My name is Jeff I have lurked on here for about 2 years now and have contributed to a few threads and asked quite a few questions. I love the ideas I have gotten from others and hope that I can inspire, as I have been inspired by others. I live in Western Maryland very close the WV border and purchased my 2015 Ranger XP 900 White Lightning in November 2015.
I have two kids who love riding on the Ranger and a beautiful wife, whom I'm still trying to get into off roading. We live in some beautiful country and have some awesome riding close to home. Only being 3.5 hrs from Hatfield and Mccoys, I hope to convince her that we should make our first trip this year.
I bought the Ranger after being able to demo some other comparable units. I am very local to the Green Machines, so I contacted my local John Deere dealer to get into some demos. I thought I wanted a workhorse so I tried out the John Deere Gator 825i. The thing was built like a tank, but also drove like one, not too high on the fun factor. So I had them come pic that unit up and bring an RSX 850i. Having never ridden in a RZR, I must say that it was a blast. The FOX sports shocks soaked up the bumps and it had pretty good power and was very peppy. But unfortunately it didn't have the piling capacity to pull my firewood trailer around in the woods.
That's when I started looking at the Ranger 900's and when I fell in love. The 900 had the best of both worlds. The power I needed to haul firewood and pull a trailer around the 60 acres I maintain for our family, and the fun factory that the 68hp 2015 engine produced.
Then it became a matter of choosing which model and what features I wanted. I really liked the EBC feature of the Browning Model and some of the extras that were on it, but wasn't sure if I wanted camo or not. Then I saw the White Lightning!!!! What a great color scheme!!!
I tried to sell myself on a crew model but with the trails I have at the house, there was no way I was going to be able to clear some of the swales on the logging roads. So it was a regular cab I chose.
I have done some minor mods to date and wanted to create this thread to give others ideas as I go. I know that if you are like me, you love Ranger Porn so as I add to my build I will keep updating.
To start it off, here is my most proud moment in the Ranger so far. Hauling my sons first buck out of the woods for him. He thinks hunting is fun, he only had to sit in the woods for 10 minutes before shooting it. His second deer this season he was only in the woods for 20 minutes. He has no idea, but he loves it and that makes me happy. Little sister had to get in the picture with her big brother.
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