|2012 Kawasaki Teryx4 Buildup Project
We are embarking on a new build project with a brand new 2012 Kawasaki Teryx4. The goals for this build are enhanced suspension and trail capability. The Teryx4 is Kawasaki’s newest UTV, built to haul four people. Our camo unit comes with power steering and a relatively short wheelbase considering four adults can fit quite comfortably.
We are super impressed with a few features of the Teryx4 – new centrifugal clutch, power steering and front locker engagement make it very nimble and capable.
We will be working with several premiere aftermarket accessory companies to build this UTV that will be right at home on the Rubicon, Moab, pre-running in Baja or exploring the desert or tight forest trails.
Wheels & Tires – Desert:
UHMW Skid Plate:
Teryx4 UHMW Skid Plate –Factory UTV
Long Travel Suspension:
Seats and Harnesses:
Steering Wheel and Quick Release Adapter:
Winch, Fairlead & Bumper:
Rubicon Trail Camping Trip – June 2014
Sand Sports Super Show – September 2012
Rubicon Camping Trip – June 2012
Rubicon Camping Trip – June 2012
Nor Cal Rock Racing – June 2012
Our Teryx4 was used by NorCalRockRacing.com during their June 2, 2012 race at Prairie City SVRA. Race organizer, John Goodby, put over 40 miles on the Teryx4 before and during the races.
Chappie-Shasta OHV Area – April 2012
We did 35+ miles today at the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area. We put our 31″ Pit Bull Gowler LT tires on to see how our stock engine and clutch would do. Although we did lose some power going up hills, I was real happy with how the car performed.
Prairie City SVRA – April 2012
Our Teryx4 does awesome in the rocks. With HCR long travel and FOX shocks, we have more ground clearance and a smooth ride. Factory UTV UHMW skid plate protects the underside real well. Biggest plus on the Teryx4 is the clutch. Grabs right now with no slipping. Car is super comfortable.
Glamis – February 2012
SDR Motorsports installed the long travel, seats, harnesses, LED light and built a cage and roof for it. They arrived with it on the trailer early Saturday morning. I swapped to my paddle tires, then had Chris from Benchmark Performance reflash the ECU to get rid of the speed-limiter. I then added a little pre-load to the shocks and it was time to try it out.
The suspension was set a little soft, so I added a few clicks to the Fox Racing Shox RC2s and that helped quite a bit. The PRP seats and harnesses were very comfortable and the SDR cage looked great. We even took it out for a night ride to Olds and tried out the Rigid Industries LED light bar.
After a bunch of picture taking of some nice cars on Sunday morning, I jumped in my Teryx4 so we could get a few pictures. Then four of us went on another quick-paced ride through the dunes. I was pretty surprised at how well I did in my Teryx4 following a XP, XP4 and a turbo XP. Other than one steep hill that did not have much of a run, I mobbed through the dunes without slowing down the pace of the guys up front. The HCR Racing long travel, Summers Brothers axles and Fox shocks worked great. They need a little more fine tuning, but I was very happy with the setup for the first trip out. The quality of the parts and the installation by SDR Motorsports made this a very pleasurable experience.
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Sand Mountain – December 2011
Very impressed with the performance of the Teryx4 with just a set of paddle tires on it. Made it to the top of Sand Mountain!
Went on a 90 mile desert ride with four people in the Teryx4. It was very comfortable and performed well. Only complaint is hitting the governor that limits speed to about 50 mph.
Rock Crawling – December 2011
Took our brand new Kawasaki Teryx4 out to Prairie City SVRA to play in the rocks today. The vehicle is completely stock except for larger wheels and tires. A few of the pictures above give you a good view of the 28″ EFX MotoMTC Tires from Colorado Components.
Only complaint I had today was the skid plate. Not strong enough for this type of rock crawling. Thankfully I dropped the Teryx4 off at Factory UTV so they could design UHMW skids that will protect the bottom of the T4.
Front locker was real easy to engage and the power steering made steering a breeze. Absolutely LOVE the how the clutch grabs.
For a factory vehicle with only larger tires, I was very impressed with the Teryx4 in the rocks. I cannot wait to get it out on the Rubicon and Moab.
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