The CST Lobo tires are super sticky for slick rock climbing.
The Reflex + 8 suspension kit uses the stock A-arms.
With the wide suspension, the wheels are completely outside
the line of the body. The XP is licensed in Utah.
With sticky CST tires and the Reflex kit
making the car 8 inches wider, descents
and cambers are no problem.
Off-Road make a custom cage that
included equally unique tall doors
and an interesting split windshield
filled with automotive-type glass. The
windshield’s surround is quite large,
and there is a rubber joint and a cage
tube running through the center. We
wondered if the surround would limit
vision, but the view was crystal clear,
and we had ample field of vision. The
cage included a smooth roof and inte-
grated mounts for the generic 40-inch
LED light bar. Rose listed the light in
his product list, but admits he doesn’t
remember what the transplant from
a previous car actually is. As a cage,
roof, door and windshield package, it
gives the car a unique look. Once you
are in the car, it has a very secure
feel. The spare wheel carrier isn’t part
of the cage. It is an RSK item.
HOW WIDE IS TOO WIDE?
Like his boss Ryan Flanders, Ryan
Rose went with the Reflex 8+ sus-
pension kit. The kit includes wider
axles, but the stock CV joints need to
be swapped over. Rose plans to add
SuperATV boxed A-arms that he feels
will make the car more bulletproof in
ugly terrain like Moab. Despite the
added width, the travel remains the
same. Rose admits that the ultra-wide
track limits the car to open terrain and
trails rated for Jeeps. But, the stable
suspension platform is worth it to him.
We had him fling the car into some
sand turns. He tossed the car in wide
open without ever lifting the inside
wheels! That flat cornering was with
Instead of throwing money at the
actual shocks, Rose fine-tuned the
springs. The RZR XP1K uses two
springs on each shock. He replaced the
shorter springs with stock ones from a