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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2019, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a 2007 Rhino 660 Sport Edition this year. It has a whole lot of fancy upgrades to it and it is very nice. The PO did not do any performance upgrades though. I don't know a lot about them to know for sure what works for performance.

I would like to get opinions on the least expensive performance that may help a little. I need more speed and bottom end.

I have ordered a CDI box and a jet kit to start with and waiting for that to come in.

Any other inexpensive upgrades I can do to possibly help some??

Any help or suggestions would be nice. Thanks in advance.
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You need to do a sheave upgrade which is a part of the CVT, Continuously Variable Transmission. Slugging the wet clutch will help with driveability and longer service life of your clutch.
Don't know what shocks were on the Sport Edition that year but if not the KYB's then shocks are critical. If you have KYB's you probably need new springs and shocks tuned by a shock shop. And it all depends on what type of riding you are going to do.
Download the Service manual and READ it.
Hope that helps you.
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You need to do a sheave upgrade which is a part of the CVT, Continuously Variable Transmission. Slugging the wet clutch will help with driveability and longer service life of your clutch.
Don't know what shocks were on the Sport Edition that year but if not the KYB's then shocks are critical. If you have KYB's you probably need new springs and shocks tuned by a shock shop. And it all depends on what type of riding you are going to do.
Download the Service manual and READ it.
Hope that helps you.
Hi, thanks for the information. I have a long travel kit on it already. All of the fancy suspension and all upgraded inside.

I bought a CDI box and jet kit for it. I was just looking for more inexpensive ideas for performance.

I will look into the sheave upgrade. Any recommendations on which one and is it an easy upgrade?
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I also have another question for whoever can help.

I went riding this weekend and I am having issues with the tie rods coming out. It happened before and I was able to tighten it back in the rack.
It happened again this time. I was able to tighten it back in again and then it stripped out again the same day. Different areas and on both sides.

Is there an upgrade for the rack and tie rods for the long travel kits?
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I don't know what to do about the tie rod ends except out who made them and replace the center too!


As for the Machined clutch .... that should have ABSOLUTELY been the first thing to do ... best bang for the buck hands down .... I got mine from Hunterworks ... he is on this site, tell him how you plan to drive and he can fix you up ..... more low, and goes faster too!
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Hunterworks sheeve is about the only upgrade you should do if you want to keep it reliable.

As far as the tie rods. It sounds like you need a new rack. The metal material inside the rack is really soft and prone to stripping if over torqued. And upgrade would be a Rackzilla or if you wanted top of the line, gear one or billet king.


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