I am pretty new to the forums and was looking for some input on buying a new side X side. I have looked at the Ranger 800 XP EPS and am impressed with it. I have not owned a side by side before and have not established any brand loyalties. I am primarily looking for a family / hunting rig. I am past my rambunctious stage in life and am not looking to set speed records or go mudding every weekend. I want a rig I can take my kids out in and go on the occasional hunting trip.
The only drawback to the Ranger I can see is that it is very big. Does anyone who owns a Ranger ever wish they had a smaller machine? What other machines are out there that are worth looking at?
Then comes the question of tires. Everyone I have talked to says upgrading tires is well worth the money. I have looked at the Mudlite XTR's and the Interco Swamp Lites and both seem like they will do good. What are some other tires I should consider for good all-around traction (mud, snow, trails, etc.)
Thanks for any and all your advice!