Hey man I was in the same boat as u considering both. From the research I have done on here and other places I have heard the Xmr shocks ride stiffer and are less tuneable. I think a Xrs can be made into a decent mud machine with some different tires and a winch and maybe the sport low mod. I ended up buying a new13 Xrs yesterday because it was 4300 cheaper than a 14 Xrs and came with 2 year warranty and I think I might put the super atv power steering along with lots of other accessories with the money I saved. I only live an hour from grande prairie.