2008 Team Joyner Trooper T2 Review

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2008 Team Joyner T2 Review

Story by Tom Roderick, 18, 2008

The expression of each is essentially the same: a long, stare indicating the recognition at work, followed by the wrinkled of unfamiliar identity. If we stop the we’re quickly approached and with the statement, “That’s and the quick follow-up question, is it?” to which Jerry of McCoy Motorsports cheerfully “It’s a Joyner.”

Most never heard of the Tempe, UTV manufacturer, but their interest is and Jerry McCoy enthusiastically their curiosity.

“It’s by a 1,083cc, fuel-injected, four-cylinder manufactured by Chery,” he begins reaching for the conveniently located and business cards he packed leaving the parking lot. “It has a manual transmission, is EPA and CARB comes stock with 13 of ground clearance and, get retails for only $12,000.”

the combination of the fuel-injected four-cylinder and low price that slackens the of the inquisitive.

The model we’re tooling the Upper Tellico OHV Area is the Joyner USA Trooper T2, the twin-seat of its four-seat counterpart, the Trooper T4. And of seats, the high back ones in the Trooper T2, featuring harnesses, are the plushest backside to ever grace a stock At the end of a long day of slow-grinding our way up and down elevation changes, Jerry and I hop out of the to load it on the trailer without the often associated with an spent in the grip of lesser accommodations.

Located in the Unicoi of North Carolina, a component of Appalachia, Upper Tellico OHV is an park varying in elevation 2,500 feet to nearly feet with miles of steep terrain. Although unmarked by identifying signs, as if were wanting to keep out (In Appalachia? Go figure.), the park is a gem on the Carolina/Tennessee border.

After a of Jerry driving the Trooper and me the Canon, Jerry slides the passenger seat while I over shop behind the wheel.

An immediately apparent difference the Trooper and its Japanese competitors is the use of a plus reverse, manual For those who enjoy actively in off-road recreation the manual is a welcome benefit.

The almost-too-light clutch and standard gear make shifting easy and navigating steep, rocky or when speeding down a road the additional skills to masterfully synchronize and manipulate and gears heighten the sense of fun and Due to the low gearing and abundant torque of the Chery engine, most of the terrain, including rocks and Jerry and I cover is easily in second gear.

On the Trooper’s just to the right of the steering are two toggle switches and two levers. The toggle switch engages 4WD the second one operates the winch. the front wheels under and all four wheels spinning the operator can now lock together the or front wheels by throwing the or second lever respectively.

Combining the Trooper’s drive with 13 inches of ground and 12 inches of front travel the individual dual A-arms and 12 of rear travel from the trailing swing arms, trail obstacles are easily by simply driving over but occasionally some finessing is to traverse certain encumbrances. our Trooper some extra clearance are the McCoy-installed 14-inch ITP wheels and 30-inch ITP tires, ground clearance by 2.5 inches. The also installed the optional rack and lightbar kit, the retail price of the vehicle and accessories to approximately $13,000.

Motorsports, renowned in the motorcycle as a top tier performance-derived customizer of offers a power pack for the that increases horsepower by from 85 to 105, and top speed 65 mph to 75 mph. The Pikeville, Ky. business has been influential in providing Joyner with useful regarding model upgrades and changes.

“The cool thing Joyner is that they to qualified dealers when know somebody does or is into racing or high-performance,” Jerry. “They listen to you have to say and they kind of on us.”

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For example, the McCoys that Joyner employ a CV in the Trooper and once Joyner it a good idea the company the change immediately.

The four-cylinder powering the Trooper is constructed by Engine Company, a subsidiary of Automobile Company. Located in City, China, Chery Co. is China’s fourth largest manufacturer — an impressive accomplishment the company’s first car rolled off the line in December, 1999. The engine, located closely and below both the driver and emits a quiet yet pleasurable and combined with its fuel system didn’t cough or when asked to perform at low or high revs.

While the manual transmission provides amounts of engine braking, the actuated, four-wheel disc seemed to lack some bite but are otherwise capable of the 1,730-pound machine.

The ample rear storage is great for carrying tools, parts, coolers, firewood and a of other essentials. Factory for the Trooper include a roof brushguard, GPS and communications systems. makes items such as a diamond plate top and more.

upgrades available for other such as the Commando, and apparently soon for the Trooper, include a enclosure kit (think of a softop and a hard shell enclosure a heater unit and by the end of the year an unit.

In addition to the Trooper, T2 Joyner USA offers 12 other varying in capacity, style and from the 250 cc, two-seater, single-cylinder Viper for $4,000 to the two-liter, Sand Runner for $20,000. All UTVs come with an three-month warranty (three than its Japanese competitors) but Motorsports offers a choice of extended warranties.

According to the Team Joyner web the company was founded in 2003 and a 300,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility more than 300 employees. Of that’s all in China, but company John Burns Sr.’s is “to bring an alternative recreational to the US market that would be by consumers.”

If the Trooper is an indication of his to that vision, he may well be on his

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