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Old 11-28-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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TERYX 4 vs RZR 4

Just purchased my first Kawasaki on black friday, a 2012 Teryx4 EPS CAMO edition. My wife and I were in the market for a four seater side by side for our family of four. We have two young girls ages 3 and 1 that love to ride. We originally went to the dealer with all intentions of either buying the Ranger Crew with EPS is Sandstone, or the RZR 4 LE with EPS. Our local dealer is a KTM, Polaris, and Kawasaki dealer. We were unaware the Teryx4 had just been released and that our dealer had just received a Camo EPS Teryx4. We really didn't like the orange/white color of the RZR 4 EPS and really thought it lacked passenger room so we decided to also look at the Ranger Crew EPS which was available and in stock in the Sandstone color. When we arrived at the dealership, Gary (owner) had both Polaris models by the the test track and said he wanted us to also drive the Teryx4 which was on display in the showroom. My wife and I took turns driving the Ranger Crew and the RZR 4 on the test track which was a very small oval with a few hills. We were not excited about either Polaris modesl. I am 6'2" and just shy of 200 lbs, and was very crammed in the back of the RZR 4 with my knees sticking out the sides of the front seat. The RZR 4 also seemed to lack any type of comfort features. The Ranger Crew had a lot of seating room and felt comfortable, but just wasn't as trail worthy as what we were looking for. Then out came Gary with the Camo EPS Teryx4, I think we were sold before we even test drove the unit. Seating was roomy and very comfortable and the cockpit seemed more refined then the RZR 4. The color alone sold it for me, camo or white/orange? The engine seemed more responsive and definitely more power then the crew and about the same if not more then the RZR. The Teryx4 has a shorter wheelbase then the RZR4, which is very noticeable and pleasing manuevering around the track. Kawasaki didn't just stretch out the original Teryx and add a backseat like polaris did with the RZR, and the quality of both units shows that Kawasaki put in the effort to manufacture a true four seater side by side. We actually ranked the RZR 4 at the bottom of our list. Maybe if we were a family of relatively short/little people looking for a ride to jump sand dunes we may have chosen the RZR 4. We shocked family and friends when we arrived home with our new Teryx4, since we went to test drive a Ranger Crew and RZR 4. Since we were bias originally to the RZR, and test drove both the RZR 4 and Teryx 4, I can honestly say the TERYX4 is an all around better machine.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:52 PM
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Congrats on the Camo T4! We just picked up a blue one and I am very happy with it so far. Now we are going to start modifying it!
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:59 PM
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Congrats. I also just purchased the new Teryx 4 in blue and had a chance to take it out this past weekend. You will not regret your new purchase.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:01 PM
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cool to here i thought the same thing when i saw the specs on this machine,if its what i like i'm getting one in the spring myself
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:07 PM
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cool to here i thought the same thing when i saw the specs on this machine,if its what i like i'm getting one in the spring myself
You will really like it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:36 PM
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Congratulations, I have been impressed with the refined inside look. However I am sure it is a real PIA to work on anything because of that. Also these things have a cat. converter in them suprised me.

PS drive it like you stole it!!
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Congrats on big blue. We too are already looking at mods. Kawasaki fever is setting in! Looking at a windshield, top, winch, and stereo. I even found a couple Kawasaki signs to hang in the garage.
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I'm off to buy mine tomorrow. Anything I need to know. Camo version.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:01 PM
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I have my ss wheels and 28 zillas off my brute will they fit the t4?
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:11 PM
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I have my ss wheels and 28 zillas off my brute will they fit the t4?
I don't think so. The Brute Force I believe is a 4/110 bolt pattern and the Teryx is 4/136.

My application guide shows a Brute Force 650 being 4/137 and a Brute Force 650i / 750 being a 4/110.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:14 PM
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I don't think so. The Brute Force I believe is a 4/110 bolt pattern and the Teryx is 4/136.

