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Hi everybody! I’ve been working on modifying my 2016 XUV 550. So far, I’ve had my clutch tuned by the “Clutch Doctor,” bumped the front shocks up a notch, installed a horn, installed a JD front receiver/winch mount, installed a Warn VRX 35-S winch, added LED brush guard lights, put lighted rocker switches in the dash, and threw on a rear view mirror. I’m very happy with how it all looks and, more importantly, how it is all performing.

I gotta say, I see a lot of negativity directed towards the 550 on the internet and forums, but I’m loving this tough little buggy. I own 200 acres and, so far, it’s easily handled everything I’ve thrown at it. So, I thought I’d share some pics...
 

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Hi everybody! I’ve been working on modifying my 2016 XUV 550. So far, I’ve had my clutch tuned by the “Clutch Doctor,” bumped the front shocks up a notch, installed a horn, installed a JD front receiver/winch mount, installed a Warn VRX 35-S winch, added LED brush guard lights, put lighted rocker switches in the dash, and threw on a rear view mirror. I’m very happy with how it all looks and, more importantly, how it is all performing.

I gotta say, I see a lot of negativity directed towards the 550 on the internet and forums, but I’m loving this tough little buggy. I own 200 acres and, so far, it’s easily handled everything I’ve thrown at it. So, I thought I’d share some pics...


It’s amazing how well they run with a properly operating clutch
 

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You are welcome, Brad! You are also correct about the clutch tuning. My little 550 is a great machine now thanks to you and Doc. I have really been enjoying it! It will certainly never win any races, but pushing 30 mph is adequate for me in 98% of the situations I find myself in and for the terrain I am traversing.
 

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Any tips on removing the clutch? I need to pull mine and send it in


There is a video on uTube of a member here removing a primary clutch on a 550.
 

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Any tips on removing the clutch? I need to pull mine and send it in
As Brad stated above, the video on YouTube is very helpful. It isn’t really a fun job, but if you’re having shifting issues, you won’t regret doing it. You’ll need to either make or buy the puller tool. Search for threads on here that explain. I was able to make mine for around $9 by ordering the two needed bolts from Fastenal and having a buddy, who owns a lathe, do the machining work to the one bolt. The attached picture is what I used. A much cheaper, and just as effective an option, than the actual JD tool.
 

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Hi everybody! I’ve been working on modifying my 2016 XUV 550. So far, I’ve had my clutch tuned by the “Clutch Doctor,” bumped the front shocks up a notch, installed a horn, installed a JD front receiver/winch mount, installed a Warn VRX 35-S winch, added LED brush guard lights, put lighted rocker switches in the dash, and threw on a rear view mirror. I’m very happy with how it all looks and, more importantly, how it is all performing.

I gotta say, I see a lot of negativity directed towards the 550 on the internet and forums, but I’m loving this tough little buggy. I own 200 acres and, so far, it’s easily handled everything I’ve thrown at it. So, I thought I’d share some pics...
What brand led lights did you get?
 
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