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Another Clutch Kit Question Thread....

Ok so I知 going to do a clutch kit and I bought an EPI with belt. The reason I went with the EPI is because I知 a cheep f**k and didn稚 want to spend 500.00 on a Dalton. I got a good deal on the EPI, 210.00 with belt OTD.

My Teryx has Muzzy, CDI, afe intake, hot coils and proper jetting. I知 also running 26 Bighorns and the EPI kit I bought is for that set up. I don稚 need an adjustable clutch because I ride pretty much the same kind of trails here in AZ. My question is what is the big difference in the Dalton over the EPI, besides being able to adjust it?

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IMO what makes the dalton kit superior is the adjustability, you receive different springs in the kit so that when future mods make their way on to your fun machine, you have the ability to tune the clutch to the upgrades.
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My question is what is the big difference in the Dalton over the EPI, besides being able to adjust it?
Thx,
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I believe this is a very valid and good question...that I would like to hear about too. Unassumingly...and "no offense" to Dalton or their retailors....but....If a person is going to leave their machine as one way...why would they want to buy an adjustable clutch? Responses like - "it leaves you the option for further upgrades", isn't very resourceful either....not to mention it does no help to the people that don't want to do anymore upgrades. I already know about the flexibility of the dalton clutch.

Is the EPI that poorly made?

I will be going into the engine on mine next, so I know I will get the "adjustable clutch", I just don't undersatnd why alot of EPI negativity is going on. I've heard two or three bad things..but I've heard fifteen to twenty good things about them?

"No name" I can assure you, you ain't no cheapee...I've seen the pictures of your ride and I know you've got some cash tied into it. By the way..Great looking ride!

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I wasnt aware of any negativity towards the EPI kit, with the dalton kit you are paying for the additional springs, If you are going to leave your machine as is, then it is a perfectly suitable kit.
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Thumbs up

Thanks guys....Keep it coming.
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I have the EPI duner kit with their belt , UTV crap machined clutch cap, Dynatek CDI and it makes my 4seater rip! So far I have 35hrs on this setup and not one problem or complaint. You must have people to get $100 off the EPI kit with belt.
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My issue with them is, I don't trust their kits anymore. They sell no less than eight kits for the Rhino, most are same even though they are labeled differently. Also we could not get any performance increase with any of the kits.

Was talking to Dale at Dalton the first time and ask him why they didn't have a Rhino kit and his reply was, "Can't get one to work on a Rhino" OMG same thinking as me and he is a clutch guru. He did say a minority of people would receive a benefit, those that had really large and heavy tires.

My point is, if they will sell eight kits that I think don't work then what else would they do?

They have really good belts though!! At least the severe duty one.



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Don't get me wrong I really wanted to get the Dalton clutch but with the money tree picked clean in the back yard it is what it is. I really want a Muzzy exhast too! You will see me with safety wire holding my stock on before that happens damn it.
This is my second EPI duner kit with a 07 Rhino and now a 08 Teryx and both were a night and day difference over stock. I installed this Teryx kit my self and I noticed that the weights were alot lighter then stock and that must make it spin out faster to engage the clutch just like the Dalton adjustable. I'm thinking that I could get diffent weights from EPI to "dial in my ride preference" if needed.
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I talked to a guy last night who has run the Dalton and the EPI and he told me he could not tell any difference. He said that if adjustability was not something I needed that I should save myself 200.00 and go with the EPI. I then told him I had already purchased the EPI and he said I made a good choice.

That痴 the kind of info I was looking for.

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I was told that you can buy the Dalton weights & spring seperate & save $$. This was after I already purchased the kit, so I never checked into it.

'08 Teryx- Dyna CDI & Coils, HW Jet kit w/ TPI valves, Dalton clutch & OD plate, HID's, Muzzy's, FST 840, UNI, 4 Seat Cage, WER Shocks, 27" Bighorns & 29.5 Outlaws
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