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Would you take this project on?

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by Toyota Tacoma, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Feb 13, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    Toyota Tacoma

    Toyota Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, I'v been looking for an atv for months and months with no luck finding one in my budget.

    I stumbled across this and thought it could be salvageable. http://classifieds.castanet.net/details/must_sell_polaris_sportsman_800_twin_h.o/1469000/

    I'm good with my hands and am pretty confident I could get this ride able by hunting season in the fall.

    Its a a lot of work but Iv got the time and space so thought It would be worth it.

    Iv done all the math and for new plastics, Lights, Gauges, A arms, Frame, Handle bars etc I would be into it about 2500 bucks... BUT if I rebuild with all aftermarket parts would only be about 1500.. and lots and lots of time.

    So... do you think its worth it? or just to buy an older.. non trashed atv and not have all the hassle?
     
  2. Feb 13, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    rickmeseke

    rickmeseke subaru of america

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    an older non trashed atv could have engine problems etc, from my experience anyway LOL

    honestly i would buy it, not for 2900, but i would and have fun with it. projects are always good learning experience, and a reason to drink
     
  3. Feb 13, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    MainahWithaYota

    MainahWithaYota Well-Known Member

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    I have the same machine but mine is 2007. Good machine, plenty of power. My advice is check out the Polaris Sportsman forum polarisATVforum.com..lots of good guys there that can help.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    Gus 524

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    Polaris makes the best snowmobiles but I really dislike there four wheelers. So would I... Nope!
     
  5. Feb 13, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota AKA Crash Bandicoot

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    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    your username is badass. that is all :spy:
     
  6. Feb 13, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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    Backpack Guy

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    Full undercoating! Fog Light Mod, Tinted 3RD Break Light, Weather Tech Mats, BAMF fog Lights, Hella Black Majics, Blackedout behind grill, Blackedout lover valance, 30"Rigid LED Bar, K-n-N CAI, MBRP Exahust, PUTCO LED dome kit
    Not for $2,900.
     
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