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SCORE Journal Issue - JULY 2017

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ON THE FAST TRACK Bolt-On Performance Parts For UTVs By Dan Sanchez and Candace Wittrock During the first two races of the 2017 SCORE racing season, UTV teams are proving they are some of the fastest vehicles in Baja. Averaging speeds equal to or close to Class 1 and Class 10 vehicles, it’s no wonder these vehicles make up one of the fastest growing classes in SCORE. With a greater supply of racing components and manufacturers adding more horsepower every year, UTVs have not only made their mark in off-road racing but also with enthusiasts. In fact, many of the same aftermarket performance components for these vehicles used in racing, can also be purchased for the average enthusiast vehicle, giving it more agility and speed on a variety of terrain. We gathered together some of the more popular components for UTVs, that range from suspension parts, air intake systems, and more. Some of these components feature a 4-Wheel Parts logo that links directly to the retailer’s UTV section of their website, making it easy to purchase and get more information. In all, there’s a wide variety of performance parts from air-intakes to wheels and complete suspension systems. Since many of these components were actually built from experience in off-road racing, they’ll definitely make your UTV much more exciting to drive. K&N Engineering OE-Replacement Air Intake Systems K&N Engineering offers replacement air intake systems for the Polaris RZR XP Turbo and Polaris RZR 1000 vehicles. The air intake systems replace factory air inlet hoses with reinforced silicone hose that is stronger and less resistant to distortion under heat. The kits also include a mandrel bent intake tube and an oversized Roto-Molded air filter box that adds more air capacity and efficiency with the use of a K&N XD air filter element. The new air-box remains as a sealed unit, keeping dirt, dust, and moisture away from the filter element, but allowing for more cold ambient air to enter into the engine for greater power potential. These kits bolt into the factory location without modifications and are available with K&N’s DryCharger filter cover for extra protection in extreme off-road environments. In testing the system for the 2014-2017 Polaris RZR 1000 (PN63-113) provided 3.3 more horsepower at 60 mph, while the system for the 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo provided a 4.09 horsepower increase at 35 mph. The systems have an MSRP of $343.99. Cognito Motorsports Suspension For Polaris RZR XP1000 and XPTurbo Cognito offers a long-travel suspension upgrade package for the Polaris RZR XP1000 and XPTurbo. The package is available in a complete set or the individual components can be purchased separately which include front upper and lower control arms, tie rods, sway bar end links, trailing arms, radius rods and a radius rod cage. All of these components are heavy-duty and race proven so the recreational customer or racer can feel confident in their UTV. The package has an MSRP of $4784.00.  Cognito Motorsports 4-seat Polaris door kit This door kit for Polaris RZR XP1000 and XPTurbo models fits the factory roll cage or any other aftermarket cage that utilizes the OE doors. The door kits utilize a lightweight steel tubing frame and aluminum skins with Dzus fasteners attached to the frames. All of the original door’s re-use stock latches are re-used and the kit is powder coated in a semi-gloss black finish. The door kits have an MSRP of $1599.00.   Spare Tire Carrier Kit The Cognito spare tire carrier kit is designed to fit Polaris RZR XP1000 and XPTurbo models. When adding the optional universal mount, this spare tire carrier system can be mounted to the stock cage and most aftermarket cages. If you are purchasing the Cognito cage, there are already mounting provisions on the cage and no universal mount is required. The kit uses aluminum latches with gas struts to allow access to the cargo area. The kit also includes a Y-ratchet strap and will fit up to a 32-inch diameter tire. The position of the tire in the closed orientation still allows for a view from your rear view mirror. The tire carrier kit has an MSRP of $599.00 while the universal mount has an MSRP of $100.00. Impact Racing 16.5 PRO Series Latch & Link Restraints Impact’s 16.5 SFI-rated two-inch racing belts are required to perform to a higher breaking strength and elongation test, as well as an additional micro-slip test.  Featuring QSR adjusters on the shoulders, the 16.5 Pro Series 2x2 restraints offer improved comfort and containment. This product is available in bolt-in or clip-in designs. Recent test data has indicated two-inch lap belts are better for most body types, as three-inch lap belt webbing has the tendency to ‘ride-up’ and fold over the pelvic/hip bone resulting in less overall webbing coverage.  Two-inch lap belts fit more optimally into the Iliac Crest, allowing racers to adjust the lap belts nearly two inches tighter.  