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I'm not jeep biased I just felt a lot of the money poured into these machines was mis directed... The side by side market is amazing, and honestly over due... A lot of people treat apples like oranges..

I wouldn't hesitate to own one in your neck of the woods...
All,of,yalls pics look like a fun time... I enjoyed this thread and only chimed,in to both lament the things as well as agree to their functions... Having all same sized wheels and tires is perfect. Safety measures like the fire extinguishers are a great idea.. Seen a couple burned..
I'm not a big fan of rock,crawling, but this area is the place for such activity... A couple of guys in town make machines that cost double the price of a loaded razr, however I'm sure that you or I would covet the abilities tubular framed off road beasts posses.

I remember there was a fuel line issue a few years back...quite a few burned to the ground.

Not sure the reasoning behind the offset wheel sizes, but the front wheel fits the back; so it's find for a spare.

You have to remember that I live in the land of $125k+++ sand toys.....it's amazing how many people that have the means have switched to SxS's for the pure versatility.

One of my buddies used to build his own brand of car.....he now races and owns SxS's exclusively.

I'll never forget my busa powerd car with 20" of travel.....100mph in the desert, but worthless on a tight trail.

Safety??? Who fucking needs safety??

(besides, I'd come up 10' short with my fat ass)

 
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The new cars have 16/18 inches of wheel travel and 20/20 inches of useable travel front and rear.

Also they are using Walker Evans Made In The US of A suspension!!
 

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The new cars have 16/18 inches of wheel travel and 20/20 inches of useable travel front and rear.

Also they are using Walker Evans Made In The US of A suspension!!

I recall you saw the Taz Car with the 2 stroke triple....did I still have the Busa powered car??

Probably close to 30" of travel counting drop out.

(not mind, but same model/power)


 
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Just me and the kid today.......she loves to explore. Loves to look for deer and coyotes. Today we saw one coyote, one hawk dive down a snatch up a snack. We like to look for water as she always wants to play with the frogs.

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I'm showing my ignorance... It's hard to leave this area, we stay awful green.
Sure a little bit, in a month all that will be in full bloom then go dormant for the winter. In spring the hill sides will be solid yellow before dying in the dry summer heat.
 

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No trees. No grass.

It looks very unnatural to me. I'd probably never get used to it if I had to relocate.
Not sure the distance regarding Reno, but in Vegas, the forest; streams and greenery are about a 1/2 hour away...

Utah is 3 hours away (where we go)

Commiefornia beaches and mountains are <4 hours away.....so quit your whining.

But we don't have any Amish.....so you win.
 
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No trees. No grass.

It looks very unnatural to me. I'd probably never get used to it if I had to relocate.

Well I guess I don’t have to worry about you moving here.

That said I posted a picture of a frog and the ground is covered in grass and the pictures I posted yesterday show a trail that’s not wide enough for us to drive through without the leaves and smaller branches scraping both side of the RZR.
 

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I understand that. When I place myself atop those rises it gives me an eerie feeling... like the place was blasted or poisoned.

Florida doesnt have dirt... just things growing out of sand. That made me apprehensive as well.
 
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I understand that. When I place myself atop those rises it gives me an eerie feeling... like the place was blasted or poisoned.

Florida doesnt have dirt... just things growing out of sand. That made me apprehensive as well.

Have you seen any of the pine tree pictures I have posted?

I live in the desert, but the pine trees are literally 15 minutes away......I am right on the edge of where the desert meets the pine trees.

Also I have come to love and appreciate the desert. In spring and in fall when they are in full bloom they are absolutely gorgeous.
 

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I understand that. When I place myself atop those rises it gives me an eerie feeling... like the place was blasted or poisoned.

Florida doesnt have dirt... just things growing out of sand. That made me apprehensive as well.
Obviously you come from a long line of apes used to many trees to swing from; as primary succession bothers you so much...

...even though these areas shown are in early secondary succession.
 

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I was out at the track for a race weekend and spoke to a bunch of guys about SxS stuff. I'm leaning towards getting a newer Yamaha because of the clutch setup and the relocated radiator in the later models. I've got a buddy that works for Yamaha and I may hit him up for a deal when I'm ready to buy.
 

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I was out at the track for a race weekend and spoke to a bunch of guys about SxS stuff. I'm leaning towards getting a newer Yamaha because of the clutch setup and the relocated radiator in the later models. I've got a buddy that works for Yamaha and I may hit him up for a deal when I'm ready to buy.

