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I've been shopping around and really the Midsize 570 fits best for me. I'm going to trail ride with it, plow snow, and use it for deer hunting. This will be my first Polaris purchase and I'm nervous about it. My riding buddy has a 2013 Scrambler and it has been less than steller in terms of reliability. Are the Rangers better?

I'd love to see what you have had to repair/replace along with how many miles you have?

My Grizzly 550 has 4,000 miles and it has been through 3 sets of brake pads and a set of wheel bearings.
 

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Considering the type of riding I do and the big lift and heavy mud tires, I really haven't broke much. Only 2 axles and a tranny. Tranny was completely my fault being axle seals failed and I never checked the fluid so tons of sand and grit wore all the gears out. Tranny still operated perfect just had all loud whine. But other then that it's been solid.
 

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One thing I can assure you with any vehicle that ever sees a fair/large amount of mud, dust, and dirt is that it WILL always need replacement brake pads on a regular basis! It's just the way it goes; these aren't on-highway vehicles so you have to keep this in mind. Other than that and to be perfectly honest with you, the Ranger 570 Mid Size is an animal and a very reliable one at that. Incredible power mixed with great parts makes this the perfect unit for practically all purposes. Granted there are upgrades you can do to strengthen this machine and increase longevity, more times than not, if you can keep from modifying it (ie. lift kit, bigger tires, engine work, etc.) and you keep it out of deep water, mud, and perform the necessary maintenance on it as recommended, you should, just about, never have an issue out of it!
 

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My belt finally after taking a beating for a year. I've never been easy on my ride. It's the Magic SchoolBus aka the mud bus for a reason lol
 

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I'm not a mudder. I like to trail ride and occasionally will drive through a mud hole if necessary. I wash my machines after every ride and am very good about maintenance and greasing.

If I get a 570 it will at least get 26" BH's. I'd love to add a 2" lift for more clearance but I'm afraid it will add too much stress to drive components. Maybe E/V spings would be better?
 

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Ev springs are gonna put more stress then a 2" lift being that the ev springs add a good bit more lift
 

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I'm not a mudder. I like to trail ride and occasionally will drive through a mud hole if necessary. I wash my machines after every ride and am very good about maintenance and greasing.

If I get a 570 it will at least get 26" BH's. I'd love to add a 2" lift for more clearance but I'm afraid it will add too much stress to drive components. Maybe E/V spings would be better?
Either EV springs or the coil spring compressor-style lift kits like folks here have been building out of PVC pipe/couplings will not cause any excess stress on the drive line. It's those lifts that actually change the position of the factory driveline parts (ie strut spacer lift kits or lift brackets). One size, larger tires aren't going to cause any driveline issue either; you won't even need to concern yourself with clutch work.
 

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i broke a bunch of stuff, all at once one time....lol Hence...why i know a dang good bit about how most of the midsizes are put together. lol i had to strip mine and re-do it from about the bed-forward. lol Yah, that was a bad deal, still makes me queezy...
 

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Damnit man!! Well at least the motor ought to be good! lmao
It looks like WagZ and LittleBigRancher are probably the resident experts on how much stress you can put a Ranger through LOL. I've only had my midsize 570 Crew for about 20 days, but it is pretty sweet. I came from a Honda 300 FourTrax which is an incredibly reliable machine for 20 years, but that's not really a fair comparison. I will tell you that all the stuff about being belt driven verses shaft driven is unfounded. The Ranger will climb a tree if the tires can get a bite. I plow my driveway uphill at 8600' with two switchbacks and step inclines without missing a beat. I've been impressed how much power and torque you have in low range. I think the key to a Ranger is learning how to drive them. The turf mode (which is great), will take you anywhere on hard pack and make your turns easier, but when you get in mud or snow, you will want to lock the rear diffs or both front and rear before you get in a jam. Also, when climbing steep hills, use low to save your belt. Much of this is just common sense.
 

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yah i got clubbed by a car..lol IN the woods...so yah...beat that folks..Oh, and it was just over a month old..
 

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yah i got clubbed by a car..lol IN the woods...so yah...beat that folks..Oh, and it was just over a month old..
that's a spoiler for sure...Glad you got it back together!
 
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Yeah guys I put mine through the paces that's for sure. It's showed me that it's a very tough machine. I hear a lot of people complain about polaria but to me they are the best out there
 

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That sounds like the start of a new thread.:surprise:
oh i started one back in october of 2013 about parts needed for my midsize. lol First day of archery in PA it got smashed, by the last day i was taking its "re-built" maiden voyage! lol
 

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That shows what a ranger will take.
 

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I got 14 800 midsize with 1800 miles since I bought it new in 8 -13 replaced wheel bearings about 2 months ago and that's it great machine
 

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Damnit man!! Well at least the motor ought to be good! lmao
I have 4200 miles with a bit over 650 hours on my midsize 570,had issues with exhaust leaks,replaced shocks and springs around 3500 miles with ev setup,did prop shaft ujoint at 3800 miles,just had a bolt fall out of brake caleper,but brake pads are still about 60 percent.
 

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Oh and a balljoint, I think that was due to putting them outlaw2's to work in the mud for 3 days straight at Sabine, lol
 
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