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I purchased a 2014 825i and have since put 20 hrs on it. Yes I had the dealer do the oil change at 8hrs. Other than that I have had ZERO issues. In fact being new to this type of equipment I have been more than happy with the performance of what I need done with this machine. it handles the terrain which by the way is steep. I have a road from my pastures to a creek bottom that has 2 45 degree +/- a little sloped stretches. One is 70 yards or so the other much shorter. Thanks to a member on here the two footed driving style (keeping RPM level where tranny stays engaged in low) makes these much more comfortable when descending. Climbing is no issue as I have never had to get above 1/3 throttle in low and 4 wheel drive.

My questions are this:

1. What should I be watching out for as far as preventative maintenance other than what is in the owners manual. You know the stuff that experience has taught you.
2. What common issues, if any, should I keep a close eye for (IE transmission, weak spots in drivetrain or steering etc.

My machine is the 2014 825i, power steering, front and rear protection, power dump, 3500lb warn winch, power dump, upgraded tires to maxis bighorns and rims, hard doors, hella lights in grill and on top of roof front and back, back screen, floor and bed mats.

Thank you for all your help
 

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you can read some of the posts regarding the 825i but take into consideration that there may be a little frustration with some of the opinions, which is understandable. Take care of your new toy and enjoy it. If your gator shows indications of some of the issues posted, contact your dealer to have it resolved. Once you start fixing it yourself, you'll start catching the little noises and quirks early so it doesn't end up being an expensive repair.
 

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What the virgin said is true..Treat it like you Paid 14k for it,,Dont beat it too hard and you can have some good Times:)
 

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well I don't plan on hill hopping if that is what you mean. I doubt it ever sees anything over 20 and that will be on open gravel roads. 90% of the time it will be below 10 mph but it will be in the woods deer hunting etc. and climbing a steep incline or two up and down to access creek bottoms.
 
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