Uh oh! I just wasn't turning it fast enough and enough times yesterday. By hand, it takes about 4 1/2 turns till it starts to have a limited slip type resistance.That sounds good, explains the reduction in engine heat in the cab. Two more commander issues addressed, engine noise and heat!!
What you need to do to test the front diff is:
- make sure it is in neutral, park brake off and 2x4 so the front drive shaft can spin freely, you may have to have the key on to get it in 2x4 but should not need to have it running
- block rear tires and jack one front tire off the ground, leave the other one down
-spin the tire in the air quickly by hand and count revolutions till it starts to bind up to the point where you can no longer turn it quickly
I drove both models on Sunday and IMO the extra $ for the X-rs is well worth it. For me, its almost worth it just for the bigger shocks. They are 25% bigger dia. and its a noticeable difference when driving. Then you get an easier to read gauge cluster and beadlocks. That makes it a no brainer for me. I think Glamisfan will agree with my reasoning.Sweet bike..is the x rs worth the money over the base in your opinion? I kinda prefer the looks of the base but the bead locks and gauges are trying to sell me on the x rs.
I'm cheap! I was going to get the base model. I already have a set of bead locks for it. And I had 2 1/2" shocks on my 4000 lb pre runner and it worked great. So, 2" shocks on a 1400 lb sxs are plenty of shock. But, it dawned on me a week ago that if I get the xrs, I'll get most of that extra money spent on it back when I sell it! That made it easy to change my mind! The adjustable rebound, and high and low speed compression is a big deal! You can set it up to your style and terrain. The guage cluster is the bomb! And now I have 2 sets of bead locks The dealers I've taken to also said that they are going to be getting something like 4 xrs for every 1 x.Sweet bike..is the x rs worth the money over the base in your opinion? I kinda prefer the looks of the base but the bead locks and gauges are trying to sell me on the x rs.