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Just bought a Max 2 amphibious utv

Ranger850

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I just "googled" 18hp Vanguard. Holy cow, those things ain't cheap. But they sure do pack a punch for 18hp.
 


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Yeah, they’re proud of them! I’m thinkin if I do have to replace it, I’m gonna have to go with a diesel engine. Then I won’t have to worry about hitting gas stations. I get bulk diesel delivered to my house.
 

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Yeesh.. you could build a sweet predator 670 for almost the same price as a vanguard lol. Diesel would be super cool. Extra points for little tiny turbo diesel.
 

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A turbo diesel would be pure titties!
 

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So, I think it’s got less than 10 horse motor on it. I’m gonna try it, if this one doesn’t have enough squirrels, I’ll source another one. I have a couple snow mobiles at home that I picked up for free. We’ll see what happens.
 

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I put in a new battery, some fresh fuel and tried to start it up. It turns over and it took a minute to get fuel to the carb so I was hoping I’d get it fired up. But she ain’t gots no sparkses…
I’m sure it’s the coil. But I’m not sure if I wanna put any time or money into this engine, because it’s a single cylinder. I can’t even tell what brand it is. I’m torn, do I pull it out and try to get a snow sled engine to fire up then try to fit in? Or do I buy a new stock motor at $1400….
 

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You ummm might as well buy stock in this...


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I put in a new battery, some fresh fuel and tried to start it up. It turns over and it took a minute to get fuel to the carb so I was hoping I’d get it fired up. But she ain’t gots no sparkses…
I’m sure it’s the coil. But I’m not sure if I wanna put any time or money into this engine, because it’s a single cylinder. I can’t even tell what brand it is. I’m torn, do I pull it out and try to get a snow sled engine to fire up then try to fit in? Or do I buy a new stock motor at $1400….
If your going to BUY a motor to put in the thing, make it a predator 670 that you've installed a billet flywheel, billet rods, and a hot cam in.

That way..for just a little over the price of the vanguard you can not only have a larger displacement motor... but also one that makes WAY more horse and will spin WAY more rpm.
 

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You can't put that much power through 734 feet of chains!!!
 

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You can't put that much power through 734 feet of chains!!!
Good thing it can be put through 735 feet of chain, which is what that thing has.
 

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You guys…. lol

I’m gonna have to think on it. Maybe I should just TDI swap it…. lol
 

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Rather be cummins than strokin! lol
 

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