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  • Agriont Nogo
    Agriont Nogo

    This was a very insightful video. I have watched the follow up regarding the benefits of and what makes the KRX suspension better than most out of the box (geometry). I am shopping for my first SxS, a significant purchase, and I am torn between Polaris, Can-Am and the Kawasaki. Each model I am drawn to is very attractive for certain features. I like the low profile, power and sound from the X3. I like the accessories of the Polaris and their General model. I like the look of the KRX and your point that it has a very good suspension without need for much work. I like the plug and play capability for lighting, options that Polaris and Can-Am have... Kawasaki not so much. I like a roomier seat, a more reclined seating position and comfort in a unit that is fun as well as one that I will not have to mod out in order to make it reliable. In my area, trails, wooded areas, hunting etc are part of recreation life as well as a small amount of utility. I'm also interested in something that I can put an complete enclosure on for Fall temps... would prefer that I could buy it from factory that way. Thanks for the great information, I am nowhere close to deciding what to buy however. ;)

  • Chris Spence
    Chris Spence

    Love my shock therapy suspension you guys are awesome !

  • Randy Krus
    Randy Krus

    Did he say no belt maybe next year? For the 2022 models? Do I buy now or wait? Help!!!!!!!

  • BJ colibaba
    BJ colibaba

    For a 64" turbo what would you recommend. I'm on the fence between the XP pro and X3 XDS. I'm all trail riding, with some trails being pretty tight.

    • BJ colibaba
      BJ colibaba

      Awesome thanks. Now is it worth the extra money to get the ultimate, or is the base model more then good enough?

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      XP Pro

  • Dell Parker
    Dell Parker

    What makes the XP PRO next to impossible to roll?

  • Dell Parker
    Dell Parker

    No way I’d ever learned all this on my own! I think most couldn’t either!

  • Dell Parker
    Dell Parker

    Has the 2021 Can Am Maverick X3 XRC RR suspension been improved over the 2020 model? Specifically the sheers points?

    • Agriont Nogo
      Agriont Nogo

      @Shock Therapy llc Any idea about the 2021?

    • Dell Parker
      Dell Parker

      @Shock Therapy llc Thanks very much!

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      Nope all are the same

  • Feedrate 138.
    Feedrate 138.

    Thanks for the good info .my wife said she's never seen me take notes before .😁

  • Joe Digout
    Joe Digout

    man say car one more time lol

  • TIM Barton
    TIM Barton

    Are walker evans shocks any good?



  • Nick Bar
    Nick Bar

    Great video! Help needed finding the right vehicle for the wife and I. Never did any off roading but love agate hunting in the UP of MI. Want something that can get us through the sugar sand, up sand dunes, through mud/occassional flooded trail. Both of us are around 50 and don't care about going fast but do prefer a more comfortable ride. Not looking for a forest caddy but don't want to be tossed around by every little bump in the trail. Adjustable seats, desscent leg room, storage, heater for her is a must. Wife is balking at $20k price tag but is onboard for $10k. Having a heck of a time figuring out what to get that is durable, low maintenance, and will get us to the places we want to go in that price range. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks

    • Nick Bar
      Nick Bar

      @Shock Therapy llc thanks for responding and giving me the ammo I needed to spend 20k! 😃 You guys are awesome!

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      my suggestion would be a Polaris General. You will be around 20k but that is what it takes for a nice new UTV. Older, Rangers or Defenders don't have the suspension and will ride rough. The new General can come with a heater kit that was used in the Ranger but fits it the General. Also the General is the only one with a completely sealed cab door and window option that makes that heater actually work. That's pretty much it. You really need to work on her for that budget or it's over. LOL

  • pecanpie100

    Justin made two very interesting comments in this April 2020 vid. At 16:27, he mentions that there might be a turbo car coming out in 2021 that is not a belt drive. And at 19:15 he says that there will soon be "choices" in the width of the XP Pro (i.e., not limited to 64"). I wonder if, in both of those comments, he is referring to the much anticipated XP Pro "R" that Polaris is currently working on that might be 72 to 74 inches wide and might have the 200+ hp 2-liter engine with 5 speed transmission that is currently in the Slingshot. There are a number of vids on YT that talk about this new "R" version. Here it is November 10, 2020 as I'm typing this, and still no official word from Polaris on the "R" version.

