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Considering replacing my 500 for a 700-4

Dont get me wrong I love this beast. Its fun, tough, and rides great. It still has the stock tires, an atv rear basket, and I put in a cheap amp and cheap speakers (enough for myself to hear) to have something to listen to riding on the trails. We are a family of 3 and 3 cant ride as a family on the 500. It was a spur of the moment purchase. I was going to buy a Honda Foreman but the salesman showed me this new thing they got. I had to have it. Now after a few months I should have got the 700-4. The two things it has that the 500 doesn't have is rear seats and locking diff. A couple times we got stuck and I wished we had a lock diff and every time we rode I wished it was a 4 seater.
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you will be happy with the 700-4
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I just took my P5 up north to the woods this wknd & sadly, the family didn't like it. Some of our trails have rocks in them & the ride was just a little too rough for most (even though I have the Big Horn's radials on). The size was perfect as I was able to squeeze everywhere I went in the past with the quads. My daughter also gets motion sickness & she even started feeling queezy with all the rocks I was having to navigate over.
I may have to go back to quads as they are much more comfortable. I had been waiting for yrs to get a sxs but don't think it will work. My only other sxs options would be the Yamaha Wolverine or the p700 2 seat. I'm just concerned both of these will be too big to fit on the trails.
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The biggest drawback to the 500 is it's suspension. @clarks You need something with better suspension. From all my years of riding SxS's are a lot more comfortable. You just pick one of the worse SxS for suspension travel in the P500. The Wolverine suspension is 100% better. But they are big. The Wolverine is god awful loud tho. The new Rubicon with IRS is really nice if you want a quad. Maybe some shock company like Fox will make shocks for the 500. The 700 suspension is better but if you get the 700 look into getting Fox shocks.




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Also try playing around with your air pressure on the tires as it makes a huge difference in the ride.
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The p4 is great,But!!!!You better be prepared to carry a chain saw cause it got a chunky azz.I have to cut freeways through the woods now with my 28s on.
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The p 4 has more ground clearance more power rides better faster pulls more 2 inch rec.. You can put 4 people and chain saw in it. It has diff lock bigger tires you can haul 1000 LB. in the back tilt bed. But it is wider and taller and cost more but you can do more.
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I didn't check my air pressure but will be dropping it from the 9-10lbs in now.

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I have the HD Tusk bighorn knock offs and run about 5.5-6psi in mine (and took the rear sway bar off) and the ride greatly improved. Good luck
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