We started with a new Honda Pioneer 1000 to get that magic 1000cc engine and a platform with no belt. Besides, can you argue against Honda quality? I don’t mind working on a vehicle to build it, but once it is built, I never want to work on it again. I just want to drive it and enjoy it. I did not want to build something based off of a watercraft or snow mobile engine, or it would not be a true SXS. Besides, I knew there might be options for Military applications if we built something that was UTV based. The drive train package worked great, and we only needed to alter one thing on the wire harness- the brake light switch. We used the Engine, electronics, front and rear diffs, radiator, brakes and CV’s. We needed to build longer axles, front and rear knuckles, suspension arms, exhaust, intake plenum, front drive line, and new steering from tie rods to steering shaft. We retained the stock power steering system.
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