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I use low range for speeds under 20 mph. The top speed is 38 mph and its runs great at 25. You get more cooling air through the belt drive and under light loads it gears up to lower the rpm. The lower gear puts less load on the belt too. Most UTV's with a wet clutch are slow from a start but rev up OK after you get rolling. Cruising under 50 should be OK but changing the speed a bit and throttle load to move the belt around a bit help the belt life. The Hunterworks kit may be needed for larger tires and give a stock machine the benefit of a lower take off gear plus gearing it up for a higher top speed. Looks like they get 59 mph which is enough for cruising a bit above 50 mph for the occasional fast dirt road or a paved road to get to another trail.

The Hunterworks guys can correct and provide more info on this and also how many miles before the belt drive grease develops enough sludge to prevent it from gearing up all the way. My stock Rhino's needed to be cleaned out and re-greased about every 3,000 miles due to the sludge build up from the dust entering the belt drive intake.

The Wolverine is not perfect but should be the best UTV in its class available so far, especially the suspension. For the sport guys needing a high HP 1,000 cc September is not too long to wait.
 

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With the Hunterworks sheave low range maxs out about 46 mph. We were able to cruise in high around comfortably at 50-52 after installing the sheave. The cvt is a bit loud at higher speeds. Todd could speak to the sludge buildup, but 3,000 miles seems like a good interval.
 

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If it will run an occasional 20-25 without a lot of high rpm buzz it will be fine for the way we ride.

Now, about changing the sheave and hopping up the wet clutch, are any special tools involved?
 

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If it will run an occasional 20-25 without a lot of high rpm buzz it will be fine for the way we ride.

Now, about changing the sheave and hopping up the wet clutch, are any special tools involved?
This is a great video from Todd at Hunterworks showing the process on a Viking. I read the parts are the same. Looks like a torque wrench and impact wrench are the only special tools. Never mind the plumber's butt and porn music:cool:
 

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Thanks! One more question, I plan on going to 28"-30" tires in the future but do not really want to dig into the wet clutch twice if I do not have to. Is there any down side to running the Sheave and Weight setup for larger tires with the stock tires except for top end speed? I would like to go ahead and do the wet clutch and Sheave kit now but will probably be a few months before I go with Larger tires. I would like to go 30" but not sure when Lifts etc to give the clearance will be coming out. I ride East TN Hills which are much like WV and am not a mudder, just want plenty of low end power and ground clearance for the steep hills, rocks and ruts.
 

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every 1000-1500 miles it should be serviced
So, by servicing the sheave, you mean pulling it out and cleaning and re-greasing every 1000-1500 miles? I am sure it is warranted but it seems like a lot of maintenance with not too many miles in-between. I did notice the cvt breather is in a place where it would suck in a lot of dust/dirt. Would be nice to have it somewhere else so it can breathe cleaner air. Anybody considering relocating this?
 

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I run the belt drive intake up under the roof on my 08 Rhino. The grease was dark from belt wear dust but no sludge build up at 5,000 miles and the belt was still in spec. My Wolverine will get the same set up. I ride over 15,000 miles a year. I use a foam uni filter without any oil and an outerwear. I wash them out every 1,000 miles with soap and water. The clean air will increase the belt life too. My Snorkeled RZR 900 went over 8,000 miles on the first belt. I'm picking up a Blue Wolverine with EPS tomorrow.
 

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Sounds like a great idea. Can you post some pics of your setup when you add that to your Wolverine? Picking up a Blue EPS tomorrow as well!
 

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Sweet!!! I was told rear bumpers are on back order. My dealer told me first of May. I decided to just wait on one of those til later. The Blue looks real sharp! Congrats!
 

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It's cool they let you help put it together. Looking at it, the top and seats seem too big, but the seats are nice, the top could be lower for a 6 footer like me
 
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