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Honestly there is no direct competition. Show me an aspect of the wolverine and any could point out a machine that could it better. The wolverine appears to be a true jack of all trades. That would be the true appeal in my opinion. One machine that can do it and do it well , not limited to specialized applications.
 

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This probably should go in the Teryx comparison. I bought a Teryx 2 in Sept of 14. The Wolvie wasn't out yet. Now I am considering a Wolvie. I promote a UTV Rally. I do 3-4 day expedition rides either camping or moteling. I put 3500 miles on my Teryx in a year. Besides oil and filters, 2 f&r diff oil changes, fuel filter, air filter, and a set of tires, I did nothing else.
The Teryx does use a centrifugal clutch ala Yamaha, but it is not as reliable. The 800 went to a belt air intake by the rear cylinder and that has shortened the belt life to about half of what the Wolvie should get.
The Teryx has Fox Podium shocks, but they're cheap oem copies with only compression adjusters. They also used much too heavy of spring rates. It takes a $1000 to put new Bandit shocks on. The 16s get better valving and spring rates.
The seating is good, the leg room is not. I ride with a prosthetic left leg. I also have long legs. I'd like to stretch my prosthetic out a bit, but I cannot. If I take my leg off, it puts a bit more pressure on my lower left back. The Wolvie is a bit better. The new Pioneer 1000 is worse than the Teryx.
I bought the Teryx partly due to the 3 year warranty. I have not used it yet.
The storage on the Teryx is phenomenal. When hunting, I could have my rifle across the 2 storage boxes. I always have everything I need on board and the boxes are watertight. The Wolvie can be made to work for what I do, but it won't be as convenient as the Teryx.
The Teryx weighs 300# more than the Wolvie and the 8" of suspension is ok, but not great. The Wolvie is much better in handling/suspension.
The Teryx holds 7.9 g of fuel, The Wolvie is 2g more. I expect a broken in Wolvie to get at least as good as economy/range.
So for me, ergos, ride, fuel capacity, and if I have to live with a CVT, I'd rather it be the Yamaha Ultramatic!
The Teryx has been good to me, but I want to start fresh and I thought it would be the Pioneer 1000 and the DCT. Too much money and bad ergos for me.
 
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This probably should go in the Teryx comparison. I bought a Teryx 2 in Sept of 14. The Wolvie wasn't out yet. Now I am considering a Wolvie. I promote a UTV Rally. I do 3-4 day expedition rides either camping or moteling. I put 3500 miles on my Teryx in a year. Besides oil and filters, 2 f&r diff oil changes, fuel filter, air filter, and a set of tires, I did nothing else.
The Teryx does use a centrifugal clutch ala Yamaha, but it is not as reliable. The 800 went to a belt air intake by the rear cylinder and that has shortened the belt life to about half of what the Wolvie should get.
The Teryx has Fox Podium shocks, but they're cheap oem copies with only compression adjusters. They also used much too heavy of spring rates. It takes a $1000 to put new Bandit shocks on. The 16s get better valving and spring rates.
The seating is good, the leg room is not. I ride with a prosthetic left leg. I also have long legs. I'd like to stretch my prosthetic out a bit, but I cannot. If I take my leg off, it puts a bit more pressure on my lower left back. The Wolvie is a bit better. The new Pioneer 1000 is worse than the Teryx.
I bought the Teryx partly due to the 3 year warranty. I have not used it yet.
The storage on the Teryx is phenomenal. When hunting, I could have my rifle across the 2 storage boxes. I always have everything I need on board and the boxes are watertight. The Wolvie can be made to work for what I do, but it won't be as convenient as the Teryx.
The Teryx weighs 300# more than the Wolvie and the 8" of suspension is ok, but not great. The Wolvie is much better in handling/suspension.
The Teryx holds 7.9 g of fuel, The Wolvie is 2g more. I expect a broken in Wolvie to get at least as good as economy/range.
So for me, ergos, ride, fuel capacity, and if I have to live with a CVT, I'd rather it be the Yamaha Ultramatic!
The Teryx has been good to me, but I want to start fresh and I thought it would be the Pioneer 1000 and the DCT. Too much money and bad ergos for me.
i'll trade you the springs off my wolvy,they are sagging quite a bit and dealer says they are worth four thousand can. to replace and will not sell springs separately
 

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i'll trade you the springs off my wolvy,they are sagging quite a bit and dealer says they are worth four thousand can. to replace and will not sell springs separately
Holy Shit, there must be a source somewhere for springs. Talk to Kevin at Spangler Fab. He has a fb page and he is on Team Teryx on FB.
 

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there probably is heavier springs out there,but I haven't been able to find anything for the wolverine,my dealer is going to look at mine again when I take it in to get my exhaust pipe replaced.
 

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there probably is heavier springs out there,but I haven't been able to find anything for the wolverine,my dealer is going to look at mine again when I take it in to get my exhaust pipe replaced.
finally found a manufacture called king shocks that build springs,but they don't sell direct,so will have to find a dealer in Canada.
 

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Anyone ride the bush do you miss not having a dump box. Maybe this is your first sxs so it would be more directed at the ones that have had one with a box that dumped. You bought a Wolverine what did you have before.
 

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I miss two things from my rhino. Dump bed because it dumped but also it allowed for accessibility for maintenance and cleaning. I also miss the hood opening for the same two reasons. That being said the Wolverine has too many pluses.
 

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Looks like Abernathy's has dropped the price on Wolverines another $1200, but I assume no free $1000 in accessories anymore but I haven't checked to make sure.
 

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I miss two things from my rhino. Dump bed because it dumped but also it allowed for accessibility for maintenance and cleaning. I also miss the hood opening for the same two reasons. That being said the Wolverine has too many pluses.
damn did I ever miss that dump bed when I was putting my sheave in!
 

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This is my first SxS, but from watching my dad clean his rhino and what it takes to clean mine, the dump bed and hood do make it easier to clean the rhino, but for functionality sake, I don't care about the dump bed because I bought mine purely as a toy since I rent a place in town and have no chores to use it for.
 

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The dump bed made cleaning and maintenance a lot easier for sure. it would be a nice thing to have on the wolverine.
 

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I'm guessing you have to remove the bed to do the sheave install. Am I correct ? I will be doing my sheave in the spring.
 

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What are yalls opinions about the john deere rsx 860i being a close competitor to the wolverine? I knowe jd hasn't had sport utility sxs out for very long but to consider the terryx a competitor I would think you would have to include the 860i. After a year and a half of grueling research it came down to the 860i and the wolverine for me.
 

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After a year and a half of grueling research it came down to the 860i and the wolverine for me.
Man....that's a year and a half lost riding.......J/K, always wise to spend your money wisely.......but a year and a half?
 

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Haha. Yeah. I've been putting my wife through nursing school so financially I just couldn't do it. But it's all good. . . . She's gonna pay me back with a whole lotta seat time right next to me in my new ride! Ha maybe some trips to windrock for our anniversary? Wishful thinking probably
 

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Haha. Yeah. I've been putting my wife through nursing school so financially I just couldn't do it. But it's all good. . . . She's gonna pay me back with a whole lotta seat time right next to me in my new ride! Ha maybe some trips to windrock for our anniversary? Wishful thinking probably
That's a good investment. My wife has been an RN for 30 some years. She makes REALLY good money....for out here in the sticks anyways. She supports us. I mostly work for beer and toy money. :D
 
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