most comfortable place to be. The
placement actually allowed for more
The SDI shocks in the rear received
new high/low-speed compression
adjusters, threaded crossover rings
and heavier springs. This way we
could make adjustments on the fly
and get them tuned to suit the comfort of the rear passenger well. At
the front end SDI added the threaded crossover rings, as well as their
specific valving. The spring rate was
Overall, the rear shocks ended up
working better than the front. We had
to play with spring preload a bunch
and ended up liking their softest setting for the speeds we were hitting.
To finish off things at the rear end, we
installed a set of Assault Industries
high-clearance radius rods. They
are adjustable and add to ground
clearance out back. SDI has quality
tie-rods and radius rods too; we just
The unique thing about this project is that we actually
removed one of the rear seats and centered the remaining
one. It’s mounted on a framework built by Master Fabrication.
It clicks in where the two seats mounted before, and the center seat is bolted to the frame.
Our cockpit is surrounded by Pro Armor doors with kneepad
pockets on the inside. We use Pro Armor sewn-together harnesses to keep the passengers seated.
To communicate within the car and to our crew in the chase truck, we counted on
a Rugged Radios setup. They have Polaris-specific mounts for installing VHF (CB
type) radios and the four-place intercom system. Our chase truck has the same-style radio and can be reached up to 50 miles away.
wanted the high-clearance products,
which they don’t make yet.
To make the pre-running days more
productive, we installed a Polaris-branded Lowrance GPS on the front
passenger grab handle of the RZR.
Installation was clean and vibra-tion-free, thanks to a $40 ModQuad
passenger grab handle, anti-vibe
clamp and a trick $90 billet-alumi-num GPS mount from Mechanical
Concepts. Our dedicated navigators
used it to mark pit-stop locations,
Every UTV could use a center-mounted
convex mirror. We used a nice unit from
Assault on each side too. Assault has
several mirror offerings to fit all roll-bar