My application guide shows a Brute Force 650 being 4/137 and a Brute Force 650i / 750 being a 4/110.
Are spacers available to work this out?
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Are spacers available to work this out?
If they are 4/110 you should be able to find a Teryx to Rhino adaptor.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:59 PM
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The T4 has landed. Burrrrrr I need a windshield.
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The T4 has landed. Burrrrrr I need a windshield.
Your brute wheels will have the correct pattern but the stud holes are smaller. Kawasaki ATVs use 10mm wheel studs and the Teryx has 12mm wheel studs. You may be able to open the holes up and make them work.
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WOW that is the EXACT same thing we did. I was dead set on the RZR4 until I drove the Teryx4.. Night and day difference, the Teryx4 is just a better all around machine!
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:32 PM
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Just purchased my first Kawasaki on black friday, a 2012 Teryx4 EPS CAMO edition. My wife and I were in the market for a four seater side by side for our family of four. We have two young girls ages 3 and 1 that love to ride. We originally went to the dealer with all intentions of either buying the Ranger Crew with EPS is Sandstone, or the RZR 4 LE with EPS. Our local dealer is a KTM, Polaris, and Kawasaki dealer. We were unaware the Teryx4 had just been released and that our dealer had just received a Camo EPS Teryx4. We really didn't like the orange/white color of the RZR 4 EPS and really thought it lacked passenger room so we decided to also look at the Ranger Crew EPS which was available and in stock in the Sandstone color. When we arrived at the dealership, Gary (owner) had both Polaris models by the the test track and said he wanted us to also drive the Teryx4 which was on display in the showroom. My wife and I took turns driving the Ranger Crew and the RZR 4 on the test track which was a very small oval with a few hills. We were not excited about either Polaris modesl. I am 6'2" and just shy of 200 lbs, and was very crammed in the back of the RZR 4 with my knees sticking out the sides of the front seat. The RZR 4 also seemed to lack any type of comfort features. The Ranger Crew had a lot of seating room and felt comfortable, but just wasn't as trail worthy as what we were looking for. Then out came Gary with the Camo EPS Teryx4, I think we were sold before we even test drove the unit. Seating was roomy and very comfortable and the cockpit seemed more refined then the RZR 4. The color alone sold it for me, camo or white/orange? The engine seemed more responsive and definitely more power then the crew and about the same if not more then the RZR. The Teryx4 has a shorter wheelbase then the RZR4, which is very noticeable and pleasing manuevering around the track. Kawasaki didn't just stretch out the original Teryx and add a backseat like polaris did with the RZR, and the quality of both units shows that Kawasaki put in the effort to manufacture a true four seater side by side. We actually ranked the RZR 4 at the bottom of our list. Maybe if we were a family of relatively short/little people looking for a ride to jump sand dunes we may have chosen the RZR 4. We shocked family and friends when we arrived home with our new Teryx4, since we went to test drive a Ranger Crew and RZR 4. Since we were bias originally to the RZR, and test drove both the RZR 4 and Teryx 4, I can honestly say the TERYX4 is an all around better machine.
Identical story here!!!!! I have and will still continue to be a die hard Polaris fan. I have rode their sleds for the past 14 years and will continue to. But I to went to our dealer with full intentions of coming home with a Razor 4 and came home with the Teryx 4 instead. My dealer sold both units as well so was at least able to keep my business with them.
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I have a little bit of time till the wife will let my son ride along but I am still torn between the two.

To me the T4 is better at everything except suspension. I really am kinda thinking the suspension advantage the rzr has is enough to make up for it's other shortcomings.
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Suspension numbers don't mean squat when the machine is broke down, at the dealer for warranty repairs, etc IMO. a friend bought a 800S about the time I bought my T4. His isn't ridden any harder than mine, but has been in the shop so many times it should be lemon lawed. it's been as far that the engine was pulled! Mine has been in the shop once for busted floorboard.... That's it! 1000 miles as of now.

RZR's would be a good machine if they held up but I see way to many issues. I want to ride, not work on, or wait on a dealer to fix problems.
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I have a little bit of time till the wife will let my son ride along but I am still torn between the two.

To me the T4 is better at everything except suspension. I really am kinda thinking the suspension advantage the rzr has is enough to make up for it's other shortcomings.
The suspension is only as good as where it attaches to the frame. If the RZR 4 is anything like my 2011 RZR 800, that is a major problem where we ride. The guy I sold my wifes RZR to is working on a deal to sell it and wants my 2011 T2.... we will see if the wife lets that happen.
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I am looking at 4 seaters now and I am leaning towards the T4. I am not seeing many problems on the forums with it. Being less money is a bonus. I just sold a ranger 400 so I suspect the T4 suspension to me will be a big improvement.
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I just sold a ranger 400 so I suspect the T4 suspension to me will be a big improvement.
It will be! I think the T4 is a little underrated in the suspension department. Yeah it doesn't have the travel that the rzr4 has, but it's still a darn good ride over rough terrain. My friends are always amazed how well it absorbs big bumps and ruts at high speed.


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