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Hello everybody !

I'm Piotr from Poland (Europe) and own Foreman 450 ES '04. Now I'm wondering abot buying new one, Rubicon or Rincon model.

I'd prefer Rincon becouse it is the newest model, most powerful and have independent rear suspension (had problem with my Foreman), but I have no idea how works the automatic gear shift in Rincon, know it has 3 gear, but did not hear about any reductor, it works like Rubicon (continusly variable) or rather like in Foreman ?

Please for any suggestion.


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Welcome Piotr.

Rincon shifts like a three speed car transmission with a torque converter. In automatic 1st gears goes 0-20, second gear 20-40, third gear 40-60. I use the manual shift 1st gear when going up and down hills and 3rd gear when cruising around.

The Rincon transmission is not for work, it cannot pull a heavy load like a Rubicon, and it cannot turn large 29.5 in the thick stuff like a Rubicon. Best to use 27" tires with the Rincon stock gear ratio. A gear reduction is available from HL but I wouldn't recommend it.

Rincon has the best handling and suspension of any quad, and the IRS will provide a better ride than the Rubicon.
 

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gorilla makers of gorilla axles is in the making of a gear reduction and it is supposed to be alot strong there the one from HL
 

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I can tell you from first hand because I have both. If you want to work with it buy the Rubicon, If you want to ride and play buy the Rincon. The Rincon is no match for the Rubicon for working. Trust me.

Ron
 

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If you're going to work it then you won't be disappointed with the Rubicon. The funny thing is my 2004 Rubicon 500 has more Horsepower than my 2003 Rincon 650. The speed difference comes from the transmission. Good Luck. Enjoy the Rubi.
 

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hey just noticed we had a guy buy the name piotr and was also from poland come to our school last year as a forgin exhange student. must have been tired when i read that post last
 
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