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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Buy Rhino? Why?

Hello everyone, I'm planning on buying a UTV soon. Leaning towards a Rhino.
Anything I should look out for?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 07:51 PM
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you can't go wrong with a Rhino.

but something you might consider - if you plan on keeping it bone stock, you might consider a RZR-S - out of the box performance is pretty good.

those are the only 2 I'd even consider.

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I have a 08 -700 rhino I have no complants. I have only been on a mule I dont know about the rest.for what I do the rhino is great.
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you can't go wrong with a Rhino.

but something you might consider - if you plan on keeping it bone stock, you might consider a RZR-S - out of the box performance is pretty good.

those are the only 2 I'd even consider.
i 2nd that on the RZR S
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you can't go wrong with a Rhino.

but something you might consider - if you plan on keeping it bone stock, you might consider a RZR-S - out of the box performance is pretty good.

those are the only 2 I'd even consider.
Yeah, but the RZR-S is waaaaay more expensive. I got my Rhino for $8500 brand new and the S is 14 grand.

When I bought mine, in order to sell them, the dealership removes the sway-bar and adds 2" wheel spacers to the rear, supposedly making them harder to roll over. If the dealer you buy yours from removes the sway-bar, be sure you get them to either put it back on or give it to you for you to put on yourself.
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Yeah, but the RZR-S is waaaaay more expensive. I got my Rhino for $8500 brand new and the S is 14 grand.

When I bought mine, in order to sell them, the dealership removes the sway-bar and adds 2" wheel spacers to the rear, supposedly making them harder to roll over. If the dealer you buy yours from removes the sway-bar, be sure you get them to either put it back on or give it to you for you to put on yourself.
I don't have a Rhino yet, however I've driven a couple. Neither one had the sway bar removed. They seemed pretty stable with what I was doing. However I think that removing the sway bar is wrong. The sway bar helps control body roll when cornering. I have sway bars on my Jeep and its amazingly stable at higher cornering speeds that would cause a standard SUV without sway bars to roll over.
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I don't have a Rhino yet, however I've driven a couple. Neither one had the sway bar removed. They seemed pretty stable with what I was doing. However I think that removing the sway bar is wrong. The sway bar helps control body roll when cornering. I have sway bars on my Jeep and its amazingly stable at higher cornering speeds that would cause a standard SUV without sway bars to roll over.
I agree, for hard riding the sway bar really helps on hardpack

also look at the kawi efi model for similar pricing.



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I dont want to turn this into a sway bar thread....but I have ran them both ways....and Like it much better without the sway bar....personally at stock width I think the sway bar causes them to be to rigid and may be a part of the roll over issues



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RzR Suck

If you want performance and speed with a boat load of problems then purchased the RZR-s or RzR. Yes they are faster stock and cost much more but they have so many issues and are not reliable on the trails. The Rhino is rock solid and you can pretty much customize it into what you want. Stock might be your thing but one day you MIGHT change ur mine and your Rhino will be there for you......

The Teryx would be a better choice than the RZR but still not as reliable as the Rhino....
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