The world is going 72″, here’s a solid option that’s a litter cheaper and a great base to build off if you are going to customize. This video has the vital info on the EXACT differences between this new model and the Live Valve Dynamix, and our take on how it compares to the CanAm X3 XRS. Intro Photo Credit: @utvguide #RZRturbo #polarisRZR #RZR
What’s up YouTube. If you’re in the market for a new side-by-side, Polaris just gave us one more option to consider. The RZR S Turbo Velocity edition. So, Turbo S has been out for several months now, and a lot of the feedback’s been great. And I think Polaris made a smart move by offering another version, more value minded and a lower price point than the existing Dynamix edition. So, the Velocity edition, the main difference is the removal of the Dynamix Fox Live Valve shocks and the ride command in favor of some Walker Evans Velocity shocks. They’re a 3.0 rear, 2.5 front. They do have high and low speed compression adjustment, which is nice, and they still have dual rate coils, and the MSRP drops down to $25,399 for this new model. It’s worth mentioning that the current Dynamix version MSRP has been bumped up to $28,199. Difference is still about $20 hundred dollars. In terms of the four-seater, the four-seater also had a price increase in the Dynamix from $30,499 to $30,999, and the new version of the Velocity four-seater Turbo S comes in at $28,399. Now, spec wise, the Velocity still has the 32-inch ITP Coyote tire, 72-inch track with same travel numbers. It just doesn’t have a few of the additional features on top of the shocks, and those features are premium paint is also gone, lower doors are gone, the roof is gone, ride command like I mentioned is gone, as well as the LED accent lighting. So, really this gives you something to think about and be mindful of when you start comparing what is apples to apples. All those things I just mentioned do have value. If you like the, the premium paint, you like the LED accents, have in doors and a roof, well then maybe the Dynamix is something that you should consider, but honestly, I think this Velocity is gonna do really well. It’s more of a blank canvas for a customer who wants to already accessorize. They already have an idea of what they’re looking to do, they’re probably gonna do a cage, maybe some different type of doors. So, now with the Velocity edition, they did make a couple running change improvements. Three total, the first is 25% increase in power steering assist at high speeds. A new throttle map, which is supposed to increase some sensitivity, and some hit down low, and then finally the clutch box has been redesigned just for cooler belt temps and better air flow. So, it’s good to see the Polaris is continually working on making improvements, just to make the machines even better and more reliable than they already are. Now, as a potential customer of each of these, really gives me a lot to think about. I do love the blank canvas idea of just having a neutral color with a few thousand dollars less, but honestly, I’m a believer in Live Valve. I think the Fox technology is really cool. I think what’s weird about it is, it’s designed for a guy who doesn’t know how to adjust the suspension, in the sense that there’s just three buttons, three, three adjustments, and then it’s also the latest and greatest technology, which I think will be the norm here in a couple more years. So, for me, if I got a Live Valve Dynamix, I would of course get a spring kit with some crossover rings, and then you know just kind of hang tight. I’m pretty sure in the future we’re gonna see some, some open source options, like downloading specific tunes. Let’s say, an RJ Anderson tune, or a shock therapy Glamis tune, or these types of things we could really kind of get into this thing and see what it’s capable of. I do think a lot of off-roaders are maybe a little put off by it, just because you know as off-roaders we’re kind of like the, “keep it simple stupid.” We don’t want one more thing that can potentially go wrong, more complex, more electronics, always having things which are kind of counterculture for most of us off-road enthusiasts. So, I would probably, it’s hard to figure out based on the price of course, but I’m not sure which way I would go if I was to buy one of these tomorrow. The bigger question is, if you’re in the market for new side-by-side, you’re considering a Turbo S or a CanAm X3 XRS, well then it becomes really complex. Here in Arizona, there’s some really good out the door deals right now on XRS’, particularly carry over 2018 and 18 and a half models, and you can pick up a Smartlock XRS two-seater for around 24 grand out the door. So, in my opinion, that’s the best deal on the market right now. If I was gonna buy a two-seater tomorrow, that’s what I would get. On the plus side for the Turbo S, you know, I think there are some real advantages of this machine over the X3. I think coming clutched for 32-inch tires is a big deal. I mean, all of us are running heavier 40 pound plus, robust 32-inch tires, some guys on 35s, and from what I’ve seen and heard around the campfire it sounds like the Turbo S is proven to be really reliable. They beefed up the drive line, they address some potential weak points that we’ve all kind of been griping about for years. So, you know that’s a huge selling point, especially I’m starting to hear other more interesting thoughts and rumors around the campfire of these CanAm’s. Guys are looking at updating their brakes, they wanna upgrade their power steering system. You know, I do think the CanAms are really reliable in terms of belt and clutching, but you know I don’t know if these heavy 35-inch tires are causing guys to want more braking power, more power steering response. I’m also you know, obviously seeing a lot of issues with people buckling front ends. Honestly, if I got an X3, the first thing I would do is get a bulkhead for it and then I’ve heard of you know some bed trailing arms, those types of things. Maybe more so than, than some RZRs, but it’s hard to really understand or see what the actual truth is. I just, I think if you’re comparing apples to apples, you’re gonna buy a Turbo S or an X3 XRS. I would set aside some money on the X3 XRS to beef up the chassis, particularly with a bulkhead kit at the very least. Let me know what you guys think, comment below a comment if you think the velocity is a good step forward. If you think you’re gonna buy it over the Dynamix, or you prefer the standard Fox. If you liked the video, please like and subscribe and we’ve got more great content coming your way.