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Looking to buy a new sled in spring! Anybody own a Polaris rush, and is it all hype or the real deal. Also looking at the r motion from ski doo. Any thoughts which would be a better buy.
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I've rode the Rush. Basically, you are sitting as you would on a dirt-bike. I didn't beat on it too bad since it was my friends sled. Going from my Edge to it was a little weird. For the 600, there was plenty of power and get up. Fuel mileage is decent.

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Re 2012 Rush

I guess it all depends on how you drive and if it has all the features you need. What is prompting the move to a 2012 vs a 2011 sled. Obviously can get deeper rebates and warranty on a 2011 now.
I just purchased the 2011 IQ 750 Turbo LXT. Just got it and have only had time to get it out for 5 miles to get a feel for it. Smooooooth.
What is the reason you are settling on a 2012 Rush?

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A buddy bought a 2011, and he thinks it's great. He can keep up with the 20-something kids now.

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Looking to buy a new sled in spring! Anybody own a Polaris rush, and is it all hype or the real deal. Also looking at the r motion from ski doo. Any thoughts which would be a better buy.

My friendhas a 2011 rush 800 and swears by it but I think it's so stupid to pay 12 grand for half a sled and if u want them nice walker Evan shocks it's even more money and there's no storage plus if u ride on nice groomed trails all day it's stupid to buy it but if ur on rough trails slot go for it
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Well if I would buy a rush it would be the pro r 600 with th e electric start. If I buy it during the Sno check it is 10,200. Plus it would be in that crazy orange color! If I buy a ski doo it would be the mxzx e tech 600, that is also 10,200 with some dealer rebates. I just sold my arctic cat cuz the wife is letting get a knew one. So I need to decide soon before she changes her mind. Which is better the mxz or the pro r. Haven't ridden a knew sled help me decide.
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Skidoo by far. The X package R motion would be much easier adjustable, and apparently more travel (according to doo). I know Skidoo's handling is much better than my IQ is (but I don't know as far as the rush). Not to mention, my 600 liberty CFI is running to the tune of 11 miles per gallon. I've ran with Etec's, and I got 8 gallons while their two sleds got 10 gallons, so do the math (and gas aint cheap). Their sleds also absolutely spanked me on the lake too. I go through a gallon of oil about every 450 miles. They go through a gallon every 1000+. My brief hacienda in Polaris will be short lived. I am a reaffirmed Skidoo believer and will not go back.

I personally would get a left over sport model and then use the savings for a nice set of Axis or Zbroz shocks, but that's me.
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Well if I would buy a rush it would be the pro r 600 with th e electric start. If I buy it during the Sno check it is 10,200. Plus it would be in that crazy orange color! If I buy a ski doo it would be the mxzx e tech 600, that is also 10,200 with some dealer rebates. I just sold my arctic cat cuz the wife is letting get a knew one. So I need to decide soon before she changes her mind. Which is better the mxz or the pro r. Haven't ridden a knew sled help me decide.
I just bout a 2011 crossfire 800HO SNO PRO LTD and it's an absolute monster excellent on gas and oil consumption and it has the fox float shocks to easily adjust and telescoping handel bars so u can easily stand or sit I love it deffinetly look into one
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I am not a fan of those float shocks. I am Leary of buying the r motion due to it being the first year. This will be the third season for the rush and haven't heard anything bad except for the way it looks. I just don't want to buy the wrong one, never know the wife will let me buy another sled after this one!
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I am not a fan of those float shocks. I am Leary of buying the r motion due to it being the first year. This will be the third season for the rush and haven't heard anything bad except for the way it looks. I just don't want to buy the wrong one, never know the wife will let me buy another sled after this one!
They also make a crossfire 800HO without fox floats
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Not Happy with 2007 IQ? 2011 IQ Turbo Reviews PLEASE !!

Well that don't sound good that you are soured on the 2007 IQ 600.
I myself just bought a 2011 IQ 750 Turbo LXT.
I know most of the pro's for the Ski-Doo's but I preffered the IQ style to the Rev-XP chassis. I also thought the IQ felt more stable than the XP chassis, of course I am more for the trail and two up riding.
Know the Ski-Doos have been kicking ass in the MPG category, have a friend with a 600 Etec 2 stroke who gets 20 mpg on the trails.
Suppose the lighter chassis of the RevXP allows quicker acceleration and faster top end do to overcoming the extra weight of the Polaris.
Maybe I am okay because I am not looking to blow anybodies doors off racing my machine, my priority is a nice trail riding machine.
That being said, dont think I will be lacking on the out of the hole power and have a nice top end on the 120+ HP 750 turbo.

OK want some feedback from the IQ 4 stroke turbo owners out there.
Give me your review of the machines good or bad.

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Well that don't sound good that you are soured on the 2007 IQ 600.
I myself just bought a 2011 IQ 750 Turbo LXT.
I know most of the pro's for the Ski-Doo's but I preffered the IQ style to the Rev-XP chassis. I also thought the IQ felt more stable than the XP chassis, of course I am more for the trail and two up riding.
Know the Ski-Doos have been kicking ass in the MPG category, have a friend with a 600 Etec 2 stroke who gets 20 mpg on the trails.
Suppose the lighter chassis of the RevXP allows quicker acceleration and faster top end do to overcoming the extra weight of the Polaris.
Maybe I am okay because I am not looking to blow anybodies doors off racing my machine, my priority is a nice trail riding machine.
That being said, dont think I will be lacking on the out of the hole power and have a nice top end on the 120+ HP 750 turbo.

OK want some feedback from the IQ 4 stroke turbo owners out there.
Give me your review of the machines good or bad.

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Lol that trailer looks so small for the sled but it is a nice looking sled props to that
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Yeah I know, heard that from a buddy "Your gonna need a bigger trailer!".
The trailer price was right as used from a coworker. Drive on and drive off ramp sold me on it as well.
Trailer wont need to be used much hopefully, given I am 3 miles from multiple trails and I can ditch it to there with the sled.
Jack,
You seem to be a "glass is half empty" person, lol.
Either that or you just like stirring S%$&.
I am betting on the later. lmao

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Yeah I know, heard that from a buddy "Your gonna need a bigger trailer!".
The trailer price was right as used from a coworker. Drive on and drive off ramp sold me on it as well.
Trailer wont need to be used much hopefully, given I am 3 miles from multiple trails and I can ditch it to there with the sled.
Jack,
You seem to be a "glass is half empty" person, lol.
Either that or you just like stirring S%$&.
I am betting on the later. lmao

Steve

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Haha Nahh I'm a actually glass half full I just get kick out of people when then load stiff on things to small or when u have that crazy person with a mattress on there roof just holding it down with hands and no straps lol I don't even trailer my sleds I leave them in Maine
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I am not a fan of those float shocks. I am Leary of buying the r motion due to it being the first year. This will be the third season for the rush and haven't heard anything bad except for the way it looks. I just don't want to buy the wrong one, never know the wife will let me buy another sled after this one!
If you're Leary of the first year R-motion, then just get a tnt or sport with the SC5 in it (which is still an amazing suspension). And buy some X package clickers or aftermarket race shocks with your savings. The etec's that I rode with was one '09 121" adrenaline and one '10 136" renegade. In his words, not mine- "the renegade is like riding 'bump-less' compared to the 121." He says the 136 hooks up great in loose trails and there is almost no downside to the 136, even if you're going to keep it on the groomed trails.

I guess my point is that you should seriously look into the renegade etecs. They are awesome.
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Back to the original topic. Does anyone own a rush, please chime in!
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