Author Archive for Brian 'woody' Swearingen – Page 2

DSC_1390 (Small)MotoAlliance has built a nice reputation in the UTV/ATV market for their affordable yet high-quality winches…add on the two year warranty that comes stock with their Elite series, and you’ve got a great value.  But why add the winch so soon?  It may not appear to be a high priority, but bigger tires and more suspension only means you are stuck further into the boonies…self-recovery can be a requirement.

The Viper Elite EX4000 model was chosen for the synthetic line, remote control, snatch block and aluminum hawse…all included in the package.  4000# should be plenty for a 1000# RZR, and the snatch block is right there should more power be needed. Read More→

DSC_1387 (Small)Another major recommended addition for a stock or LE model RZR are “Chassis Ribs” from All Terrain Research.  Like the previously installed “Chassis Bones,” these help prevent the RZR chassis from bending during jumping/landing by tying the rear suspension mounts together.

(Yes, you will jump your RZR…and yes, it is fun…don’t kid yourself!)

The install is simple and easy, and should take less than :30 minutes.  Tools required are a 15mm combination wrench, a 15mm socket and short extension, a floor jack to take the weight off the suspension, a hammer, a tapered drift and a pry bar….and that’s it.  Short but sweet.  I barely even got dirty. (barely, since walking into my shop usually requires a change of clothes, even if I don’t touch a thing) Read More→

ATR Chassis BonesFirst on the project list were the items that would help keep the OEM parts from disintegrating after it’s first trip out. Did some online research and one of the companies that jumped out was All Terrain Research out of Tyler TX. The owner, Jeremy Bratcher, is an offroad enthusiast with a variety of addictions, the latest being UTV’s. The company has come out with some great products that are “must have” items when building a RZR. Read More→

2009 Polaris RockCrawler RZR

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

A new 2009 Polaris Ranger/RZR LE in Nuclear Orange has been added to the stable of rides…stay tuned in the coming months as this rig gets built into a capable trail machine!