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Hey guys, newbie here. I'll be out in AZ shortly. Unfortunately I sold my 06 660 RHino 6 months ago when I thought I was transferring to Michingan, but I am now transferring to Safford, AZ in 3 weeks so it's time to buy another one. Out here in WV, the biggest mods I did were rims tires and a black rhino box. What should I look to do to it for out there. ANy need for a winch as I do not see many trees?

I will definetely need to throw in a 4 seat cage and suspension seat as my twin daughters are now 21 months and would enjoy a casual ride. I'd want to be able to do both, ride and wheel as well as hunt...Oh and same as everyone else, budget is definetely an issue!

I've got 2 options I am looking out here in WV to pick up before I leave. First is an 06 camo model. ITP rims, more aggressive tires, roof, digital dash w/136 miles and it has been babied and is in PERFECT condition. I personally know the owner and he wants $7700.

The other option is a 2006 660 w/ custom orange plastic, extra set of camo plastic with extended fenders, ITP rims, tires stock and dual exhaust systems
rhino lined frame, 1/2 windshield, doors, CD/radio/MP3 player with wave runner speaker, 4 point harnesses, cup holders and a 4000 lb winch. He wants 7300 but claims he needs to install new wheel bearings prior to selling. It is definetly not in as good condition and mileage is unkown with no digital dash. Looks like it has been wheeled hard. Anything I need to watch for?

THose are options A and B and my movers would be transporting it to AZ for me. Or should I take option C and wait until I get out there and find one. They do seem more expensive in AZ though!

Anyone's input is appreciated.

Bryan
 

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Hmmm that is a tough one...lets start out with the type of riding you will mostly do.
 

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I like where diesel powered is going. To me I think option A sounds pretty good.... But then again you maybe able to shop around and find a good deal on a used rhino that already has a 4 seat cage on it, and perhaps some upgraded suspension.
 

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I am kinda liking option A as well...but wanted to see what kinda riding he is mostly going to do as Arizona may have a lot of other Rhinos for sale with more equipment that he would use.
 

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Mostly trail riding with the wife and kids I would say. I will do some real wheeling evey now and again, but not often. I will also do some hunting in it...
 

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Ok so you are going to be mostly trails...dunes?? Yes, no??

For trail riding I am thinking option A, gives you a great start with a clean machine. You can add options, but will really kick yourself if you buy a piece of junk and you do not know anything about the other machine.

Also, one thing jumped out at me when you said hunting, option B has an aftermarket exhaust...likely too loud for hunting ya know.

You will find a lot of the machines in AZ are modified, especially for the dunes...with that comes a price. $7700 for a babied machine that you know the owner...I think you are looking pretty good.
 

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Good call I think...I will most likely go with that. I like B, but I am nervous it has been abused. The wheel bearings are a bad sign I would think. Thanks for the advice, you pretty much helped me make my mind up!

Oh, and as far as dunes, I have no idea what there are for dunes out there yet! It would be nice.

Now, any suggestions on a rear seat/cage setup? I see the ones on e-bay, but I am not sure about them, any other options? SOrry to be such a PITA, but I want to do it right the first time.

I'll probably get your replies in the am, going to bed in a minute (east coast time right now!)
 

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Get your machine first then get it out here to AZ...a lot of great fabricators here as well as in Cali that can hook you up with a cage.

As far as the options, it is up to you...like I said, something to think about is the exhaust and hunting as well as the fact that you state the machine looks like it has been beat up.

As far as the dunes...well hmmm, lets see if we can get some others to describe those for you ;)
 

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I would wait till you move to AZ so you can experience MotherG.... then youll want a stretched out dunner, Guaranteed!
 

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Of course, there is always the long travel route...but you mentioned that there was a budget involved as well. I am sure you are familiar with long travel setups, however, here is an example. This is my Teryx, but you get the point.



One thing I will tell you about the AZ desert....or even the trail riding up north for that matter...at night, it is WAY DARK! I would suggest looking into some HID lighting as well.
 

