13 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE POLARIS XPEDITION
It’s no secret, the new 2024 Polaris XPEDITION is getting a lot of attention. Not only is this one of the most equipped side by side’s ever, there are over 100 accessories for the twelve different models in four color variations. You can see all of those parts at www.polaris.com. If you want to see specs, prices and the basic details of this machine, read our initial release article HERE. But first scroll down and read 13 things you probably haven’t learned about the new 2024 Polaris XPEDITION which by the way, went by the code name Admiral during development.
1 You can see from photos that the machine has five lug wheels like the RZR Pro R. What’s behind those wheels is interesting. The rear end features stronger unitized hubs like the Pro R and Turbo R. However up front, the hubs are standard powersport style with that extra wheel stud. We have yet to confirm, if these 5-lug hubs will fit on the new RZR XP or older RZR’s. General’s and Rangers.
2 The HVAC system gets fresh air from an intake tube found under the hood. Also, there are no heat or A/C ducts for the rear passengers. Tinted windows will become common.
3 The ROPS system is Pro Fit shape but it’s much larger than what is found on Rangers and Generals. The cover at rear section of the ROPS doubles as the engine intake snorkels on the passenger side and the CVT snorkels on the drivers side.
4 The rear, driver’s side, body panel above the fender, removes to access a coolant overflow bottle on the ADV models. On the XP model, the panel still slides off but is empty behind it. There’s additional room behind this panel to store a tow rope or spare CVT belt.
5 Tools are required to remove the seats so you can’t easily remove them to set them around the camp fire on your “expedition”. They do adjust a full six inches front and back and are pretty much rattle free. The passenger seat on the two door models is not adjustable.
6 This machine uses the same style EPS unit mated to the steering rack as the RZR ProR. However, they are from different vendors. The XPEDITION has a slower steering ratio and different part number.
7 The passenger rear, Fox QS3, suspension adjuster is hard to reach and adjust due to the exhaust heat shield being very close. Don’t even try to change it when hot especially on the ADV model that doesn’t have a dumping bed to access it better.
8 Polaris tells us the glass panels on the HVAC models will be covered under the standard warranty. The flip up windshield is rated for 50 MPH when open. Outback, the tailgate is rated for 300-pounds.
9 When closed, the doors are sturdy enough to stand on (your weight may vary), with the windows down, to help you reach the rooftop tent or other items on the roof.
10 There are components in front of the CVT cover that will make changing a belt more involved than usual. On the good side, the component in the way, is a big sound deadening plenum making the cockpit and engine quieter than it would be without it..
11 The ADV models feature a topographic design imprinted on the body decals. This area that’s featured, is from the terrain around the Crown King Trail in Arizona.
12 Next to the front grill, you will find a 12V power port to plug in a battery maintainer when your machine is in storage.
13 Polaris equipped this machine with 8-ply, 30-inch tall, tires on 15 inch wheels. This is an image of that front tire turned to full lock. There is plenty of room for 31’s and possibly 32’s.
To find out how the machine works, check out the full review at https://utvactionmag.com/2024-polaris-xpedition-review/