Would like to pool info together from all the Big Boss owners to hear about any issues or problems. I'll start:
I was very impressed with the capabilities of the 6by and my hunting partner kept saying "I take every bad comment back about PO po's" the whole trip. The only issue I had was on severe downhills while engine braking I would get the occasional rachet through the driveline. I heard this does happen in 4x4 ADC which is why I did not use it but still had the issue in all 6 mode and just the rear 4's. I can't accept its normal and have to get to the bottom of that one. The ONLY other issue was I only got to use the front winch once and think I may have wasted the money on the rear winch :-0.
Yesterday I did a 3 hour cleaning job removing tires and all and thoroughly inspected my a arm welds and all looks great and performed just fine as I expected it would after the time I put into it. I will say those rear Ricochette a arm guards are just a huge bowl to catch mud roots and rocks so I will modify or make something with the welder.
I put a 53" bull in the bed and my gear in the trailer and basically walked it out 10 hours to the truck stuck free while towing a 4 wheeler with a meat trailer through the thick stuff behind me. Also experienced having it hunker on the rear 4 and climbing without fronts on ground.....wow, like a billy goat. I just read the thread about clogged radiator and overheating and was worried about this but didn't have an issue. I will do something with the expanded metal on the brush guard so I can at least clean behind it, I like the extra protection from alder going through the radiator so may make it easily removable or swing down style.
A not so success story from someone I know that was also basically breaking in his 13 Boss this moose season I found out from him last night.... Something happend with his t-bap causing his fan to catch on fire and 2000 dollars damage. Apparently he had to stop every 5 minutes after that to let it cool down and it took him 5 days to get out. That's a bit scary.....I had 4 full flat fuel cells stacked on my front rack totalling 16 gallons, a fan fire would not have made my day!
Anybody else have positives or negatives to share? Anyone else have input on the rachetting issue?