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I like option A as well. And as DP says if you plan to do some night riding definitely look into some HID's. Once you get out here there will be so many options for your Rhino it will make your head spin.
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Of course, there is always the long travel route...but you mentioned that there was a budget involved as well. I am sure you are familiar with long travel setups, however, here is an example. This is my Teryx, but you get the point.



One thing I will tell you about the AZ desert....or even the trail riding up north for that matter...at night, it is WAY DARK! I would suggest looking into some HID lighting as well.
Dont mean to Hijack, but that is one sweet looking ride DP !
 

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If it was me...I would contact or go online to check the prices out near your new location. Also, I do believe they are street legal out in AZ.....A friend lives in Prescott Valley and has his QUAD street legal. The other questions I cant answer. Just my 2 cents....
 

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Dont mean to Hijack, but that is one sweet looking ride DP !
Thanks my friend :)

If it was me...I would contact or go online to check the prices out near your new location. Also, I do believe they are street legal out in AZ.....A friend lives in Prescott Valley and has his QUAD street legal. The other questions I cant answer. Just my 2 cents....
Yes they are, I drive mine to the store all the time :good:

Granted you need a registration and insurance on it.
 

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Hey guys, newbie here. I'll be out in AZ shortly. Unfortunately I sold my 06 660 RHino 6 months ago when I thought I was transferring to Michingan, but I am now transferring to Safford, AZ in 3 weeks so it's time to buy another one. Out here in WV, the biggest mods I did were rims tires and a black rhino box. What should I look to do to it for out there. ANy need for a winch as I do not see many trees?

I will definetely need to throw in a 4 seat cage and suspension seat as my twin daughters are now 21 months and would enjoy a casual ride. I'd want to be able to do both, ride and wheel as well as hunt...Oh and same as everyone else, budget is definetely an issue!

I've got 2 options I am looking out here in WV to pick up before I leave. First is an 06 camo model. ITP rims, more aggressive tires, roof, digital dash w/136 miles and it has been babied and is in PERFECT condition. I personally know the owner and he wants $7700.

The other option is a 2006 660 w/ custom orange plastic, extra set of camo plastic with extended fenders, ITP rims, tires stock and dual exhaust systems
rhino lined frame, 1/2 windshield, doors, CD/radio/MP3 player with wave runner speaker, 4 point harnesses, cup holders and a 4000 lb winch. He wants 7300 but claims he needs to install new wheel bearings prior to selling. It is definetly not in as good condition and mileage is unkown with no digital dash. Looks like it has been wheeled hard. Anything I need to watch for?

THose are options A and B and my movers would be transporting it to AZ for me. Or should I take option C and wait until I get out there and find one. They do seem more expensive in AZ though!

Anyone's input is appreciated.

Bryan
Not to change the hole thread around, But are you going to Safford to work in the mines?
 

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nah, not the mines. I work for the federal prison system and will be working a few miles south of town. That's a pretty nice area out there. Alot bigger than I was told it was going to be, the mines must have made that twon grow up a bit!
 

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Thanks for all the input so far guys. I agree with most of you and I am leaning towards option A. I'll try to find a quality fabricator once I hit the ground out there.

Oh and DP, that is a sweet setup. How much travel do you get front and rear?
 

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When you arrive look us up.We are in Phoenix but we can get you dialed in.We work with dealers carrying our products through the valley..Motorsports headquarters is our lastest dealer located in Mesa, Michael is great to deal with.480 969 3799
 

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update, bought option "a" tonight. Its a 2006 660 camo, 132 miles, digital dash, ITP rims w/Terra Cross tires, custom skids, camo soft top and matching seat covers. This thing ins mint and does not even have a scuff on it. I could not turn it down...

I'll be in AZ on the 22nd, but the RHino wont be there until Sept 8th when my moving truck arrives....THat will be a long two weeks!
 
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