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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-16-2015, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Well guys, this is it. I'm taking a plunge on a new machine. But sadly, it won't be an Arctic Cat this time. We need a actual 4 door machine and the Wildcat doesn't fit the bill for price, width or storage. So I made a decision that will probably get mocked, but oh well. I'm buying an 2015 Odes Dominator X 4DR 1000. Preordered one yesterday after taking the 2dr 800 for a spin. Good lord the power was impressive for an 800!!! The thing smokes my brothers Teryx and makes my 700XTX feel like a pussycat. The build quality was also impressive. Idaho now has three Odes dealerships (Lewiston, Jerome and Idaho Falls) so the dealer network is growing. Add to that a legitimate 3 year warranty and I was sold. For $12,834, I got a fully loaded 4 door machine with front and rear winches, doors, roof, light bar, stow-n-go windshield, power steering, a CVTech clutch and aftermarket Two Bros exhaust included!

I'll still be keeping the Prowler for a second machine for guests, so I'm not completely abandoning ya. But I gotta say, after shopping around for a new machine, I was really disappointed in all the new big brand options. The new Prowler only got a minor facelift. Kawasaki had the second best cost for features. The Teryx rode smoother than the Odes, but cost more (once accessories factored in) but the 800 odes stomped it in power. Can't wait to get my 1000!
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Well guys, this is it. I'm taking a plunge on a new machine. But sadly, it won't be an Arctic Cat this time. We need a actual 4 door machine and the Wildcat doesn't fit the bill for price, width or storage. So I made a decision that will probably get mocked, but oh well. I'm buying an 2015 Odes Dominator X 4DR 1000. Preordered one yesterday after taking the 2dr 800 for a spin. Good lord the power was impressive for an 800!!! The thing smokes my brothers Teryx and makes my 700XTX feel like a pussycat. The build quality was also impressive. Idaho now has three Odes dealerships (Lewiston, Jerome and Idaho Falls) so the dealer network is growing. Add to that a legitimate 3 year warranty and I was sold. For $12,834, I got a fully loaded 4 door machine with front and rear winches, doors, roof, light bar, stow-n-go windshield, power steering, a CVTech clutch and aftermarket Two Bros exhaust included!

I'll still be keeping the Prowler for a second machine for guests, so I'm not completely abandoning ya. But I gotta say, after shopping around for a new machine, I was really disappointed in all the new big brand options. The new Prowler only got a minor facelift. Kawasaki had the second best cost for features. The Teryx rode smoother than the Odes, but cost more (once accessories factored in) but the 800 odes stomped it in power. Can't wait to get my 1000!
sounds great,keep us up to date.....I noticed that also mostly body change for the prowler,and still no 4-seat prowler yet.my cousin has a 800 ODES 2-seater.but the problem here is their is no dealer ships,he had his shipped from Texas,and now he has had lots of problems getting parts,but he has deliberately destroyed it.

2015 A/C Sport,With a few add ons..........
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I've got three dealers within 35 miles according to Odes website.

'07 Prowler 650 H1 XT, L.E.D. stop/turn signals, Summit Racing heater, AC winch, AC windshield, soft cab & doors, 6' Eagle Plow, oil gauge, Maxxis MT-762 truck tires, AC Fender Flares, E-Brake alarm, Yutrax UTV Jump Seat, Dynatek CDI
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wow am I behind ... haven't a clue what an Odes is or what they look like LOL

guess my head is in the sand.

name is Gary or hey you if ya forget

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'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

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1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us
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wow am I behind ... haven't a clue what an Odes is or what they look like LOL

guess my head is in the sand.
Here they are! I'll be there in a few minutes with a potato fork and pop your head out of the sand

ODES UTV OFF ROAD UTILITY VEHICLE SIDE X SIDE

'07 Prowler 650 H1 XT, L.E.D. stop/turn signals, Summit Racing heater, AC winch, AC windshield, soft cab & doors, 6' Eagle Plow, oil gauge, Maxxis MT-762 truck tires, AC Fender Flares, E-Brake alarm, Yutrax UTV Jump Seat, Dynatek CDI
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Should be a fine machine for you! Hard to beat their pricing when they include everything!

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Should be a fine machine for you! Hard to beat their pricing when they include everything!
Not many more accessories you would need to add, the big one for me would be a snowplow but I'm sure they have something.

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[QUOTE=mlh1962;283977]Here they are! I'll be there in a few minutes with a potato fork and pop your head out of the sand

Thanks for the help LOL [and the link] .. I'll look the site over in the AM while my Wife sleeps see as I get up early

name is Gary or hey you if ya forget

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'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

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1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us
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My uncle bought an Odes last year. It came partially assembled. I helped him finish the assembly but it got late and didn't try it out the first day. I couldn't stress enough the need for us to check every nut and bolt on the entire machine while we worked. I ended up having to go out of town the next morning and missed out on the maiden voyage, just to find out late that night he had to have it hauled home. He didn't do the once over on the bolts like we had talked about and the front end on the driver's side fell apart. The differential was damaged, and everything else attached on that side. It took six weeks to get all the replacement parts. Everything was covered under warranty except the tire and wheel. Needless to say he went over all the bolts while he installed his new parts. It's a nice machine but needs to be greased frequently, or it sounds like a creaky old swing set. Good luck, I'm sure it'll last a long time.
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The dealer here in Jerome has been selling the heck out of them to farmers. Up through '12 he said they fought some quality issues. The '14 model was rock solid, but still the old rhinoclone style and no power steering (which it desperately needs).

They dealer does a full QC check on the assembly. Owner is a pretty cool guy and was very straight forward about what he thought of the machines. Took us back to talk to his head shop tech and he answered every question we threw at him.

Bang for buck, in my mind it can't be beat (ya know, cuz I don't want to spend $20k + on a new name brand 4 door fully decked out).

I'll let you guys know what I think of it after I pick it up and give it a good break in.
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