Very informative Cold Iron.
My stock shocks really are smooth enough for most of the driving I do. My ride height and stance is also very important.
I initially ran only the front MMA lift on my rig, for a level stance. Now the MMA lift is on F & R and the stance is ok - I run lowest preload in the rear & mid preload on the front. Anyway IMO, the stance looks bad with the front squished down.
Nose level or raised (close to) an inch is my preferred stance.
Yes those new seats are nice! And long overdue. I will check (or somebody here will) to see if the new seat might bolt up to the 19-21's ...that would be cool. They look more comfortable for sure - hopefully that translates to reality! (actually my seats have not posed a comfort issue)
My Gilomen upgrade will be on around the 25-27th of this month. Hoping for no snow then (plowing comes first!). Gonna love it - can't wait.
I can't believe Polaris doesn't have a huge problem with rodent damage on at least the XP1000. Its an invitation to be a packrat motel. They can crawl right in and down the tunnel. Live next to the battery. ...My rig now stays in my heated shop 100% of the time. Stay ahead of it!! Barn cats is probably the best route for a rural property.
I have lucked out, replacing an entire wiring harness on a brand new Ranger, has not resulted in electrical issues.
As this is my 'review thread'... overall I am pretty happy with my Northstar. The wife enjoys it too.
The weakness for me are the local dealer, and a poor supply chain. Oh, the square tube chassis is golf kart engineering IMO, but it doesn't really pose a problem in day to day use. I could nit pick here & there but I won't.
The heat, the a/c, the power, comfort all are pretty damn good. Tip out window... fun!
Great work vehicle and it really rips when needed.