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I guess I have to ask why not a Samurai or a Geo tracker?.

Sure, they’re used but you can mechanically go through one for not much and have a better on and off road experience, street legal, with AC.

The Geos had air lockers if I’m not mistaken.


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Big Katuna wrote:

I guess I have to ask why not a Samurai or a Geo tracker?.

Sure, they’re used but you can mechanically go through one for not much and have a better on and off road experience, street legal, with AC.

The Geos had air lockers if I’m not mistaken.


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I kind-a have to agree here. Yeah, it may be fun to goof around with and oddity but, to me, rather than going through whatever hassle it might or would be to legalize something and or make it flat towable, just buzz out and get a Sammy or Tracker and, you're automatically flat towable in all 50 states. I guess if you want the challenge of making something like that Rox thing work, well, go for it.
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Big Katuna wrote:

I guess I have to ask why not a Samurai or a Geo tracker?.

Sure, they’re used but you can mechanically go through one for not much and have a better on and off road experience, street legal, with AC.

The Geos had air lockers if I’m not mistaken.


No, I had one. Manual hubs. ARB makes a locker or at least did. Also had a Samauri. Nice little underpowered vehicle. Sam's use a portal style front axle with lip seals that is prone to failure in stock form but easily rebuildable.


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No, I had one. Manual hubs. ARB makes a locker or at least did. Also had a Samauri. Nice little underpowered vehicle. Sam's use a portal style front axle with lip seals that is prone to failure in stock form but easily rebuildable.


Do you mean a closed knuckle axle?

Portals are gear reduction boxes on the end of the axles that increase ground clearance.

If Samuri's came stock with those that would be awesome, not many vehicles do.

OPEN KNUCKLE:

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CLOSED KNUCKLE:

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PORTAL:

Notice the wheel hub is lower than the axle input, increased ground clearance and extra gear reduction in the portal box between the two.

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Anyway, I think the Roxors are way cool, if expensive. But it seems most UTV's are comparably priced.
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Sam's were portal like your picture shows. Reason I know was the inherent friction of the portal seals acted like a steering damper on them and I replaced mine more than once. Sam's used a 2 piece seal with a felt backer and a ring clamp arrangement to secure the portal seals.

My F350 is a high pinion Dana 60 open knuckle and needs an external damper. only thing I never liked about the open knuckle design is the close fit between the lower joint and the universal, necessitatiig a special zerk fitting (which I have to grease them with.

I'd buy a Polaris Razor before a Roxon myself.

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I was wondering how long it would be before someone posted on this "new" machine. I think it's actually ingenious of Mahindra to market these things in the US as UTVs, probably knowing full well that FCA would scream like a mashed cat. I'm also sure that Mahindra knows that many Roxor owners will make the necessary tweaks to get their rigs licensed for street use in states that will allow it. (like Montana) I don't think the Roxor is intended to compete with any other UTVs, since it is completely different. The idea of it being stone-simple and all steel is appealing to me.

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