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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-03-2009, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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New Member, should I get 2008 or 2009?

Hi everyone.

I do not own a Teryx yet, but I am very close. I have looked at a lot of information over the past few days and have a few questions.

Do I get a 2008 carb model at a good price or spend roughly another $1200 for a new 2009 fuel injected model?

What is working best for performance mods? Is is going to be more money and trouble to mod a fuel injected 09? When I do use it, some driving will be near sea level and some may be at altitude so fuel injection sounds better for this scenario, right?

Also most driving will be on jeep type trails, will long travel suspension be an advantage or disadvantage?

I am an accessory junkie so all the long travel kits, wheels/tires, performance mods, etc. gets me excited

Any info will be appreciated
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I say hands down get the 09 model due to all the upgrades and the EFI.

It is quieter, cooler, the CVT exhaust is higher, the battery and other electronics higher.

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I have an `08 and works great. As for mods, I think the `08 is easier and maybe a little cheaper, plus lots of aftermarket parts available right now. The `09 has some upgrades and improvements but you can do some of them to the `08 if wanted, minus the EFI! The EFI has performance stuff in the works so depends on what and when you want it. Another option would be to find a good used one that someone has already spent the money on in modding it. I find it is always cheaper to buy one that has been built up instead of doing it yourself. Believe me I know how much this toy costs and when you start you can't stop... good luck.

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I have a built 08 and a stock 09 and I would buy the 09 and pay the extra 1200 personally. Many factors influence this decision including those that were already mentioned.

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Thanks for your input guys. I think I will be going with the 2009.

Any suggestions on absolute first upgrades? I was thinking seats/harnesses? Do I need a clutch kit right away? What will work best for jeep trails?

Any more info will be very appreciated.
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Seats, harnesses, and doors first.
Then CDI, clutch, exhaust, intake/jets in that order.
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I would go with the 08 and with the money you will save we could turn it into FI if you want to check it out at Kawasaki Teryx Performance & Accessories Yamaha Rhino Accessories, Yamaha Rhino Performance, Arctic Cat Prowler, Polaris Ranger & RZR, Custom Yamaha Rhino @ DragonFireRacing.com either way the Teryx is one bad a$$ machine and you will be stoked.
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Good pick on the 2009 ...... you will be very happy with it. We have very affordable mods for the 2009 and combos that make great dyno proven HP.

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DASARACING:

What do you suggest? I have always been concerned with internal engine mods on any motor. I usually stick to exhaust and intake only. Are the big bore kits reliable? I would hate to have a fast motor that needs constant attention and fine tuning (other than regular servicing). Where should I start?

Thanks again for everyones input.
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DRAGONFIRERACING:

Unfortunately the money I would save will not buy your EFI system. Trust me though, I have been to your site so many times over the last week I think I have it memorized.
I am interested in your +6 LT kit. I'm sure the axles supplied are very strong, but I see talk about Gorilla axles, are these really necessary? What do you think makes your suspension kit work well? Does this work well on jeep trails and fire roads or just dunes/sand driving?

Sorry for all the basic questions, I am just trying to learn as much as possible since I am new to the whole side by side market.

Thanks again for any information.
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