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Project Polaris Ranger #8622559 06/17/22 04:04 PM
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I recently picked up this 2009 Polaris Ranger 700 XP from a buddy of mine. Has 910 hours and 6100 miles on it. He bought it brand new. It had been sitting for about a year so needs some work. I removed the fuel pump which was very corroded and replaced it with a new one. The fuel tank was very dirty so removed it to clean out. There was a wire harness that had broken wires so replaced that. Put some new spark plugs with fresh fluids and now have it running. I believe the primary drive clutch is bad so have another one on the way to replace it with. It still needs some suspension parts replaced due to being worn and new tires. If all works out as planned I should have it back on the road for under $2K. Fingers crossed.

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Good luck! Post pics of your progress.

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This was the fuel pump I removed. The fuel tank was pretty dirty as well. Today I plan on replacing the primary drive clutch and belt.

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Re: Project Polaris Ranger [Re: Sick Train] #8624548 06/20/22 09:14 PM
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Nice! I have a 2006 that I acquired in a similar way. Dropped around $600 in it fixing it up, but now it's a great machine. That 700 will boogie.


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Re: Project Polaris Ranger [Re: Sick Train] #8624871 06/21/22 11:23 AM
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I'm into it for right under $1000 including what I paid for it. However, the same guy gave me some miscellaneous truck parts that he no longer wanted. I already sold some of the stuff for $400 so I'm really only into it for about $600 if that makes sense. And I still have parts that need to be sold which should bring me around $500 - $600 when sold.

I still need a new steering rack, tires and most likely new axles all the way around. Probably around $1000 in parts depending on which ones I go with. Then I hope I'll have it where I'm happy with it.

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That model was only made for 1 year...you got the new body style with the old dependable 700. When I bought mine almost 10 years ago I specifically sought out that one year model. The 800's had heat issues and the 700's only known issue was a wiring harness. Great dependable machine...mine is due a new belt, fluids and the adjustable steering hydraulic is not locking like it should...need to get that addressed.

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Re: Project Polaris Ranger [Re: Sick Train] #8625902 06/22/22 06:02 PM
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Yeah and they fixed the camo fading to purple....although my daughter digs the purple camo roflmao


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Re: Project Polaris Ranger [Re: Sick Train] #8626589 06/23/22 03:01 PM
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Thanks, I installed a new primary clutch and belt last weekend. It runs and drives but the steering rack is shot. Also have a rattling noise coming from underneath towards the front and finally located the problem. Worn out u-joint on the front prop shaft. I just ordered a new Rack Boss steering rack, all new axles and wheel bearings and the u-joints. This machine is pretty fast, got it up to 55 mph but was a bit scary with the worn out steering rack so until it's replaced I'll keep it parked.

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Current state of the Ranger at the moment.

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Been there! Looks like yours had the upgaded front suspension, nice.

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Re: Project Polaris Ranger [Re: Sick Train] #8634629 07/05/22 11:03 AM
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Thanks, worked on it for a few days last week replacing the rack and pinion, front cv axles and the prop shaft u-joints. After some issues I finally got it done but still have to replace the rear cv axles this week. I'll more than likely replace the brake pads as well and should hopefully be close to done with it for now. Had a offer of $5K this weekend to purchase it once I'm done with it but don't plan on selling it.

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Looks great

Re: Project Polaris Ranger [Re: Sick Train] #8635251 07/06/22 10:49 AM
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Thanks. I'm getting a little tempted to maybe sell it for a good profit and use that money for other hunting stuff I would actually use more than this Ranger.

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Replaced the rear CV axles yesterday. It drives and handles so much better now after all the work I've done on it. Planning on replacing the brake pads soon and getting some new inexpensive tires to replace these old ones.

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Had some time and removed the front bumper to clean it up and give it a coat of paint. Will be doing the same thing with the roll bars. I'm really considering putting it up for sale when done with it. Should I replace the old tires or leave that up to the buyer? One of the rear tires is new but the other three are old and have lots of plugs in them. They still have lots of thread and hold air but sure they leak slowly.

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I’d let the new owner choose their own tires.


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That's what I was thinking. Trying to come up with a listing price for when it's done. I found one for sale locally just like mine but 1 year older and none of the new parts I've replaced. They had it listed for $7500. What do you fellas think would be a good and fair listing price to start at?

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Well I pretty much have it ready to post for sale. Gave it a cleaning, painted some stuff and replaced broken clips. If it doesn't sell for what I want then I'll gladly keep it and use it. It could use tires but I'd rather leave that to the buyer to decide and purchase whatever tires they like. Let me know what you fellas think.

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It cleaned up pretty nice. On a machine that old I wouldn't think needing tires would be a problem. And if the lug patterns match, you can watch and pick up some stock wheels and tires pretty cheap. People buy those new and immediate put custom set ups on them and pretty much give the stock stuff away.

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Thanks. I've put some good time into this machine. I've been looking on the local market for some take off's with not much luck. I have found some but they want too much for them.

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Looks nice and kudos to your mechanical skills. But, to think you could get $7500 for a 13-year old 700 with bad stock tires and purple camo seats with no windshield/stereo/LEDs/winch/lift is not realistic.

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Originally Posted by Gringo Bling
Looks nice and kudos to your mechanical skills. But, to think you could get $7500 for a 13-year old 700 with bad stock tires and purple camo seats with no windshield/stereo/LEDs/winch/lift is not realistic.

Oh I know it's unrealistic, since I don't need to sell it I plan on listing it at the unrealistic price and if someone actually offers anywhere near that price then I'd sell it and if not I keep it and use it.

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Looks good. Great work. Not sure if people have been getting the prices listed lately, but they all seem pretty unrealistic. You can always lower the price until you find the market. Starting low you leave money on the table. Good luck! up


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Thanks, I ended up listing it for sale locally a couple of days ago and it sold yesterday to a older gentleman who lives on some acreage on the outside of town. He was pretty happy with the machine. I was a little sad to see it go but he will get way more use out of it than I would and I made a pretty decent profit off it.

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