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Title sounds loaded but it's not, I promise! I'm wondering why anyone would buy a new grizzly (outside of loyalty or an excess of money) instead of a kodiak...all the research I've done has lead me to believe that if I purchase a kodiak se, I can put a set of $50 clutch weights in it, a new set of larger tires and maybe get an exhaust and be with or ahead of the grizzly in terms of power delivery. The kodiak is still 2 inches narrower and has a rear sway bar, but it's not like I'm auto-xing my utility quad. I will be doing more play with this machine than work but I feel the value of it is really hard to beat. Maybe there is a secret "awesome sauce" button on the Grizzly somewhere....
 

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I do not believe the Kodiak, any model, has the rear anti-sway bar....
You are correct, that was a typo. Should have been "doesn't have". Just trying say that it seems with minimal modifications you can get your kodiak to the same performance level as a grizzly minus the track width.
 

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I hear ya... Picking up a new Kodiak SE myself on Friday! I'm OK with the clutch weights as I will be using as much for work, as play. Had to have the EPS and Diff Lock that's the main reason I went with the SE over the lesser model Kodiaks.
 

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In terms of power the Kodiak could be modded for more output. Maybe people go Grizzly for the On-Command 3-way locking differential.
 

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Then I'm baffled as to why they're going for Grizzly. Maybe the name has a more aggressive connotation than Kodiak. Who knows.
 

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Grizzly's have lighter clutch weights there for more aggressive. Also large dimensions, handle bar and seat height, anti sway etc... I'm sure someone else could tell you more.
 

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Besides the lower price point I bought the Kodiak because it is just narrow enough to fit in my small trailer that I sometimes haul it in. A Griz is just a skosh too wide.
 

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I do not believe the Kodiak, any model, has the rear anti-sway bar....
mine does

see attached, this is looking rearward from underneath the left rear tire... bar at top center.
 

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I went thru this thought process, and I bought a Kodiak se and I love it, and it does have the sway bar. I put exhaust hmf and optimizer
, and new suspension { elka stage 3 } and it is a beast! I would like to do the clutch kit, but I have never done such a task, but how hard could it be?? any ideas...
 

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Top speed so far is 69 mph. Been alot of work, but we'll worth it. Thanks to all for the advise and the help. Attached is a short clip of my top speed at WOT on a gravel road as I was unable to get back down to the sand barge that I did my first run on. The run begins at 11minutes, so if the first part is to boring for you jump to the speed test, I'm working on editing out the rest.

https://youtu.be/dezPrXxWW3w
 
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