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ATV fit in back?

Guys, will a Yamaha Grizzly 700 fit in the back of my FX4 ranger **with the tailgate up**?

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I don't think it will fit because my buddy's Honda 350 rancher just fits in the back of my truck requires at least 2 people to slam the tailgate shut.
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the tailgate wont shut, but width wise it will fit....
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Thanks guys.. I'm gonna make a post in the pics section to see how well it might fit.

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I have a grizzly 700, it definetl will ft with the tailgate down, but you have to be REAL careful..

Problem is that the bumper sticks out further than the tires, so the bumper is the first thign to hit, the bumper is at the height of the back glass. Most people put a piece of wood or cooler in the front of the bed so the atv can't go all the way forward.

I would just invest in a 4x6 trailer, it's so much easier and nicer. you can find a used ne for about 3-400 dollars. One of my buddies just went through his glss last year with a 400 eiger, a little smaller than the grizz, and he had quite a bit of damage.

The main problem is that the front tires havto go over the wheel well, it's pretty tough to get them over without gunning it, so most end up slamming the back window or bed if their lucky.
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One of my buddies just went through his glass last year with a 400 eiger, a little smaller than the grizz, and he had quite a bit of damage.

Same bike I have...I also went through my window with the bumper.
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watch the tailgate too, my friend bent his loading his 700 king quad into the bed a few times on his ranger
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E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T info guys! Exactly the kind of input I was looking for.

I'm hoping to not have a dedicated trailer for this. I have a 5x8 that I can use but if I could make long trips w/o it I'd be much happier.

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Get two good Tie downs and be careful, it will be ok. It really depends on how far the front bumper sticks out
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E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T info guys! Exactly the kind of input I was looking for.

I'm hoping to not have a dedicated trailer for this. I have a 5x8 that I can use but if I could make long trips w/o it I'd be much happier.

Thanks Guys,

Rich
Honestly, don't listen to anyone who doesn't own a 4x4 4 wheeler. I had a yfz450, and it fit absolutely no problem in the bed.

rolsmojave3, himself went through the window. You have to be very very careful with them.

IMO, don't even try it, I wouldn't. I just know tons of people with rangers (stock) that get their 4 wheeler sin the bed. If you have access to a trailer, use it. The back window is not too cheap, comparitively (I could think of better things to use my money on ) and not to mention you could dent up your cab (like my friend did).

I wouldn't touch my grizzly in the bed of the truck.

Oh btw, check out www.grizzlycentral.com it's an awesome site for grizzlies. Nothing like RF, but it's got some good info. And I have a grizz too, so ask awy man, I've got tons of mods on mine.
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Make sure you park it in backwards, or else you will go through the back window. you can use rags to stop it from rubbing on your roof.

I have a Polaris xpress 300 and it will only fit with the gate down. If I aired out the front tires it would fit fine.
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isn't a popo 300 a lot smaller than the grizzly 700? I saw one last week and it was teeeny. I could be mistaken though.
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Its about the same size. Mine is the Farm version so i has all the extra racks on it too.
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Honestly, don't listen to anyone who doesn't own a 4x4 4 wheeler.
Ask firefighterjosh, it was his 700 that bowed the center of his tailgate.

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Really? Bowed the tailgate huh? Hum... I will say this. I did notice this summer that the tailgate on my F150 was far heavier than the rangers. Guess that makes more sense.

btw, I don't have one yet. But this year I plan on getting something and getting into trail riding. Would like to maybe head out west for vacations and such. (real "trail" riding IMO would include mountians )

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I doubt it will close. I have a 350es Rancher and my tailgate will not close. The back tires make it onto the bed, but they prevent the gate from closing.
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my rancher wont allow me to shut my tailgate...i have a 4x6 post across the front though to keep it from rolling into my glass with that dang winch hook in the front...extra safety
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Big 4x4 quad + Ranger tailgate = Bad


My tailgate might have been a little weak from denting it from a previous quad failer to load attempt lol. But the king quad finished it off lol. I just haul around a trailer now
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BTW the grizzly 700s are very nice. My dad just bought one about 2 months ago
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my 400ex (sport quad, really not that big) fits just fine after i get it past the wheel wells.

funny thing is i have more money in that quad then i do my truck (excluding gas and oil).
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I hauled my buddies grizzly 660. It fits fine but with the gate down. My Raptor 660 fits perfect.
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Its about the same size. Mine is the Farm version so i has all the extra racks on it too.
Hmm...I could swear the grizz is 6" longer and 8" wider...just by guessing. I mean I see those things all over the place and they are SMALL.
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I have had a KTM Supermoto and a Yamaha R1 in the Bed at the same time with the gate down. Had a Honda 400 EX in the bed with it up.
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i had a 93 polaris 300 (kinda like a trail boss) in the back of mine with the tailgate up i know its a much smaller bike than a grizzly but my truck is alot smaller than an fx4 especially with the step side box
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i can fit my honda foremen 500 in the back with my roll bar and i can close the tailgate.

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