Archive for Polaris RZR

Masontown, WV-June 16,2013- Bigelow Motorsports, known as a mainstay in Ultra 4 racing and Rockcrawling for the last decade has expanded into UTV and SXS racing this past weekend in the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) UTV racing series. Troy (Chris) Bigelow, brother to Doug Bigelow, piloted his 2013 Polaris 800 S to a top 5 in class finish at the rough and tumble Masontown, WV race track. Brother Doug acted as the co-driver and navigator. Their overall effort against all classes netted them a respectable 22nd out of 47th place against the best UTV drivers in the country throughtout 6 different classes including the pro class of 23 drivers. Both brothers were elated with their finish for the first time out but are eager to get back out on the track to prove they have learned from this experience. “We came to Masontown with a goal of going out to see if we could run with the top guys in the country and bring the last decade of racing experience from Bigelow Motorsports to an unkown type of racing challenge that racing UTV’s presents” said Troy Bigelow. “We built this vehicle in three days, and it virtually has no miles on it at all. We raced a little conservatively for our first time out not exactly knowing what we we getting into, but are really excited about our possibilities in this sport and racing in the GNCC series for the rest of this year and in 2013,” noted Doug Bigelow. Read More→

(12/01/11 Anaheim, CA) Known for their line of performance suspension seats, Twisted Stitch has raised the bar once again.  With the popularity of the Polaris RZR line of vehicles and the demand for safety Twisted Stitch has released a line of RZR doors that bolt right in and compliment the style of the RZR. Read More→

PRP Seats is your RZR Outfitter

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

PRP Seats now has a full line of accessories available to outfit your Polaris RZR.  It doesn’t matter whether you own a RZR, RZR-S, XP, or the RZR4.  PRP has something for your vehicle to increase the style and convenience. PRP’s line of accessories includes seats, harnesses, mounts, and bags.
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3 NEW RZR upgrade kits from FOX Racing Shox

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Unleash the full potential of your Polaris RZR

Photo of RZR upgrade kits

FOX Racing Shox is now proud to offer 3 new stages of performance shock upgrades that will unleash the full potential of your stock RZR shocks. Your choice of Stage 1 which gives you 24 position compression adjustment, Stage 2 that includes race internals and rebound adjustment or all out Stage 3 upgrades that incorporate all the latest technology from FOX Racing Shox. Each performance upgrade includes all new components that will transform the handling and performance of your RZR-S, RZR-4, or RZR-XP. Read More→

RockCrawler RZR, Pitbull Rocker XORAs I’ve noted previously, any idiot can purchase new tires, put them on their rig, and give glowing reviews about how well they work.  “Hey, look what I bought, and look how well they work the first day!”  Now, let them sit in the sun for a few months…let them get scarred and gouged on the trails…let the edges wear down and the rubber harden a bit…THAT’s when you toss out your opinion on your tires.

Here is mine on the Pitbull Rocker UBER XOR Extreme Offroad Radials – these tires suck!! Read More→

RockCrawler RZR Videos

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

September 21, 2010

Had the opportunity this past weekend to put the RockCrawler RZR thru it’s higher speed paces.  A friend has 500 acres with a private lake in northern Wisconsin, and parts of the property includes trails for their ATV’s.  We made a few hot lap runs around the 1.7 mile lake loop.

The first video with shot with my buddy Goebs leading on his Honda 4-stroke…chasing the ATV added a bit of perspective to the video, and he was nice enough to keep his speeds down and mostly stay in frame.  Time on this lap was 3:25 and top speed was in the 45 mph range (forgot to reset the GPS…oops)

Video two is the same loop done in reverse, and at night.  Time was not taken on this one, but top speed per the GPS was 41mph.  Notice that around 0:33 in the video, I turned on the 30″ Rigid Industries LED light…major improvement over the dim stockers!

South Dakota, BHCC, Calamity CanyonAs we all know, OEM skidplates are lacking in true protection on any rig.  The plastic skids that come on the Polaris RZR are likely adequate for the casual user, but if you play at all, you’ll find them getting scarred and damaged quickly.  Serious protection and function means upgraded materials and an integrated system…Holz Racing Products does just this when you combine their Pre-Runner Front Bumper with their Skid Plate Kit.

The Holz system adds that serious protection for the underbody of the RZR by utilizing a combination of UHMW and aluminum.  The UHMW is 1/4″ thick and countersunk to use the stock mounting hardware and effectively mimics the stock skid, but adds the advantage of a slippery surface, no ridges to get hung on, and much greater durability.  Combine this with the solid protection of the 3/16″ marine grade 5086 aluminum wrap-around rockers, rear skid and integrated pre-runner bumper/skid and you’ve effectively covered all of the important parts of your RZR’s belly from expensive damage. Read More→

Lighting on any rig is important, for safety and visibility.  Seeing the trail ahead when rock crawling or watching the trail ahead when desert running requires a product that will withstand a great deal of abuse and offer both spot and flood capabilities.   The 30″ Rigid “E” Series Light Bar met all of these requirements…shockproof, combination spot/flood and low power draw.  By using the ATR Dash Brace, the Rigid LED mounts safely below the roofline and away from the front bumper, minimizing glare and potential damage….when you choose a light of this quality, you want it protected! Read More→

D&L Machine RZR Air Box

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

The Polaris RZR air intake system is notorious for not filtering well….the 2008 models had major issues with particles in the throttle body, and while the 2009-2010 models are improved, it’s nothing more than a band-aid over a machete wound.  Don Herman from D&L Machine outside Oklahoma City discovered this issue early on with his 2008 RZR and started hunting down a cure.  Not finding exactly what he wanted, his wife Liz finally told him what he needed to hear:  make it yourself! Read More→

ATR Dash Bar – RockCrawler RZR

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

If you play at all, you are going to flop your RZR…if you play hard, you are likely to do a full roll.  And if you’ve spent any time researching on the internet, you’ve seen the images of the RZR A-pillar bent to one side or the other following a rollover.  The stock RZR rollcage is not the strongest, and while plenty of high quality full replacement aftermarket options exist, there are improvements you can make to your stock cage that will greatly strengthen it and save some money…this is why I chose to install the All Terrain Research Dash Bar w/ V-Brace. Read More→

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→