Buying used Race project: Rhino or Teryx?

We are going racing again, and this time will buy a done or mostly done UTV. With many good deals in the market this makes the most sense right now.
Living in OR, we plan on doing short desert style races, dunes, some Gran Prix races and want to be able to do fun rides as well. No LOORRS for now, do not have the budget.
Plan is for something with lots of suspension but a carbed stocker or semi-stock motor with CDI/ clutch upgrades. Reliability is the main goal.
But what UTV to go with??

Rhino pros
Lots of them on the market
Used parts are readily avaiable and inexpensive (diffs, motors, etc)
Can upgrade to an SR1 later on.

Rhino cons
Single cyl's are now underpowered against the twins.
Seems like high hour motors are lifting heads?
Spindles/axles/steering /are weak links.

Teryx Pro's
V twin with lots of power
Seems like the stock motor / drivetrain/ /spindles / steering are very reliable

Teryx Cons
Not as may for sale= more $ initally
Have not seen any used parts for sale, and prices may be $ (diffs, motors, etc)
Cannot run SR1

Not bashing either one, just want to make the right choice the first time so we can spend our time have fun vs repairs.
Looking for input ....
 
you laid out the pros and cons, the ONLY pro in regards to the rhino right now is you can convert it to an SR1 otherwise the rhino is a dieing breed UNFORTUNATLEY....The Teryx is the most solid platform right now for high HP and and power but the RZR is right there and RJ Anderson is proving that the RZR is not done on the track and LOTS of guys are proving that it still may be th ebest desert UTV on the market. On top of that RJ Anderson/Walker Evans has his old XMF rolling chassis for sale for $5K right now minus motor....THAT IS A PROVEN car and is an amazing PRICE. Contact Randy @ Walker Evans Racing.
 
We are going racing again, and this time will buy a done or mostly done UTV. With many good deals in the market this makes the most sense right now.
Living in OR, we plan on doing short desert style races, dunes, some Gran Prix races and want to be able to do fun rides as well. No LOORRS for now, do not have the budget.
Plan is for something with lots of suspension but a carbed stocker or semi-stock motor with CDI/ clutch upgrades. Reliability is the main goal.
But what UTV to go with??

Rhino pros
Lots of them on the market
Used parts are readily avaiable and inexpensive (diffs, motors, etc)
Can upgrade to an SR1 later on.

Rhino cons
Single cyl's are now underpowered against the twins.
Seems like high hour motors are lifting heads?
Spindles/axles/steering /are weak links.

Teryx Pro's
V twin with lots of power
Seems like the stock motor / drivetrain/ /spindles / steering are very reliable

Teryx Cons
Not as may for sale= more $ initally
Have not seen any used parts for sale, and prices may be $ (diffs, motors, etc)
Cannot run SR1

Not bashing either one, just want to make the right choice the first time so we can spend our time have fun vs repairs.
Looking for input ....

I have the perfect Rhino for you . Multi Championships, Benchmark 720 engine, King Coilpass suspension.Bronco Clutch, beadlock wheels

Ready to race 15 K
 

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there you go! and when your ready it would make a SAWEEEET SR1...that chassis is proven beyond belief
 
Pretty hard to go racing any cheaper than that and maybe not competetive in LOORS would be at local level racing on a technical track.Also while Rhinos are heavier than a rzr the are quite a bit lighter than a teryx.
 

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