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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-03-2008, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Fastest UTV without Turbos or Superchargers

Some guys that I ride with here in S. california have been buidling and racing our UTV with each other and others. Since we started this expensive UTV arms race we found that the Rhinos are the fastest of group (Prowlers, RZR, Ranger, and even 1 Teryx). Everyone in our group has been modifying their side by side and here is what we have found.

The Rhino can build big reliable power but expensive.
The RZR can build power but the guys can't seem to keep it reliable and fast
The prowler is a loss cause
The Ranger is much to heavy
The Teryx has shown some great potential considering it is nearly in stock form

The Rhinos win the drags everytime - 65 mph top end with great acceleration. The fastest one has a 787 stroker.

The Rhinos win on fast hard but technical trail rides and when it gets real rough (rock climbs) the 4x4 system leaves everything except the Teryx.

In the dunes the rzrs close the gap with the Rhino but still loses, just not as bad.

Does anyone have any similar experiences and what are some of the best looking top performing Rhinos you have seen.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-03-2008, 11:31 AM
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I think that is a pretty consistent assesment of what I have seen. The rhino's definately have the most motor and suspension options that help it stay in the lead. The RZR are fast for a stock machine, but there are not as many engine options out so reliabilty with motor mods have not been proven. And the rzr frames are not as strong. I think the Teryx is going to be very competitive. I have heard it is pretty cheap to do an 800 kit and make tons of hp. Plus the teryx frame looks very strong. I guess time will tell how they build up and hold up.
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Teryx

The rzr had me worried at first but my Rhino has dusted everyone in our group and they are all modified. 1 guy installed a turbo from DragonFire on his and it was fast but blew the motor 35 miles from camp at Glamis. It took him hours to retrieve that thing. I'm going to sale my 58 mph stock motor Rhino and get a Teryx. My stoker Rhino is too fast to worry about a Teryx unless it is modified.

The Teryx should have all modified and slightly modified Rhinos concerned.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-03-2008, 11:43 AM
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There's no doubt that the rhino is an awesome and durable machine that can be built for big power, but you have to compare apples to apples. I can make a lawn mower faster than a rhino with big money, but if you're not willing to ride on the edge of gernading your motor, then the rzr is going to have the best stock hp. Put long travel on all stock motored utv's and then take to the dunes and test. The rzr is the fastest stock utv and the rhino would be your fastest built utv. The teryx is too heavy in stock form and would definately need aftermarket parts to open it up.
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I'm waiting for the Teryx to arrive here in the Island!
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I thought that would be some funny $hit.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-03-2008, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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RZR and stock

My Rhino has over 150 hrs and those are hard fast running hours and my motor is stronger than a stock RZR motor. My engine builder has produced some amazing results without lowering reliablity. The stock motor rzrs has had nothing but issues trying to kept up with us. There are 5 Rhinos in our group that have had everything from the 686, 720, to 787 motor mods from the same builder. They are all still running strong and fast. The 3 Rzr have other mods but all three have experienced failures (looking at the RZR forums it seems common). The Teryx will definitely not have the same issues as the RZR because the quality is better than the Rhino is some areas including the motor. That motor has a strong crank and powerful frame, tie rods etc....
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