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1  Side X Side's / Yamaha Rhino / Re: Rhino Steering on: February 07, 2007, 11:51:55 PM
Hey mike, i just talked with XXXmotorsports (wired4sound) and they have an aftermarket steeringbox that they are running on the race rhino. They'll have it out at Elsinore this weekend.
2  Side X Side Action / In The Garage / Re: Stock Rims on: February 01, 2007, 11:26:44 PM
Only with the black wheels, obviously you can't do it with the limited edition wheels but we did it this way on a couple rhinos and a couple of people in our group did the same thing. It is possible, they held up great and didn't put too much strain on the spindle and the extra stance helps a lot!
3  Side X Side's / Yamaha Rhino / Re: rhino exhaust! on: February 01, 2007, 11:25:15 PM
First question i gotta ask is do you want a single or dual exhaust set up. Also, what type of price range are you looking to be in?  250-400 or 500-800?

I'm working on an aftermarket pipe comparison right now with full dyno charts and our experience with them on a stock rhino.
4  Side X Side's / Yamaha Rhino / Re: rhino doors info please!!!!!!!! on: February 01, 2007, 11:23:45 PM
dang, that sucks man. Most of the doors i've seen have been made out of aluminum sheet, or molded plastic.
5  Side X Side Action / General Discussion / Re: Optima batteries on: February 01, 2007, 02:32:53 PM
Quote from: The Machine on January 29, 2007, 01:10:44 AM
Optima Blue Top batteries are marine batteries.  Red and yellow top are automotive batteries.  Red are starter batteries and the yellow top are Dual Purpose (Starting and Deep Cycle) .  Here's a link: http://www.optimabatteries.com/publish/optima/americas0/en/config/product_info/automotive.html

You want a yellow top.  Here is what the Optima web site says about the yellow top:

The OPTIMA Yellow Top

Demand more from your vehicle? Then get more from your battery. OPTIMA Yellow Top batteries are made for the extremes. If you have an extreme vehicle, you expect high performance. Whether your vehicle is made to take the abuse of off-road driving or cranking out decibels, you need more from your battery. OPTIMA batteries with patented SPIRALCELL® Technology deliver that performance. The deep cycle characteristic of this technology coupled with its extreme resistance to vibration provides performance vehicles with the repetitive power they need in a spill-proof package.

If your vehicle has a lot of accessories like running lights, high-performance stereo/AV system, winches, or hydraulics, your vehicle demands more from its battery. OPTIMA Yellow TOP batteries provide the extra performance and deep cycling capability that your vehicle demands.

Here is the Yellow Top link:

Ya beat me to it. Yes in fact you do want a yellow top optima since the Rhino does not take a major amount of cranking power. We run the Yellow tops in buggies and they work great. I just installed an EFX battery into my rhino which is pretty much the same as the Odyssy battery.

6  Side X Side Action / News! / Re: NEW POLARIS RZR on: February 01, 2007, 02:26:05 PM
I think it's crazy how much press this machine has got. This shows you just how demanding this market is!
7  Side X Side Action / News! / Re: Hello, I am Helen!. And even though this my first post here on: February 01, 2007, 02:25:06 PM
i'm a little confused on your post, you're looking for more news on the forum?
8  Side X Side's / Yamaha Rhino / Re: Rhino Mirror? on: January 24, 2007, 01:08:55 PM
If you're looking for something "blingy" you can check out this 3-panel mirror from tatum motorsports:

9  Side X Side's / Arctic Cat / Re: lets see some pics on: January 23, 2007, 11:35:26 PM
The next issue of the magazine has nice built up prowler in it. Make sure to check it out, definatley one of the nicest i've seen so far!
10  Side X Side's / Yamaha Rhino / Re: Rhino on TJD Tracks and a rescuse mission on: January 23, 2007, 11:31:48 PM
That was an awesome recovery!  Thanks so much for the story, glad to hear everything worked out for you guys.

Hey Machine, can you email me at       I would like to talk to you more about the track system and your rescue mission. . Thanks.
11  Side X Side Action / General Discussion / Re: Side X Side Action Suggestions on: January 20, 2007, 09:53:22 PM
Quote from: RhinoRick on December 18, 2006, 11:54:23 PM
I'd like to see a pic contest. top 25 pic get your mag free for a year Grin

We have a contest like that, the best picture sent in each issue wins a $65 pair of oakley goggles. We will be changing prizes throughout the year.  Also, I just got word that we will be able to offer a pretty cool contest soon......winner will win a 2007 Yamaha 660 Rhino!!!!

