With seating for five, the RZR 4 offers more than twice as
much fun as most UTVs. Even so, Pro Armor’s Fred Brayton
had no trouble finding numerous ways to make the machine
perform and withstand rough off-road play better.
Twisted Stitch seats with five-point Simpson harnesses keep the comfort and safety level high, even when
the action gets crazy. Vision X light bars let serious off-roading fun continue into the night. The five-speak-er stereo is powerful enough to drive with, and it makes the RZR a good time even when it’s parked.
A spare tire can save the day, and Pro Armor’s
QuickShot mount holds one securely, along with a
jack and other important items. The jack comes
with the QuickShot.
OMF bead lock wheels look great and keep the
tires beaded, even in the worst situations. An EPI
clutch kits sharpens the RZR’s response.
A Yoshimura RS- 8 stainless/aluminum system
produces its own music at responsible sound levels
while it releases more of the RZR 4’s power. The
pipe, EPI clutch kit and a Bazazz fuel-injection controller work together to boost the RZR’s power and
response without affecting reliability. It’s a great
combination for a family fun vehicle that gets run
hard day and night.
Brayton described his plans for the
Polaris like this, “I got the RZR 4 to
enjoy off roading with my family. It’s a
great machine stock, but I wanted to
make it even safer and more comfortable. I also wanted to eliminate any vulnerability that could cause a problem.
Family outings and any free time to go
off roading are too rare to risk on a pre-ventable problem.”
Brayton began by shielding the RZR
4’s underside in a full suit of Pro Armor.
Then, he swapped the stock seats and
three-point belts for better-padded,
more supportive Twisted Stitch seats.
The rear bench seat can hold three
small people, and five-point Simpson
harnesses keep everyone in place. Pro
Armor metal doors are another key
safety measure, and they give the RZR
the look of a race buggy.
A roof is a must for comfort, and it’s
odd that the RZR 4 doesn’t come with
one stock. Pro Armor’s fabric roof is an
affordable way to keep the sun and rain
off the riders, and it has a convenient
document storage pouch in the headliner.
OMF Beadlock wheels, a favorite of
countless off-road racing teams, make
a strong style statement, but they’re
really a safety item. With Beadlocks,
it’s possible to drive on a flat with no
risk of unseating the tire. The RZR 4’s
original Maxxis Bighorn tires proved to
be a tough, good-handling choice for
all terrain use, so Brayton simply peeled
them off the stock wheels and mounted
them to the OMFs. For extra insurance,
Pro Armor’s Quickshot mount holds a
spare tire and wheel assembly. as well
as a jack, shovel and fire extinguisher or
THE GO POWER
When the RZR 4 is loaded with four
or five thrill seekers, the stock motor
can use a little help cranking out the
excitement. An EPI clutch kit lets
the engine rev where the Yoshimura