Shopping and am definitely considering an 800 E-tec. Ok so besides the the shocks what are the differences betwen the two. Thinking X pkg. may Doo it but if $$ is right may go for the X-RS.
That works well until they change something and the shocks don't fit anymore. I know, you can still sell the outright and start again, so it is an option.Save the money and get an x or tnt, you can find plenty of good used shocks that have the dual stage compression adjustment in the rear for reasonable price,invest in some good fronts and you are set. I do this now and the advantage is I can swap them on my new sled and have the shocks exactly how I like, properly charged instead of waiting to get the new sled and having to rebuild/revalve right. The one time investment in good shocks maybe the same as the price difference but you can keep putting them on the next sled or sell them someday if needed. This year I have my new x model with kyb pros all around and just bolted them on. I could have saved more money and got a TNT but I wanted the all black x and the better gauge.
Since 2008 the only shock that changed was the ctr for the Rmotion(longer) The nice part is I have my X model with the xrs shocks and I do not have to go thru all my new shocks and spend time getting them right. Of course my dealer always wants feedback on the factory setup but I do not even ride it 1 time stock.That works well until they change something and the shocks don't fit anymore. I know, you can still sell the outright and start again, so it is an option.
I've found the extra cost of the X comes back at trade day. I've never owned an XRS so I can't speak for that one.
Not if you factor the resale value of the shocks.By the time you end up buying shocks, and bracing for the x, it ends up being more than the XRS when i recently priced stuff out for this spring when I spring check. Not to mention a lot less hassle, and easier resale of the xrs. Although the x has the better color options year after year. Let us no what you end up finding.