All Things Moto! Dirtbike Forums

Go Back   All Things Moto! Dirtbike Forums > Dirt Bike - ATV - Suspension Forums > ATV/UTV Forums

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-19-2004, 06:16 PM
red_rever230's Avatar
Intermediate Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Last Online: 09-14-2005 08:18 PM
Location: hell,
Posts: 143
Default gnarliest quad?

     

hey guys hwos it going? i know absolutley nothing abotu quads so i fugred why not ask you guys ? well ne ways my dad has a 02 polaris 500 scrambler liquid cooled as well as fan cooled and on the go 4 wheel drive if he flips a switch, lol ne ways i was wodnering whats a really good quad, i want something thats gonna eat stuff up !!! and of course eat my dad s up :yum we do alot of open fields rideing and hill climbs, not too much tight traisl at al land when we do ill just ride my crf 230 f thansk again guys peace,



p.s cant be 2 stroek cause im in cali and i wanna ride all year.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-19-2004, 06:43 PM
HondaOnly's Avatar
Expert Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Last Online: 11-03-2015 05:58 PM
Location: No Where
Posts: 502
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

Well, to say the least, almost any sport quad to date will most likely eat a scrambler. Just pick a brand, and pick a size then come back and let us know what you narrowed it down to.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-19-2004, 06:49 PM
VirginRider's Avatar
Intermediate Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Last Online: 03-01-2005 09:00 PM
Posts: 126
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

4 wheeler should be 4 wheel drive, otherwise they will not keep up with a 4 wheel drive quad in mud and slippery hills etc..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-19-2004, 07:01 PM
LoKi's Avatar
ATM! Pro Class
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Last Online: 03-21-2018 12:05 AM
Location: Ventura, CA
Posts: 3,688
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

I beg to differ. Depending on what type of terrain. Up at my local spot the 4 wheel drive guys can't keep up. Yeah, they're great for hunting and what not, but any sport quad will smoke a 4x4 quad. I would never buy a all wheel drive quad. Might as well go buy yourself a 4x4 jeep.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-19-2004, 08:20 PM
2fun's Avatar
ATM Contributor!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Last Online: 09-21-2018 12:34 AM
Location: Somewhere on the West coast dunes....
Posts: 8,390
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

Moving this to the atv forums.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-19-2004, 09:14 PM
magnethead's Avatar
Expert Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Gainesville, Texas
Posts: 785
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

Quote:
Originally posted by LoKi
Might as well go buy yourself a 4x4 jeep.
as you said? What's a 4x4? All I know are 6x6's.

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-19-2004, 09:22 PM
red_rever230's Avatar
Intermediate Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Last Online: 09-14-2005 08:18 PM
Location: hell,
Posts: 143
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

ok well what is the sickest quad out their ? besides soemthing that will beat my dads, we do alot of dry hill climbs and open fields, i want soemthnig that will put others to shame thnx guys.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-19-2004, 10:13 PM
ATM! Pro Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Last Online: 06-13-2013 05:37 AM
Location: SO-CAL/Ontario,Ca
Posts: 4,180
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

view my sig pic, i think i have the sickes one on here right now. i have won two straight with a sweep. even though i am only in the begginer class, i have several A and B riders taking interest in the quad and me as well. JK of course LOL really though, a trx400ex or a Z400 are a good start. they both feel good on straights and are smooth for the ones i have rode. the KFX400 seems like a hassle, they feel top heavy to me. narrow it down to what feels comfortable to you and some one here will/may try to find a review for you. a good place for this is ATV Sport TV or Dirt Wheels Magizene. let us know
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-19-2004, 10:15 PM
ATM! Pro Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Last Online: 06-13-2013 05:37 AM
Location: SO-CAL/Ontario,Ca
Posts: 4,180
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

BTW, magnet, that thing looks like a H.E.T, heavy equipment transport, the rmy uses them for moving tanks LOL
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-19-2004, 10:25 PM
2fun's Avatar
ATM Contributor!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Last Online: 09-21-2018 12:34 AM
Location: Somewhere on the West coast dunes....
Posts: 8,390
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

Quote:
Originally posted by mxrcr86
really though, a trx400ex or a Z400 are a good start. they both feel good on straights and are smooth for the ones i have rode. the KFX400 seems like a hassle, they feel top heavy to me.
I thought the Z400 and the KFX400 were EXACTLY the same quad?

