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Hey All,

I'm about to go put a deposit on a new Maverick but I'm caught between a rock and a hard place. Do I go for the XMR or the XRS.

A little back story behind the decision. Where I live there are a lot of sandy trails but also a lot of mud and muskeg. Personally, I could care less for mud, I like to go fast, but I'm also wanting to use the unit for camping/fishing/hunting etc, so I'd like something capable for the mud when the need arises. I also have a crowd that invites me out for rides that frequent the mud. They spend a lot of time pulling my little 450 race quad out lol.

So do I:
Buy the XRS, get the usual goodies (doors, roof, window, etc) plus an extra set of tires/wheels to play in the mud with
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Spend the extra money on the XMR, plus the usual goodies and find some Bighorns on a private sale for the usual trail bashing.

I figure all said and done, it would be roughly $1000 difference, but I get the winch and snorkel with the XMR at least.

What you guys think?
 

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Yeah I've been having the same thoughts on the suspension as well. Can the XMR shocks take the same abuse and handle equally as well.

Spending $25,000+ on a unit, I'd like to make sure I get the right one and keep it for the long run too.
 

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Yeah, I've been emailing back and forth with the dealer and without running a snorkel kit and a winch on the XRS I'm sitting around $1000 difference, plus you don't get the air height adjustable suspension
 

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That was a big thing on my mind was the suspension but I could never get a definitive answer. Makes me lean towards the XRS a bit
 

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I was looking at the XMR shocks in the stealership and they don't look quite as tuneable. Still good points to ponder.
 

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Awesome. Well looks like I've made my decision. A few good points were made and I think XRS is the way to go.

Thanks everyone :D
 

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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.
Ah right on. I'm gonna go with the 14 so it already has the power steering and some of the bugs worked out. Where abouts are you?
 

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Thanks. I've been talking with the salesman and have a quote for the XRS with accessories. They want $1000 down to hold one for me till spring so I'm gonna mull it over for a few days before I commit and put the money down.

It's almost a whole new world for me here haha. I've been quading since I was 12 (30 now) and currently own 2 Yamaha YFZ450s, used to roll a first gen toyota pickup for offroading back when I lived in BC so I'm hoping I can appease my offroading itch and maybe even utilize it for hunting
 

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I live on a acreage near spirt river maybe we can meet up for a ride this summer
Oh you're not very far at all. There much for trails out that way? I think the only riding I've done north of town was at Dreamers Lake where they have the quad rally. I'd be game for doing some riding for sure though, I have a buddy in town here looking to get the RZR1K
 
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