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Hi all, im new to Rhino ownership, I bought a 04 660 that has 27" mudzillas on it. I intend to use it for two things, 1 to groom trails with in the winter on tracks and two, pulling a trailer and hauling wood out of the woods and I thought the larger tires would be good for additional ground clearance to get over rocks and stumps.

But the damm thing seams to have a hard time getting moving, seams to not be able to get the wheels turning, once its moving it seams fine but my old polaris 500 can haul a load of wood way better than the rhino can. Also it has 335 miles and 82 hours on it.

I've read some threads about modifying the clutch and have seen two things discussed. One is the Hot Rod sheave, springs and weights and the other is a utility clutch kit (BlackRhino one) which looks like just a large spring, smaller springs and some other round parts from the picture.

What is the best way to go, I go slow pulling heavy loads and have over sized tires. Also looking to do what is the easiest. The kit from BlackRhino from what I read include small springs that go on the wet clutch, Id just soon avoid getting into that if possible, rather spend a little more $ for something simpler to install.
 

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I would get a JBS sheave. your low end will be increase dramatically. you'll be able to spin those 27's. which could be a big problem with your take off.
 

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Welcome! Go with the jbs, its the best sheave out there. Gives you great low end, and pulls hard. What kind of tracks are you running?
 

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Welcome! Go with the jbs, its the best sheave out there. Gives you great low end, and pulls hard. What kind of tracks are you running?
Hi guys thanks I got adeal on Traxion tracks not took for deeP snow but hope they are fine on trails

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when you push the therottle from a stop does the rhino rev up pretty hard before it moves. then once it gets going everything seems good. mine did that and it was due to a toasted wet clutch.
 

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Welcome! Go with the jbs, its the best sheave out there. Gives you great low end, and pulls hard. What kind of tracks are you running?
Hi guys thanks I got adeal on Traxion tracks not took for deeP snow but hope they are fine on trails

Phil
Should be just fine on the trails. May be good in some deep snow on flat ground also. They are alot of fun, where you located?
 

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when you push the therottle from a stop does the rhino rev up pretty hard before it moves. then once it gets going everything seems good. mine did that and it was due to a toasted wet clutch.
Yes that's how it acts especially in reverse so can it be rebuilt? And about how much?

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Welcome! Go with the jbs, its the best sheave out there. Gives you great low end, and pulls hard. What kind of tracks are you running?
Hi guys thanks I got adeal on Traxion tracks not took for deeP snow but hope they are fine on trails

Phil
Should be just fine on the trails. May be good in some deep snow on flat ground also. They are alot of fun, where you located?
I'm in Maine want to use o groom trails and stay Warm in the process
 

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when you push the therottle from a stop does the rhino rev up pretty hard before it moves. then once it gets going everything seems good. mine did that and it was due to a toasted wet clutch.
Yes that's how it acts especially in reverse so can it be rebuilt? And about how much?

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Give james a call, he can probably help you out with most of the parts you may need. Might as well pick up a sheave while your at it! Post pics grooming this winter!
 

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when you push the therottle from a stop does the rhino rev up pretty hard before it moves. then once it gets going everything seems good. mine did that and it was due to a toasted wet clutch.
Yes that's how it acts especially in reverse so can it be rebuilt? And about how much?

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you will need to replace the wet clutch if it is actually toasted. it is behind your primary sheave. i would pull and inspect it. if it is shot call these guys Bakersfield Rhino Motorsports 661-399-0034 they may have a used drop in, thats where i got mine. it was in great shape and a great price. if u need help pulling it let me know i will answer any questions i can.
 

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when you push the therottle from a stop does the rhino rev up pretty hard before it moves. then once it gets going everything seems good. mine did that and it was due to a toasted wet clutch.
Yes that's how it acts especially in reverse so can it be rebuilt? And about how much?

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you will need to replace the wet clutch if it is actually toasted. it is behind your primary sheave. i would pull and inspect it. if it is shot call these guys Bakersfield Rhino Motorsports 661-399-0034 they may have a used drop in, thats where i got mine. it was in great shape and a great price. if u need help pulling it let me know i will answer any questions i can.
Hmm well that wil suck so can you tell me how to verify if it's ok or bad? Also is it possible to rebuild it?
 

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Only way I know to tell is by opening it up. It sounds like it is doing exactly what mine did when my wet clutch was smoked. Rebuilding just depends on what is tore up. You can get the counterweights and replace them if your pads are just worn out. I let mine go too long and it tote up the drum also so I had 2 buy a complete Clutch and housing asseembly.
 

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Only way I know to tell is by opening it up. It sounds like it is doing exactly what mine did when my wet clutch was smoked. Rebuilding just depends on what is tore up. You can get the counterweights and replace them if your pads are just worn out. I let mine go too long and it tote up the drum also so I had 2 buy a complete Clutch and housing asseembly.
So before I take it apart I should have a replacement gasket right? IM thinking so I can still move it around I will want to tear it down see what things look like and then put it back together.

Specifically what do I need to look for with the wet clutch? Are the shoes like brake shoes where Ill see a layer of material over metal and looking for a min thickness to verify they are ok or need replacing? And what determines that the whole clutch is bad and needs replacing?

Also the clutch housing (drum) im assuming if I see scoring/groves its gone right?

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You are right on the right track. Gasket will be needed and u are pretty muh right on about the clutch shoes and drum.ill send pisc of mine in a bit.
 

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When you get your wet clutch fixed I highly recommend the the hot rod sheave and orange secondary spring...we have those in stock...

Also highly recommend our custom air intake...makes a big difference even with stock exhaust...

It will out haul your polaris... I promise... :)
 

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You are right on the right track. Gasket will be needed and u are pretty muh right on about the clutch shoes and drum.ill send pisc of mine in a bit.
Thanks I appreciate it

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When you get your wet clutch fixed I highly recommend the the hot rod sheave and orange secondary spring...we have those in stock...

Also highly recommend our custom air intake...makes a big difference even with stock exhaust...

It will out haul your polaris... I promise... :)
Hi thanks, I emailed James about my issues and the hot rod sheave. Id like to get everything from one source do you guys carry the wet clutch and if needed the housing?

THanks

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here are the pics. of my toasted wet clutch. feel free to pm me if you want to discuss i will send you my number. my machine is a totally new animal. i changed the wet clutch then Rutting Rhino set me up with the air intake, fuel delivery system, clutch tuning parts, jet kit and a lot of his knowledge. i reccommend rutting rhino to the fullest their parts are excellent and Craig is an awesome guy who helps his customers to the fullest.
 

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here are the pics. of my toasted wet clutch. feel free to pm me if you want to discuss i will send you my number. my machine is a totally new animal. i changed the wet clutch then Rutting Rhino set me up with the air intake, fuel delivery system, clutch tuning parts, jet kit and a lot of his knowledge. i reccommend rutting rhino to the fullest their parts are excellent and Craig is an awesome guy who helps his customers to the fullest.
Thanks for the pics Boomz55 I can see the issue with the hub and its what I was thinking would be the issue but with the clutch I cannot see in the pic what is the problem, other than the shoes, so wondering why the whole clutch would need replacing.

~ Phil
 
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