A tighter fit allows for better containment of the pelvis and reduces the incidence of submarining and minimizes impact loads traveling up the chest and neck.  MSRP for this product is  $169.95. MasterCraft S 2/4™ Polaris RZR Seat MasterCraft’s new S 2/4™ seat for Polaris RZR models, is designed to endure the rigors and versatility of UTV owners and racers require. The seat features deep bolsters for superior containment and features a removable bottom cushion for easy cleaning. MasterCraft’s S 2/4™ seat also features a pass-through at the base of the rear cushion, to easily reach through the seat and access the seat release lever, making removing your seats for cleaning quick and simple. Made in the USA, each seat also features easy installation with the included mounts, and are upholstered with easy-to-clean Marine Grade Vinyl. MasterCraft offers these seats in three color combinations: black and red, black and blue, and black and silver. MSRP for this product is $449.95. RIGID Chase LED Light The RIGID Chase rear facing LED light adds safety and functionality by packing reverse, courtesy, strobe, running, and brake lights into a single compact package. A halo of powerful colored LEDs in red, amber, or blue around the perimeter of the aluminum housing can be used as a strobe, running light, or third brake light. The center portion of the RIGID Chase functions as a 715-lumen white light suitable for use as a reverse or area light. There’s also a smaller downward-facing courtesy light for illuminating the cargo area. The RIGID Chase can be used individually or wired in series Lights are sold individually with an MSRP of $229.99. RIGID RIGID Reflect The RIGID Reflect is an advanced LED lighting solution with a fully adjustable side mirror all in one. Though originally developed for UTV and Powersports applications, the Reflect is a great solution for just about any off-road application. The Reflect uses RIGID’s patented LED technology and new side-shooter optics to provide a wide beam of light for cornering and drifting. For even more versatility, there are also built-in amber LEDs on the outside edge of the fixture that can be used as turn signals, flashers, or even auxiliary running lights.  Roll-cage mounting clamps make installation easy while aiming of both the light and the mirror can be adjusted independently. This product is sold in pairs with an MSRP of $499.99. Assault Industries Multi-Purpose Clamping Systems Assault Industries offers multi-purpose clamping systems that are available in 1-3/4-inch and 2-inch sizes. The clamping system attaches to the vehicle cage or chassis tubing and can be used to mount a variety of items such as fire extinguishers, compressed air cylinders, drink containers and more. The pull-to-release lever makes removal of mounted items quick and easy. All parts are machined from 6061 T6 billet aluminum and are hard anodized. The adjustable clamps are shrouded in vinyl to protect the surface finish of whatever you mount. This kit retails for $149.99.   Sidewinder Convex Side Mirrors Assault Industries introduces the new Sidewinder Convex Side Mirrors which provide an enhanced field-of-view and features an all new round design. The Sidewinder convex side mirrors are constructed primarily from CNC machined 6061 T6 billet aluminum and are completely re-buildable with basic tools. The new round design is highly customizable as the front and rear bezels can be replaced with available colored units, or the end user can have their raw bezels finished themselves for a more customized look. Assault Industries side mirrors are compatible with a wide variety of side-by-side vehicles. The mirrors can be mounted using available 1.5, 1.75, 1.875, or 2-inch clamps and can also be custom mounted. The Sidewinder side mirrors come with a limited lifetime warranty and start at $299.99. Assault Industries Hellfire V2 Grill The Assault Hellfire V2 front grill is designed to fit 2013-2017 Polaris RZR XP Non-Turbo and 2016 Turbo models. The Hellfire V2 grill replaces the OEM plastic unit and does not restrict the airflow to the radiator or intercooler of the vehicle. The grill features a rally stripe design which runs vertically from top to bottom and offsets to one side. The Assault Industries logo and grill mesh are added to complete the assembly and is finished with a durable powder coat. The Hellfire V2 grill is made in the USA and installs easily with basic hand tools and come in six colors with an MSRP of $124.99. B2 Bomber Mirror The Assault Industries B2 Bomber side mirrors feature a foldaway - breakaway feature and are completely re-buildable. The mirror body is made from CNC machined 6061-T6 aluminum and is finished with a military grade black anodize. The front and back bezels are available in several popular colors to match your ride (sold separately). . Pro Armor G- Force Suspension Seats  Pro Armor’s G-Force Suspension Seats are designed to give a driver or passenger greater comfort and performance. The seat has several advanced features including a pass-through belt slot for easy installation or removal of a harness. The seats also feature multi-density foams to reduce driver fatigue, and K-Tex reinforcement to eliminate holes from rubbing. Another key feature is the loose cushion with sand drain, allowing water and debris to fall through the bottom of the seat. The G-Force seat also features a powder coated frame and comes in marine-grade vinyl that’s available in multiple colors. Pro Armor’s G-Force suspension seat fits Polaris RZR 1000 or XP4 1000, as well as the Can-Am Maverick X3, and includes the seat base.  