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What UTV width to choose

I'm in the market for a SxS. I'll be riding in the belair area. Should I go with a 50" or are the trails wide enough for 60" utv's? I Know the north star is certainly wide enough but what about other trails in the area?

Should I stick with 50"?
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My rzrs sitting at 74 inches wide with lift and rims..i have a little trouble on some of the trails but make it down all of the ones we frequent..out whole group rides rzrs or mavis. My real issue is height.
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I'm in the market for a SxS. I'll be riding in the belair area. Should I go with a 50" or are the trails wide enough for 60" utv's? I Know the north star is certainly wide enough but what about other trails in the area?

Should I stick with 50"?
Hi Addiction,

We ride Belair all the time as we cottage up there too.

Short answer, if you would like to be able to go where everyone else can go, (quads, moose, squirrels) go with a 50 inch machine. 4 choices, the rzr570, rzr900 wildcat trail or *cough* honda pioneer. All of my rub marks on my machine I wear with pride.

That being said, the 60 and plus machines will take you most anywhere. But it will require more effort in tight and twisted trails to maneuver. you'll have 2 tires in the rut, and the other 2 out, and so on on the tighter trails.

If you like jumping, running quick, smoother suspension and making lots of dust, the 60 and plus is the way to go.

If you like to explore belair, or travel with your machine to the us (50 inch trail width) or not want to buy a bigger more expensive trailer, stick with the 50's.

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Thanks for the replies! I was looking at both rzr's and wildcats yesterday. what's the opinion on the wildcats? Price seemed to be a bit better on those when comparing to a rzr570
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Thanks for the replies! I was looking at both rzr's and wildcats yesterday. what's the opinion on the wildcats? Price seemed to be a bit better on those when comparing to a rzr570
Company changed hands..its a bit unknown right now
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i would say a lot also depends on how (not just where) you want to use it.

I would go wider for mudding or for a go fast riding style. Narrow for the slower / steady / tight trail types of riding. Sure you can ride a 50" fast especially in tight places but wider is more stable and quicker in most situations.

I don't ride in your area but with machines getting wider every year (and tires larger) i find almost no trails that my 70" wide machine can't handle. In the S.E. where I ride mostly huge amount of trails and I know of only 2 trails my 70" wide machine finds too tight. Every year machines seems to get wider and trails widen out through use.

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Thanks for the replies! I was looking at both rzr's and wildcats yesterday. what's the opinion on the wildcats? Price seemed to be a bit better on those when comparing to a rzr570
I bought a brand new 50 inch Razor 570 last year and drove it for 300km's and soon realized it wasn't what I wanted. Not enough power and poor suspension shocks and too narrow. Immediately traded it back in for a brand new 60 inch RZR 900S and couldn't be happier. Get the one with the Fox adjustable clicker shocks and power steering and never look back. I have been riding in the Belair Forest for 10 years and I can't say I have ever come across trails that my 60 inch does not fit on. Sure you might find an occasional overgrown or narrow goat trail but those are few and far between. There are several hundred km's of trails in the Belair Forest and you will never be compromised by the 60 inch Razor. I would highly recommend the 60 inch 900 S model. Drive both the 570 and the 900S and I guarantee you will want the 900S.
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There is a rzrs 570 60in width. It has the basic Sachs shocks. Ella shocks would make it ride better than the Rzrs with fox shocks
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There is a rzrs 570 60in width. It has the basic Sachs shocks. Ella shocks would make it ride better than the Rzrs with fox shocks

Never heard of a 60 inch Razor 570 unless you buy some kind of after market new A arms and wheel spacer kit and then you still don't have a real 60 inch machine and one with tires sticking way out and straining your bearings. After all the conversion bull shit and costs, you still have an under powered machine costing you as much to convert as a factory 900s. Changing shocks on a 570 would not make it ride better that a 900s with the clicker Fox racing shocks......guaranteed!
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I had a 2014 Wildcat Trail and it had great suspension but I did find right off the bat with the stock wheels and tires you'll have to upgrade your wheel size and possibly do a suspension lift to get enough ground clearance. And of course go with offset rims so it doesn't become too tippy. The 700cc two cylinder engine has more than enough power in fact my brother and I had quite a bit of fun doing 50mph on the La Salle River a couple winters ago. But one thing to know about the new machine doesn't matter what brand is the CARB regulations require them to have a catalytic converter and that's something you want to swap out right off the bat as they get far too hot for something that is mostly made out of plastic and driving through the bush where it could potentially start a bush fire if it come in contact or even close proximity to any dry grass or brush. There have already been quite a few reports of quads and SxS's catching fire or melting plastic body pieces because of this.
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I bought a brand new 50 inch Razor 570 last year and drove it for 300km's and soon realized it wasn't what I wanted. Not enough power .
I found my 570 had more than enuff power up to 55. Always side by side with the 800.
Cant touch a 900 or 1000 tho.
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Yep 60in............Fox shocks are junk imo compared to Elkas. I have both, Fox shocks on my Rzr and Elkas on my quad
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I'm in the market for a SxS. I'll be riding in the belair area. Should I go with a 50" or are the trails wide enough for 60" utv's? I Know the north star is certainly wide enough but what about other trails in the area?

Should I stick with 50"?
I think the width thing shouldn't be a concern for you. I think some of that was what people worried about when SxS first came about. Can they go where the quads go? I personally don't think 50-60" is not much difference. You will be fine with either machine. There are more choices out there with the wider choice. As some already mentioned there are benefits with performance and ride when you choose the wider machine.
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March 24/16 come home with a 900 Trail......all proud and happy. A few months and several hundred miles later the rough ride and limitations of a 50" wide RZR begin to bug me. The group I ride in is mostly RZR XP's and its was almost impossible to keep up.

So 5 months later I trade it in for a 1000S......much happier now. Can easily keep up with the XP's, suspension is so much better and I still go everywhere I did with the 50" RZR.



I've since added Eibach springs and a Dalton clutch kit and it's perfect now.



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March 24/16 come home with a 900 Trail......all proud and happy. A few months and several hundred miles later the rough ride and limitations of a 50" wide RZR begin to bug me. The group I ride in is mostly RZR XP's and its was almost impossible to keep up.

So 5 months later I trade it in for a 1000S......much happier now. Can easily keep up with the XP's, suspension is so much better and I still go everywhere I did with the 50" RZR.



I've since added Eibach springs and a Dalton clutch kit and it's perfect now.



Didn't know you could get a spring upgrade for the 1000. So its a dual rate setup? That's not what the stock shock has is it?
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Didn't know you could get a spring upgrade for the 1000. So its a dual rate setup? That's not what the stock shock has is it?
There are a few spring kits available for the 1000. Yes its a dual rate setup, Eibach provides the crossover rings and tells you where to set everything.
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