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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-13-2018, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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The Prowler while not as popular as the Polaris/Yamaha line ups is still a great machine. It was the first super UTV in 2009 when they introduced the XTZ. The 650/700 line up has endured for many years! I have a 2009 XTX, and have been able to upgrade many of the later year features into mine. 2010 Dust panels behind the seats, larger battery tray for the 400CCA battery, and so on. While the newer machines look better, it is very hard to beat upgrading a older machine that is paid for. Instead of making 2,000 dollar a year in payments, I can spend that on upgrades! I made my Prowler my own, it has served me very well, and I expect many more years of use! The only issue I have not done yet is the suspension, but once I move to AZ that will be accomplished! I've also been able to collect enough parts to have a second engine and transmission whenever I need it. Be interested in any and all comments! Thanks
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2009 700EFI XTX, , AC Winch, 2010 Dust Shield EPI Sport Utility Clutch Kit , Street Legal, Cage chopped 2 ", Aluminum Diamond Plate Trim, Relocated Factory Bladders with covers, 5 Pt. Harness installed, Bed Tiedown System, Scat Pro-Car Seats, Secondary Battery installed, Oil Pressure, Oil/CVT Temperature, Volt Meter & Water Temp Gauges installed with Dash Plate, Bighorns, ITP Black 212 Wheels. Tonneau cover. 750 Big Bore Kit, Web Cam, and Rocker Arms.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-13-2018, 09:14 AM
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I have no reason to abandon mine either , it has served me well also a 2009 model
it has it's faults but IMHO all of them do !! I haven't done anything other than cosmetic add on's and heat/noise related fixes when it was new [some need refreshing a lil now] , just kept up the PM services and ridden it, all though not to much lately as the old body hasn't cooperated much for the past couple years. I didn't even take it to Az. this year and returned home after only a month down there [body issues again / still] .. however I still plan on using it in the future so not abandoning it to Craigs list yet LOL

I do keep a maintenance battery charger on the 925 Amp Odyssey I put in there a year + ago . the only reason I did that was the factory one gave up the ghost . I used a black/green maintenance chargers and it malfunctioned and boiled it to death .. brand not mentioned but you all know which one I speak of . I now own several NOCO brand chargers and highly recommend them as I have several different batteries on maintenance chargers including my 2150 Amp Odyssey in my truck battery that is now 17 years old .

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2009 Prowler XTZ , couple things added here and there
'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

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 !!
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I have to agree with both of ya. I bought mine used for $7200 in 2014, I have probably put another 3 grand into it on upgrades. So far, no major mechanical problems (probably shouldn't have said that) I'll never get my money out of it. So, I'll probably keep it rather than replace it. Still want to get my hands on and butt into a Havoc and try it out. But, I won't trade the Prowler in, I'll keep it for home and farm use. I'll use the Havoc (or whatever) for joy riding on the trails and gravies. The Prowler's noise, heat from the engine and ride quality, really suck! Although, the XTZ shocks I retrofitted to the front suspension, really tamed the ride down on the front half. Rear XTZ's may be fitted to it, if I can find some nice take offs.

'09 650XT H1, 72" Eagle Plow, Warn 3500 Winch. Dyna CDI box, UNI filters, A/C V-bag and console, EPI lift kit, Highlifter springs, Scat ProCar suspension seats. Rick the Rockets A frame and shock bushings. 28x12X14 Raceline Bruisers on Vision rims, on all corners. Cowling heat vents. Factory heat and defrost. RD's custom alternator kit. XTZ hood scoop and front shocks. Monster shock covers, turn signals. OEM glass sport windshield, sliding rear window, and lights, lights and more lights!
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I bought mine used in 2011 for $6,500 with a full soft cab. Having replaced the engine not long after I got it makes it hard to sell and take a chance on something else. I keep searching Craigslist for accessories from one somebody might be parting out (not that there's much I need), never any luck. I did find this nice XTZ, I always did like the looks of the white Prowlers and looks like a good buy.

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