunes we rode.

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