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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Got back from camping today, took one long look at the Teryx and finally made the decision to chop it, been debating on it a while but kinda hard to cut the top off a machine with 1 mile on it but I did. Didn't want to take any out of the front but people said u really need to to keep the post even with the basis, took 1.5 in on front 4in on back, guess the middle came out to be around 2.5, want to put a basket on top is reason for cutting. What u think
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Sleaved with 1.75 steel tubing, machine is 6'4" high with roof now. I have to cut about a 1in off my windshield now, any advise on this would be appreciated
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Looks good i have bin thinking about doing it to . But with only 300km on it its hard to cut into it lol.were did u make your cuts ???
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Front and back post were cut right near the base, the middle post was cut at very top threw the weld, I used a portaband saw so cuts we're really smooth, really was not that hard, done it by myself in about a hour and a half, would post more pictures but I have to delete one to post one😫. I know what you mean about being so new, like I said mine still got 1 mile on it
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Nice work! Looks really good!
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Looks awesome man. I think the flatter roof line looks great.


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They look so much better with a little chop. Nice work.

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I think it looks a hundred percent better, and I want the roof basket for extra storage and u just cannot hardly put a basket on that steep roof pitch, now it will look great up there
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I think it looks a hundred percent better, and I want the roof basket for extra storage and u just cannot hardly put a basket on that steep roof pitch, now it will look great up there
That looks great PT! I've been thinking about doing a chop myself but never was brave enough. I'm not trying to change the looks as much as trying to get it to still fit in the trailer after my 2" lift

But yeah, it does look at lot better

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I am going to take 6" off the rear of mine 2.5" in the center and none on the front. I read that exact spec somewhere on a thread in the forums. I will be handcrafting a roof out of a piece of diamond plate or aluminum and a windshield out of plexiglass.

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U need to take a little out in front to move cage foward or your back post will be way outta parrallel, I cit middle post out all together, got front and rear like I wanted then cut and welded middle post. Here's the link I used when I done mine
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I would build a custom cage with thicker steel. That the next thing I’m doing to mine. The chops look nice but after seeing what happens when you roll the stock cage I wouldn’t want the stock cage any closer to my head than it is. Sorry for being a Debbie downer because your chop looks awesome.


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[QUOTE=Jones_Mahoney;560539]I would build a custom cage with thicker steel. That the next thing I’m doing to mine. The chops look nice but after seeing what happens when you roll the stock cage I wouldn’t want the stock cage any closer to my head than it is. Sorry for being a Debbie downer because your chop looks awesome.

I understand but u roll any of them stock (Polaris, Kawasaki, Yamaha)with a little speed they gonna fold like toothpicks, roll your car at 45 and see what it does<img src="https://www.teryxforums.net/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />o

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