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    I got tired of having to go down hills giving gas and brake at the same time. I put the ebs system on the machine and it goes down hills very slow and would appear to work great. I am curious if anyone has had anything negative or positive to say about the system. From my stand point it works great, but wondering about burning a belt or any other problems? Thanks Chef

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    Are you talking about a 6x6 Sportsman or Ranger? I don't think there is a problem on the Sportsman. I have a Ranger and I am interested in adding EBS to it. Any input on the Ranger would also be welcome .

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    The EBS on the wheelers is nice, but keep in mind you lose a little of your low ratio in the clutches with the system. It is basically starting out in a higher gear. Fine if you are a get up and go rider, not so good when you putt around slow like I do a lot and haul heavy loads.

    As far as the Ranger, been there done that and won't do it again. The Ranger has enough weight to it that losing that low ratio will greatly effect the driveability. Granted when I had it I never, ever even thought about touching the brakes. Downside is it will slip and burn the belt when in a bind like trying to get out of a mud hole or slowly negotiating the trees. If anyone would like to prove me wrong I have both clutches I'll sell them and they can try it.

    longshot-What Ranger do you have? I understand the 700 wheeler has a new clutch with a smaller hub in it to bring back some of the lost low ratio. Might be used on the newer 700 Rangers. Polaris doesn't want folks to put EBS on the Ranger, but people do anyway.

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    I have an older 6x6

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    I have a 2006 polaris 6 by 6 sportsman. I did not notice lack of low end torque is it prevelent with this machine and the ebs also? Thanks Chef

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    My '04 sportsman 6x6 had plenty of grunt (even with the EBS) until I put the bigger tires on it last summer. I am looking into putting a Heelclicker clutch kit on it to get some low end grunt back. It's not bad now but I would like a little more torque for those deep mud situations.
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    Thats why I love my 1995 and 2000 King quads..They have these things called gears,,5 of em.Plus they have high,low,and super low in the transfer case.I can go down the steepest hills in super low and 1st gear,,and not even think about brakes.Ive driven a few of the belt driven machines,and wouldnt trade.Sorry about being a smart arse,,,well kinda..LOL

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    longshot-I have the old series 99 two seater. After taking the ebs out it came alive with low end grunt I didn't know it had. I also have 26" 589's and Mudlites on it.

    danthedewman1-While you're playing with your gears in the mudhole, I'll motor thru and be waiting on the other side Done this many times with the old hunting partner before he gave up and went belt drive. Oh, i can also throw the KQ in the bed and save you some gas. All in good fun.

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    yeah,,,lol,,but when your belt starts slipping youll be sitting in the water too.I actually have never had trouble with gears or shifting on my machine..

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    I've had a Kawasaki 400 manual shift Bayou back when that was THE machine. I never had any problems shifting except that I always had to mess around to get into neutral to start it. I have an Arctic Cat 500 auto and a Grizzly 660 auto now and even though I never had shifting problems with the Kawasaki I sure do like the automatic transmissions better. I've gone through all the water stuff like everyone else and I've never had belt slippage. Also either one of those machines in low range 4wd will hold you back on all but the steepest of declines if you start out slow to begin with without using the brakes.

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    Throw a 1200# trailer behind the auto wheeler in the mud it is the only way to go, your always in the right gear. I like manual shift machines, but they have their place, as does the autos.

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    Ya, that auto in the Griz is one nice setup. Wet clutch system, no belt slippage. With 27inch mud tires, a clutch it and the 660, heavy trailer and mud is no prob. Put it in diff lock low range and hit the gas. Plus is comes with an awesome 4 WHEEL ebs system. It's nice to be able to creep down a slippery hill and have it locked up in 4 wheel drive.

    I suppose a 6x6 with ebs would give you 4wheel ebs also. The rear 4. Seems like it would be good setup to me. Especially with Heelclicker clutch kit.

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    There is a trick on the Polaris EBS that you can fool it into keeping all 4 wheels engaged while going down a steep hill.

    At the top of the hill, put the bike in reverse, spin the tires just enough to get the front wheels to engage, then stop, put the bike in low range and ease down the hill. Bingo, all 4 wheels stay engaged. Not sure why, but it has become a popular way to fool the system.

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    That's good new for the Polaris guys. Now that you mention it seem to remember hearing that.

    I wonder why Polaris doesn't offer ebs on the Ranger. I kind of like the idea of one of those. Not the 6x6. The other one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mod elan View Post
    The EBS on the wheelers is nice, but keep in mind you lose a little of your low ratio in the clutches with the system. It is basically starting out in a higher gear. Fine if you are a get up and go rider, not so good when you putt around slow like I do a lot and haul heavy loads.

    As far as the Ranger, been there done that and won't do it again. The Ranger has enough weight to it that losing that low ratio will greatly effect the driveability. Granted when I had it I never, ever even thought about touching the brakes. Downside is it will slip and burn the belt when in a bind like trying to get out of a mud hole or slowly negotiating the trees. If anyone would like to prove me wrong I have both clutches I'll sell them and they can try it.

    longshot-What Ranger do you have? I understand the 700 wheeler has a new clutch with a smaller hub in it to bring back some of the lost low ratio. Might be used on the newer 700 Rangers. Polaris doesn't want folks to put EBS on the Ranger, but people do anyway.
    My 700 ranger has lots of low end goes throug hthe mud fine. it's so wide rute don't bother it and can pack out moose camp with no issue.

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    Fishface are you saying you have ebs on your Ranger and still have plenty of low end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mod elan View Post
    longshot-What Ranger do you have? I understand the 700 wheeler has a new clutch with a smaller hub in it to bring back some of the lost low ratio. Might be used on the newer 700 Rangers. Polaris doesn't want folks to put EBS on the Ranger, but people do anyway.
    You can put ebs on the ranger? I didn't think you could.

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