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TMW Off-Road Orange Crush RZR XP4 1000

TMW Off-Road Orange Crush RZR XP4 1000Polaris RZR XP4 1000
Polaris RZR XP4 1000

The 2014 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 was just released at Camp RZR over Halloween in Glamis, and Jon Crowley from UTV Guide didn’t leave his stock for long.  In fact, his XP4 went back to Mesa, Arizona with TMW Off-Road right after Camp RZR was over for a full customization.

Orange Crush RZR XP4 1000

Jon’s Polaris RZR XP4 1000 was draped in Titanium Matte Metallic trim, which features orange painted suspension parts and graphic highlights. Using a combination of these colors, TMW tore the machine down to the frame and started piecing together the Orange Crush. From the wheels up, nothing remained stock except for the engine (for reliability reasons). HiPer provided a set of their billet center/carbon fiber composite wheels. The billet center wheels are replaceable to provide a different offset or wheel lug pattern, and the wheel halves are assembled with O-ring seals for ease of service. Fullerton Sand Sports provided a set of Sand Tires Unlimited rear Sand Blaster paddles and Razor Blaster ribbed front smoothies in 28” stock. This combo provides incredible traction in the loamy sand.

Lone Star Racing XP 1000 SuspensionLone Star Racing Suspension

Lone Star Racing provided their full factory suspension setup, which replaces all of the arms and links with stronger, braced pieces for aggressive driving. The 4130 chromoly tube arms use the stock bushings and can utilize the stock wheels, and have a lifetime warranty against bending or breaking to the original purchaser. Bolted up to the Lonestar arms are a set of the trickest springers available to the public, JRi’s JRide electronic shocks. The JRide shocks use solenoid-operated valves that are controlled electronically and independently to adjust the shock’s compression and rebound dampening. Multiple control options are available, including steering wheel paddles, rubberized button pads, smartphone apps, and a full color computer display. UTV Guide’s Orange Crush car was outfitted with the trick full-color adjustment display, mounted just aft of the TMW steering wheel.

JRide Shocks iPhone app

Smartphone Adjustable Shock System by JRi Shocks

The JRide shocks were the first set on an XP4, so part of the time riding was spent tuning spring rates and valving. The beauty of the JRide shock is its adjustability- it offers such a wide range of tuning, that revalving the shocks isn’t necessary when changing the entire feel of the vehicle. You can have a super plush ride, and then click the solenoids up a few notches to bomb the whoops. It all happens in seconds, and will surely change the face of the UTV suspension industry.

 

TMW Off-Road Full Turnkey Build

Inside the car, TMW displayed their craftsmanship well. All of the wiring was tucked away neatly and run through the rollcage with rubber grommets. The center dash housed a custom-labeled switch display, with a Rugged Radios race intercom below it. Triple X Seats sent out a set of their trick Black Widow suspension seats color-matched to the car, which offer 2” more headroom than the stock seats. Simpson five-point harnesses keep the occupants in place. TMW also fabricated a beautiful Venom X4 radius rollcage with built-in rear bumper. The cage is 6” lower than the factory cage, but still leaves enough room to accommodate riders up to 6’5” tall. The Venom ties into the factory cage mounts, and offers mounting for the stock RZR doors or for TMW’s full-coverage doors, which were installed on the Orange Crush car. A full aluminum roof was color-matched to the car as well.

Polaris RZR XP 4 1000Vision X LED Lights

Wolf Designs drew up a full-vehicle wrap in high-def printed vinyl that really made the car pop. Ghosted logos of the sponsors’ logos can be found in the background of the wrap, with large TMW logos and gorgeous graphic overlays. It compliments the candy-orange powdercoat color of the cage very well. Vision X supplied a full-width LED Light Bar, dual front Light Cannons, LED Cornering Lights and Accent Lights, which are all separately controlled via the TMW switch panel. LED lighting like this makes driving at night much more fun, as even the corners are illuminated before you turn. In the dunes, this makes nigh driving much safer and easier on the eyes. SickStick.com provided dual LED whip lights that mount atop the TMW rollcage and provide a cool light-saber look in the dark hours. To round out the lighting package, Radiantz provided some amber LED dust lights that make the Orange Crush stand out at night.

