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Old 09-30-2002, 08:16 PM
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I know its kinda off the polaris topic, but i was wondering why they only made the kodiak 450, 12 more cc's than the 400. To me its still considered a 400 because my sportsman400 has 425cc's. does it really have mch more power than the 400? Can the kodiak450 compare to the sportsman400? any replies would be cool.

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Old 09-30-2002, 08:31 PM
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I believe that the 450 is based on the old 400, but with a little more umph, remember, just because you dont get more cc's, doesn't mean you cant' get more power out of it. Like the 500 sportsman, the H.O. did not have any more displacement, just a hotter cam, and carb, that can get you noticeable hp increases.
 
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Old 09-30-2002, 10:14 PM
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Both are good machines and it is a new motor not just a bigger version from what i have seen.If I were in the market for a new quad I would look serriously at the 450 Kodiak.But its not a Polaris.[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img]
 
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Old 09-30-2002, 10:34 PM
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I agree, it looks like a nice quad, but the new motor is based off the original 400, being tilted 45 degrees in the chasis and all that. But like I said, it doesn't take much to call it a new motor, new pistons, cams, carb, there is your new motor, I would bet that the old motor had a huge influence on the new one.
 
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Old 09-30-2002, 10:51 PM
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THe moter isnt what impresses me about this it is the locker frontend.You can go from 2wd to normal4wd(aka 3wd)to true 4x4.Cant wait to see if it will hang with my Polarises.
 
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