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post #1 of 17 Old 07-09-2018, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Havoc or stampede?

First off I'd like to introduce my self, I'm new to here and figured I'd join to share my stories, knowledge, and get others input as well. But onto the question: I've finally gotten the "OK" from the wife to get a side by side. I have it down to the Stampede and the Havoc. The wife of course would rather me go with the Stampede as it's priced a little cheaper and I of course want the Havoc. We have acreage and what ever we get will be used for light work on the property but we will definitely be taking it up in the Colorado mountains with the father in law's Honda Pioneer. I have not done any test rides in either one which I'm not sure I couldn't get the full affect of either one in a parking lot. Anyone have experience with the Stampede and or put the Stampede up against the Havoc. Clearly the havoc should handle better but how is the Stampede?
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Full of Mud had a post about his new Havoc a few days ago, seems very positive. 100 HP should be about right! You just have to figure out how to talk the wife into the "practical" reason, hehe.

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If you don't travel at a good amount of speed most of the time, then the extra suspension and HP really doesn't matter much. That's my thoughts on the AC Wildcat when it first came out and how I view the 1000cc High Output, super suspension machines. If your going to just work around the acreage and trail cruise then go stampede. If your going to push the speed and terrain then go Havoc. Both are impressive machines.

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I have rode the stampede about 600 km.
Worked fantastic and on the grass turf mode is great.
It has the bench seat and 80 hp

Havoc has the bucket seats 100 hp and king shocks

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Update: been pricing them out locally for the past few days and believe it or not found a Kia dealership selling em, figured what the hell I’ll Just pop in and check out their prices. BEST prices by far! Picked up the blue stickered havoc for under 17, Got the roof and split windshield boot. Met the owner (super nice guy). After speaking to him for some time he informed me the only reason why he sells these is so he can play and says he’s happy making a few hundred bucks, who really knows what his profit is but I feel like I got a good deal..but it was good news for me as I couldn’t touch the blue stickered one alone for that price at other dealers let alone any for that price with the windshield and roof. After getting it home I took it out and this thing is a blast. I’ve got a long dirt road and this thing just keeps going. Think I got it up to 66 but my eyes were mainly on the road and it still had juice left in the tank. Little squirrelly but amazing at the power. I then took it out in the field and it sucked up bumps great. The seat is a little on the uncomfortable side but I’ve heard that can be addressed by remounting it forward a bit. For now I’ll use it around here and I’ll keep y’all updated on how she handles. Hopefully I’ll make it to the mountains here in a few weeks and see how it does. The gadge is great, nicely illuminated and I thought the USB ports was a nice touch and there are quite a few storage bins. So far so good but there’s not even a full hour on it yet so only time will tell how the “mechanics” hold up. 2 year warranty should take care of that for a while anyways.
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OK, where is that dealer? Friend of mine is interested if not to far to drive. Oh, congrats!

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After riding both I like the stampede better. Bench seat was way nicer than the buckets. The seating position for me was just off

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I agree with Eric ⬆️

I’d go stampede long before Havoc just based on the ‘Pede being more “utility” friendly. (And the fact that the parts for a serious crash repair are currently hard to get from textron, as it seems like nearly everything is on B/O until next year??)

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I would maybe be interested in a havoc with a bench seat..... Hint hint

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The turf mode is something else it would need.
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