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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Question Street Legal SxS vs Trail Ready Jeep

So Iím looking for Pros - Cons on the 2. Currently own 2016 Sportsman 570 X2 that the wife & I enjoy every much. Looking for the option of taking 1 more thing along. Needs to be able to go into town from time to time, hence Street Legal, and also go down the trails. We also have a 2003 Jeep Wrangler 6cy Auto but Iíve got zero experience in taking them off road. Iíve driven SxS but not a vehicle down the trails. Wondering do I add options to Jeep or sell Jeep and get Street Legal SxS?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 09:18 AM
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my two cents. Jeep > SxS for usability. AC,heat,stereo. street legal already, tire selection, and larger accessories selection. the downside is size. the jeep will more than likely be wider, depending on the option you're looking at on sxs. additionally the width may limit trail accessibility.
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Width....Good Call, I like the Jeep idea but the ďother halfĒ likes a SxS idea but as you point out the Jeep is pretty self contained.
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You already own the Jeep, and they are pretty much "trail ready" right out of the box. Not much to do there. However, if your better half likes the side by side idea better, you are destined to go down the SxS rabbit hole... Prepare to sell the Jeep and put every dime into your new SxS.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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So I just need to locate that totally enclosed street legal SxS - No Problem


This might take it in a whole new direction: any opinions on Reeper/Rebel/Duruxx UTV’s, seem to be identical units with different body types, 1100cc 5sp manual, 64” wide and Street Legal.

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Man if we could drive SxS on the street here in the south east where I live, that's the route I would take. I have a modified jeep. Yeah it's fun but I don't wheel it that often. Just think it would be cool cruising around the streets on a SXS. But, I don't think they are allowed on the interstates?
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A Jeep would be my choice, sxs are nice but apparently they have a lot of gold in them? I only guessing thats why they're so overpriced, you can buy a nice, capable, Jeep for the same price... Also Jeeps are street legal everywhere and probably get better mpg's.

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Each state/city/county is different, with experience in law enforcement I can vouch for that In my area the BMV is good at letting people get license plates for vehicles that are not street legal. We deal with it all the time on SXS's and the little mini trucks. People drive down the road in them, get pulled over, get a ticket, get it impounded, and throw a fit because the BMV sold them a license plate.

I would contact the local and state authorities in the area you plan to drive and confirm it is street legal. For instance, some towns in my area have a town ordinance that people can ride ATV's on the road. However the road through town is a state road and state law says they cannot be operated on that roadway. It would be tough to spend the money on a machine that you think is street legal only to get a big fine and a tow bill. Call the police not the BMV, just because they will sell you a plate doesn't mean anything.
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and... call your insurance agent. There are a very few companies who will insure a street legal SxS (at least here in Michigan). Those that will insure them, are very expensive.

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