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Ok, here's the deal. Let's offer suggestions for building our idea of a perfect SXS and maybe some of the big boys will take notice and put some of our ideas to use.

Let's be realistic and keep in mind gov't restrictions and really try to come up with something that COULD be built and sold.

Let's hear your ideas!
 

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After driving the Polaris HD last year I was amazed at the difference the power steering made. My first suggestion for the perfect SXS would be that it have power steering.
 

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I agree on the Power Steering. I also think it should be setup for (4+) Passengers. Kind of like the RZR 4 or Ranger Crew. It would be nice to see some base SxS's that don't require additional mods. If there was some more loaded base machines, the prices may be cheaper than adding everthing after market as the OEM's could leverage the economies of scale to get better price breaks.
 

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I would like to see a small (lightweight/compact) 4 cyl - 4 valve - fuel inj. powerplant (current motorcycle technology / approx. 600 cc) - 6 speed gearbox - water cooled and chain drive, then you could do away with the clutch/belt headache's and be able to change the gearing very easily when and if needed. Paddle shifters on the steering wheel to shift gears / no clutch pedal. All of this technology is already out there - readily available and ripe for the taking :D :wink: .
 

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Needs a secondary braking system as a back-up. The current RZR lacks even a dual reservoir master cylinder. A mechanical brake would be best.
 

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wirechaser said:
Needs a secondary braking system as a back-up. The current RZR lacks even a dual reservoir master cylinder. A mechanical brake would be best.
Great safety point Mike !! :wink:
 

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better air filter systems that are routed up and away from the dirt and debris
 

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IMHO the template is already there--Rzr. Make it tougher and add 20HP. I can already go duning in the summer, plow with it in winter and ride twisty ATV trails all year long. It just needs more guts.
 

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I think the new 4 seater RZR is close, but I agree with Rich it would be cool if you could shift it. I think I would like it better with a manual shifter though. I also agree with Mark, it needs nore HP, but I'm not sure 20 more is enough.
 

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I think the new 4 seater RZR is close, but I agree with Rich it would be cool if you could shift it. I think I would like it better with a manual shifter though. I also agree with Mark, it needs nore HP, but I'm not sure 20 more is enough.
Im with you on this. I would like to see a turbo disel motor (900to1000cc) in it and manual shifter and true long travel not the rzr-s travel.
 

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The rzr 4 is getting there. It needs more hp 20+, maybe supercharged. I sat in one and thought it was pretty good. I'm only 5'8" and 165lb, would be great ride for the family.
 

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I agree, the RZR 4 is a pretty sweet ride and could be a great foundation. More HP would always be better though. Getting up to 80 or 90HP would be awesome, it would fly.
 

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I think the Rangers are very close now. I am not a RZR fan due to the lack of utility but would like to see a 60 to 70 horse power Ranger or Crew. Power steering would be nice as well.
 

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I was sitting out in the shop yesterday thinking how cool it would be to have my GL1800 motor coupled with a 4 speed automatic transmission and full-time 4WD.
 

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I think it would be tough to build ONE perfect SxS. I personally need a bed so I can haul things, but love sportability too. I've always wondered why they haven't put some sort of automotive type transmission in one but I think a lot of this comes down to weight and room. Right now some of these things are the size of Willys jeeps. I think it's hard to cram everything into something small enough to ride where you want to go.
 

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You guys are way to into this performance bit.

My ultimate sidexside would be the ranger crew with me and five swedish bikini models cruisin threw a parade showing off my trophies.

The slower the better. More time to enjoy the ride!
 

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Frostie said:
You guys are way to into this performance bit.

My ultimate sidexside would be the ranger crew with me and five swedish bikini models cruisin threw a parade showing off my trophies.

The slower the better. More time to enjoy the ride!
Thats works!
 

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Frostie said:
You guys are way to into this performance bit.

My ultimate sidexside would be the ranger crew with me and five swedish bikini models cruisin threw a parade showing off my trophies.

The slower the better. More time to enjoy the ride!
Only Dave would think like that! :shock: I like to ride with their top down! :lol:
 
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