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Hi All,

I'm looking a getting a side by side and would like to know how steep an angle the Viking can go across as I have some interesting slopes on my property...

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I went up one few weeks ago that was real steep, felt like I was climbing a roller coaster, anyways, put in low & Difflock, crawled right over
 

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I have some steep property around my home and some of the slopes are somewhere around 45 degrees and some a little steeper and the viking doesn't seem to pay any attion to them going up or across them. In fact I would say you will pay more attention to them than it will. I am very pleased with mine and it hasn't let me down yet and I have had it in some very odd situations on the trails in WV.I don't know just how steep it would have to be to tip over but I would say it would have to be almost vertical before it would do anything.
 

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climbing and crossing with the stock viking wheels and height i would frame out sometimes on the skid plate. however the other guys i ride with (honda - p rangers ) had the same problems on slopes and crossing i had on stock stuff. go buy that viking and throw some 28" on that sucker.lol go big or go home.lol BEWARE the difflock on the viking is a beast and will break that wrist.
 

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Like said above, and ive read many places, and experienced first hand, the Viking doesn't mind climbing a bit, its just crawls up them.
 

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put a 2" lift on my viking and with it and my 28s on it I have 15" of ground clearance on the front and 14 on the rear with 17 at the bar under the floor boards. I finished it up yesterday and tested it out today, rode on the steepest hill I could find, pretty darn steep, and never felt top heavy. I was amazed that going that high and it still feels just as stable as sitting stock.
 

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Ben thanks for the information. How far off a stock standard unit would this be and would you take a standard unit over the same slopes?

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when we went up that steep hill few weeks ago, i was worried it would feel like it was going to start hopping, and roll over backarks, but it never did, like i said, just put it in LOW and in Diff-lock, and it just crawled right up.
 
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I would and have taken a stock unit over the same terrain with no problem and I am sitting about 4 inches taller than stock with the lift and tires. I put the lift on because I found out trail riding that when I had a load on it I was bottoming out on rocks and I didn't want that, so the lift came into play. rides great with good power, I would go ahead and get the eps version, cause when you lock the diff it get hard to steer, power steering is a must if you feel like you may be using the diff lock. Hope this helps.
 

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That is a GREAT point on the Difflock and EPS, without it, i could barely turn the wheel when in Difflock, it was HARD to do, but after installing the SuperATV Ez Steer kit, its now easy to steer at all times, difflock or not. Go with a EPS unit to begin with i say.
 
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Thanks for the feed back. It so hard to find anything that has a descent tilt angle on a steep slope. I had the Polaris rep out here, with the comment you'd have to go up and down the slope to get across.
 

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The only thing that will stop the Viking is you In other words trying to climb something that is not realistic. Hope helps
I believe you may be right, the only thing that holds the viking back from doing something is the driver. I have had mine is some odd positions and so far it has proven to be very stable. your body might tell you not to go somewhere but the viking doesn't care about it.
 
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