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Any Roxor Owners?

Old 12-14-2018, 05:03 AM
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Thinking seriously of pulling the trigger on a Roxor and would love to hear from others on their experiences.

For those that don’t know already, the Roxor is built by the Indian tractor company Mahindra. Beginning in the 40’s Mahindra made Jeep cj2a’s under license in India. They are now selling an extremely similar vehicle here in the US under the guise of OFF ROAD ONLY as a side by side. Think Polaris Ranger. Steel frame. Steel body. 5 speed transmission. 2.5L turbo diesel. High low transfer case.

They are federally not street legal but several states have loopholes that allow them on certain roads.

I think they are cool as can be. Anybody bought one yet?



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Old 12-14-2018, 05:41 AM
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If they WERE allowed on all roads AND they had a higher top end speed above 45, I might,,,might consider one.
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:45 AM
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The street legal in all states is never gonna happen. Safety. Emissions. Blah blah blah.

The speed is electronically limited and a simple ecu flash removes the governor and increases hp and tq considerably. Top speed with flash has been shown to be about 75mph.
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:01 AM
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I go by a Mahindra dealer near my farm and have seen these sitting on their lot. You would think they would be configured to be registered as an LSV, if you can't register them I wouldn't think they would have much of a market.
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:07 AM
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I’d rather get an old cj for way less that I could drive anywhere. But I have seen these sitting on lots and they look good.
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:23 AM
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Cool little vehicle. I've looked at them a few times, a lot of motorcycle and off road dealers have picked them up.. IMHO...
They're a lot of money IMHO for what you get.
Every off road manufacturer makes a UTV that could run circles around it.
Weighs like 3,000lbs, my 900lb Polaris ACE 570's have 50hp these have like 60..
It probably can't carry any more than Polaris ranger for the same $...
Plus any of the other ATV companies have tons of stuff you can add, and proven track record.
I pass...
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:46 AM
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You must not have looked for an old CJ (they're all old now) that you could drive anywhere. They'll cost more than the Roxor.

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I’d rather get an old cj for way less that I could drive anywhere. But I have seen these sitting on lots and they look good.
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:28 AM
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You must not have looked for an old CJ (they're all old now) that you could drive anywhere. They'll cost more than the Roxor.
the roxor has a price range of $15-18K, that will buy you a damn nice Cj7. they are out there just have to look a little!
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:33 AM
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Seems like he perfect candidate for a jeep "body swap," complete with the donor body's VIN plate. How do the dimensions compare to a YJ or similar?
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:31 PM
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Wife's uncle has one for their property as well as some kubota rtv's and a Polaris ranger. Hands down I enjoy driving the roxor the most, in the Florida mud it's damn near unstoppable. If you're not a jeep guy you might not get it, if you're a jeep guy it's the only modern real jeep money can buy IMO. If I didn't already own a CJ2A I would be pressing the wife for one. Can't speak on reliability yet as it's still pretty new but it's a little beast.
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:00 PM
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For me the debate is not modern SxS vs Roxor. The side by sides will run circles around any Jeep especially an old stock CJ or similar.


I see the debate as being between an old and sketchy CJ or Samurai that IS road legal vs a new, reliable, and warrantied Roxor that’s not.
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Can the axles be put below the springs on the Roxor without any major suspension mods or parts replacement?

I like the size, it's about perfect for what I'm needing. The street legal factor matters none. I'm wanting a hunting cart to literally drive to my deer stands. In fact we often put camo mesh over our electric carts and hunt in them right there backed up into the brush. The main factor for me is near silence operation and the ability to put a tire like a 33" Bogger under it. My 625 acre river bottom farm has 2+ miles of shoreline on a river and annually floods so mud and water is a constant "obstacle" on my place. We have 2 and 4 wheel drive, jacked up electric golf carts now but the mud and water is just proving to much for these "redneck golf carts". (I have three 4 wheelers as well but they are useless for deer hunting as they are to noisy, just use them for work and non-season use.) I have a 1980 K10 LWB Chevy that will go anywhere but it's size and weight limit it's agility in the woods and it leaves considerable ruts when digging through the worst stretches of my roads. (Which in and of itself isn't a deal breaker as the worst spots "heal" each spring when the water rises and such areas are flooded for 1-3mths of the year.)

Right now I'm leaning heavily toward either an old CJ, Sammi or 80s Toyota SWB reg cab pickup. Both with 4 cyl and 4 spds. But all of them are old at the point and price point and rust has taken it's toll 9x of 10.

The Roxor vid mentions a coming "agriculture model" with PTO and etc on it. I'd sure like to see one with a SILENT 30-50hp gas motor with a sealed ignition system and snorkel intake for highwater crossing.

Dealer network and parts availability are the only major obstacles I see for these Roxors right now.
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:49 PM
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There pretty cool .I've watched a few tests on them and they are really hurting for a locker in the axles .
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There pretty cool .I've watched a few tests on them and they are really hurting for a locker in the axles .
Yeah I've seen several test vids and the open diffs combined with those silly BFG "Dust & Dews" make the things questionable on anything past wet grass.

But two different locker options are listed on the factory options page.https://www.roxoroffroad.com/accessories A couple, few more inches of ground clearance, some Bogger tires and locking axles and that thing would be a beast for sure!

But by the time all that is done your looking at what nearly $20k? Damn, for well under $10k I can "bit & piece" an old beater CJ or Sammi that will go about anywhere.

As of now, for my use, an ol 80s-90s Toyota reg cab, swb, 4x4, 4cyl, 5spd is topping the list for "most capable for the buck". (Pun intended)
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I have one.
has a tuner on it to eliminate the 45 mph speed limiter. She runs pretty good!!

I leave it at the ranch most of the time but I did go thru “dirt legal” and got it registered so it’s street legal. Has turn signals but still waiting on a windshield.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:05 AM
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These are pretty interesting. I'd like to know exactly how people get them street legalized. For the $$ I'd go out west and pick up a rust free LJ Wrangler (long wheelbase TJ Wrangler called the LJ).
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Captk that looks pretty sharp. What size tires are those and how did you make them fit???
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3” lift
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