These seats mount to the factory seat base, and a seat slider is available (PN-P141S182BL) that is sold separately. The MSRP for the Polaris G-Force is $524.95(Seat base sold separately). The Can-Am has an MSRP of $564.95 (includes seat base). Striker Doors Pro Armor now offers Striker CAN-AM X3 doors that feature an all-aluminum construction to save weight and ensure strength and durability for any type of riding or racing. The doors are a direct bolt-on on all 2017 Can-Am X3 models and are designed for easy installation with plenty of adjustment. Pro Armor also offers additional graphic kits, knee pads with storage, and more accessories that are sold separately. These striker doors feature a reverse hinge system, which makes getting in and out easier, and open almost to a full 90-degrees so a limit strap is also included. The doors are available in Raw, Black, and Solar Black with additional colors coming soon. The MSRP for this product is $829.95. Pro Armor UTV Harnesses Pro Armor offers four and five Point Harnesses in2-inch or 3-inch widths. The harnesses come with sewn-in pads and a water resistant cell phone pocket. The belts also come with a mesh pocket for and LED light and use a Velcro closure, and adjustable sternum strap. Since the shoulder harnesses are sewn to the lap belts there’s less hardware and hassle for the latch and link system. Pro Armor Harnesses feature all black hardware including the quick release adjusters which is a new feature.  Multiple colors include black, red, orange, blue and silver. MSRP for the 2-inch harness is $109.95. The 3-inch harness sells for $119.95 Crawler XG Tire Engineered to provide unmatched grip, the Pro Armor Crawler XG features an aggressive tread pattern and an 8-ply rated Armor Belt construction to provide supreme performance with high puncture resistance.  The Crawler XG is available in 30x10r14 and 32x10r14 sizes. S&B Filters Particle Separator S&B’s Particle Separator ejects 94 percent of dust from a UTVs airflow before it reaches the air filter. According to S&B, using the Particle Separator will allow the stock vehicle air filter to last for up to a year. The Particle Separator is made to fit a variety of vehicles including Polaris, Can-Am, Yamaha, and Artic Cat models. Each system comes with mounting hardware for the particular make, model and year application. The S&B Particle Separator has an MSRP of $400. STI Wheels HD9 Comp Lock Wheel  The newest UTV Beadlock wheel in the STI HD Alloy family is manufactured to Baja-tough standards in a classic 8-spoke design. Ths HD9 Comp Lock is STI’s strongest bead lock wheel that uses 10mm-thick bead lock rings secured by 5/16-inch grade-8 hardware for extra strength. They’re available in 14x7 sizes and two finish options that include matte black and matte black with a machined surface. Several optional color ring choices are available as well as a raw metal ring for customizing to your own taste. The MSRP on the HD9 Comp Lock is $157.90 each.     Enduro XT/S Tire  STI’s newest Enduro XT/S tire features dual steel belts in an 8-ply radial design to deliver superior puncture resistance and longer tread life. The Enduro tread pattern is designed for high-performance handling and traction in a variety of terrain conditions. The wide contact patch helps keep the ride smooth and quiet. The Enduro XT/S tires are DOT marked to conquer hard surfaces with confidence. The tires are available in 28-, 30-, and 32-inch sizes to fit 14-inch diameter wheels. A 30-inch tire fits 15-inch wheels. Suggested retail prices range from $189 to $233. Rapto Worx UTV Grab Handle Rapto Worx offers a billet aluminum Grab Handle that fits Polaris RZR model UTVs.  This handle replaces the factory unit to provide a sturdy expandable solution where vehicle owners can attach a RAM mount and/or a Push-to-Talk radio button. The grab handle features one-billet passenger grab handle, two- stainless steel attachment plates, one aluminum adjustment bar (black), and all stainless steel hardware necessary for assembly. The push-to-talk radio button and lynchpin for securing the handle assembly to the vehicle are not included. This product’s MSRPis $130.00. OMF Performance OMF Billet Center Wheels OMF Performance Products, Inc. now offers its Billet Center Series wheels that are designed for serious off-road abuse. These wheels are manufactured from both spun and plate aluminum that offers the benefits of being lightweight while maintaining high