Buying a new 2008 Teryx LE and need advice
On 3/6/10 I am purchasing a new 2008 Teryx LE for $7299 (OTD) w/ 6 months no interest from Extreme Powersports in Columbus GA. I have researched all of the Teryx forums and have determined the following:
Must installs before using: Plenum rings, siphon kit, 09 CVT exhaust duct, air filter and intake. Do you agree? Any more must haves? Which brand?
Probably should install soon: skid plates, master cylinder cover. Agree? Which brand?
Nice add ons but not 100% necessary from the start: radiator fan upgrade, fan switch, water pump impeller (do you have to drain the system?): Agree? Which brand?
Trick stuff: Whip mount, 2" lift kit, winch, 4 point harness, passenger grap handle. Agree? Which brand?
Not sure of: CVT filter - there are mixed opinions.
The 2 main problems I see w/ the 2008 Teryx are the heat problem and the gas pedal problem.
Regarding the gas pedal it appears that installing a 2009 spring and adding a smaller inner spring may work. I also see some use a pedal extension. I am 6'3" tall. Any other ideas. Does anyone just leave the setup stock and live w/ it?
Regarding the HEAT PROBLEM, it is clear that you have to remove the windshield in warmer months. I don't want to go with the half a** approach and stuff towels under the seat to stop the entrance of heat. I want to solve the problem in a professional looking manner. Can you install the 2009 factory heat shields and rubber gasket w/o modification. Does this really help? Does anyone know the part numbers. How easy of a job is it? At lot of you also seem to use aftermarket heat shield applications. Where exactly should they be placed. Which brand? Any of you have pictures? Do I really need to do anything over and above removing the windshield? How bearable or unbearable is the heat problem in 90 degree weather?
Also, am a little confused on what range I should use to avoid damaging the CVT belt? Can someone explain how to correctly use the shifting options.
Any comments and advice will be truly appreciated.