About the only aftermarket item this machine was missing was a larger gas tank for extended rides. To be on the safe side, a
four-seater driven at a fast pace should be heading for gas every 100 miles.
For traction, GBC Mongrels mounted on Method 401 beadlocks and connected to the car using ARP wheel
studs were a great trio in our eyes.
Stronger wheel studs are a must on
RZRs when you go to a wide-off-set aftermarket wheel, especially a
heavier one with beadlocks and, in
most cases, carrying a heavier eight-ply tire. Most automotive shops can
cross reference your RZR wheel stud
and get you the right ARP studs.
The theme of this build was strength
and comfort, and both are good qualities for an off-road build. However, if
your build is something you’re taking
your family out in to enjoy the weekends, it’s mandatory. ❏
ly loaded and sells for $899. To get
the most fuel flow from the intake
side, there’s the auto-tune Dynojet
Power Commander PC5 tuner ($399).
To see it all working, a $249 Power
Commander POD-300 LCD display
was stuck to the dash. With this product you can see exactly what your
fuel system is doing and confirm it is
working perfectly as it should. Before
the air enters the motor, a UMP Play
Car filter kit does its filtering magic
at $500. The engine was cooled by a
$400 oversized CBR radiator.
Inside the cabin Ryan wanted the
ride to be as comfortable as possible.
For communication, he put in a complete intercom system and FM/VHF
Hard Core Racing’s boxed front A-arms are much stronger
than the stock round -tube arms. They add a little weight, but
the trade-off for durability is usually worth it. The shocks on
the car have been upgraded as well by Shock Therapy.
The shiny piece is a new sway bar mount and adjustable sway
bar from Shock Therapy. The mount attaches to the car at the
original frame-mounting point and to the engine mount, tying
the whole frame together.
race radio from PCI ($1199). PCI also
supplied the fresh air system ($241)
that will keep all dust out of the passengers’ helmets. All four passengers
get to sit in plush Beard seats installed
using strong UTV Inc. seat bases.
Beard harnesses keep the occupants
secure. Underbelly protection was
provided by a Factory UTV UHMW
skid plate. This $679 plate covers key
areas underneath that the Polaris
plates don’t protect. Polaris does provide a great interactive GPS system
that this car has right in the dash. For
offroading, this system does all you
need by mapping routes, marking
points of interest and even offering
vehicle diagnostics. To outfit an older
car, the price is $950.