More info on this contest soon!
12  Side X Side Action / General Discussion / Re: Turbo Kit for the Rhino on: January 20, 2007, 09:50:00 PM
Sounds like a well priced kit.......i'll have to do some test driving and get the low-down on this kit.     Cool
13  Side X Side Action / News! / NEW POLARIS RZR on: January 18, 2007, 04:50:35 PM
No spy photos here, Side X Side Action Magazine gets you the real scoop on the all new Polaris RZR 800.

Here is the info straight from Polaris Industries Reps. Expect a full report on the new RZR in the May/Jun 07 issue!

Introducing a RANGER Like No Other
RANGER RZR Offers Razor Sharp Side-by-Side Performance

Starting today, the game has changed. Introducing RANGER RZR, the first trail capable, side-by-side vehicle that screams down the trails as the fastest accelerating and lightest side-by-side; navigates through tight, twisty terrain with ease; and tackles mud, rocks and anything else nature throws its way for the ultimate off-road experience.

“RANGER RZR was designed to appeal to a wide variety of riders,” said Matt Homan, general manager of RANGER. “Avid trail riders will appreciate RANGER RZR’s ability to go anywhere an ATV can go; hunters will enjoy the ability to navigate to the most remote and extreme hunting spots while hauling enough gear for two; and side-by-side sport enthusiasts will find RANGER RZR’s light weight, cornering ability, acceleration and top speed appealing.”

At 50 inches wide, RANGER RZR is the only trail capable side-by-side in its class. At 945 lbs, it is the lightest side-by-side with the lowest cage height, compared to its competitors, which ensures true trail accessibility. RANGER RZR also boasts a true all-wheel drive (AWD) system that automatically engages when the rider needs more forward traction and reverts back to 2WD automatically when AWD is no longer needed.

Built with a patented design that places the engine behind the seat, RANGER RZR has the lowest center of gravity of all the sport side-by-sides for unmatched off-road responsiveness. Riders will find themselves sitting at least seven inches lower than they would in competitive side-by-side vehicles for unparalleled handling and ground hugging performance. For optimal handling on any terrain, RANGER RZR has nine inches of travel in the front, 9.5 inches in the rear and 10 inches of ground clearance due to its double A-arm front suspension with an exclusive, front anti-sway bar and a rolled independent rear suspension (IRS). For comfort, RANGER RZR also sports the best ergonomics in its class, including tilt steering, and adjustable hand rails and seats.


Powered by a liquid-cooled, even-firing Polaris Big Bore 800 Twin EFI engine, RANGER RZR is the fastest accelerating side-by-side with the highest horsepower in its class; accelerating to 35 MPH in four seconds, and topping out at 55 MPH. This power coupled with RANGER RZR’s unique design and smaller stature creates a vehicle that delivers razor sharp side-by-side performance.

RANGER RZR is no slouch when it comes handling the tough tasks. With a cargo bed rated for 300 lbs with 12 tie-down points, 1500 lb. towing capacity, under-hood storage and a myriad of PURE Polaris accessories including Lock & Ride, cabs and cargo systems, you have all the utility you need.

Offered in green and red, RANGER RZR will be available at Polaris dealerships in early summer, with a MSRP of $9,999 (US) and $13,999 (CAN).
About Polaris
With annual 2005 sales of $1.9 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Victory motorcycles and the Polaris RANGER for recreational and utility use.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ATVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the motorcycle cruiser marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Pacific Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories is available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.

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Polaris reserves the right to change specifications at any time without incurring obligations.

14  Side X Side's / Yamaha Rhino / Re: Rhino Firewall Mud Guard on: January 16, 2007, 02:31:48 PM
Which mud guard are we talking about?

I've used the OMF rock panel guard on my Rhino but had problems with overheating because the air could not circulate properly with the guards and the skid plate.

Cody Fletcher
15  Side X Side's / Arctic Cat / Re: Shock question on: January 16, 2007, 02:26:33 PM
I think you'll enjoy them. Make sure you run the 300 or 250 spring on the rear...We had recieved the 350 lb spring and it was stiff.

Gary has been dialing them in more and more and i think once he gets it fully dialed in they will be great right out of the box! He definately knows his stuff!
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