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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Hello..

Picked up a new 09 1000 and Im looking to see what mods are out there to increase reliabilty and any issues there are with this new toy.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 01:03 PM
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Congrats on your new machine! Welcome to the site. You should get alot of info on the XTZ here.
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Welcome to the site, look at the different forums here to get your answers, there is a heck of a lot of good info here and the guys are the greatest. I'm a member of many UTV forums, but this one is my "go to" forum for any real info I need...

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Welcome Home! Enjoy you new Cat!

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Welcome! I can see by your user name you will be using your cat in glamis... The majority of my riding is in the dunes as well so I would recomend a couple of things first.
1. the stock tie rods are junk and will bend even with the long jam nut on them. look for an aftermarket set or carry a spare with you at all times.
2. I bent the front a-arm tabs just by hitting a witches eye so you might want to get the stiffeners from UTV Crap first to avoid having a fab shop cut and re-build like I had to.
3. the rear springs are WAY too soft on the XTZ. Mine was sagging and bottoming out everywhere and I only have a two seater. Call Mike at Prestige Motorsports and get replacement coils from him and tell him you are a member here to get the discount.

Thats all I can think of right now... The XTZ has great power but like everything else there are some quirks that you have to deal with.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 07:38 PM
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Welcome, enjoy and learn, and believe me there is a lot to learn.lol
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome! I can see by your user name you will be using your cat in glamis... The majority of my riding is in the dunes as well so I would recomend a couple of things first.
1. the stock tie rods are junk and will bend even with the long jam nut on them. look for an aftermarket set or carry a spare with you at all times.
2. I bent the front a-arm tabs just by hitting a witches eye so you might want to get the stiffeners from UTV Crap first to avoid having a fab shop cut and re-build like I had to.
3. the rear springs are WAY too soft on the XTZ. Mine was sagging and bottoming out everywhere and I only have a two seater. Call Mike at Prestige Motorsports and get replacement coils from him and tell him you are a member here to get the discount.

Thats all I can think of right now... The XTZ has great power but like everything else there are some quirks that you have to deal with.
Thanks for the info and tips, aslo what paddle set up are you running? I have 26-12 8 paddle haulers I ran on the rzr and I was thinking of using those?
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Thanks for the info and tips, aslo what paddle set up are you running? I have 26-12 8 paddle haulers I ran on the rzr and I was thinking of using those?
I run 25-10-12 on mine but you should be fine with what you have. the 12" wheels won't clear the front caliper though. You will have to grind down the top of it where there are two casting marks and then they will fit. It's an easy 5 min job. Or you could get in touch with UTV Crap and get their caliper relocation kit. This is only if you plan on running 12" front tires.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-13-2010, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info looks like some spare tie rods and a few other goodies before heading to g.
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