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#551312 - 02/12/13 06:00 PM RZR vs. Wildcat 1000
WormDad Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
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Loc: Burleson, TX
Currently racing my 2012 XP900 but am thinking about buying a Wildcat just to race it. Does anybody have anything good or bad to say about the Wildcat? Are they faster or stronger than the XP? Thanks for the input.
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#551314 - 02/12/13 06:10 PM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: WormDad]
MikeyBoy_esq Offline
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Registered: 07/01/03
Posts: 196
Loc: Conroe, TX
I have no idea which one is better for XC racing. The only Wildcat that I recall racing in the TORN last season was at the Legacy Farm race (I think) and during the UTV race I recall seeing it driving slowly back to the pitts on 3 wheels (looked to me like he damaged the front tie rod and/or a-arms). I don't know if that is a common problem for the Wildcats or not. The other thing I'd look at is how wide it is...the wider the vehicle, the more difficult it may be to maneuver through the tight trails at a fast pace.

Good luck.
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#551319 - 02/12/13 06:56 PM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: MikeyBoy_esq]
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Registered: 12/29/10
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Loc: Aubrey, Tx
The wildcats are the slowest of the 1000 class. Prior to the Maverick the XP900 was the fastest.
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#551324 - 02/12/13 07:20 PM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: Badcat]
WormDad Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 35
Loc: Burleson, TX
I didn't know Can Am had a 1000. I'm just wanting something cheaper to tear up than my XP. I raced it for the first time this weekend and I felt like I was hammering it pretty hard. If I break it the wife will kill me. My tire came off the wheel on the 4th lap as I think I hit that jump a little sideways. A Waco dealer has a leftover 2012 cat for 13,800. I'll take a look at the Can Am. Thanks.
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#551333 - 02/12/13 08:22 PM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: WormDad]
Ben Brown Offline
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Registered: 01/10/12
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Loc: Irving
haven't heard much (good or bad ) about the Wildcat

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#551338 - 02/12/13 08:50 PM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: Ben Brown]
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Loc: Aubrey, Tx
Unless you get a maverick your xp is going the have the better suspension.
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#551487 - 02/14/13 01:39 AM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: Badcat]
todd j clark Offline
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Registered: 12/28/02
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Loc: Krum TX
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#551506 - 02/14/13 03:51 AM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: todd j clark]
Badcat Offline
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Registered: 12/29/10
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Loc: Aubrey, Tx
Personally if I was going to buy something just to CC ace I would get a base 800 commander upgrade the shocks, add bumper and rock sliders and to race. You would have less that 12 K in you buggy.
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#555514 - 04/29/13 01:11 AM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: Badcat]
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Registered: 04/15/13
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We are number 233U at Waco Motorsports. We raced our Wildcat Limited in a couple of race in TORN last year. On some of these tight tracks like Legacy Farms, our machine is definitely the longest and widest wheel base on that track, but once you get worked into how that machine feels and rides, you know there are things you can and can't do just like any other machine. They aren't made for these tight tracks and its hell to turn sharply. But what I will say is that a Wildcat will upright spank a RZR in wide open turns and rough terrain. That powerplant they have tucked in the back is godlike. And its hell of a lot comforting to sit in than a RZR. It takes pure skill to maneuver this machine in a tight track with a narrow tree line and sharp turns. It just all depends on what you want it to do on different track types.

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#555613 - 04/30/13 02:50 PM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: Madcat 1000]
redneck rider Offline
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Registered: 03/29/13
Posts: 11
Loc: Granbury TX
Originally Posted By: Madcat 1000
We are number 233U at Waco Motorsports. We raced our Wildcat Limited in a couple of race in TORN last year. On some of these tight tracks like Legacy Farms, our machine is definitely the longest and widest wheel base on that track, but once you get worked into how that machine feels and rides, you know there are things you can and can't do just like any other machine. They aren't made for these tight tracks and its hell to turn sharply. But what I will say is that a Wildcat will upright spank a RZR in wide open turns and rough terrain. That powerplant they have tucked in the back is godlike. And its hell of a lot comforting to sit in than a RZR. It takes pure skill to maneuver this machine in a tight track with a narrow tree line and sharp turns. It just all depends on what you want it to do on different track types.


Y'all's wildcat sounds mean. Does it only have exhaust or something else done to it?

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#555617 - 04/30/13 04:00 PM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: redneck rider]
PDMokry Offline
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Registered: 03/01/13
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Loc: Garland, TX
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#555629 - 04/30/13 08:38 PM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: redneck rider]
Madcat 1000 Offline
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Registered: 04/15/13
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We put a Yoshimura exhaust slip on it. And yea, it sounds like a top fuel dragster. We didn't need a programmer for the exhaust. The stock ECM took it in just fine without modification.

Thanks for the photo PD!


Edited by Madcat 1000 (04/30/13 10:08 PM)

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#558389 - 07/15/13 04:30 AM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: redneck rider]
Kevin Connors Offline
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Registered: 06/22/13
Posts: 5
The long wheelbase and wide track of the Wildcat makes it tricky on tight tracks but the added stability really helps in terms of getting jarred around. If you're going to go with a Wildcat on the Racetrack, go with the unlimited classes, there are lots of ways to get some of the Arctic Cat snowmobile turbo motors in the Wildcat. And as an added bonus, you won't have to add a bumper like on an RZR.

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#570073 - 05/29/14 12:47 AM Re: RZR vs. Wildcat 1000 [Re: redneck rider]
Kevin Connors Offline
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Registered: 06/22/13
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I can tell you the [url=http://www.sbsparts.com][/url] Wildcat is more stable due to the longer length and there are a lot of people putting four cylinder sport bike motors into the Wildcat so if you're in an unlimited class you can crush it.

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