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Disclaimer....8pm Sat evening...already had dinner & drinks after a full day of breaking in the Cah-Mandi.....:)not responsible for grammar, misspells or any other mis-contents nor anything else that might get me into trouble...:)
This review was done on the dunes in Oregon
I'm also kinda comparing it to LBR's Rhino with the 800 Rotax


I'm starting out with the cons 1st..
1) Which I knew was going to be an issue only because we have the Thottle by wire in TJ jeep... it has a little more lag then if it was just fuel injection, (I sure wish it was like the old 650 holly double pumper I had on my 57 chevy) the 800 rotax that we have in our Rhino is diffently more responsive when the pedal is mash to the floor....I think after Motoman breakin which I did today it will be OK once I get use to it...
2) Steering does not seen to be a problem like some have expressed,, but I diffently notice a difference between 2 and 4 wheel drive.

Cons & Pros
Steering & Steering Wheel...I will diffently be getting different driving gloves or a steering wheel cover...the steering is very quick and with the gloves I (and when I did finally let LBR drive it) was driving with needed a more grip..,,:)
Shocks (fox)will need to be adjusted ...a little stiff ok a lot...lots of room for adjustment thou
I really had to listen for the clunk....not an issue for us

Pros
Oh my God the power, we left the Big Horns totally full of pressure 12 in the front 14 in the back...we were awe struck at what they did....we are use to running paddles in the dunes.. I never really pushed it to the limit since we were just doing the breakin and I also didn't want to glazed the belt..
and we were taking everthing in 2 wheel drive (sand was wet but soft)
where i thought I might have problems and not want to just grind away I put it 4x4 and no problem.

Pucker Factor....only twice...once in 2 wheel drive side hilling hit some ruts from quads...... then I decided to let LBR drive it..almost a mistake..I looked at him face to face and said....You Had Better Not Roll It....thank goodness for soft sand...:furious:

The engine braking is even better then the 800, never had to really use the brakes, infact had to give it thottle going down some of the hills to keep it from sliding the rear wheels or having it swap ends...:)

We never had a problem with it losing power and we were cutting pretty hard and had it up on 2 wheels a couple of times.....
I also did a jump (not big but had all 4 off the ground...by mistake) keep in it and we did not nose dive/lawn dart it.
but it was diffently not a MX course...lol
a friend that we had go out with us (RZR in case we had a problem & need towed) was inpressed also...
All In All it is everything that we expected...
Note to self...need more power..... and don't let LBR drive....lol..:)
LBR is online right now ordering BBK kit for his 800

I am and so is LBR that we have the Cah-Mandi....

This is just mine & LBR's obversations



by now it's 9:30 and a few more brews.....
:dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:

Sorry we forgot to get more pictures we were having to much fun....
 

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I too wish I could adjust that throttle pedal some, mine seems to move about an inch before RPM starts to rise. Really hard to operate in some situations, like having to back up while doing some rock crawling or something like that.
 

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Oh my Gosh....after LBR changed oil Sun. Am. We headed back out for another few hours of play....the gas gauge had 4 bars when we started so we head out, notice when we got out a ways we were down to 2 bars:furious::furious: so we head back in to refuel, on our way back in we see a couple of friends out there, refueled and let so air out of the bighorns....HOLY CRAP...what a difference......it's Get In, Sit Down, and HANG ON....:giggle:...we went and pulled everything that we normally would be in 4x4 in LBR's Rhintax in 2wheel...
Out on the Sea Wall and foredune on the quad trails, had it in 4x4 and when you start sliding (pucker power the 1st time) off the trail, it had more then enough power to pull it out, so by the 3rd time (no pucker factor)...
I did have one instance on another trail (2wheel drive) that I took out some scrub pines...steering was to quick and pulled me into the brush and I didn't want to stop (would have been in more trouble).
So far no problems and was worth the wait...:)
 

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Oh my Gosh....after LBR changed oil Sun. Am. We headed back out for another few hours of play....the gas gauge had 4 bars when we started so we head out, notice when we got out a ways we were down to 2 bars:furious::furious: so we head back in to refuel, on our way back in we see a couple of friends out there, refueled and let so air out of the bighorns....HOLY CRAP...what a difference......it's Get In, Sit Down, and HANG ON....:giggle:...we went and pulled everything that we normally would be in 4x4 in LBR's Rhintax in 2wheel...
Out on the Sea Wall and foredune on the quad trails, had it in 4x4 and when you start sliding (pucker power the 1st time) off the trail, it had more then enough power to pull it out, so by the 3rd time (no pucker factor)...
I did have one instance on another trail (2wheel drive) that I took out some scrub pines...steering was to quick and pulled me into the brush and I didn't want to stop (would have been in more trouble).
So far no problems and was worth the wait...:)
What did you lower the tire pressure too? Are the trails also Sand?



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What did you lower the tire pressure too? Are the trails also Sand?
Yah these are sand trails...we went down to 5lbs..it rode a lot better also thru the whoops...the car has so much traction with those bighorns I will prolly wait till next summer to buy paddles..
 
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