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    Default Top 5 upgrades to a wheeler

    Here my top 5. What others thoughts?

    1. Detroit Gearless Locker (For older 4 wheelers)
    2. Tires. I like ITP Mudlites but that just my preference.
    3.Winch. When I first put it on I really didn't think Id use it much but I find more ways to use it for get myself out of a mess and get work done.
    4. Heated Hand grips. I really thought about putting this up at number one just because how nice warm fingers are when it cold wet and muddy out. But they don't help you get anywhere.
    5. Meat/Utlitly trailer. One that is waterproof.

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    I'd add skid plates to that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byrd_hntr View Post
    Here my top 5. What others thoughts?

    1. Detroit Gearless Locker (For older 4 wheelers)
    2. Tires. I like ITP Mudlites but that just my preference.
    3.Winch. When I first put it on I really didn't think Id use it much but I find more ways to use it for get myself out of a mess and get work done.
    4. Heated Hand grips. I really thought about putting this up at number one just because how nice warm fingers are when it cold wet and muddy out. But they don't help you get anywhere.
    5. Meat/Utlitly trailer. One that is waterproof.
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    Byrd has about got it nailed...outta order though

    1) Winch
    2) Tires
    3) Skid Plate
    4) Heated Grips
    5) Covered Utility Trailer

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    Mine goes like this:

    1. Aftermarket tires
    2. Winch
    3. Hot grips
    4. Heavy duty springs
    5. Cargo box
    6. Front bash plate (Hook holster)
    7. Unifilter
    8. Aftermarket headlight bulbs
    9. Handguards
    10. Snow Plow

    OK, I know that's not 5 but once i got started I couldn't stop.

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    A must for me
    1. Winch
    2. Cargo Box(survival gear, tool Kit, anchor, 460 SW, misc. straps)
    3. Fuel cans(perferably flat ones)

    never had but might get one day
    4. hot grips
    5. aftermarket tires

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    Winch
    Tires
    Skid Plates
    Lights
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    how about adding what ride you have and what make/model of each Upgrade you did, to give some of us an idea of what is out there... i have never thought of upgrading my 00 Yamaha Grizzly until recently and like for a truck, there are a butt load of parts... im just wondering which works.
    thanks all.
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    08 Polaris Ranger.
    2" lift
    27" Mud Bugs
    Custom Roof. Had BSI bend the metal for me and I use conduit 1/2 clamps to hold it on.
    Custom Lights - 6" Rubber housings w/ 150w sealed beam bulbs. LLess than $75 and brighter than most offroad lights
    DJFab's inner fender kit and dual batteries.
    Warn 4k winch
    Custom 3/16's steel belly pan Took off the factory plastic, clamped it to a piece of 24x54 and traced the front and added less holes to it.
    EMP A-Arm guards all around (wish I got these sooner)
    Hi-Lift mounted to the back of the cage. I've put my winch to a hault before while plowing swamp roots. A must have

    Also have Pioneer goodies but not sure how I wanna do the install.

    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Default here is mine

    this is a 1990 Suzuki 250 4x4 (superlow difflock version)

    1: 2 winches one in front and one cleverly hidden in rear .

    2: after market electric fuel pump installed

    3: 12 cooling fan installed in front of motor.

    4: 5000k Hid bulbs in after market head lights

    5: home made snorkle kit (almost done) looks great.

    a lot more upgrades to come though

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    2004 Honda ForemanES 4x4 with the following add ons:

    1. Aftermarket tires
    2. Winch
    3. Hot grips
    4. Heavy duty springs
    5. Cargo box
    6. Front bash plate (Hook holster)
    7. Unifilter
    8. Aftermarket headlight bulbs
    9. Handguards
    10. Snow Plow

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL View Post
    A must for me
    1. Winch
    2. Cargo Box(survival gear, tool Kit, anchor, 460 SW, misc. straps)
    3. Fuel cans(perferably flat ones)

    never had but might get one day
    4. hot grips
    5. aftermarket tires
    I can tell you your right on the money...A great survival box is a must.

    Get the tires! I have pulled alot more atv's with factory tires out of the muck in the past than with aftermarket tires. (The new polaris ATV's do have nice factory tires though.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskanmoosehunter View Post
    I can tell you your right on the money...A great survival box is a must.

    Get the tires! I have pulled alot more atv's with factory tires out of the muck in the past than with aftermarket tires. (The new polaris ATV's do have nice factory tires though.)
    how about tracks? how do they fare?
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    Default rope-a-long

    A rope-a-long (come a long that uses long rope instead short cable) with 100' very strong rope. Buy both at AIH in anchorage.

    But throwing your stock tires away and getting mud lites comes first.

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    Winch
    Tires
    Gun Boot

    in that order

    The rest I can deal with!...grin

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    Default alaskanmoosehunter

    did you lose ride confort with the tires and what did you put on that kawi 750I

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    1. Variable heat hot grips, not just hi, low, off.
    2. Access holes to get to oil drain plugs with stander tools.
    3. Location of drain plugs mark with paint or marker pen.

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    04 honda 450S
    1. tires
    2. winch
    3. hot grips
    4. gun boot
    5. plow
    08 rhino 700FI
    1. 27" mud lites
    2. 4000 winch
    3. top
    4. windshield
    5.lights
    6. gun boots
    7. more people to ride with

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaCub View Post
    Winch
    Tires
    Gun Boot

    in that order

    The rest I can deal with!...grin

    +1

    That and a ball hitch for a trailer. To haul whatever else
    Last edited by Alaska_Lanche; 04-14-2009 at 23:23.

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    1. Tires
    2. Winch
    3. Flat fuel cans
    4. Pull Pall deadman anchor
    5. Skid plates

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