strength. According to OMF, this gives the off-road racer good performance that can tackle any terrain, and with endless custom style and color options. These wheels are made in the USA and have an MSRP of $599.95 each for 14-inch, $649.95 each in 15-inch, and $749.95 each in 17-inch sizes. UMP Products Polaris XP1000 play car kit Unique Metal Products’ Polaris XP1000 play car kit provides high airflow with extreme dirt and dust filtration from a Donaldson air filter element. The system is available for turbo and non-turbo Polaris models and provides 99.9-percent dust retention that can leave your engine healthy for a whole season. Unique Metal Products, Inc. also has universal canisters in several sizes and plumbing parts for custom builds. MSRP for this product is $410.00. For further information, please visit   Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo play car kit Unique Metal Products, Inc. offers a race-ready air intake kit for the Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo.  The new Can-Am X3 kit offers both higher flow and more than two times the usable media for longer run-time before servicing the element compared to the stock filter. The 99.9-percent dust retention that provides savings for your engine. The MSRP for this product is $370.00. Trinity Racing Stage 5 Full Exhaust System for Can-Am Trinity Racing now offers a Stage 5 full exhaust system for the Can-Am Maverick X3. The exhaust system can provide significant horsepower and torque gains while maintaining a lightweight design. The system is manufactured from 304 brushed stainless steel for the mid and head pipes, while the 6061 billet machined muffler mounting brackets and exhaust tips are made from machined 6061 billet aluminum. Dual aluminum mufflers are available in either brushed aluminum or a hi-temp black powder coated finish and are fully TIG welded. The exhaust system has an MSRP around $880 and features USFS approved spark arrestors that are included, as well as a five-year industry leading warranty.   Stage 5 Clutch Calibration Kit The Stage 5 Clutch Calibration kit is designed to increase throttle response, back-shift performance, as well as low end & mid-range torque on Polaris RZR XP Turbo models. The system also dramatically reduces heat, belt slippage, and harsh clutch engagement. These calibration kits come with a new drive and driven springs, weights, and an all new heat resistant DUMAX drive belt that is 30-percent stronger than OEM and other aftermarket belts.  The Stave 5 Clutch Calibration kits have an MSRP of $319. Vision X Lighting RZR XP 30-Inch Light Bar & Mounts Vision X lighting allows the use of a 30-inch XPR Series Lightbar to be installed on the factory Polaris RZR XP cage. This roof-mounted light bar mount system is powder coated steel brackets that hold the lights in place and will work with any of Vision X’s 30-inch XPR, XPR-S and XPR-S Halo series light bars, which are sold separately. These light bar mounts have an MSRP of $49.99. TWIN LED Headlight System Vision X now covers a wider range of Polaris RZR models with its Twin LED Headlight System. This kit comes with four 3-inch LED Optimus lights with Halo and Non-Halo options. The kit comes with everything necessary to upgrade your vehicle’s headlights to provide 883-feet of usable light and a combined output of 4,208 raw lumens. Specific wiring adapters are included in the kit and maintain high and low beam operation like original and integrate with the factory headlight switch. The headlight system has an MSRP around $630 for the Halo lights and brackets. BFGoodrich Tire Baja T/A KR2 UTV Tire BFGoodrich will expand its Baja T/A KR2 desert racing line-up to include a UTV specific 32x9.50R15 this fall. The new tire wil have a longer contact patch to soak up bumps, as well as additional ride height for ground clearance. According to BFGoodrich engineers, the 32-inch diameter Baja T/A KR2 continues the company’s legacy of leadership in the development of high- performance desert racing tires that are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA. With two 15-inch UTV sizes, award winning BFGoodrich Pit Support and mapping, UTV racers will have access to the same technology and resources as the top tier SCORE competitors. Pricing to be announced in advance of the Fall 2017 release and will be available for purchase by calling 1.800.RACE.BFG in the USA. SDR Motorsports SDR Motorsports Doors  SDR Motorsports designed and built a set of doors that they wanted to be are rattle free, easy to install and adjust, strong, and completely serviceable. The design utilizes a patent pending single pivot aluminum hinge, specifically manufactured for these doors.  Styled and designed to look more like a custom fixed door instead of a bolt on the door, the SDR doors feature full length, one -piece 3-D formed aluminum panels that utilize Dzus fasteners. This exclusive design allows maximum opening room to get in and out of your UTV. The doors have an MSRP of $1599.99

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