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RZR XP1K

GMZ Kahuna Tire & Casino Wheels test

-- GMZ Race Products is a company whose three co-founders have more than 40 years of racing experience in karting, off-road trucks, ATVs, UTVs and NASCAR, and they back their products with race-sponsorship programs. With CAD design and testing with top off-road racers, GMZ tires and wheels are durable performers for the ATV and UTV public. CONSTRUCTION: The Kahuna tire is GMZ’s DOTapproved, all-terrain tire with eightply radial construction, heavy-duty sidewalls and special long-wear rubber compound. It comes in 30x10R14…

HOW-TO: Setting up UTV suspension

Most ATV and UTV suspensions are really pretty similar. Whether it be race or play, swingarm, A-arm or crazy long-travel trailing arms, they are pretty much all controlled by some type of coil-over shock absorber. While many of the newer performance models might have multiple adjustment options, even the most basic utility options will have some sort of adjustment. The factory setup is designed to “perform” for a very wide range of users and conditions; this set “factory” setup is not going to be ideal for you end users,…

PERFORMANCE CVT CLUTCH INSTALL: HOW-TO

The Polaris RZR XP 1000 is an amazing machine; great handling and tons of power make for the ultimate UTV experience. In comparison to the already-impressive XP 900, the XP1K is an all-around bigger machine, with more than 20 percent more horsepower and enough torque to pull much larger 29- and 30-inch tires. The one downfall, or obvious weak link, is the clutch. While the XP 1000 is clearly more machine than the previous 900 model, its major clutching components and belt are exactly the same. While some think that the XP…

PROJECT TEST: ADVENTURE RZR XP 1000

In our January 2014 issue, we reported on how Allen Knowles of CT Racing set up his Polaris RZR XP 900 for comfort while exploring and getting to prime hunting and fishing spots. Scott Lee of Tri-State RV Supply, HCR Racing and MCXUSA Turbos had the same idea when he built this RZR XP 1000 for Karen Alstott so she could go exploring and rock crawling at Moab and Sand Hollow. Although he has access to all of the long-travel suspension of HCR Racing and 180-horsepower MCXUSA turbos featured in last month’s shootout against the…

PRODUCT TEST: HCR Racing Elite Series XP1K Long-Travel Kit

HCR Racing introduces its Elite Series suspension for the RZR XP 1000 with proprietary material and construction that’s 25 percent stronger in tensile and yield strength compared to 4130-series chromoly, and the CADCAM-designed suspension arms have laser-cut construction with box design and internal ribbing for much more strength than stock yet perforations to lower weight for dune enthusiasts. A-arms and trailing arm are replaced with high-clearance, gull-wing (front), boxed arms with slot and tab catacomb internals,…

UTV TEST: Polaris Fox Edition RZR XP 1000

Polaris’ RZR XP 1000 armada gets another gunship for 2015, as the XP1K Fox Edition joins the Desert and High Lifter Editions. While the High Lifter will appeal to mud enthusiasts and the Desert comes standard with everything the UTV adventurer would want from the aftermarket, the new Fox Edition with the Podium Internal Bypass shocks is aimed at enthusiasts and racers who want the highest-performing suspension available for higher top speeds with a smoother ride. If it were an aircraft, the RZR XP 1000 EPS Fox Edition would…

UTV TEST: Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS

Polaris’ flagship RZR XP 1000 is back and better than ever! Most anyone who’s driven one will agree that the XP 1000 is an amazing machine and has more than earned its spot at the top of its class. How could one possibly improve the bestselling, best-performing, and best-handling UTV to ever hit the dirt? WHAT’S NEW FOR 2015? The 2014 XP 1000 was a complete and total success. Polaris took a class-/ industry-leading machine, the XP 900, and gave it a stronger chassis, longer wheelbase, more suspension travel and a huge…