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Old 03-01-2017, 07:49 AM
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what do you guys think? He is asking 5500. It looks good on paper to me. I'm checking it out in person today. No trailer though



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Old 03-01-2017, 11:01 AM
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Honestly, at that price it's probably a scam. You can't find a 2013 at that price around here. I'd be more than a little leery about it.

You could probably part it out and make that much on the parts. Personally, I hesitate when I see a heavily modified machine. So much to go wrong that a dealership won't touch. If the seller lets you ride it for a long time to test it...
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:12 AM
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Make sure you take it for a good spin...
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Old 03-01-2017, 02:33 PM
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I would never buy anything that was modded for mud. It's probably had a very hard life. Who knows when it will start having problems? If it has all these mods and new parts why is it being sold?
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Old 03-01-2017, 05:32 PM
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Just checked it out. 750 miles. Drives fine, low, high, neutral, reverse all work. 4x4 and 2x4 works.

Id probably get different tires for it though.

some of the body panels up top need some work, but I think I can get past that.

Should i I go for it??? If so, I'll need some riding buddy's down in AL and more when I move back up to the Northeast in the summer.
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Old 03-01-2017, 05:33 PM
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I would never buy anything that was modded for mud. It's probably had a very hard life. Who knows when it will start having problems? If it has all these mods and new parts why is it being sold?
The guys has a wife and kids and is trying to get rid of it to buy a boat for the family. He works as a helicopter maintainer so he has a decent idea on how to work a wrench
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:16 PM
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I would never buy anything that was modded for mud. It's probably had a very hard life. Who knows when it will start having problems? If it has all these mods and new parts why is it being sold?
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The guys has a wife and kids and is trying to get rid of it to buy a boat for the family. He works as a helicopter maintainer so he has a decent idea on how to work a wrench
I'm with jumbo on this. I wouldn't buy a mudding machine either unless the deal was absolutely too good to pass up and you had the expectations to replace parts.

Seals, bearings, brake pads and rotors, CVs should all be inspected closely even if the machine seems to run good. It's not if the guy knows how to properly turn a wrench, it's the accelerated wear and damage gritty mud can do.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:02 AM
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If you think it checks out, offer a bit less cash, like $5,000. That's a bargain, but as others have said, Mud machines are hard to sell. I talked to my Arctic Cat dealer about a MudPro, he said that he won't sell any mud machines or take one in trade. They are too big a PITA. But it it's been taken care of and you take care of it, I don't see the problem. He's already replaced the front axles, so it wasn't babied. My AC 500 has original axles and almost 9,000 miles, so..
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:08 AM
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Do a compression check before you buy it.. Motor could be on the verge of being shot
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