After a lot of thought and consideration, I've decided to move on from the world of Jeeps. To date I've had a total of (8) Jeep's ranging from bone stock, to mild, to hardcore streetable, to full on trailer only buggy. I'm burnt out!
After spending some time out on the trails and in Moab with my brother in his Polaris RZR XP...I've got the Side by side itch...and I got it BAD! We put that RZR through its paces, and it did everything I wanted and more. Not only did it climb crap that blew me away, it climbed it with ease and at a pace that a Jeep could only dream of without falling into pieces by the end of the trail. The best part was after a 4 day trip in Moab, he brought it home...washed it, tossed it in the garage and never put a wrench on it. It was ready to go again!
After a lot of going back and forth between what to get and what not to get, it came down to two options since I have a wife and kid.
Option A). Polaris RZR XP 4 seater. The major downside though is the retarded long wheelbase and the ugly price tag of nearly $20K.
Option B). Kawasaki Teryx 4 seater. Nice manageable wheelbase, decent room for passengers, clutched better for the rocks, and a LOT cheaper.
I mainly rock crawl and trail ride. I spend a lot of time in Moab, as well as run a lot of the rocky local trails where I live in Colorado. I decided the ultimate platform for me would be the Teryx 4. I managed to find a left over 2012 Camo at a local dealer and scored it for a really good price. Here is a pic the day I picked it up.
So far I've spent a small mint on this thing. Here is a list of the parts that I've ordered:
*HCR Long Travel kit with King Coilovers
*Factory UTV full skid and sliders
*Kawi plastic hard top
*20" LED light bar for the bumper
*40" LED light bar for the top
* (4) 30x10x14 GBC Mongrel's
* (4) 14x7 STI HD3 wheels
* Wally bed lift
I'm sure there are more things that I'm forgetting about!
Some parts have shown up already:
Had my little commuter truck stuffed with boxes
40" LED Bar
20" LED Bar mounted & the roof mounted
The wheels came too
Tires that I ordered from Sxs Performance
Nice comparison shot with the stock Big Horns
And right now I'm just waiting on my HCR kit, Factory UTV skids, and my Wally's bed lift. I got a call on Wednesday saying that my HCR kit had shipped, so I should be seeing that on Monday or Tuesday I hope. I'm PUMPED to get that installed!
So that's the scoop on my build so far. I'll update this with pictures once I get the rest of the stuff in. Hopefully should have this bad boy up and rockin' by next weekend!