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    Do you ever feel Crews are too long?

    I'm looking to buy my first Ranger. I think I would like a regular model, but my wife thinks the crew because we have 4 people in our family, plus kids friends at times. I had a 4010 Trans Mule in the past and that wasn't too long, but the length of the Ranger crew has me concerned it will be a beast to maneuver. Any thoughts? I have a line on a '15 900 5 person crew that is street legal in Michigan, which they aren't allowing any more.

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    The crew does take a lot of dirt to turn around but, as long as you keep that in your mind when riding you will be fine. I love my crew and don't think I would be able to have regular cab after owning a crew. There's always plenty of room for wife, kids, friends, cooler, dog, etc. But probably the most important thing to remember in your decision is; Happy wife = happy life.
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    Crew all the way! Especially with kids, the safest way to go. It takes a little to get used to, but worth the 5-point u turns you'll have to do every once in a while. Honestly I like having the longer wheelbase. I'll probably get another crew even after my kids have their own bikes. I like being able to bring friends that don't have a sxs or atv too.


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    You are going to have to resign yourself you the fact that the wife is the boss.

    All kidding aside, I don't own a crew but my neighbor does. If you have family/friends that you regularly take along then you probably need the crew. The only shortcomings I can see are that it has a longer turning radius and will high center sooner than a Ranger with a shorter wheelbase, and it also has the center bearing which several people seem to have trouble with. If you don't ride trails with sharp, short radius turns and are on only hilly land with no steep, pointy slopes to go over you'll probably never know the difference between the crew and the standard wheel base, except the crew will ride slightly better due to the longer wheel base, and of course that pesky center bearing.

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    I really like the crews, both full size and midsize, but the lengths and size just don't work for my application which is hunting in the bush and the trails I access, let alone storage and trailering. But for those who don't have to worry about tight turns or getting high centred, then the crew should certainly be considered. To have that ride quality and space would be nice.


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    I need a crew but I love it. Can sometimes shorten the turn radius in two wheel drive and gunning it. But I've got plenty of room to turn.
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    The overall size of my crew has never really hindered me at all.
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    2016 Ranger 900 XP Crew Titanium Matte
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    Well I'm about to find out for myself! My 2016 900 Crew with 181 miles.


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    May as well go ahead and get one of those boats too.
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