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POLARIS RZR XP 1000 PROJECT BUILD

-- RANCHO RACING'S RADICAL RZR -- By the staff of Dirt Wheel UTV racer Adrian Orellana didn’t drift into the sport by buying a recreational car and gradually adding to it. He bought a brand-new Polaris RZR XP 1000 and immediately tore the entire car apart and delivered the frame to Fabwerx. Fabwerx had no qualms about cutting nearly the entire stock frame away. Basically, Fabwerx started with the two main-frame rails and constructed a new racer from that starting point. Orellana’s race team is Rancho Racing. Rancho…

2018 POLARIS RZR XP 4 1000 RIDE COMMAND EDITION

-- UTV TEST: Four-seat fun with technology -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Powersports king Polaris builds one of the best family-fun machines available. Droves of RZR XP 4 1000s rove the deserts and dunes of the western states. Some are filled with passengers enjoying a smooth and fun ride. Others have a single occupant enjoying the smooth, long-wheelbase four-seater’s handling and ride. Polaris has a variety of popular four-seaters, including models with three levels of suspension specification, turbo-inducted…

REMOVE, CHECK, INSTALL CV AXLES

-- STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO GUIDE --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels We recently noticed that there was a lot of wet lubricant on one of our Polaris RZR front axles. Looking closely, we found that a stick had gone through the lower front part of the machine and wedged between the front axle CV and the front differential. We assumed the CV boot was punctured, so we pulled the axle out. This is what we found, and we thought it might help our readers. To begin, make sure the machine is supported safely, then remove the wheel.…

INSIDE THE NEW POLARIS RZR TURBO S

-- Fast facts about S model -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Can-Am has had an edge in the sport UTV market since the release of its Maverick X3 X ds and rs machines. The suspension travel numbers have been bigger, and so has the horsepower rating in 2018. According to many different dealers on the West Coast, desert and sand dune riders are choosing the X3 over the RZR. Polaris released the Dynamix version of the RZR XP Turbo in hopes that it would keep their momentum going. In perfect Polaris fashion, the company…

HOW TO REPLACE SUSPENSION BUSHINGS

-- Keep your machine’s suspension working like new, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Keeping the suspension working well on a quad or UTV requires a variety of parts to function as they should. Adjusting the spring preload and fine-tuning the adjusters are the fun part. There are less glamorous duties, like making sure that the suspension arms are operating as they should. Most quad and UTV suspension arms pivot on simple plastic bushings with a sleeve for the bolt to go through. For the most part, these work…

KOMBUSTION RZR & X3 BUILDS

-- Making them better for fast rides on tough mountain trails -- This is the second time that we have met the guys from Utah-based Kombustion Motorsports to have adventures in their personal machines. Sure, both of these vehicles are rolling calling cards for the popular UTV repair, build and hop-up company, but these are machines that have and will continue to be driven hard and often. Even better, they work like they are supposed to on the trail. We took both machines into the mountains on forest roads and…

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE RZR RS1

-- The fastest single-seater UTV from Polaris -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels One thing you can say about Polaris is that the company does not sit still. After basically creating the multi-seat sport UTV market, the “Big P” dropped the Ace single-seat unit on us. That first Ace featured the capabilities of a 4x4 quad that you sit in with a roll cage. Next, after a variety of compact Ace models, came the Ace 900 XC that was wider, longer and powerful with more suspension. It is close to the maximum performance you can…

PROJECT RZR XP 4 TURBO DYNAMIX

-- Common-sense mods from TUSK --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels, photos by Pat Carrigan Our 2018 Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo Dynamix is the upper end of the price range for the Polaris range. We have around 500 hard miles on the Dynamix at this point, with 200 of those miles being in the sand dunes. So far, the machine has been pretty wonderful. As we live with the Dynamix computerized suspension, the more we appreciate it. When it was new, it was great in the dunes, but with many miles on it now, it is working extremely…

2018 POLARIS SCRAMBLER 850

-- 4x4 ATV TEST: Is it a sport quad? --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels…  Most sport quad manufacturers have taken our pride and joys off of their assembly lines. In fact, only Yamaha currently produces traditional sport quads with manual transmissions and solid rear axles. The days of sliding corners on a variety of brand-new sport 450s are disappearing, and a new breed of sport quad has come to take the spotlight. Polaris calls their Scrambler a “sport performance ATV,” and, honestly, we don’t feel they are wrong.…

POLARIS RS1 CREATES NEW DRAMA

-- Larry and Mabel and the single-seater RS1 -- By Ron Lawson Here’s how the conversation could go: Larry: “So, honey, did you see this? It’s called an RS1.” Mabel: “But…” Larry: “It’s way less expensive than a regular RZR.” Mabel: “But…” Larry: “It’s lighter and the performance is better!” Mabel: “But…” Larry: “It has better visibility, and the center of gravity is more evenly distributed, so it turns equally well in either direction.” Mabel: “But…” Larry: “We can trade in our old RZR and…

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X RS vs. POLARIS RZR TURBO DYNAMIX

-- Horsepower kings go head to head -- In the production UTV world of colossal horsepower and monstrous torque, there are two brands that stand in a power struggle atop the sport UTV world. The two companies that offer these titans of the UTV world are Polaris and Can-Am. The machines we’re speaking of are the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs and Polaris RZR XP Turbo Dynamix. This contest shows no sign of ending, and it’s not just an engine power struggle; it’s a fight to have the best suspension, most comfort, superior 4WD,…

PROJECT POLARIS GENERAL 4

Darin McGuffin just wanted something different than what everyone else had, and after changing a few things on his General 4 he now absolutely loves it.