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2013/06/26 17:21:53 (permalink)

Massimo utv (let me explain)

One of my friends from school opened up a Massimo dealership here on town. Now I saw them and laughed. Called him and asked what he was thinking. He told me to come look at them before I made up my mind.

Well, here is what I came up with for this model. http://www.massimomotor.com/MSU-1100.html

Yamaha style front diff. (3wd and locking diff)
Very comfortable seating
Highway legal
Winch
Camo
Rear diff and transmission are separate pieces
Very strong LOOKING axles
1200cc Nissan 4cyl engine
And it appears to have a very similar transmission as a commander

Also, the front a-arms look IDENTICAL to a polaris ranger 800 full size. Meaning bigger tires are no problem. I also inspected the frame and all drivetrain, I can honestly say they are not built with any less quality than a polaris ranger.

Does anyone have any experience with these things? Especially this particular model? The price on the website is not
What my price would be. I would be paying equilivant to an equilivant ranger.

14 ranger 900: backwoods forward arms, roof,29.5 swamplites, little LED lighting, viper 5k, custom bumper
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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 17:25:16 (permalink)
    1200cc ?? Say what. They look cool on the website that's for sure

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 17:27:36 (permalink)
    Any idea on horsepower?

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 17:30:24 (permalink)
    Why would they only put a 3.6 gallon tank in it?

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 17:30:46 (permalink)
    No idea on HP or clutch setup. I am leaving Friday for Miami so I'm not pushing the issue with the wife until we get back. Lol. But I'm really debating on giving them a try.

    It's a 4cyl DOHC Nissan engine. That's what I do know.

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 17:40:15 (permalink)
    Shoot that might be the fastes side by side on the market 0.0

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 17:42:55 (permalink)
    He said that a rzr 800 s nor a ranger 900 would keep up. Said he hasn't ran it against anything else yet. And I know he wasn't giving me a sales
    Pitch because he knows better.

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 17:49:38 (permalink)
    MRI bad I just bought a renegade lol...

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 18:04:56 (permalink)
    I have never even heard of one of these.

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 18:09:38 (permalink)
    Me neither until today...

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 18:21:30 (permalink)
    Yep they look cool and go fast.... But what happens when your buddy goes belly up because he can't sell them and the company follows?

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 18:23:53 (permalink)
    That's one thing that worries me. I am checking into getting parts now. But from what I gather, parts are pretty readily available.

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 18:27:45 (permalink)
    I wouldn't be worried about stock parts as much as aftermarket parts and accessories. I feel like the aftermarket would be pretty slim. As far as axles, clutching, exhaust, programmers, and lifts. All of that would have to be one off stuff which means more $$$$. That is unless you keep it stock, lol.

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 18:30:15 (permalink)
    Stock, what's that?

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 18:43:05 (permalink)
    I am exploring Aftermarket also. But I think you will be surprised on a few things. I have some parts that are looking like they will cross from one brand to this one. I will see in 2 weeks.

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 19:08:04 (permalink)
    Its around 72 HP if I can remember. Car alternator so it has an exposed belt
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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 19:16:57 (permalink)
    I did not notice an exposed belt. But I will look again.

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 19:20:59 (permalink)
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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 20:13:58 (permalink)
    Reminds me of a dune buggy type thing my cousin bought once.  It also has a 4 cylinder.  Trying to remember the name, but the few dealers that sold them no longer do.  His stayed in the shop.  Its now sitting in the field with grass grown up all around it because the trans exploded on it, and cant find a dealer to work on it or get parts.  I do remember he bought it from Sawgie Bottom in Leesville thou.
     
    I also see this thing also has a serpentine belt.  You know that's no good for what we do on em.  Might be a heck of a trail rig thou.  But I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't last long.  Just like all the other Chinese brands. 

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 20:18:37 (permalink)
    Just noticed the website shows the company is based out of Irving, TX.  But half the links don't work.

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 20:39:32 (permalink)
    14500 mspr they have priced themselves out of the market
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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 21:05:23 (permalink)
    redden3056

    Just noticed the website shows the company is based out of Irving, TX.  But half the links don't work.

    yep located in irving
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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 21:05:56 (permalink)
    How do you figure meankitty? Compare a comparable ranger or teryx.

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 21:16:52 (permalink)
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    I wouldn't be worried about stock parts as much as aftermarket parts and accessories. I feel like the aftermarket would be pretty slim. As far as axles, clutching, exhaust, programmers, and lifts. All of that would have to be one off stuff which means more $$$$. That is unless you keep it stock, lol.


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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 21:19:31 (permalink)
    I agree with kitty. Why take a chance on this when you can get a ranger, rzr, teryx, or commander for the same price or less? If they were about 10K I would think about it, but 14.5K not even a chance. Thats just my opinion though. 

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 21:20:11 (permalink)
    Brand name says alot. Track record says alot. For the price I'd go with a ranger xp 900 no questions asked. Polaris, Kawasaki, can am all have built a name for themselves. Massimo is built in china they do not even make their own machines just import from another manufacture and slap their name on it.

    If I was to buy one something breaks I might find parts for it. If a ranger breaks I will find parts for it.
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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 21:21:05 (permalink)
    Ok, as of now polaris ranger forward a-arms fit. Direct bolt in. It is a polaris bolt pattern also. Hmmmm.....

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 21:23:36 (permalink)
    Compare feature to feature to a ranger. At least for me the massimo has everything I want. Which is this

    Something other than polaris front diff. I prefer a rhino style front diff.

    Rear diff separate from the transmission

    Power steering

    Comfortable seating

    The ranger strikes out on 3 out of those 4.

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 21:24:45 (permalink)
    14,500 is the RETAIL price on a camo crew. The regular 2
    Seaters are around 12k

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    Re:Massimo utv (let me explain) 2013/06/26 21:30:23 (permalink)
    Sounds like your mind is already made up.

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