MTX/SUPERATV RZR PRO XP RECOVERY RIG
More sound for higher ground
MTX/SUPERATV RZR PRO XP RECOVERY RIG
The Polaris RZR Pro XP platform has been built up to all kinds of great project machines in the last two years—from duners to race cars and mud machines—but none of them are as well-equipped as the recovery rig MTX Audio built as a showstopper.
While it’s the audio components MTX wanted to show off, when this machine rolls through a ride event or is on display at a trade show, the entire project can rock out with the best of them. When MTX sent over the build list and wanted to see if we could feature their ride, we picked out the perfect place to see how it worked.
SYSTEM OF SOUND
MTX sells universal and vehicle-specific audio systems for nearly every brand of UTV, both sport and utility. For this build, MTX installed its top-of-the-line Thunder 5 kit that retails for $2200. According to MTX, the ProXP-20RC-Thunder5 audio kit is a complete plug-and-play, five-speaker audio system designed for the Polaris RZR Pro XP platform. The kit fits all models that have an installed Ride Command system. Building off the capabilities of the Polaris Ride Command system, the kit features full plug-and-play integration to the factory harness while power for the system was provided by the included MUD100.4 four-channel and MUD600-1 monoblock amplifiers.
Front audio reproduction was handled by a set of the ProXP-20-FS component speakers. The lower, 6 1/2-inch, rotationally molded speaker pod was designed to install in a matter of minutes and featured integrated RGB lighting, while the 1-inch soft-dome tweeter mounted in the upper dash. Low end came from the ProXP-20-SW subwoofer enclosure with its high-output, 10-inch subwoofer in a ported enclosure that mounted in the dash on the passenger side of the vehicle. Rear sound is provided by a pair of Mud65PL speaker cans that feature integrated RGB lighting in a compact design with plug-and-play connectivity. Connections were made via integrated, quick-connect, watertight harnesses designed for the harshest of riding environments. For non-Ride Command units, those kits came with a head unit that added $300 to the price. Another good aspect of a system like this was that MTX built the kit for an easy install so there was no guesswork about where certain components went. Everything was laid out with detailed instructions, and all the mounting hardware was included. Lower-priced kits and sound bars were available for under $600. No matter what make and model you drive, you can see what they offer for it at www.mtx.com.
LAST CHANCE CANYON
One of our local rock-crawling trails in the Mojave Desert is called Last Chance Canyon. Not only did we think it was a good place to showcase the portal-equipped Pro XP, the sheer canyon walls would be just as good of a place to hear the sound coming from the rig. If there was ever a place to hold an outdoor concert, this canyon would be it. The MTX-equipped RZR was all that would be needed to entertain hundreds of people.
As we tiptoed up the canyon, it was fun driving over rocks that we would have to go around in other machines. Ground clearance was simply amazing, thanks to the 8-inch portals and the 39×10.5-18-inch-tall X-Rox DD Crawler Moto Race tires mounted on Muscle Race wheels. More distance between the skid plate and dirt was provided by the SuperATV 1.5-inch forward-offset, high-clearance A-arms and high-clearance SA trailing arms. All the shock springs and valving were provided by MTS Off Road. Literally nothing would stand in the way of this rig. If there was something in the way or a rig that needed to be recovered, a huge 6000 pound Black Ops winch was mounted up front and an SA tow hook out back. The Rebel Style Kustoms cage incorporates a trunk out back for more recovery gear and supplies.
We did prove that recovery gear goes a long way on a tough UTV ride, and the one time you didn’t have it was when you would need it. Also, the portals in the desert do add to the experience more than we thought. It brings a whole new driving experience to any UTV. The ride was different, and the way you went through, over or around the terrain was different. We could still run down the trails at a decent speed, and the ride was still comfortable. The steering gave a little more feedback than we would like, but that was to be expected with such huge tires. All in all, the ride for the passengers was incredible, and the sound experience around them was perfect. If you are looking for the same kind of sound perfection, find your closest MTX dealer by calling (800) 225-5689.
MTX/SUPERATV RZR PRO XP BUILD SHEET
RSK cage, roof rack, roof, bumpers, front rack: www.rebelstylekustoms.com
SuperATV high-clearance A-arms and trailing arms: www.superatv.com
SuperATV Rhino 2.0 axles, 8” portal gear lift w/ 45% gear reduction
SuperATV Black Ops 6000 lb. winch
SuperATV nerf bars:
SuperATV tow hitch
MTS suspension tuning: www.mtsoffroad.com
Muscle Race Wheels: www.muscleracewheels.com
MRT X-Rox DD Crawler tires 39×10.5×18”: www.motoracetire.com
Pro Armor aluminum doors: www.proarmor.com
PRP XC series seats: www.prpseats.com
MTX Audio ProXP-20RC-Thunder5 5-speaker amplified audio system for 2020+ Polaris RZR Pro XP vehicles w/ Ride Command: www.mtx.com/, (800) 225-5689
Sector Seven Spectrum mirrors: www.sectorseven.zone
RSK (Rebel Style Kustoms) DOT full glass windshield: www.rebelstylekustoms.com
RSK bed storage trunk
KC Hilites Gravity LED Pro6 lights: www.kchilites.com
Designed in-house wraps: www.preferredlinemedia.com
Wolf Designs wraps: www.utvwrap.com
Prismatic Powder Illusion Orange powdercoat: www.prismaticpowders.com
See UTV Action’s full test on the RZR Pro XP here: POLARIS RZR PRO XP PREMIUM – UTV Action Magazine
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