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    Model year differences 2015, 2016, 2017?

    Hi folks. I'm shopping for a Wildcat Sport, and would like to know if there are any differences in standard equipment between years?
    Do they all have power steering, same suspension... anything else? Thanks.

    If we get a list of the differences, if any, I think it would be helpful to future shoppers as well.

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    Just found out the 2015 model does not have power steering. I haven't test driven any yet, so I don't know if that's very important or not?

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    JMO, but power steering is well worth having on a SXS. Wouldn't want to drive without it.
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    2015: Base: No power steering, JRI Shocks, steel wheels
    XT: No power steering, JRI Shocks, painted plastic, aluminum wheels
    Limited: Elka shocks, full doors, EPS, aluminum wheels

    2016: Different clutching from 2015, Different exhaust, and tuning that produces around 10% more HP.
    No base
    XT: Power Steering, JRI Shocks,aluminum wheels
    Limited: Elkas, Power Steering,aluminum wheels

    2017: 12mm bolt a arm upgrade for upper front arm.
    No other changes from 2016
    SE model offered: Winch, half windshield, king shocks.
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    My wife had a 2015 sport and it didn't have power steering and she never had a problem steering it... I am sure that it would be easier with power steering but does it really need it no... I wouldn't et a good deal go if it didn't have power steering just saying...
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    I drove a trail in the rocks with no power steering... jerked my wrists so bad I had to get out of that machine in about 1/2 mile. Very understandable the after market came out with a kit.

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    Just my opinion but without power steering, you get more feel of the road/terrain if you drive aggressive. You really have to hold on to that steering so you are more in control.

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    Only the 2017 SE model has the 12mm bolt upgrade. I checked the schematics. The base and limited were made to early it appears.

    The 2017 and late 2016's with Elka's got the short front spring "upgrade" if you can call it that. I much prefer the long spring and then deal with the bowing by modding. At least with the long spring you got adjustability both up and down. The short spring is already turned all the way down with no threads left over. Why would you want a set up like that? It's a half-assed way to "fix" it.
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