    • pecanpie100

      Edit: here is a YT vid that talks in detail about the upcoming R version: And this one has a pic of the new R version at 11:12:


    Would you still recommend the artic cat 1000xx. I’ve heard they are discontinuing them. I love the wildcat but my worry Is parts being available if something breaks


      @Shock Therapy llc thank you

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      I would not. Exactly for the reason you mentioned.

  • Max Dragonette
    Max Dragonette

    Krx or base model x3? Seems like you can get them for similar pricing

  • Firestarter

    The talon doesn’t have a front locker differential... 🤣

  • Firestarter

    Yxz has a turbo kit from Yam-ee-ha! And no belt

  • Bangin Gears
    Bangin Gears

    Honestly, not feeding Polaris is advertising bullshit, Honda all the way

  • Josh S.
    Josh S.

    Great video

  • Colton O'Dell
    Colton O'Dell

    I quit watching because he calls them cars. 😐

  • Jason Issel
    Jason Issel

    I just recently started thinking of 4 wheeling again, I used to ride with a club for a tiny while in 2003-2004, but I didn't have the money for the Jeep or Truck. I'd love to own a UTV, and I know for a fact it will never happen, but it's a nice daydream. I like the Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo: 2 seater.

  • Tim Moore
    Tim Moore

    Thanks for all of these videos, very insightful. Hypothetical question; if you had $30k max budget, what would you build? A ready made turbo car or install a turbo on a KRX? Thanks

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      @Tim Moore I feel the same. we have a kit for more sway bar control coming out in the next 30 days or so just for that reason.

    • Tim Moore
      Tim Moore

      @Shock Therapy llc excellent response. Thank you. For now I guess I’ll just enjoy my KRX with some clutch/slip-on/re-flash mods. We ride the Black Hills, SD, so big power isn’t totally necessary just more fun. FYI, the KRX is a blast in the snow. I call her the “Beast”. I think it needs heavier sways bars though. I softened it up for the rocks and ruts, but she’s a leaner. Your thoughts? Thanks again. Keep the vids coming.

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      Ready made all the way. If the KRX had a factory turbo I would do that. Reason is I don't want the hassles and pain of an aftermarket turbo kit. Even the best kits have issues. Loose your warrantee, bla bla bla. Also the KRX computer has yet to broken into properly and support a turbo. Big companies have tried so I don't see that as a viable option. An aftermarket computer will do it but then your budget is shot. For all those reasons and more I am ready made turbo car or wait for the KRX turbo.

  • Mike Sanders
    Mike Sanders

    Thinking I NEED general

  • Mike Sanders
    Mike Sanders

    Q: best 4 seat, 4x4, trail rider, full suspension, load bed, dependable , lights & radio? Thanks

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      Polaris General all the way

  • Mike Sanders
    Mike Sanders

    Great show, learned a lot,,,but , please name maker with code names, thanks

  • Jorge Jurado Soldevilla
    Jorge Jurado Soldevilla

    Hi guys what's the Best rzr for Big sand dunes ?

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      If when you say RZR you mean Polaris then an XP pro is my favorite in the dunes. If when you say RZR you mean any SXS then an X3 RS would be my favorite.

  • Kevin Dechambeau
    Kevin Dechambeau

    What are your thoughts on the Maverick sport line up.

  • Captain Mike K
    Captain Mike K

    I would get one if I could drive it on the road legally.

  • James Volpe
    James Volpe

    I'll take the new Robbie Gordon SPEED UTV

  • adam0U812 Davies
    adam0U812 Davies

    What has happened to Polaris general and quality control ? I'm hearing a ton of people who are always working on them. I have a 2004 sportsman 700 and have only had to change a temp sensor. Other than that it has been perfect. So has Polaris lost their way ?

  • Todd Smith
    Todd Smith

    Is it worth hanging off buying a new x3 or go ahead and buy 1 ?? Thank you for the info !

