Can Am HD8 Max or Reg cab?

onetohunt

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Looking for some opinions. I'm in the market to buy a new can am sxs. I'm not sure if i want the max because it will seat 6 people just incase i want to use if for some jolly riding with the family or if i should stay with the 3 seater regular cab? I will only use this for hunting and riding around the house. I'm just not sure how mobile the Max will be in the woods. It looks like a big machine? I sold my Commander and really want to get another machine. Any thoughts on these Max getting around compared to the regular cab? thanks.
 

Throwin Darts

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We have had both the regular 3 seater and the 6 seater and I much much prefer the 6. Even if you don’t seat people back there it’s nice to sit other items there that you don’t want banging around back in the bed


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cobbc03

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I bought a ranger 1000 in May, I too debated on crew or not. I love the 3 seat version, on the trails we have the crew would be good, but once you get off the trails, it would definitely be a little longer than I want. I would also recommend test driving the Ranger compared to the can am, both are good machines, but you get more for the money with Polaris and I have not had a single issue with the ranger yet.
 
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onetohunt

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Well after long and hard deliberation, I decided on the Defender XT. They both handle very well but I was just afraid of the size of the Max that I couldn't get it through the tight spots in the woods.
 
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AZ8

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I think you made a good choice! Although its still a big machine, compared to ATVs, it’s still pretty nimble. I’ve yet to get myself stuck in any tight trails I’ve gone down.

I love my HD8. You’ll have fun. Enjoy!
 

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I don't think there is a wrong choice. I went back and forth, ended up with a HD8 Max. On tight trails it does feel a little big, but as long as I'm not flying it's been manageable. I also don't mind clipping bushes/tree limbs. The only real downside I've found is that the longer wheelbase gets me high center more often than I like. When it's time to buy new tires I plan on a small 2' lift and taller tires to help remedy that. Here's my goose/duck/deer/coyote setup!
 

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loadsandlattes

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Honestly, this is probably the right answer. I can tell you that you won’t regret the extra seats.
 
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