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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Teryx or rzr 800 s

New to this site but looking to purchase my first sxs. Aways a kawie fan as my shop is full of them but trying to decide on the teryx or rzr. It is mostly for tail and hunting. The trails range from wide open to some mud areas. Would like to get some more top end speed like the rzr and the seating on the rzr seems more comfrtable for the long rides. Any recomdations between the two. I try to leave things stock but mods are always more cool than stock so lets hear the opinions on the two. Thanks!
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have you looked into local prices? What is the price difference between the two for you?
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There have been a few good deals on built Teryxs on the Teryx sites.
Good luck with your search.
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Really a personal preference. Maybe you can test ride both. My cousin has a rzr 800 (not S) and my Teryx is a more comfortable ride. He even agrees. My Teryx is also faster but not by much when we drag raced (I've got MSD, Muzzy Pro's and UniFilter with billet adapter. He's got some kind of exhaust and not sure if anything else but doubt it). I'm not a racer but it was sweet when I beat him. I'm the slow one usually running like 25-30mph just cruising. I wanted the bigger bed of the Teryx to put a bench so my kids can ride too. Rzr has no real bed to speak of. Again, it's all in what you want/need. I'd test them both if are really unsure. For me, I knew it was a Teryx from the word go.

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Have not tried therzr yet. A friend has a teryx andit is a nice machine and stopped at a popo dealer today and checked out the rzr s. Very nice machine but could possibly save a good $3500 anyway. It is looking like a teryx so far but how is the belt life and axle shafts on the teryx? From reading the filter adaptor seems like the weak point but that is very minor. Any other key areas other than personal customizing?
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Shee, it really depends, do you do more working or playing? If you play more and if you have the budget, check out the rzr XP. That is one bad machine. 900 cc, it is 88hp and lighter than the 1000cc Can-Am and has more power. However, it is about 15k and it is 64 inches wide so that can be an issue depending on where you ride. But already having everything snorkled, long travel and lots of power is a great thing.
I wish Kawi would come up with something similar.....

Good luck in your search.
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I test drove the RZR S when I was shopping. I really liked it, but it was way too expensive. I also didn't like the engine and sound. The V-twin is way more reliable and sounds good too.

I've got about 1500 miles on my Teryx now. I changed the belt at 1200 miles because I clutched it. The belt I took out is fine, and I keep it as a spare. So I think belt live it pretty good. The last 300 miles I've got on are with larger tires and all seems well so far.

As for axles, well, 1500 miles, 88 hours and no problems yet. I drive in some of the sloppiest puss holes you can imagine. I think if you put 30" tires on it, you might have an issue, but 28" tires would be fine.

Buy a Teryx, snorkel the CVT and you'll be a happy guy!

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hi i would buy the rex . a friend has the rzr-s nice but 3 grand more i have 1400 miles and no problems i can carrie more and in and out of seats way more easy all i can say is love my rex
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You could have had a great Rex at a steal. I just sold mine for 6500 with everything on it but the winch and SSV. Practically had to give it away. And yes I went to the RZR S. Much more suitable for my riding style. I gave up a lot of power but got so much more in the suspension dept. You need to take your time and look at both closely and drive both if you can. A 1 yr old machine of either make is a lot less than new and normally havent been beat up on too bad. I paid 9k for a 2010 RZR S with 60 hours on it. Good luck with your purchase whichever way you go!

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If you're going hunting I wouldn't recommend the RZR. Bed is too small and the RZR is to noisy even with a stock pipe. If you're looking for confort and practicality I would honestly pin the Teryx against a Ranger XP. If you go with a RZR let met give you some advice.

* Keep an eye on the air filter box or replace it all together since it is junk. If Teryx owners complain about the air box of the Teryx trust me the RZR boxes are much much worse and slightly neglecting them leads to catastropihc results.

* If you do any kind of wet riding put diaelectric grease on all the electrical connections, if you don't you'll be chasing electrical gremlims on the long run.

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