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My buddy has a new Teryx, and I feel like these two machines are matched very well. The only thing I like better about the Teryx is the crazy huge storage behind the seats. The Wolverine seems to be better all around other than that. The ride in the Teryx is very harsh to me...any thoughts?
 

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I agree. The Wolverine suspension sets it apart. The seating position is more comfortable than the Teryx. It does lack storage.
 

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My buddy has a new Teryx, and I feel like these two machines are matched very well. The only thing I like better about the Teryx is the crazy huge storage behind the seats. The Wolverine seems to be better all around other than that. The ride in the Teryx is very harsh to me...any thoughts?
The rear accessory box for the wolverine is lockable, dust proof and can easily Carry a weekends clothes and food for two. A medium sized cooler also easily fits forward of the box and will also provide an excellent place to put a couple of gallons of fuel which you will probably not need. In the cab you have a open dash compartment, a LARGE glove box, and a center storage area between the seats, devided into a smaller front section and a LARGE rear section. With this configuration I doubt you will be lacking for storage.

In 200+ miles and 11+ hours operation in extremely dusty conditions mostly in a following position the,rear box did not even require dusting which was truly amazing!

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The rear accessory box for the wolverine is lockable, dust proof and can easily Carry a weekends clothes and food for two. A medium sized cooler also easily fits forward of the box and will also provide an excellent place to put a couple of gallons of fuel which you will probably not need. In the cab you have a open dash compartment, a LARGE glove box, and a center storage area between the seats, devided into a smaller front section and a LARGE rear section. With this configuration I doubt you will be lacking for storage.

In 200+ miles and 11+ hours operation in extremely dusty conditions mostly in a following position the,rear box did not even require dusting which was truly amazing!

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Wow, that is amazing and is usually the most dusty place on the machine! I like it! :D
 

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The Teryx is about 250 pounds heavier and you sit much higher. The belt drive air intake on the 2014 and 15 models is from the top of the rear cylinder. Kawasaki uses the belt drive to remove the engine heat from under the engine cover. That's a deal killer for me plus the suspension is not nearly as good as the Wolverine. I installed the 2012-13 belt drive air intake on my buddies 2014. It goes up under the dash beside the speedo in a clean cold air position. My 2012 Teryx 4 seat was pretty good and well built. It was difficult to work on.
 

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Well I was going to be doing a side by side comparison(pun intended) this weekend with my buddy's Teryx, but he decided to go riding in Wellsville instead of our normal spot. So maybe next time.
 

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From what I've seen with my friends T2 and T4's they have a harsher ride and overall are larger for the tight trails around here. Power is about the same, handling so far on my wolverine seems sharper and will turn tighter. For trail riding they both are great, just the Wolverine may be a bit better in stock form.
 

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Last ride we came from, our friend ran his Tyrex4. Very capable machine. He has a small lift on it as some wheel spacers. His only complaint was the ride was not quite as nice as his RZR. Its pretty long so he was really going up the steep stuff.

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I test drove a Teryx the weekend before I purchased the Wolverine and my thoughts were about par with what everyone is saying. I loved the concept of the Kawi but the seat position and the suspension didn't suit my personal preference. I know a couple guys with Teryx s and they have only good things to say about them and we ride in some rough terrain in the Ouachita Mountains. I can't wait to take my Wolverine up there!
 

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For a 4 seater the teryx doesn't seem all that bad. It's not as long as most 4 seaters, like the viking 4 or commander max. If I had to have a 4 seater that would be at the top of the list.
 

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Yes, that's not a bad feature. Just took bed off the wolverine and it does take a bit to get everything off. It's only those torx screws, a few 10mm bolts, and those plastic pop rivets. Think I'll replace those pop rivets with some better ones though. They don't like to unscrew like they are supposed to. Guess someone got carried away screwing them in.
 

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Yes, that's not a bad feature. Just took bed off the wolverine and it does take a bit to get everything off. It's only those torx screws, a few 10mm bolts, and those plastic pop rivets. Think I'll replace those pop rivets with some better ones though. They don't like to unscrew like they are supposed to. Guess someone got carried away screwing them in.
Them screw rivet fasteners are terrible. I have to look but I think the automotive push ones may be close enough in size that they would work
 

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so how did you manage to get rivits out,pry up at the same time you turn them?
Yes, I take a very small flathead and put under the head and another bigger one to loosen it. Pain in the butt. Now to figure out how to get the bed back on. LOL All done installing sheave, secondary spring, and slug wet clutch kit. Now tired and bed isn't wanting to go on. Grrrrr.
 

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Yes, I take a very small flathead and put under the head and another bigger one to loosen it. Pain in the butt. Now to figure out how to get the bed back on. LOL All done installing sheave, secondary spring, and slug wet clutch kit. Now tired and bed isn't wanting to go on. Grrrrr.
The bed comes out easier then it goes back in. You have to undo the plastic rivets from the center console area and lift the center console housing up and slide the bed under it. I Dont even take the bed off anymore to get to the sheave, I just remove the bed bolts and shove a 2x4 under it to keep it propped up enough to get to the CVT exhaust tube mounting bolt and rivet.
 

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I'm torn between the two right now. Really, a 4 seater would suit my needs better but I just love the Wolverine so much I want one.
I've never driven a t4. I've heard the ride is harsh, they sre noisy, and the gas pedal angle sucks.

I have driven the wolverine. Loved everythong about it except that it only had 2 seats.

Around here, a t4 LE is 1000 more than a Wolverine.
 

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I test drove a teryx as I was buying my wolverine, I just didn't like the ride of it quite as much, and the overall feel was not as smooth. But like you said in the wolverine you only got two seats. To me the smoothness of the wolverine, and the Yamaha reputation is what sold me. I don't think you can go wrong with either bike as they are both of good quality. Also I didn't need more than 2 seats so that kinda made my decision easier. I too found that most every teryx was a bit higher in price than the wolverines but they didn't have any bone stock teryx's at the dealer I used.
 

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If the warranty is your hold up talk to your dealer and they can negotiate on the extended warranty price at the time of purchase. I got a 4 yr plus the 6 months on my wolverine and they came down $300 on mine. You can also buy the yamaha YES warrantys on ebay. They are sold by other dealers willing to make a little less profit on them. I got one for a grizzly off ebay one time. It all comes from Yamaha. There are some 4 year rhino 700 warrantys on there now for $500, i wouldnt think wolvies would be much more. Get that and you can have a year and a half more than the teryx
 
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