  • Shelly Cooper
    Shelly Cooper

    Too much lingo to follow, I want to buy my first utv and I am overwhelmed. I had a old Jeep because I loved the short wheel base. I want ground clearance, I’m older, I need comfort, I love power, I don’t want to be working on it. Have that with our boats, plus I plan on doing some muddling in West Virginia. Do I need a snorkel. Hubby is 6’3” and I’m fat! We need room

    • Wild Hurst Manor
      Wild Hurst Manor

      Have you decided? The Honda Pioneer 1000 looks pretty sweet. Big, comfortable, reliable. Fast enough for me. I think that’s the one I’m going with.

  • Shelly Cooper
    Shelly Cooper

    Kwai, what about ground clearance

  • Andrew Miller
    Andrew Miller

    He comes across as wanting to turn a wrench, manage his business and drive. I completely understand.

  • jott2121 ott
    jott2121 ott

    Just bought an XP Pro 4 Ultimate, I did alot of research and its seems like it gets a bad wrap online on the forums. It seems like all guys who are really into this stuff like him love the Pro XP. Itll be here in a month, cant wait to see for myself.

  • Bandon99

    Why isn’t the rzr 1000 included in the non turbo

  • Kungfu Commando
    Kungfu Commando

    Bought a new RZR RS1 last night. Cant wait to take it out this weekend.

    • YOGI MrEmerald
      YOGI MrEmerald

      How much was it?

  • DA

    Wow that was great info - but disappointing since I was going to by a yxz 2019 SESS as my first UTV - coming from a WR450F. I still plan to buy it but will have to seriously reconsider CANAM. Prefer the standard shifting of the YXZ. With a spare tire and trail riding on the east coast (no whoops) I think it will be fine for me. Now I need to figure out which CANAM might suit my riding which is Hatfield McCoy and Michigan sandy trails/ I see the comment from Ty below. I am sticking with my gut and bleeding blue most likely

  • ryan mulhall
    ryan mulhall

    I have a wiring question. When wiring accessories to the cage, do you run wires through your cage or run them externally?

  • Nuestra Musica
    Nuestra Musica

    Can I sand tires

  • Adam Riel
    Adam Riel

    CVT bad. Next.

  • Alan Wallace
    Alan Wallace

    Turbo addon Honda talon. Thoughts

  • Mike D
    Mike D

    Where is Suzuki in this war? Is Can Am Suzuki???

  • godmuzic

    Outstanding gentlemen! To have the advantage of your knowledge and the years it took to accumulate, is priceless! You have generously given a continent of knowledge sparing the bs. This is the most real, direct and educational video I've seen. Well done sir! Thank you for your kindness and vast knowledge in your field of expertise.

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      You sir are too kind. Thank you and we are glad to help!

  • Harry Jerry
    Harry Jerry

    Where is your shop located

  • Aaron Gorby
    Aaron Gorby

    Go through the razor rs1

  • Micheal Smith
    Micheal Smith

    What about the cub cadet utvs?? Lol.

  • David Cook
    David Cook

    What about a cf moto

  • CJ Rodriguez
    CJ Rodriguez

    So for someone new like me who wants to go out to the dunes with friends and go hard And doesn’t have a mechanical side I’m better off getting the Xp pro? And which version of it? Honestly new to this whole thing and been wanting to get into it but never sure where to start I just want something I can take out and have some fun in and as I learn it more upgrade as I go also I live in the desert

  • joe cerio
    joe cerio

    why do you call it a car

  • Dave Lambers
    Dave Lambers

    What are your recommendations for upgrading 2020 Polaris General.....

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      Shock internals and spring kit are huge. After that seats, belts and stronger wheels. I have not worn anything else out yet. Oh also BIG cooler for lots of beer cuz that thing is good some long rides and it’s the center of every break time. 👍

  • Bobby Heath
    Bobby Heath

    Ugh debating can am vs Polaris 😫

  • James J
    James J

    What about the pioneer 1000 5 for utility

  • jake mccann
    jake mccann

    Wow you guys are awesome . So much knowledge , very interesting . I am an atv guy , but you had my attention the whole way because of the honesty . Great work and good luck where ever you go .

  • Noah Howellstone
    Noah Howellstone

    Im going to be getting a KRX 1000. I want to trail ride and do some rock krawling

  • xcit

    I sold my 2020 turbo s. Just got the KRX so much happier. I dont race so that isnt a factor. Comfort, room, looks, shifting into gear way smoother, throttle response for rock crawler way better, passenger seat adjustable, bead locks. I love this thing. Which I would have done this fromt he start would have saved 10k. If I want more power they have a turbo that brings it to 174 hp which is more the the rzr.

