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buggyfreak34
02-25-2008, 06:59 PM
My brother got a rhino last year. He's upgraded the exhast, put the chip in it and it is still gutless.
We were thinking of doing a motor swap with a 2 smoke sled motor but the stock motor and gear box is one piece. My ? is, does anyone have sugestions to upgrade the motor?

Bugpac
02-25-2008, 07:00 PM
have you done anything with clutching?

buggyfreak34
02-25-2008, 07:18 PM
Negitive.... Should he get a powerblok or some kinda tunable clutch.

He just put some 26" tires on it and I think there too big.

Bugpac
02-25-2008, 07:20 PM
Im not sure on the rhino, but i would think some clutch modifications would dramatically increase the over all performance..@6 " tires are likely a bit big, but you should be able to compensate in clutching somewhat...

Bugpac
02-25-2008, 07:24 PM
http://www.rhinoforums.net/

Try here, im sure you will find some experts... [smilie=biggrin.gif]

buggyfreak34
02-25-2008, 07:25 PM
Hey bug, do you know of any web site that explain clutch tuning? I would like to start learning about that stuff.

Bugpac
02-25-2008, 07:26 PM
Not really, all i know is the longer it takes to open the longer it will stay lower geared, lol



Besides that i have to ask the guys i know when i need something...

Bullnerd
02-25-2008, 07:45 PM
My question is ,why does every one get these things(SxS) and then expect them to run like a offroad race car?They should just buy or build the appropriated vehicle.

I'm no expert on clutches but i think [url=http://www.aaenperformance.com/Acces_P1.asp:nljitsg3]this[/url:nljitsg3] is the place to get the "manual" on clutch tuning.

Bugpac
02-25-2008, 07:47 PM
http://atv.off-road.com/atv/article/art ... ?id=190895 (http://atv.off-road.com/atv/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=190895)
http://atv.off-road.com/atv/article/art ... ?id=190896 (http://atv.off-road.com/atv/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=190896)

masterfabr
02-25-2008, 08:22 PM
BUSA!!!!!! BAABBBBYYYYYYY!!!!!! [smilie=biggrin.gif]

Ecoli_happens
02-25-2008, 08:45 PM
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buggyfreak34
02-25-2008, 09:57 PM
Right on guys thanks. I'm not too sure why my brother got the damn thing, I agree on building a buggy with the kinda power to have fun but he's got it and I wanna help him to make it a little funner. I need to learn more about clutch tuning so I can squeeze all I can out of my buggy.
Thanks again.

sicksand
02-26-2008, 12:22 AM
Yeah,I just got an 08 rhino and I think it is fun but topping out at 42 sucks.I need to long travel my rhino but at 5,000 I will wait a while.There is a supermoto race in Vegas that we were thinking about going to?It is more of a fun family race that us stockers could go to.Let me know maybe we could go race it,it's in April.They say it is fun as hell and they have a big party in the casino afterwards???

buggyfreak34
02-26-2008, 08:34 AM
I;ve got a friend tht does crio work he going to start woeking on a long travle kit for rhinos.
I'll let you know what he comes up with.

buggyfreak34
02-26-2008, 08:44 AM
It is more of a fun family race that us stockers could go to.


Does that mean we can race our pilots???? That right around the start of VORRA.

K-fab
02-26-2008, 09:18 AM
Drop a Can-Am (Bombardier) Outlander 800 twin EFI powerplant (62hp) into it and the Rhino will run very well.

The conversion price is $11,300 for a brand new engine that comes w/a 3 year warranty. *Depending on the condition of the Rhino engine pulled, you can get up to a $3,500 credit. *Contact Jay at [url=http://www.desertdogoffroad.com:r3wueui1]Desert Dog[/url:r3wueui1] in Fountain Hills, AZ. *He's been doing the conversions for a while now. *He offers a couple upgrades for the drive train too - clutch work and some drive shaft replacement (not sure which or what)

A bone stock 800 powered Rhino will outrun the majority of the heavily modified Rhino engines and still maintain stock reliability. *It's a great powerplant. *It comes with the tranny and you get to maintain the original 4 wheel drive setup. *It also comes with both ah high and low range selectable tranny.

The vehicle on the right side of the pic below is powered this way - it's Desert Dog's C-4. *This thing eats long traveled UTVS for lunch in the whoops and out in the dunes. *Iit rides like an old Mid -70's Cadillac El Dorado - just floats over whoops and is a total blast to drive. - has right at 18" of travel on each corner.

sicksand
03-03-2008, 02:01 PM
Bug I need a place to look for that kid seat,do you have a website?What are the measurements of the kids seats?

Rollin rockin
04-10-2010, 09:41 AM
My brother got a rhino last year. He's upgraded the exhast, put the chip in it and it is still gutless.
We were thinking of doing a motor swap with a 2 smoke sled motor but the stock motor and gear box is one piece. My ? is, does anyone have sugestions to upgrade the motor?

I do want to let you know that when you increase horse power for performance you will break several parts. Plan on a money pit. Try buying a Joyner Trooper T2 or T4. Lots of stock power.

Airwolf
04-10-2010, 12:03 PM
Most popular engine swap is a rotax 800 from can am

GiantKiller
04-13-2010, 08:57 PM
Check out sonic racings rx1 powered rhino

Gene
04-13-2010, 10:45 PM
Respectufully to Buggyfreak there is only one Bug on MBN. Bugpac. We refer to him as Bug so we need to differentiate between the two. This is a simple matter of respect - nothing more.

nickrnr
05-20-2010, 03:07 PM
Why not just turbo it? Or is he set on a motor swap? I see this thread was started back on '08, any progress on the project?