So I got home today, and there it was. Santa...uhhh.. I mean UPS left me a present. Within 5 minutes I was already installing it. Took me about 30 minutes to put in all back together. I got the Cvtech primary and machined secondary. While I had everything apart, I decided to take the back of the CVT cover off and seal it up with some high temp silicone. I learned this on the Outlander forums. It will keep any water from coming in through the back side. Anyway, I took it out for about 20 minutes to get a feel for it.
The "take off clunk" was almost gone. It was still there, but only half as bad. Sometimes I couldn't feel it at all.
On hard throttle, the RPM's jump up almost to redline and then back down a couple of grand. I don't know if it's belt slip or not.
It seemed to take a little longer from 70 to 74 then stock, but it got to 70 faster than stock. The RPM's where about 500 less then stock at top speed. This may be why it takes a little longer between 70 and 74.
Engine breaking is as good as stock.
Much quieter than the stock clutch.
I know Adam said you could hit 50+ in low. You can't, the speed limiter stops at 40, just like stock.
Low gear seems lower, which is good for rock crawling. It will pin you back in the seat when you hammer it in low gear. Much better than stock. I can only imagine what the "gizmo" will do.
Takes off much smoother than stock.
At any speed in any gear between 0 and 50, if you hammer it, it absolutley rips. Overall I'm happy with the purchase. I can't wait for an all day ride to really check it out. I am a little worried about the over rev when you hammer it. I hope it's not belt slip, because if it is, it may cause premature belt wear. Hopefully Adam will chime in and explain that aspect a little better. At first I thought it was just the tires breaking loose in the dirt. So I took it out on the pavement to confirm. It did the same thing. Here is a video Adam made on a test Commander. It shows the over rev I'm talking about. Fast forward to minute 2:50 to see what I'm talking about. Mine is not that bad, but it's still there. I'll take some videos of mine later to show the difference.