— Passion is universal, whether it’s OHV recreation, flying, music or home-brewing beer. Ben Cook loved flying and bench-racing about flying afterwards with friends in Hangar 24 so much that he turned a home-brewing operation into Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, complete with the Barrel Roll Program of spirits-barrel-aged beers. Cook also enjoys off-road recreation, so he had Assault Industries create the Hangar 24 RZR XP 4 1000, and we got a chance to sample the tricked-out Polaris in the San Bernardino National Forest and afterwards Hangar 24’s Betty IPA.
ASSAULT ON THE ORDINARY
Assault took delivery of the 2017 RZR XP 4 1000 with Walker Evans needle shocks to transform it into a rolling billboard for the Hangar 24 booths at the Sand Sports Super Show, as Hangar 24 was a presenting sponsor. Assault started with a Pro Armor XP 4 Baja cage ($1,949.95) with a roof and pocket for the Baja Designs 30-inch Driving LED light bar ($849). Baja Designs also supplied the rear taillight 30-inch light bar ($424.95) with red, orange and white backup lights and two LED dome lights and switches. An XTS Power Products RZR light-bar wiring harness ($79.95) made for a clean install. Also, a pair of BD Squadron-R Sport driving/combo amber lights ($239.95) were mounted to the Assault Apache front bumper ($249.99), and night rides were further enhanced with the BD RZR XP1K headlight kit ($1,084.95).
With the cage and lights complete, armor and comfort were next for the adventure XP 4. Four Pro Armor G2 seats ($429.95 each) were installed with Hangar 24 colors. Assault’s 3-inch H-style five-point harnesses ($139.99 each) went on each seat, and the RZR steering wheel was replaced by Assault’s Ballistic steering-wheel kit ($319.99) with quick-connect. Assault’s Hellfire shifter ($59.99), center-view mirror ($84.99), sun visors ($169.99), storage bag ($155.99) and B2-Bomber side mirrors ($329.99) accessorize the cabin for exploration and strafing runs.
ARMING FOR THE ELEMENTS
Fuel Racing supplied the 30x10R14 Gripper tires ($175 each) and Anza beadlock wheels ($175 each), with a fifth wheel going on the Assault Adventure rack ($429.99) above the Assault soft cooler ($44.99) and paired with the Apache rear bumper ($259.99). To make sure no rides get cut short, the Hangar 24 XP 4 was armed to the teeth with Assault Turret tie-rods ($309.99) and high-clearance radius rods ($649.99) with a radius rod reinforcement plate ($124.99). Assault’s trailing arm guards ($229.99), front shock guards ($124.99), rear shock guards ($144.99) and sway-bar links ($129.99) protect the suspension, while two fire-extinguisher-mount kits ($169.99 each, including extinguishers) add insurance.
For style, the Assault Hellfire grill ($124.99), dash bezel ($59.99) and gas cap ($89.99) blend in nicely with the Hangar 24 wrap and logos. With that, the Assault Hangar 24 RZR XP 4 was ready for our adventure above Lake Silverwood for photography. It was a great ride in an awesome machine.
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