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Advice 2014 Sportsman 400HO upgrades

Just recently got 2014 Polaris sportsman 400 HO. The machine has very little use. Looking to hear opinions/advice on some suggested upgrades to the wheeler.

Will be mainly using it for around my property, some trail riding, hunting and ice fishing. Currently has no winch so I’m looking for recommendations on that.

Any other recommendations on possible issues and upgrades that would benefit me.

Also if anyone has anything they are selling that may be of interest to me please feel free to let me know. Thank you in advance for the help
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Here's my must haves:
1-tire up-grade, that depends and there is a ton of threads on the topic
2-skid plates, Iron Baltic
3-LED's, Rigid Industries
4-bumpers, Guru
5-storage,
6-winch, Warn
7-clutch kit, QSC from RVSPerformance

2011 Sportsman® 800 EFI
GURU front brush guard
GURU rear brush guard
Polaris front lock n ride cargo box
Polaris rear rack extender
Warn RT 3.0 winch w/amsteel synthetic line
Viper aluminum haus fairlead
Polaris front spring adjusters
Ricochet a-arm guards
Ricochet full frame skid plate
ITP T-7 beadlock 14" w/OMF inner rim guards
Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x9 front
Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x11 rear
QSC clutch kit
EPI HD springs front n rear
ODI rogue 130mm grips
Ultraseal commercial grade tire sealant (front)
Highlifter tire sealant (rear)
CTEK 3300 battery maintainer
added 7 zerks
beefed up wiring harness
OGIO rear bag
ROTOPAX 1gal. + 2gal. gasoline can
Jccapri bushing kit
Kolpin Over Fenders
Rigid Industries E-Series 10" flood
Walker Evans struts
NGK Iridium's (2,500 miles on Champion's and they looked great!)
Odyssey Extreme battery PC545

2018 Sportsman® 570-T
2019 Aluma® A8818
2020 Outlander® 1000R XXC (on order, ETA mid-Sept)
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Here's my must haves:
1-tire up-grade, that depends and there is a ton of threads on the topic
2-skid plates, Iron Baltic
3-LED's, Rigid Industries
4-bumpers, Guru
5-storage,
6-winch, Warn
7-clutch kit, QSC from RVSPerformance
BP405 Thanks for the advice thats a big help. What fluids do you prefer and grease?
Just curious what brands and product you like to use, I know everyone has there preference

Thanks
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Also any specific fluids for the winter? I live in northern Vt and will be running it in very cold temps as well as storing it.
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Me I'm running strickly Polaris oils. I use quality marine grade grease, depending on where I am (Napa Wal-Mart) I'll just grab a tube or two. Antifreeze is always Prestone. I haven't but I would consider using an alternate motor oil and filter. Alot of guys are big on Mobil 1 and Shell Rotella. Oh and one more point/question on the motor oil. This year I'll be doing some thing different, in the winter I will be running Polaris's standard oil and come the warmer months (depending on oil change timing) I'll switch to Polaris's HD oil which just has I higher viscosity.

2011 Sportsman® 800 EFI
GURU front brush guard
GURU rear brush guard
Polaris front lock n ride cargo box
Polaris rear rack extender
Warn RT 3.0 winch w/amsteel synthetic line
Viper aluminum haus fairlead
Polaris front spring adjusters
Ricochet a-arm guards
Ricochet full frame skid plate
ITP T-7 beadlock 14" w/OMF inner rim guards
Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x9 front
Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x11 rear
QSC clutch kit
EPI HD springs front n rear
ODI rogue 130mm grips
Ultraseal commercial grade tire sealant (front)
Highlifter tire sealant (rear)
CTEK 3300 battery maintainer
added 7 zerks
beefed up wiring harness
OGIO rear bag
ROTOPAX 1gal. + 2gal. gasoline can
Jccapri bushing kit
Kolpin Over Fenders
Rigid Industries E-Series 10" flood
Walker Evans struts
NGK Iridium's (2,500 miles on Champion's and they looked great!)
Odyssey Extreme battery PC545

2018 Sportsman® 570-T
2019 Aluma® A8818
2020 Outlander® 1000R XXC (on order, ETA mid-Sept)
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Me I'm running strickly Polaris oils. I use quality marine grade grease, depending on where I am (Napa Wal-Mart) I'll just grab a tube or two. Antifreeze is always Prestone. I haven't but I would consider using an alternate motor oil and filter. Alot of guys are big on Mobil 1 and Shell Rotella. Oh and one more point/question on the motor oil. This year I'll be doing some thing different, in the winter I will be running Polaris's standard oil and come the warmer months (depending on oil change timing) I'll switch to Polaris's HD oil which just has I higher viscosity.
BP405 I am looking to get s storage system that I can easily interchange. Gun carrier,chainsaw.... would you happen to know of any quality systems?
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Just recently got 2014 Polaris sportsman 400 HO (Congrats). The machine has very little use. Looking to hear opinions/advice on some suggested upgrades to the wheeler.