  • Jaron Jaggers
    Jaron Jaggers

    I have watched this video now literally 10 times over last couple months. TONS OF GREAT INFO! Thank you all. One Choice FOR EAST COAST CAR - No whoops / Rocks-Trails-Mud-Hill Climbs Whats your choice 64" car and your choice 72" car? Keep up the great work!

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      64. Lots of trails are restricted there. Also with tight terrain a narrow car would be ideal.

  • denhoffer

    I just found this channel and video trying to figure out what UTV I want and it turns out your shop is 10 minutes from my house. Awesome!!

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      Stop by some time!

  • Domus deBellum
    Domus deBellum

    Honda Pioneer 1000r5

  • Andy b
    Andy b

    I hear a machine in the back ground? The cutter needs to be sharpened!!

  • John Klopsch
    John Klopsch

    I have a topic for you: Best safe and cushy ride for older couples who want to switch off driving. Must be able to capably handle the occasional drop off, rock, or puddle. If the machine can’t handle the unknown problems ahead, then speed must be reduced and fun with it! Not everyone can take the risks that young guys can.

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      Love it. We will try to get that done. Thank you.


    My brother-in-law was about to buy a Talon I said hold up and watch this first it’s a wealth of knowledge. He changed his mind.


    Loved the video, wish there was a little more coverage about YXZ's, as that's the one I'm still leaning towards despite living in Florida. This would be my first SXS but I've ridden in older Mavericks and Talon's and I'd imagine the YXZ can do everything the Talon can but better(besides anything requiring low gearing) and that's enough for me! I currently own a Can Am Outlander and I'm completely done dealing with belts. I just want to jump in the Yamaha and forget about it and over time slap some power adders on it. I would love to get an X3 turbo but solely because it's belt driven I've lost interest with constantly worrying about my current one!

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      If you don’t run whoops or jumps then you will love your choice.

  • pokerstar81

    Non turbo 2021 polaris general 4 xp 1000. Any opinions you can give. With the new upgrades im leaning towards it over a turbo s rzr because of the plans I have for it camping out of it. Do you think in a rzr you could pack close to the same amount of stuff

  • Honda rider ATVs
    Honda rider ATVs

    Honda talon is the best

  • r3play81

    no not even close to worth it

  • r phe
    r phe

    Outstanding video answered a lot of questions I had

  • birdcityaz13

    Where are these live videos held? On fb or where?

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      Facebook and instagram. Tuesday and Thursday about 12:30. 👍

  • Mr. Ws6
    Mr. Ws6

    Any information on a cfmoto zforce 1000?

  • jlayton86

    Just found this video - literally the *best* one out there on the topic. So thanks. Just subscribed. One question however: In the video, when referencing the Turbo Can Am, the only reference I could find was to call it an X3. I realize this is shorthand, but for those of us new to SXS's, can you elaborate which of the literally 10 different X3 models you're referring to? DS, RS, MR, RC, R, RR, Smart Shox, etc. It's all pretty confusing to us newb's. Looking for the best rig for Colorado & Moab. What say you?

    • jlayton86

      @Shock Therapy llc you guys rock! Thank you!

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      @jlayton86 You can do both. Just call the shop either way and set up an appointment. That way your done the same day. Thank you

    • jlayton86

      @Shock Therapy llc Helps a ton - thank you! To put the Shock Therapy Love on them, can I just ship the shocks or bring the whole car?

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      Thank you very much. When referring to the X3 I am blanketly meaning any 72" wide model. Simply put, any X3 that is not a DS. The rest of them are basically the same geometry, shock packages and frame design. In your area, I would run any of them but I think the new smart shox are pretty awesome. But they are stiff out of the box and some Shock Therapy love will get them right where you want them to be. I just love the in car adjustability as you drive. Hope this helps.

  • M J
    M J

    Alec Baldwin? lol

  • WEB

    It's a human fact, we don't like the truth about nothing

  • Jose Cervantes
    Jose Cervantes

    @shocktherapy is the geometry any better on the honda talon 1000x-4 Then the 2 seater or is hanging weight on the rear still necessary?

