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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-27-2008, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone here that rides trails (Tight ATV Trails not open dunes/fields) please give me some feedback on the width and length issues as well as steering. If you haven't had any issues and ride these types of trails good news is always welcome. I have been lurking around here for a while but it looks as if I will be picking up my teryx sometime this month. I am debating to wait until after the dealer show.

Also as I ramble on does anyone know what is wider stock a teryx or an AC prowler? I first read that the Teryx is 59" wide but I have seen in some places slightly over 61". The prowler is listed at 60".

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I show the width at 58.7"

I ride do some desert as well as trail riding, however, they are usually wide enough (have not tried it yet with the long travel kit installed)

Most listed trails will specify a width that you must be in order to utilize it.

One thing to also keep in mind is while you may be able to fit on the trail, sometimes, turns get too tight and could pose an issue in that sense.




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Thanks. The trails here (PA, non state forest) have no width requirements however most of them were made by ATVs. I have two Arctic Cat ATVs and with offset rims and large tires they fit on the trails at 52". I will definitely not be putting a long travel kit on it. I figured if I was to get a rhino I would need to add spacers which would put me around 58" anyways. Mind as well enjoy the extra room of the Teryx. . . . . . .oh ya and that V-Twin. I test drove one last night around a small track and was impressed. I was not as detuned as I thought.
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I live in Southern Indiana and 99 percent of the riding I do is woods, I rode dirt bikes for years, raced a little MX and ran some Hare srambles. When the fourwheelers first came out, I thought no way, but I was wrong, I bought a Honda 250x when they came out and was hooked. Anyway all the trails I have behind the house are fourwheeler size. ( Prairie 700 ) I have had to cut just the tightest of spots out to make the Teryx fit. Its like anything else, after awhile you adapt. The Teryx is one of the funest things I have had.
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That's what I am hoping. We are keeping our two ATVs but I think it is a great way to bring the family along. My biggest fear is I will have a 10K Garage Ornament.
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On the trails about NC/TN there are some I cannot get the Teryx into. There are others where ATV guys say, WOW you got that thing up here!! OMG. I also have an ATV and I have ridden it a few times since I got my Teryx. In the rocks, tire sidewalls take a beating when I ride ATV trails, but so far no punctures. I carry a spare, and also plug kits and portable 12v air compressor. I just ran into a National Forrest Ranger a week or so ago at Buffalo Mountain Trail #29 in eastern TN, and he told me that they turned in all their ATV's and will be getting SxS's for paroling in 2009, so the National Forrest trails should be getting wider for us for sure.

Also, in the woods, the low overhangs can also be a problem that ATV's can slide right under. I have had to bushwack through the woods to go around a low overhang twice.
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Since I got the Teryx, my Prairie has been rode maybe three times. The Teryx is too much fun right now. I won't get rid of it, I still like to let it eat every now and then
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I live in Maine and we have a lot of tight trails. very rarely do I come to a location where there I cannot pass. Everybody that rides with us cannot believe how well it fits.

I have found that if I went any larger (prowler) I would be sorry. As it is some bridges I have an inch on each side...
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I think the Teryx turns better than the prowler from the two test drives. It even seemed to help the Teryx a bit with the 4 wheel drive engaged. I think this is just because there was not a lot of weight in the front of the Teryx.
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Well it fits, thanks for all the feedback.
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