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Old 02-23-2020, 03:44 PM
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Ok guys I don’t need a pissing match. I’ve always had Honda atvs so the side by sides are new to me. I’m wanting to buy a new side by side crew. I’m looking at a Polaris ranger crew 1000 North Star or a can am defender crew max limited 1000. Both have doors, roof, windshield, heat and air etc. I would more than likely add a small lift and different tires. I’ll be using it at my farm, rides, and at truck pulls to pull the puller around. The price is similar between the 2 and I have both local dealers to me. I can get a smoking deal on a brand new left over 19 ranger in red but the can am would be a 20 in silver.

I know the Polaris can be fully locked in 4wd which I like, the can am I think is now offering that. Who has first hand exp with these two. Any kind of issues, or problems I should expect? How is the handling, cab comfort, technology, or creature comforts? Can the doors or anything be taken off either machine and put back on? How’s the aftermarket for both brands?
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We use rangers at work for big job sites. Beat the absolute piss out off them and they keep on going.
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Polaris quality is hands down better than can am
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Polaris quality is hands down better than can am
I’ve heard that. I like the looks of both but I’m torn. How are the Polaris engines and trannys?
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I built Polaris, CanAm, Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki and Arctic Cat side by sides for quite a while before getting into my new profession. And even though I own a Can Am X3 myself, I have owned 2 polaris Rzrs as well, and I will go back to a Polaris after this Can Am pisses me off enough
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I built Polaris, CanAm, Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki and Arctic Cat side by sides for quite a while before getting into my new profession. And even though I own a Can Am X3 myself, I have owned 2 polaris Rzrs as well, and I will go back to a Polaris after this Can Am pisses me off enough
What do you dislike? How do the belts hold up? Was I correct thinking the can am can fully lock the front axle?
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I’ve got a 20 Polaris general an love it. I went to down to pro x in Chattanooga to get mine was going for a new 1000 xp ranger but ended up going with the general am glad I did.


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What do you dislike? How do the belts hold up? Was I correct thinking the can am can fully lock the front axle?
The X3 is a sport vehicle, so a little different than what you're looking for and in terms of belt life, I've gone 1400 miles and only broken 1 belt so far.

I dislike a lot of stuff, namely CanAms ways of assembly, and how stupid it is to work on it. It takes hours to do almost anything on it.

The front diff on the X3 is a "viscous lock" I think Is what they call it, where one tire has to spin so many times before it locks the other tire. But i can tell you I've had 1 tire in the air, and one stuffed in a rock, and the front diff NEVER locked. But idk about the model you're looking at.
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I wouldn’t be too hard on one by any means. Just farm work, small ride every now and then and pulling my pull truck around at pulls. Either seems like it would work but seems like the vote is for Polaris. I’m gonna try and go drive both next week and see how they feel.
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