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    Rancho Cucamonga, Ca.

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    Road Runner, Wash 14
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    Desert Dynamics/ RZR 1000/ Suzuki LT500

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  1. Agreed! I bought a used Fortin from a board member (I don't fault them, FYI). I used it 1 season, and it started making a lot of noise. Turned out I needed a new diff, ring and pinion, bearings, etc. I learned that because it was an "old style", I needed to upgrade the main shaft to accommodate the new style diff, etc, etc. I may not be accurate on the exact details now but long story short it was just over $10k to fix and upgrade what was necessary but that was not a complete rebuild with all new parts. For about $1500 more than the repair on the Fortin, I bought a brand new sequential PBS (this was a few years ago now). I liked the Fortin, but in hind sight the cost of repairs can be out of control compared to the much more common Mendeola. Is the Fortin better? Maybe, who knows. For me it was a huge expenditure that put me right back in the same spot of needing a trans. I wish I had kept the 2D, because the money wasted could have fixed my 2D many, many times. Now I can say I've had 3 different transaxles in my car though!!
  2. Yes, they just can't handle Ford power!
  3. Is there a fix for this shifting issue, or is this an inherent design issue? Does this apply to the Mendeola S4, or is this just a PBS thing? @SEAN@WEDDLE I went from a 2D to a Fortin 4 speed H-pattern to the PBS sequential. I have been very happy! I had the 2-3 shift issue as @Flip-Flop mentioned. I had about 2-3 trips where, shifting from 1st to 2nd was easy, but the 2nd to 3rd I wanted to push forward again, which if course put it back into 1st gear!! That was a mind screw for a while, but I have gotten over it and no longer do that! I have had a couple instances with the shift problem mentioned above, but seldom.
  4. I was about to be angered, and I wound up laughing!! Good one!!
  5. I could help you out. We specialize in commercial and Industrial electrical, but we do residential for friends and family. I'm going to look at a panel swap this afternoon. www.controlpowerservices.com.
  6. I love the look of the car!! Great deal!!
  7. I have my 4 seat sandcar, and I love it. I bought a 2015 RZR4 new (non-turbo), under the excuse of being for the wife. My wife does get car sick riding in the buggy with me, so it was an easy sell! I didn't take both until this last riding season, where I took both every trip. We had a fantastic season, and a lot of fun. I got lucky, where I never needed a backup due to breakage. I have driven the RZR in the dunes, and while it goes everywhere and does everything I just do not find it near as enjoyable as the buggy. I have a much more exciting driving experience in the buggy. My wife drives the wheels off the RZR, and keeps right up on most rides with the buggy. The RZR is a supplement, but in my opinion NOT a replacement for the buggy. I have heard many people say otherwise, though. I guess it varies for each person, and I am sure driving styles affect that a lot as well. I will say, that we use our RZR for many other things that I would never do with my sand car. I have had the RZR in the snow, mud, open desert, rock crawling and street driving in Havasu. I keep the RZR in Havasu all summer, and drive it like a car (we have the street registration there) and off road when we can. I really love the RZR and enjoy everything we do and have done with it, but I will never sell the buggy with the intent of being replaced by a SXS. There just is no comparison in my opinion, in the dunes. If budget only allowed one, it would be a tough decision.
  8. I built my car in 06. I absolutely love the car!! I do not think you will be disappointed. The a-arm style gives the car a lot of stability compared to a true a-arm design. I slide my car like crazy, and I do not have a turning brake. I found I like 22 psi in the paddles, and come into a turn hot, let off the gas, and turn the car. When you're ready to straighten out, hit the gas. The car is very predictable. This car is extremely wide, which is a huge benefit for everything except loading it in a trailer. I love my car in every way until then!!
  9. As long as you don't keep going home early!
  10. Same here. Had group drama and took almost 2 seasons off. Camping with some new people and a couple of the good ones from the old group, and had a blast this season!! I didn't realize how much I missed going! Best of luck to ya!
  11. I had OMF do wheel stiffeners on my Douglas wheels, front and rear after bending an inner front rim. I won't go without them ever again!! Even my RZR OMF wheels have the stiffener option!

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