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Old 04-13-2011, 06:26 PM
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teryx vs commander

I have had a camo commander on order for a while I can buy a new teryx camo now' Am I going to be happy with the teryx and what is a good price to pay for the teryx?

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:02 PM
 
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You will be happier with the quality of the teryx and the aftermarket parts availabe. The 800 canam and 750 teryx are similar in HP, but the 1000 canam will have more HP the the stock 750 teryx.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:30 PM
 
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I have a '10 teryx and have been looking at the can am. I like my teryx but have had problems with it the Kawasaki on a scale of 1 - 10, 10 being high, rates about 1 and that is being honest..... I would go with the can am
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:40 PM
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:07 PM
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Have had my rex about 18 mo. No prob.kind of bulletproof very well made. Deals on mods are going to be there.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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You think you have issues with the teryx ..... wait till you get a commander. The teryx has VERY FEW issues. The canam on the other hand ... NOT SO LUCKEY
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:24 AM
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Look at the constuction side by side the Teyx is the best built out there, it is a little on the heavy side, its a Rhino on steroids I own both. I thought I wanted a Can Am but after I got a close look I decided to hold up. You should be able to by the Teryx in the 10,500--- 11,000 range I would think.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:28 AM
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I have a '10 teryx and have been looking at the can am. I like my teryx but have had problems with it the Kawasaki on a scale of 1 - 10, 10 being high, rates about 1 and that is being honest..... I would go with the can am
What was the outcome with your motor? Did you dust it out or ?
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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with the stupid dual box-storage and the exhaust sitting down by the hitch is enough to steer me away
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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can am sucks
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:05 PM
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Canned Ham vs teryx

I own a Teryx but I drove both at Brimstone in Tennessee and let me tell you if I had plunked down the dough to buy that Canned Ham I would have taken it straight back to the dealer. Yes, the 1000cc seems nice but that fly by wire crap makes it so hard to drive smooth. It turns like crap and the tie rods bend just looking at them.

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Old 04-14-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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Yes, the 1000cc seems nice but that fly by wire crap makes it so hard to drive smooth. It turns like crap and the tie rods End just looking at them.My .02cents
I will add .02 to your .02 ..... well said
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:09 PM
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I have had a camo commander on order for a while I can buy a new teryx camo now' Am I going to be happy with the teryx and what is a good price to pay for the teryx?

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I'm a mod on the Commander forum also and there is no way in hell I would buy one after the stuff I have seen...besides the power plant? There isn't a single redeeming quality about that SXS...IMHO...
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:19 AM
 
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YOU GUYS KILL ME! First teryx stock clutch problem, 2nd very poor air box seal, 3rd must have cdi box to go fast,terys have junk shocks, over heat alot unless you do impeller. head gaskets with 840 kits, frames that bend on front by a arms. need i sat more???????? AND last it will take you 2 hours or more to change a belt, do what that out on the trail?

One more thing JUNK seats on teryx and no adjustment. It will take alot of money to get a terys to run with a stock commander and then you add seats and shocks.

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Old 04-15-2011, 05:35 AM
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Uhh...I never had a problem with a stock clutch.

Air box seal was only on the 08's (Valid Point)

CDI to go fast(ER)? Name me one SXS that does NOT have a after market CDI or mod to make it fast(ER)...

Junk shocks? There isn't a single SXS out there with "Excellent" shocks...unless you buy the upgraded version (and that also applies to any manufacture)...

I never experienced a overheating problem that I didn't cause in the first place...(and that's what I honestly believe with most of those over heating problems...user error)...regardless, the are no overheating issues with the 2010's or the 2011's...and they have the same stock impeller as the 09's and 08's...

Head gaskets on the 840's?...Mine has been running for well over 2 years and I have never had a single issue with that...again I believe most of those are user error...regardless the 840 is not a stock option so the point is invalid...

Frames that bend? Learn how to drive and that won't happen...or gusset it first...

2 hours to change a belt...yes it might...we did it in a hour on the trail...BUT I would rather carry a spare belt around than a extra tie rod...or 3 for the Commander IF you can get them...last I checked? Kawi has their parts in stock and will sell to Teryx owners who need parts...

The Commander guys are the ones that kill me...most jumped on that band wagon and now have a serious case of buyers remorse...mainly because of the RZR XP and not the Teryx...but that's another story...

Junk seats?...Maybe but for the $3000 or $4000 more it cost for the Commander?...lol...I'll buy some nice suspension seats that will smoke the stock Commander seats...

