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I currently have a 2006 Rhino 660. No motor mods other than a CDI. Of course I have an aftermarket sheave. I have had it for 8 years. I have always been happy with it. It has about 6k miles on it. The only problems I have ever had was due to the modifications I made (axles, spindles). But I am ready for something new. I was close to pulling the trigger on a new RZR XP1000. But I read about lots of problems with it. I just heard about the Wolverine and I'm thinking it might be perfect for me. I want reliability.

My question is this. Opinions on how it will compare to my Rhino? Mainly the suspension. I have the LSR +3 Mid Travel kit installed with Billstein shocks. I love the extra suspension and mainly the stability. I can take it up to 40mph and whip the wheel and slide it. No worries about tipping over. I want that smooth ride and stability. Will the stock wolverine compare with my Rhino with the MTS kit?

Not sure about widths and suspension travel.

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It's difficult to compare without seat time in the Wolverine. Assuming you have the Hunterworks sheave, you are probly running 50+ mph? I anticipate the 708 cc dohc engine to produce 55-60 hp and tuned more for torque than acceleration. With the Kayaba resi shocks and 60" width the Wolverine will be very stable. I think it will be very similar to what you now have.
 

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That is what I am thinking. I was going to preorder but I think I am going to wait for a few reviews.
 

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I currently have a 2006 Rhino 660. No motor mods other than a CDI. Of course I have an aftermarket sheave. I have had it for 8 years. I have always been happy with it. It has about 6k miles on it. The only problems I have ever had was due to the modifications I made (axles, spindles). But I am ready for something new. I was close to pulling the trigger on a new RZR XP1000. But I read about lots of problems with it. I just heard about the Wolverine and I'm thinking it might be perfect for me. I want reliability.

My question is this. Opinions on how it will compare to my Rhino? Mainly the suspension. I have the LSR +3 Mid Travel kit installed with Billstein shocks. I love the extra suspension and mainly the stability. I can take it up to 40mph and whip the wheel and slide it. No worries about tipping over. I want that smooth ride and stability. Will the stock wolverine compare with my Rhino with the MTS kit?

Not sure about widths and suspension travel.

Thank you.
I believe the Wolverine is everything the Rhino needed to be the perfect machine. It will probably have better suspension. I don't believe your Billstein shocks will have as much adjustment as the KYB shocks on the Wolverine. This Wolverine will also be way more quiet with the motor moved back behind the cab some. As far as power, even with the sheave and CDI this Wolverine will be quite a bit more peppy than your Rhino. It appears to be a little faster than the Teryx 800 so it's no turd that's for sure. If you look at all of the subtle things on this Wolverine it seems to be the ultimate trail machine IMO.
 

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My 05 Rhino did fail a few times but I drive them hard. My 08 was way better but needed a few mods for high mileage use. This all new Wolverine fixed most all of the Rhino problems and the suspension will set a new standard in suspension for short travel, 10 inches when compared to the 16 to 18 inches of travel on the 1,000 cc models. Yamaha may use the belt drive to limit the speed to 50 mph and that will be easy to fix. If it gears up all the way like Polaris and uses the speed sensor to cut the injection at 50 that also may be easy to fix. The Teryx rev limit is 7,800 rpm and it hits the rev limiter in low range. In high range the speed sensor cuts the injection at 50 mph and engine speed is 6,300 rpm. I expect the wolverine will set a new standard. The size, price, and suspension should make the other brands improve. Engine performance should be Ok for most customers.
 

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Does anyone know how much my ravel my Rhino suspension has with the +3 LSR kit? I can't remember. I think it was 13" but I am not sure.
 

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Thank you. So the Wolverine will have the same amount of travel as my Rhino with the MTS kit.

Is the Wolverine wider too?
 

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The Wolverine is right at 60" wide and that width appears to be the outside of the tires. Larger tires or more offset rims would change that.
 

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The Wolverine is right at 60" wide and that width appears to be the outside of the tires. Larger tires or more offset rims would change that.
Stock Rhino is 54" I believe. Add 6" from my kit and I am at 60". It sounds like the Wolverine was designed like a Rhino with a mid travel kit. Perfect for me.
 

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My favorite thing about my Rhino over other side by sides is the way I sit in the drivers seat. It sits low and back. I hope the Wolverine is the same. If it is I'm sold.
 
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