Performance

Sparks Racing 1065cc big bore kitTo increase the performance of the XP4, Jon teamed up with Sparks Racing. TheSparks Racing 1,065cc Big Block Cylinder Kit is a perfect big bore kit for any RZR 1000 XP owner who wants to drastically increase performance without sacrificing reliability. This kit is a “bolt-on” kit, so there’s no bottom-end modifications required and this kit is designed to use the stock connecting rods.

Sparks Racing provided an X-6 full dual exhaust system, which uses a crossover equalizing chamber in the midpipe to increase bottom-end performance. This is a full race exhaust- it is loud, aggressive, and built to be abused. Combined with the clutch kit and an EFI tune, it provided a nice performance increase for the heavy XP4.

To make sure the new power was handled properly, a Sparks Racing Performance Clutch Kit was installed. The kit came pre-configured for our 1065cc and features new Secondary helix, Primary spring, Secondary Spring and adjustable weights. The clutch work allows for quicker acceleration and more consistent backshifting. The belt grip goes up significantly, quelling the belt issues the XP4 has been known to have.

The net result from the Sparks Racing upgrades is a 50% bump in horsepower to the wheels as tested by Dobeck Performance at the UTV Invasion in Idaho.

Stereo

SSV Works Speaker Pods

SSV Works specializes in audio products for your UTV. From speaker pods that fit in your vehicle like they came from the manufacturer to subwoofer enclosures that give the 10-inch speaker enough volume to kick some serious bass, they build audio systems that create great sound and look great. SSV’s “no radio needed” kit, which gives us the ability to directly hook up phone, an iPod or an MP3 player. You can play songs stored on your device, and even Pandora or iTunes from your phone.

Custom molded kick panels designed for 6.5″ speakers and bolt into the upper foot well away from your feet. They are 100% fiberglass for the best sound quality and bass response. They are finished in a black texture coat to match Polaris textures and can be custom painted to match your color scheme.

Final touches to the Orange Crush car included mirrors and billet mounts from Axia Alloys. Axia manufacturers high-quality billet accessories for a variety of purposes, and specialize in clean mounting solutions.

Polaris RZR XP 4 1000Polaris RZR XP 4 1000

Vision X LED LightsVision X LED LightsVision X - LED Light Cannon

HiPer Technology Carbon Fiber Wheels Lonestar Racing XP 1000 Trailing ArmsLonestar Racing XP 1000 A-Arms JRi Shocks - JRide Shocks

JRi Shocks - JRide ShocksTriple X Seats Sparks Racing Dual Exhaust Rugged Radios - Radio, Intercom

SSV Works - Three Speaker Stereo SystemSSV Works - Three Speaker Stereo SystemSSV Works - Three Speaker Stereo System

Build Sponsors:

  • 2014 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 – Titanium Matte Metallic
  • TMW Off-Road  – Roll Cage, Front Bumper, Doors, Electrical, Custom Rocker Switches, Full Vehicle Assembly
  • JRi Shocks – JRide Electronically Adjustable Shocks
  • Lonestar Racing – Factory Replacement Suspension
  • HiPer Technology- Carbon Fiber Billet-Center Wheels
  • Fullerton Sand Sports – 28” Sand Blaster and Razor Blaster Tires
  • Wolf Designs – Graphics Wrap
  • Vision X – LED Light Bar, Light Cannons, Cornering Lights and Accent Lights
  • Triple X Seats – Black Widow Suspension Seats
  • EPI Performance – Clutch Kit
  • Sparks Racing – X-6 Dual Exhaust
  • SSV Works – Three Speaker Stereo System
  • SickStick.com – Lighted Whips
  • Axia Alloys – Mirrors, Fire Extinguisher and mount
  • Rugged Radios – Radio, Intercom
  • Radiantz LED Lighting –  Amber LED Dust Lights
  • Simpson – Harnesses

Photos by Jon Crowley, Cody Hooper and Neal Rideout

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