    • Shock Therapy llc
      Shock Therapy llc

      The issues are the same on all Honda’s irregardless of wheel base. So weight off the back is just as important.

  • skipperup

    Two seater or 4 seater, whats best in the desert?

  • scott posey
    scott posey

    Great video. Here’s my suggestion for topics, you may have covered this. I’m new to this and haven’t purchased my first car yet. What is a great car that I can but and drive that is dependable, a joy to drive busy doesn’t need anything extra to get going? Mostly trails in Arkansas and Colorado.

  • Mad Mike
    Mad Mike

    I think a/c in a sxs is the dumbest thing ever. Im sure it gets hot out in the desert just drive faster

  • DuramaxxD

    What color is the cage on that turbo s? Illusion cherry?

  • Kurt Ingalls
    Kurt Ingalls

    My '18 Turbo XP is a beast for woods riding.....but that is all we do in East texas.....out West is a whole different world.......

  • S 4
    S 4

    Sorry i just have to state that i have a 81 atc that is fat man on a little fun wheeler. Everyone is huge on a 110 wheeler but i also rip a 250r and i know buuuut guess what also Honda foreman es esp. Well shit tards i dont hate much lol but im a honda guy articat zrt 600, Toyota truck RW. But one thing has never left my pride honda 4 wheelers i wont come back and message this comment i will still be on the 110 and letting the 250r give me fun and have a foreman for work. You just cant beat Honda's if you think you can just tell me your older running machine also i know Yamaha guys dont respond it is a totaly different concept as we know

  • TberryOffRoad

    Love the honesty guys! Thanks a ton

  • Charlie Guinn
    Charlie Guinn

    I'm late to the party but is there any way to make the krx 64" wide?

  • tobytoofast

    Hey I got a question for you guys! How about a family side-by-side, reliability, handling etc. anywhere from 4 to 6 seats. Is the general still the best?

  • Neil S
    Neil S

    So I have ordered a 2021 Can-Am X.3 RC they do not offer it with the smart shock option do you guys do that and or why do they not option that on the car.

  • dodge poelman
    dodge poelman

    Another good vid guys!!! - Team Polaris over here

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  • Muskrat Offroad
    Muskrat Offroad

    Great review

  • Wyatt B
    Wyatt B

    Interesting take on the Talon! I noticed that was an R, do you have the same opinions on the X as well? The sxsblog guys here in Michigan have been loving both of them

  • Joseph Waddle
    Joseph Waddle

    Very objective and extremely fair reviews. Waiting for end of year 2020 deals to upgrade from my 2016 XPT, thx guys

  • Braiden Bower
    Braiden Bower

    This guide makes it sound like he hates his life😂

  • John Rafferty
    John Rafferty

    Will Kawasaki release a narrower krx for states with a width rule?

  • SRVDean

    Damn you can call a SXS a car 48573 times but it's still not a car.

  • Clinton Frizzell
    Clinton Frizzell

    Seriously the best, most honest reviews of these machines EVER!! you guys rock, please keep the reviews and no BS opinions coming!!

  • showme morefunthings
    showme morefunthings

    Great video! Did the Fox Live Valve shocks help the Talon stiffness issues?

  • rugby

    Everybody I know that has a general has to work on them all the time

  • rugby

    This guy is biased and he doesn't know what he's talking about

    • David Swimm
      David Swimm

      Enjoy your yxz

  • Spce Panda
    Spce Panda

    Don’t know if the camera is flipped but it looks to me like that Flag in the back ground is backwards

  • Aaron

    I’d love to have a video similar to this but just for 4 seaters. We just rented 2, rzr 1000 stock vehicles in Ouray Colorado and did Imogene pass, Yankee boy basin and Governor basin. We fell in love with the concept and it is so much better than exploring in our Toyota landcruiser. Family of 5, mom and dad are adrenaline junkies. Thanks! Just found your channel and you guys are awesome!!

  • B

    Maverick or arctic wildcat?

  • Sean Ziebell
    Sean Ziebell

    Nice info!

  • Brock Haley
    Brock Haley

    Thanks for the Great info will definitely do business with you in the future

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