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Lookin to buy a rhino. Anyone have one? Likes dislikes? I would be using it to hunt, and maybe some light plowing.
 

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I have a 700 and i love it .......they arent the fastest or most powerful sxs but they are tough and reliable imo.
 

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What kind of drivetrain are they? Belt, shaft chain?
 

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Shaft drive axles. Trans is belt drive. Independent rear suspension. Very reliable, very tuff, if maintenanced correctly!!
 

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Is the belt protected enough for mud? Or will it slip
 

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It is snorkeled behind the seat and if you get water in it it has a drain plug so you can usually drain it and keep going.
 

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have an 08 700fi and its absolutely great and we beat the shit out of it! Never had a problem other than 2 rear cv axles because the boots got torn and fked the joints up... but other than that no problems in 3 years!
 

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great rides for not a terrible price. I still like a Polaris Ranger better bc they are tuffer. The rhinos I have been around and played on cant take much abuse before stuff goes to breaking (axles on not very aggresive tires, tierods, etc). but man the rhinos are comfy.
 

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Is the belt protected enough for mud? Or will it slip
Its fine for mud. Ive had them under water and mud without a problem. The axles breaking is not really a big problem. I had one for 5 years and only broke one CV joint and cut one boot.
 

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Use my rhino everyday working, so far no problems. It's out in a muddy field all day everyday and never got it stuck yet...*knock on wood*
 

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Thanks for the input! I'm going to check a few out. How are the 450's for power? They still Lil torque monsters or should I go for the 660 or 700?
 

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I've had my Rhino for 4 years....might not be the fastest, but goes everywhere I want to go, without any problems. Very reliable...just gas up and go...
 

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Thanks for the input! I'm going to check a few out. How are the 450's for power? They still Lil torque monsters or should I go for the 660 or 700?
I would get a 660 or higher, 700fi would be the best, depends on your $. The 450 will just end up pissing you off, and have you wishing you would of got the higher cc! IMO
 

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I have a Rhino and so does my father... I have a 660 and he has a 700... ZERO problems, I plow with mine all the time...do work, use the bed, etc... never had one single issue yet. I will say though...my 660 with a beefed up ECM will DESTROY my fathers 700 with a chip.. we raced, I won :D Everytime!
 

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yea the upgraded sheave is a excellent upgrade for the rhino also gives it a lot more bottom end. The 450s arent worth buying imo
 

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I have a 700, squeaks alot and engine noise is horrible (though better than the 660)

My vote goes to the Polaris Ranger they are just bigger and harder to get around than my Rhino.

I think they will have to do some major refining to the Rhino before I would buy another. And dont buy a 450 they really are disgustingly slow
 

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I have a 700, squeaks alot and engine noise is horrible (though better than the 660)

My vote goes to the Polaris Ranger they are just bigger and harder to get around than my Rhino.

I think they will have to do some major refining to the Rhino before I would buy another. And dont buy a 450 they really are disgustingly slow
I agree with the 450 not being a good option....I have a 660 and pleased with the performance.. Here's a pic of my Rhino
 

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^that's a sick lookin rig! Sweet input! So no 450, not worth the lil bit of money I'll save. I'll just have to dig up a gun rack and a plow. I can't wait! I do a lot of hunting down in Florida and there's a whole lot of walkin involved. Do they sell quieter exhaust or are they pretty quiet to start out with?
 

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exhaust is fairly quiet, engine is just retarded loud at higher rpm
 
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