Check these out. Yamaha running gear but supposedly a better overall package according to my personal SxS Smith.

 

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Says CVT trans?? Thats a scooter setup! How much can be gained tuning with weights and what not? Do they make performance belts??

If you're talking performance, the twin cylinder RZR motor is quicker than the Yamaha with the basically infinite ratio of the CVT......

I'd imagine the CVT on the same motor (Yamaha) would be an even bigger gap..

But yes, if you're inclined to mess with weights and other parts you can certainly fuck up.....errr....I mean modify a CVT.





"Before this pairing we have had hundreds of miles in the YXZ1000R and thousands in different RZRs. Those miles have been in the dunes of Glamis, across the SoCal desert and around our seven-mile test track. So for testing purposes, we wanted to get a base time in with each machine around the track. The riding surface is mixed terrain with hardpack, rocks whoops and sand washes. Our fastest driver’s elapsed time in the YXZ1000R was 8:27 flat. Our time in the Fox Edition RZR was a lot faster at 8:10."



"A 500-foot drag race with both machines in four-wheel drive the race was pretty close, but 9 times out of 10 the RZR would take the win. Both machines top out at 78 mph. The fastest the YXZ can get to that number is 17 seconds. The Fox RZR took 17 seconds as well. Since those numbers are so close, it’s the seat-ofthe-pants feel and the whole driving experience that should be considered before making a purchase.

You are busy in the Yamaha. It takes every limb of your body moving quickly and precisely to drive the YXZ fast. It’s fun to do that. You feel more a part of the machine and more active. The driving experience is enhanced for sure. Through every gear you feel more acceleration in the engine, and hearing the revs peak, drop, then peak again is something we enjoy just like we do when riding a Raptor or YFZ.

The RZR is more a “jump in, press the pedal and go” machine. And go it does. It’s faster in almost every situation without even putting in much effort. The Yamaha takes a driver that’s willing to dig deep just to keep up..."
 

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so the yamaha has a real trans... nice

They also have a DSG type set up too...no clutch pedal.


I've owned both....the busa car had 3 pedals, and the RZR's with the CVT.

The CVT is just more versatile...slow, technical trails for instance. You do learn to load the weights by using the brakes when needed, like loading on a trailer.
 
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I was out at the track for a race weekend and spoke to a bunch of guys about SxS stuff. I'm leaning towards getting a newer Yamaha because of the clutch setup and the relocated radiator in the later models. I've got a buddy that works for Yamaha and I may hit him up for a deal when I'm ready to buy.
Catchme on here has had several of the Yamaha XYZ's, he's local to SoCal. Hit him up as I am pretty sure he loved his.
 
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Pra hooked it up and these rims and tires will be here next week. I am pretty excited to get them swapped and the stock Maxxis Big Horns are not a tire that gives me confidence. My last car I had two flats because of the open lug design and I had a sidewall puncture.

These new tires are a 8 PLY tire and DOT approved. These tires are also designed to last unlike the Big Horns, guys are getting 4-5000 miles out of them. My stock tires show heavy wear after 200 miles.

In addition the bead locks will be a nice addition. Most likely not needed, but it wasn't much more for the upgrade.

Lastly I will be able to rotate the wheels and tires now and get even wear front to back.

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I cant believe anything could cause a structural failure on an HTR like that, I've run over saplings that have been cut by brushhogs on an angle like a hypodermic needle, you hear the thunk as they jab in but nothing has ever penetrated, damn.

I swear by those HTR's
 
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Took my daughter and her friend out today. They love to explore and treasure hunt on our stops. While we are driving they look for wildlife. Today we saw 4 whitetail deer.

If you zoom in you can see the casinos in downtown Reno.

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I cant believe anything could cause a structural failure on an HTR like that, I've run over saplings that have been cut by brushhogs on an angle like a hypodermic needle, you hear the thunk as they jab in but nothing has ever penetrated, damn.

I swear by those HTR's
Asshole around here pile yard waste along the road to be picked up. Late one night a kid was out on the road, car sitting there, pissed off. I sauntered down the drive way and axe'd "what's up", he shows me, a one inch stick/branch was sticking out of the sidewall of his front tyre. Pulled it out, the end was just a regular 90deg. flat cut. Went right into the tyre. And pf course the pussy ass bitch didn't know how the change the tyre. But, I bet the fucker is a hell of a computer gamer.
 
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