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I'm getting very close to a purchase. Wondering if the limited is worth the extra $ ? I really like the X in yellow/black but adding the limited options to it would be costly. Looking for everyone's thoughts.. Thanks
 

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Welcome to CT Sam....what is your main riding terrain....dirt trails, sand duneing, mudding, farm work?...and what Limited features do you feel are a positive for you over an X?

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going buy the prices for options listed on BRP's site I can get what I want on the X for slightly less than the limited, I am sure I am overlooking some things tho, one item I can not seem to find as an accessory option is the air adjustable ride that is on the limeted. anyone have any experience with this? this will be my first sideXside, so riding type is mostly just trials for now. we'll see...
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one item I can not seem to find as an accessory option is the air adjustable ride that is on the limeted. anyone have any experience with this?
You caught me out of water on this air ride suspension....I've not even seen one nor talked to someone with one yet....a peep should be able to chime in on this one ....I want to learn about it along with you.
 

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If you want a trail bike that is most likely going to stay mostly stock, and you have 20k to throw at it, go with the ltd. If the air ride is the same as the xmr it has 6 settings. 1 being softest suspension and lowest ground clearance. 6 would be hardest suspension and most ground clearance. However once you reach 30 mph any setting above 3 will automatically be reduced to 3 for safety handling and comfort of ride. The pump for air ride also has the ability to add a line for airing up a tire on the trail. I have heard of a number of people discarding of this system because it prevents most upgrades to suspension, plus its one more electronic to fail on you eventually. With those kind of dollars, i would wait to see what can am has in store for us sept. 22. A sweet new model is supposed to be revealed.

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Mudweiser thank's a lot for the info, sounds like the adjustable air suspension is most likely something I would not want. and great info on the new model.... I was like right on the edge of making a purchase probably this week, you saved me from a possible dissapointment...
I thought all the 2013 models were out already, the ones I have been looking at have all been 2013's....
thanks again
 

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Mudweiser thank's a lot for the info, sounds like the adjustable air suspension is most likely something I would not want. and great info on the new model.... I was like right on the edge of making a purchase probably this week, you saved me from a possible dissapointment...
I thought all the 2013 models were out already, the ones I have been looking at have all been 2013's....
thanks again
And an option could be if you don't need a brand new machine is think used....a few for sale now and when a satisfactory sport model hits the showroom, maybe even more private sales and trade-ins to dealers will be cropping up.
 

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From what I have seen in how BRP delivers their Commanders is that there will be one here and one there in late August/Early September, but they do not really start sending quantities of vehicles to be sold until early October.
 

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So what's the opinion of the new carbon black color on the X? Worth the extra $ ? I'm leaning towards it
 

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When your spending nearly 15k. You may as well love the color. If i had to pay extra for red i would've. Red and black are my two favs for sure. How much more is it

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And if your not 100% in love with the color or want out of the Commander mainstream..... wrap it.... BLR just ordered a $350.00 wrap that looks killer.... and there is many to choose from too

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When I ordered my X I had NO idea what color it was going to be...(I ordered it before the release date)
I was glad when they did release the color pictures it was mainly black with a little yellow..
But after almost 2 years Im ready for a color change..so I just bought a wrap..
Should be here soon.
So get the color you want now knowing that you can wrap it later when its all scratched up..:D

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I Bought a XT,..Check Mine Out...!!!!..Got Everything On It,....That You Can Buy From Brp....Check Out My Side Lights,.....From Vision....Expensive But Worth It,....Got Rock Lights From Vision Too...!!!!
 

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I bought the X. 2013 model for the steering. Took it out day after pick up. Probably drove it too hard, need to ease up and allow some break in time. Rolled it on side once. Tipped it in a really deep hole, had to winch it out. And got stuck in a deep mud pit. Was a blast though. Going to change all fluids before next ride. Was a bitch to clean all that mud off!! Lol anyone from southwest Ohio area?
 

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I bought the X. 2013 model for the steering. Took it out day after pick up. Probably drove it too hard, need to ease up and allow some break in time. Rolled it on side once. Tipped it in a really deep hole, had to winch it out. And got stuck in a deep mud pit. Was a blast though. Going to change all fluids before next ride. Was a bitch to clean all that mud off!! Lol anyone from southwest Ohio area?
Congrats on your new X
Sounds like fun in the mud, we mainly have sand dunes and have to drive just to get to trails.
Even thought we get lots of rain in Oregon we don't have any mud pits..:(

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You will affect the break in by changing oil... dont do it. Check ok but dont change it unless its completely necessary.

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If you don't mind doing without the power steering you can get great deals on a 1000 X right now. I got mine for a little under $12k out the door. I don't find the manual rack and pinion steering to be difficult at all, but love the Fox racing suspension and other features of the X. Happy I went that way instead of the Limited model.
 
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