Just different plastic
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-20-2004, 12:57 AM
CLM CLM is offline
Novice Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Last Online: 07-08-2005 03:22 AM
Posts: 57
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

Actually, don't they have the same plastic in different colors? I thought the DVX was the one that deviated plastics wise

Chris
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-20-2004, 03:50 PM
hardlydangerous's Avatar
Intermediate Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Last Online: 01-09-2009 03:16 AM
Location: Niagara Falls Ontario
Posts: 386
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

Quote:
Originally posted by 2fun
I thought the Z400 and the KFX400 were EXACTLY the same quad?

Just different plastic
Yes they are, exact carbon copies same with the DVX only the DVX has slightly different plastic styling. but they area ll the same bike.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-20-2004, 05:14 PM
HondaOnly's Avatar
Expert Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Last Online: 11-03-2015 05:58 PM
Location: No Where
Posts: 502
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

Since, you appear to have absolutely no previous knowledge or expericence on quads based on your initial post, I would reccomend that you start out small, maybe somthing like a 400ex. However, you wanted the "most gnarliest" quad, so heres my reccomendations, for a utility quad, I say that the Yamaha 660 grizzly takes the cake. For a sport quad, its a toss up, its a hard decision between either the TRX450 and a YFZ450, neither which would be good beginners quads, but still weak by my standards. However, power on a quad can be hugely deceiving and may times catch you off quard. To futher help us help you out, It would be a huge help if you could provide your age, weight, height and previous riding experience, that way we have something to base our reccomendations on. Once that is established, you can be better served.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-20-2004, 05:37 PM
red_rever230's Avatar
Intermediate Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Last Online: 09-14-2005 08:18 PM
Location: hell,
Posts: 143
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

ok well ive been rideing dirtbikes for about a month now and geting preatty good, im 16 175 pounds almost 6 foot i think that bout covers it , i hear alot of good things about the yfz 450 and trx 450 also good things about the raptor 660 ? i mean i could start off on a big one and go slow and get used to it just like a bike right ? or would you highly highly suggest going small then on up ?thnx guys
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-20-2004, 05:51 PM
HondaOnly's Avatar
Expert Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Last Online: 11-03-2015 05:58 PM
Location: No Where
Posts: 502
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

You sound like you should have no problems on either a raptor or one of the 450's. As you said, if you go slow at first, there wont be any problems. The raptor has plenty of power when needed, but still feels pretty lacking. I would say stay away from either of the 450's, they would not be very practical for you. What I would do is look for a used raptor which is in pretty good condition, years 2003 and up. A new 450 will run you up at least 5 grand used, not sure if you want to pay that much. Whats your budget?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-20-2004, 05:56 PM
red_rever230's Avatar
Intermediate Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Last Online: 09-14-2005 08:18 PM
Location: hell,
Posts: 143
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

dont really have a budget cause im geting a job soon and will make monthly payments it might take forever to pay off but so be it.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-20-2004, 06:09 PM
HondaOnly's Avatar
Expert Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Last Online: 11-03-2015 05:58 PM
Location: No Where
Posts: 502
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

Monthly payments, huh? Your aware that theres like at least a 6.9 percent APR on most new models? I say, get a raptor and modify it when it comes time to step up. You'd be damn suprised how much power a pipe will give that raptor. I would not get a 450, as they are race machines and require much more maintenance and arent as practical, especially as a first quad.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-20-2004, 08:09 PM
red_rever230's Avatar
Intermediate Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Last Online: 09-14-2005 08:18 PM
Location: hell,
Posts: 143
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

ok thnx, are raptors 2 stroke or ?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-20-2004, 08:24 PM
HondaOnly's Avatar
Expert Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Last Online: 11-03-2015 05:58 PM
Location: No Where
Posts: 502
Default Re: gnarliest quad?

Quote:
Originally posted by red_rever230
ok thnx, are raptors 2 stroke or ?
They are a 5 valve 4 stroke engine. Im not a huge fan of the raptor, but there arent to many other quads out there which meet your specs. If I were you, I'd take a raptor for a spin and see if you like it first, before you buy one. Maybe a LTZ400 or a KFX400 may be more down your alley.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  All Things Moto! Dirtbike Forums > Dirt Bike - ATV - Suspension Forums > ATV/UTV Forums


Bookmarks

Thread Tools


Similar Threads for: gnarliest quad?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Once again... trying for new quad TRXman86 ATV/UTV Forums 5 01-20-2008 09:56 PM
new quad. amazing quader Classified Ads 3 08-13-2007 01:14 PM
$56K quad!!!!!!!! dispatchrider ATV/UTV Forums 10 02-24-2007 11:13 PM
i need a new quad for mx TRXman86 Classified Ads 3 02-13-2004 11:21 PM
I hit a Quad!!! bluebyu General Discussion 30 10-27-2003 11:48 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright ©2002-2017, JDub Consulting, Inc. All Right Reserved.