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1 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:47 am

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Looking for opinions. I have an 03 Raptor thats a pretty sweet ride. But, I just got an older 400 through some tradin on an old pickup. The 400 has +2 A-arms, Full Curtis Sparks exhaust, 450 shocks on the front, Jetted and a K&N air filter. The Raptor has always seemed top heavy, the suspension is so so, and I hate the high first gear but love the power. I spent a few hrs on the 400 yesterday and loved it. It seemed more stable, turned sharper, and the suspension felt great. I am already leaning towards selling the Raptor but would like to hear a few opinions from you guys. scratch

2 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:55 am

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I thought the same thing about the 660 raptor, I rode one and hate it because it felt top heavy and tippy, every time I tried to cut a donut in grass or gravel it felt like it was going to tip. It was fast on straight a ways though. I have a 400ex now and love the way it sits and feels

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3 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:36 am

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I've also rode both and the 400 is all around better quad IMO.

4 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:38 am

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I also have a buddy that has a 440 kit sitting in his garage he'd prolly sell if you might be interested. I'll have to check with him and make sure he's still has it if you are.

5 which one on Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:48 am

yea, i am with you guys, for speed, the raptor, but for turns and jumps i would go with the 400

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6 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:58 am

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Well, the way its looking I will probably be posting up some pics here and on the good ol Craigslist of a Raptor for sale. Anyone Interested ???

7 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:06 pm

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I might be interested. I need to get my bike sold first, but post a few pics on here or send me some. Do you happen to have a title?

8 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:29 pm

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Yep, title is still in the previous owners name. I havent done anything with it yet. Probably be around $2500. Its well worth it, I'll post up pics and details later this week.

9 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:45 pm

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Lemme throw this out there. If I sell the 400 for $2000 would it be worth putting that back in to the Raptor? Or putting the money from the Raptor back into the 400? scratch

10 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:48 pm

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you could always get a racing suspension that will lower the raptor that would be more worth the money then fixing a 400 thats just a thought

11 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:24 pm

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Made up my mind. I rode the 400 today for awhile and the Raptors for sale. Laughing

12 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:42 pm

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I think if you sell the raptor you can spend half or less of the money and build yourself a fast and comfy ride on the 400ex, they say the 400ex engines are bulletproof so give it a try and let us know

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13 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:51 pm

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Thats the plan. I'll keep you posted.

14 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:46 pm

This is just me but I would keep the raptor

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15 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:10 pm

I too believe the 400 is a better all around machine.

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16 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:10 am

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I will trade ya my 400EX for it lol

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17 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:04 am

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I sold the Raptor last week. I had the day off yesterday so I spent a little money on the 400. I ordered some new rubber, Swingarm skid (oem) on E-bay for $5, New tie-rods and ends, and a repacking kit from sparks. Also picked up a brand-new 450R rear shock for it from K&K Racing pretty cheap. Man, I love coming home to a pile of parts from the UPS guy and an angry wife. Smile

18 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:09 am

LOL I know what you mean about haveing a angry wife mine used to hide stuff from me for like a week
right when I get pissed off about it not coming and getting ready to email the guy she would give it to me

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19 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:26 am

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Yah, I bank separately from my wife so she never knows how much I actually spend on stuff. One of my favorites was when my lift kit, and wheels and tires were all delivered on the same day for the old Blazer. The stack of tires was damn near 5' tall.

20 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:29 pm

A 450 rear shock won't fit on a 400 the resevoir is in the way. Mad

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21 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:42 pm

Hmmm, now its time to sell the 400 and get you something fast..... cough, banshee cough cough Very Happy

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22 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:53 pm

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I called K&K after the auction ended and spoke with someone about it and found out the 450 is a little shorter also and was able to cancel the auction. But, I did read on another forum that it would fit. So ..you cant always believe what you read in these forums. Wink

23 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:55 pm

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HEY dont blame " these forums " it is not the forum that tells you to do or not to do something it is a " member " so blame them lol

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24 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:58 pm

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I've ridden one bad-ass Banshee and have always kinda wanted one. Maybe if I can sock away enough cash this summer I'll look for one next winter.

25 Re: 660 Raptor VS. 400 ex on Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:05 pm

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NAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW shees are only good for drag racing lol

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