Will be mainly using it for around my property, some trail riding, hunting and ice fishing. Currently has no winch so I’m looking for recommendations on that.
With the ATV being utilized in all seasons I’d recommend a good 6 or 8 ply tire - My preference is GBC Grim Reapers. They are a very solid choice for all conditions. I’ve run numerous tires and the Reaper suffices and exceeds all my needs and have never given me a reason to pull out a plug kit. Since I’ve installed them I’ve also had no need for AWD. I’m not a mudder by any means but when I’ve gone deep, 2WD was all that was needed.
Any other recommendations on possible issues and upgrades that would benefit me.
Being that this bike will be used in freezing temps frequently, and as we know plastic gets real stiff in cold, I’d recommend a billet aluminum thumb throttle replacement as they are known to snap. I would also recommend hand warmers (Pure Polaris) and thumb warmer (Pure Polaris).
Also if anyone has anything they are selling that may be of interest to me please feel free to let me know. Thank you in advance for the help
As for fluids I use all Polaris products
Grease I use Lucas HD Marine Grade


2015 Polaris Scrambler XP1000
Red Bull Graphics Kit
Spider Graphix - Footwell Dacals
Mud Motorsports Gripper Seat Cover
Rogue Grille - Blk/Blk/Red
Pure Polaris Hand Warmers
Pure Polaris Thumb Warmer
GBC Grim Reaper - 26/9/14 - 26/11/14 on Hiper Sidewinder Beadlocks
All Balls Wheel Bearings FR/RR
ROX Speed FX Foot Pegs
CECCO Frame Braces FR/RR
CECCO Diff Cover
Uni Air Filter
EPI Clutch
Big Gun Exhaust
Moog SSB Upgrade W/ Custom Zerk
Powermadd Sentinel Handguards
Renthal G169 Grips

Gear
Leatt 5.5 V.05 Turbine - Helmet
Oakley Airbrake - Goggles
EVS Sport - Chest/Back Protector
OGIO Dakar - 3L Hydration Pack
Shift Recon - Pants/Jersey/Gloves
Alpinestars MXGP - Jersey
Alpinestars S-MX Air Carbon Mesh - Gloves
Alpinestars Tech 8 - Boots
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Me I'm running strickly Polaris oils. I use quality marine grade grease, depending on where I am (Napa Wal-Mart) I'll just grab a tube or two. Antifreeze is always Prestone. I haven't but I would consider using an alternate motor oil and filter. Alot of guys are big on Mobil 1 and Shell Rotella. Oh and one more point/question on the motor oil. This year I'll be doing some thing different, in the winter I will be running Polaris's standard oil and come the warmer months (depending on oil change timing) I'll switch to Polaris's HD oil which just has I higher viscosity.
BP405 I am looking to get s storage system that I can easily interchange. Gun carrier,chainsaw.... would you happen to know of any quality systems?
Select category and it has gun boots, chain saw boots, and ice fishing options.

https://www.kolpin.com/shop-by-vehic...00/600/700/800


2015 Polaris Scrambler XP1000
Red Bull Graphics Kit
Spider Graphix - Footwell Dacals
Mud Motorsports Gripper Seat Cover
Rogue Grille - Blk/Blk/Red
Pure Polaris Hand Warmers
Pure Polaris Thumb Warmer
GBC Grim Reaper - 26/9/14 - 26/11/14 on Hiper Sidewinder Beadlocks
All Balls Wheel Bearings FR/RR
ROX Speed FX Foot Pegs
CECCO Frame Braces FR/RR
CECCO Diff Cover
Uni Air Filter
EPI Clutch
Big Gun Exhaust
Moog SSB Upgrade W/ Custom Zerk
Powermadd Sentinel Handguards
Renthal G169 Grips

Gear
Leatt 5.5 V.05 Turbine - Helmet
Oakley Airbrake - Goggles
EVS Sport - Chest/Back Protector
OGIO Dakar - 3L Hydration Pack
Shift Recon - Pants/Jersey/Gloves
Alpinestars MXGP - Jersey
Alpinestars S-MX Air Carbon Mesh - Gloves
Alpinestars Tech 8 - Boots
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Me I'm running strickly Polaris oils. I use quality marine grade grease, depending on where I am (Napa Wal-Mart) I'll just grab a tube or two. Antifreeze is always Prestone. I haven't but I would consider using an alternate motor oil and filter. Alot of guys are big on Mobil 1 and Shell Rotella. Oh and one more point/question on the motor oil. This year I'll be doing some thing different, in the winter I will be running Polaris's standard oil and come the warmer months (depending on oil change timing) I'll switch to Polaris's HD oil which just has I higher viscosity.
BP405 I am looking to get s storage system that I can easily interchange. Gun carrier,chainsaw.... would you happen to know of any quality systems?
Like auto mentioned kolpin has lots of good products like that. Also check out the Polaris line of accessories. Cabela's is another good source for those type accessories.

2011 Sportsman® 800 EFI
GURU front brush guard
GURU rear brush guard
Polaris front lock n ride cargo box
Polaris rear rack extender
Warn RT 3.0 winch w/amsteel synthetic line
Viper aluminum haus fairlead
Polaris front spring adjusters
Ricochet a-arm guards
Ricochet full frame skid plate
ITP T-7 beadlock 14" w/OMF inner rim guards
Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x9 front
Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x11 rear
QSC clutch kit
EPI HD springs front n rear
ODI rogue 130mm grips
Ultraseal commercial grade tire sealant (front)
Highlifter tire sealant (rear)
CTEK 3300 battery maintainer
added 7 zerks
beefed up wiring harness
OGIO rear bag
ROTOPAX 1gal. + 2gal. gasoline can
Jccapri bushing kit
Kolpin Over Fenders
Rigid Industries E-Series 10" flood
Walker Evans struts
NGK Iridium's (2,500 miles on Champion's and they looked great!)
Odyssey Extreme battery PC545

2018 Sportsman® 570-T
2019 Aluma® A8818
2020 Outlander® 1000R XXC (on order, ETA mid-Sept)
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