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Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kits

Kawasaki TeryxLong Travel Kits

Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit - Fireball Racing
Stock arm on the left.  Long Travel on the right.

Kawasaki Teryx’s come stock with fully independent four-wheel suspension: Double-wishbones front and rear deliver 7.5″ offront wheel travel, 7.3″ of rear wheel travel and 11.2″ of groundclearance. All very similar to the Rhino.

Teryx has a 75.8″ wheelbase (same as aRhino), a 115.7″ overall length and are 58.3″ wide (4″ wider than a Rhino and 8″ wider than a RZR).

Kawasaki Teryx - Overall Width
The Teryx is 4″ wider than a Rhino

If aftermarket suspension manufacturers follow suit and offer +6″ wider per side long travel arms for the Teryx, it would end up at 70.3″ wide. That is almost 6 feet wide!

Specifications:

Front suspension / wheel travel: Adjustable dual A-arm with gas charged shocks / 7.5 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Adjustable Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) with gas charged, reservoir shocks / 7.3 in.

Overall length: 115.7 in.
Overall width: 58.3 in.
Overall height: 75.4 in.
Wheelbase: 75.8 in.
Ground clearance: 11.2 in.

Teryx Suspension - A-Arms
Narrow frame allows for longer a-arms with better geometry

Although long travel kits are far from cheap, they are the bestway to improve your Teryx’s suspension.  Approaching the goal of longtravel in steps can result in more expense because stock length shocks will notwork.  It is a hard pill to swallow, but if you want to get to long travel,you will save money in the long run by waiting until you can buy a full longtravel kit.

If a long travel kit is just out of reach, but you still want toincrease your track width for more stability in the dunes, you can try offsetwheels and/or wheel spacers.

Most of the long travel kits increase wheeltravel, front and rear track width and stretch the wheelbase. Long travel kitswill be available fromseveral manufacturers.

What is included in a Teryx Long Travel Kit?

Before you go running off to buy one of these long travel kits,it is best to understand what is included so that you can make side by sidecomparisons. 

Teryx Long Travel Kit from Funco Motorsports with Sway-A-Way Shocks
Here is a typical Teryx Long Travel kit.  It includes new A-Arms, Axles, Tie-Rod Extensions and Shocks.

A-Arms – A few different types of a-arms are outthere.  Most are made from chromoly tubing, others are boxed, and a few aremade from billet aluminum or mild steel. Each material type has pros and cons.Ask questions about why a particular material and arm design was chosen.

Some kits come powder coated in a standard color.Others come unfinished or offer custom colors.

A-Arm Hardware – Inner and outer a-arm hardware istypically replaced. The majority of long travel kits come with new bushings (Delron,Daystar, etc.) on the inner side of the a-arm, but some come with heims. On the outer or spindle side, some kits use heims, others use uni-balls, and afew reuse the OEM ball joint. There are pluses and minuses to each type of setupand quality can vary from heim to heim and bushing to bushing, so ask questions.

Axles – When you extend the wheels out, you are going toneed new axles.  There are two approaches to this.  The cheaper routeis to reuse the stock CVs and just replace the axles. The more expensive routeis new axles and CVs.  Many builders use Gorilla Axles & CVs. Steppingup to Gorilla Axles & CVs will increase strength and is much easier toinstall. The cost to step up to Gorilla Axles and CVs varies, but expect to payup to $1,500 more.

Tie Rods – Some kits come with tie rod extenders.  Afew come with new tie rods. 

Shocks – All of the kits include new  shocks.Several shock manufacturers have developed Teryx specific shocks, so there aremany options and prices out there. Long travel kit manufacturers will tend tohave a favorite. If you don’t want to mess around with shock valving, stick withwhat the manufacturer recommends. Shock selection can greatly affect not onlythe cost, but also the performance of the kit.

Front Shock Tower – Optional frontshock towers that moves the upper shock mount location up and out  and allows for a longershock and morewheel travel. Some welding may be necessary.

Spindles – Stock spindles aren’t typically replaced, buta few manufacturers are now offering new spindles as an option. If you race orlike to jump, you may want to look into new spindles.

Frame Gussets – Long travel kits put more stress on thefactory mounting locations. Several manufacturers are now offering bolt-on orweld-on gussets to help beef up the stock frame in critical areas. The Teryx frame is pretty stout, so you won’t see as much for the Teryx as you do for the RZR or Rhino.

Other things to ask:

  • Does the kit affect ride height? This not only affects how the Teryx will handle, but also if it will make it inside your toy hauler.

  • Make sure your kit is “bolt-on” with no welding required.

  • Will my OEM wheels will fit? Some of the Teryx kits will not work with OEM wheel.

  • Will the OEM rear sway bar work?

  • Does the kit put extra stress on OEM parts that do not get replaced?

Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kits

  • Cognito Motorsports

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +5″ Per side
Wheelbase: +1″ rearward
Wheel travel: 14″
Shocks: FOX
Axles: Summers Brothers

Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Suspension by Cognito MotorsportsCognito Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel

  • CST Performance Suspension

    Status: Available

    A-Arm width: +3″ Per side
    Wheelbase: No change
    Wheel travel: 12″
    Shocks: Standard travel
    Axles:

    Kawasaki Teryx Long travel - CST Performance Suspension Kawasaki Teryx Long travel - CST Performance Suspension Kawasaki Teryx Long travel - CST Performance Suspension Kawasaki Teryx Long travel - CST Performance Suspension

    CST Performance Suspension - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit CST Performance Suspension - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit
     

  • Custom Creations

    Status: Available

    A-Arm width: +6″
    Wheelbase: + 2 1/2″ – 1 1/4″ front and 1 1/4″ in the rear
    Wheel travel: 
    Shocks: Sway Away with Air Shocks or Coilover Springs
    Axles: Summers Brothers

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  • Dragon Fire Racing

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +6″
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel: 
Shocks: 

Monster Teryx built by DragonFire Racing Monster Teryx built by DragonFire Racing 

 DFR Long Travel Kawasaki Teryx 

  • Fabtech Motorsports

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +5″
Wheelbase: +2″ Rearward and +2″ Foreward
Wheel travel: 13″
Shocks: Fabtech Dirtlogic 2.0

Fabtech Motorsports - Teryx Long Travel Kit Fabtech Motorsports - Teryx Long Travel Kit Fabtech Motorsports - Teryx Long Travel Kit

  • Fireball Racing

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +6″
Wheelbase: +1.5″ rear
Wheel travel:
Shocks: Elka, Bilstein

Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit 

Fireball Racing - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Suspension Fireball Racing - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Suspension Fireball Racing - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Suspension 

  

  • FST Motorsports

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +6″
Wheelbase:  +2″ forward, +2″ backward
Wheel travel: 14″
Shocks: King, Elka

Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit - FST Motorsports Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit - FST Motorsports Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit - FST Motorsports Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit - FST Motorsports 

 Teryx Long Travel Kit - FST Teryx Front Frame Gusset Teryx Rear Frame Gusset

Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit - FST

  • Funco Motorsports

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +4″ per side
Wheelbase: +1″ Rear
Wheel travel: 14″
Shocks: Sway-A-Way, King

Funco Motorsports - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit Funco Motorsports - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit Funco Motorsports - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Funco Motorsports - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel

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  • HCR Racing

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +6″
Wheelbase: +1″ forward and 1″ rearward
Wheel Travel: 15″
Shocks: King

Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit - HCR HCR - Teryx Long Travel Teryx Long Travel HCR - Teryx Long Travel

  • HRT Motorsports

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +5″
Wheelbase: +2″ Rearward
Wheel Travel: 14″
Shocks: Fox

HRT Motorsports - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit HRT Motorsports - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit Kawasaki Teryx with Long Travel Suspension

HRT Motorsports - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit HRT Motorsports - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit

  • iShock/Hydrodynamics

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +5 inches per side
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel: 
Shocks: iShock

Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit - Hydrodynamics

  • Lonestar Racing

Status: Available

A-Arm width:  +3″
Wheelbase: +1″ rearward
Wheel Travel: 11.5″
Shocks: Stock length

A-Arm width:  +5″
Wheelbase: +1″ rearward
Wheel Travel: 14.2″
Shocks: Elka, Fox

Lonestar Racing - Kawasaki Teryx Mid-Travel kit Lonestar Racing - Kawasaki Teryx Long-Travel kit

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+5″ Kit

Kawasaki Teryx +3" Mid Travel Kit Kawasaki Teryx +3" Mid Travel Kit Kawasaki Teryx +3" Mid Travel Kit
+3″ Kit

  • Long Travel Industries

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +5″
Wheelbase: +1 1/2″
Wheel travel: 14.5″
Shocks: King

7/8″ upper and lower uniballs
300m Axles

   Long Travel Industries - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel

  • Magnum Offroad

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side
Wheelbase: +2″ Forward
Wheel travel:
Shocks: Fox

  • SDR Motorsports

Status: In Development

A-Arm width: +6″
Wheelbase:  +2″ Rearward
Wheel travel: 16″
Shocks: Fox
Axles: Summers Brothers

SDR Motorsports - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel SDR Motorsports - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel

  • Shaw’z Metal Fabrication

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +6″ per side
Wheelbase:  +2″ forward and +2″ rearward
Wheel travel: 16 1/2″ front, 14 1/2″ rear
Shocks: Fox

Shock relocation bracket for the front/upper shock mount.

Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit - Shaw'z Metal Fabrication Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit - Shaw'z Metal Fabrication

  • Xtreme Machine & Fabrication (XMF)

Status: Available

A-Arm width: +5″ per side
Wheelbase: +1 1/4″ rear
Wheel travel: 15.5″
Shocks: Walker Evans

Xtreme Machine & Fabrication - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit Xtreme Machine & Fabrication - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit XMF - Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit

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