Run with?...Hell come on out to our neck of the woods and I will run with that Commander...and then spank it...
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:32 AM
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Jim your spot on!!! My buddie has one lots of power, but really cheesy quality. I understand the point about spending a ton to get better performance, because I have spent a chitload! But thats the fun part, and the quality of the Teryx is unmatched in my opinion.

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All SxS need upgrading in my opinion but if I am going to start out about 5 grand more with the Cammander I may as well spend the money on the Kawi. Besides who wants to be running around looking like a bumblebee
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:45 AM
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$20 will fix with plemum rings will fix the 08 air box issue.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:55 AM
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i agree with sandjunkie....very nice and well said post
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:31 AM
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sand junkie: i liked your post. my teryx is my first sxs,and i admit,it took a lil getting used to. now im taking it places that i never dreamed it would be able to go, and it never seems to break a sweat. my question to you is this: when you say "learn how to drive" can you give some specifics about that?ive heard this mentioned but never really found out what the meaning was. i try and stay steady on the gas,dont let off the gas all at once if im going fast down a hill,try and slide over rocks and stuff instead of just slamming into them,stuff like that. can you ,or anyone, give some tips on what you mean by "how to drive"? thanx
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:40 AM
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YOU GUYS KILL ME! First teryx stock clutch problem, 2nd very poor air box seal, 3rd must have cdi box to go fast,terys have junk shocks, over heat alot unless you do impeller. head gaskets with 840 kits, frames that bend on front by a arms. need i sat more???????? AND last it will take you 2 hours or more to change a belt, do what that out on the trail?

One more thing JUNK seats on teryx and no adjustment. It will take alot of money to get a terys to run with a stock commander and then you add seats and shocks.
Thats all, the money I dumped into mine for repair I could of bought another Teryx. I will never own another one. Especially after driving my new RZR4 for a couple of months no problems unlike the teryx. There is no comparison its a way better machine.

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sand junkie: i liked your post. my teryx is my first sxs,and i admit,it took a lil getting used to. now im taking it places that i never dreamed it would be able to go, and it never seems to break a sweat. my question to you is this: when you say "learn how to drive" can you give some specifics about that?ive heard this mentioned but never really found out what the meaning was. i try and stay steady on the gas,dont let off the gas all at once if im going fast down a hill,try and slide over rocks and stuff instead of just slamming into them,stuff like that. can you ,or anyone, give some tips on what you mean by "how to drive"? thanx
Dont leave it in gear while sitting still for a while. Always using low when going under 10mph or climbing a slow rate. Stabbing the throttle then backing off the gas to where you want it (this engages the belt quicker). Never just ease into the throttle. Dont always depend on your engine brake to slow you down.

stuff like that.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:19 AM
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:41 AM
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You will be happier with the quality of the teryx and the aftermarket parts availabe. The 800 canam and 750 teryx are similar in HP, but the 1000 canam will have more HP the the stock 750 teryx.
I knew the Can Am's were coming out, but still bought my 2010 Teryx last May. No regrets here.

I do have to call BS on the above post though. The 800 Can Am has 71 HP, and the Teryx has 44HP. Not even close, although those numbers are at the crank and would probably be closer at the rear wheels.
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A new stock teryx 10600 lets say and a new commander 1000 x model 13600 now what will you need to keep up or beat it? muzzys 800 dollars, msd box 400 dollars, good clutch kit with cover 500 dollars, air box mod 100 dollars, better shocks 1600 dollars, better tires 800 dollars,seats 800 dollars then you will need a big bore to still beat a stock commander. a good 840 kit 2 grand and yes u will be faster but it cost you 7 GRAND and 600 dollars for a grand total of $176000. and with out long travel still wont ride as good. teryx 7 travel commander 10 incs of travel. commander has tilt wheel, rpm gauge, don't blow out oil with high rpm. Just keep telling yourself how good it is! for the 13600 I paid and i have factory warranty and can run 70 mph with NO MODS.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:47 PM
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I'm with yank calling bs the 1000 is about 61 rwhp & 48 you are way off I'm going double BS I paid 9000 out the door on rex sport. 1000 x is 16000,and your parts prices are way off. There are a lot of deals to be had on rex parts. Can am are new and very high priced. Not impressed with can am or xpmaybe in wide open country. Just not the ticket in the woods.Move along can am forum.com
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