I'm in the middle of a debate with my wife regarding the vehicle we are going to buy and I've convinced her that shipping a Renli buggy from China is our best option. I've been in touch with the administration at the factory and they've assured me that they can deliver within a month.
The problem I'm having is convincing my wife that we're better off with the 1100cc buggy. On the other hand, she wants the 800cc buggy with the Jeep-style body.
She points out that the Jeep Renli comes stock with a windshield and wipers, accessories that must be purchased aftermarket for the 1100. In addition, she thinks the Jeep Renli looks cooler than the 1100 while I'm partial to the additional 1100cc.
I'm wondering if anyone has been in either or both of these vehicles and can give me some leverage to argue with or convince me that she's right.
No, I didn't know that, but I live in Costa Rica. A Renli down here costs about twice as much as it will cost me to buy it from the factory and import it.
Customs are probably a hassle in the US, but down here importing is relatively straight forward: pay money, get your product.
I've never been a buggy owner. However, I know that I can't justify the cost of a big name manufacturer -- Polaris and Artic Cat, for example -- considering the fact that they seem to be selling machines that don't perform well when against the Renli.
If what I've read is wrong, I would appreciate someone explaining to me why, but considering what the 1100 is doing in virtually every European race, I'm not sure what's to debate.
But like I said, I don't know anything about buggies. I got started looking into buggies because I thought a RZR would make my life easier, but then I began to hear that big name manufacturers are not only expensive -- especially to repair -- but that they machines under perform.
That's a very good idea, but she got my Mom involved and since the 800cc Oreion Reeper (I think that's what they're called in the U.S. It's called the EFK Motor's LZG800 here in C.R.) has the same body style and dimensions as an old Willy's Jeep and since a Willy's was the vehicle my Mom learned to drive with, I'm out voted (though I'm still not sure why my wife or my Mom have votes, but I'm certainly not stupid enough to suggest they shouldn't).
I really do like the look of the Reeper, I just wish it came with a 1100cc engine. However, I've read that you can double the hp output -- from 57 to 110 -- by modifying the engine with a turbo.
Unfortunately, I won't have $2,500 to spend on a turbo kit for the Chery Motor after all is said and done. I'm hoping that I can find a chip that can add some extra hp, but I haven't come across anything on the internet regarding a high performance chip for a 800cc EFI Chery Motor.
Then again, I'm pretty much talking out of my I can't spell at this point because I've never swapped out a chip in a vehicle either.
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:57 pm Posts: 4763 Images: 0 Location: Pasco, Washington
ah well mom and wife you are completely outvoted....
Im with TL on this one (unless; of course, mom and wifey will be doing all the maintainance and wrenching)
I'm hoping that I can find a chip that can add some extra hp, but I haven't come across anything on the internet regarding a high performance chip for a 800cc EFI Chery Motor.
I saved this link from a while back; of the MAGNUM Dyno-Boost Performance Chip-Adjustable Fuel Controller http://www.magnumtuning.com/en/detail/dyno-boost-atv-performance-chip/joyner (cant remember if id seen this here on BN or where I got this link) ad states its compatible with the Joyner 8oo and 11oo EFI's (Im assuming the Cheri engines)... I do have to say; I know nothing of this, and I recall lit'l to no imput on its actual performance value other than statements of the ad itself...
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:57 am Posts: 9 Location: Phoenix, AZ
I recently traded my 2007 Sand Viper 1100 for a 2012 Renli RL1100 and have had it for about 10 days now. I can tell you that they will do 65 mph with the "tall" tires on them. I really like the RL1100 and am getting stopped every time I am out by people asking where they can get one.
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