|Muzzys Big Bore Wildcat
UTV of the Month for August 2012
Arctic Cat released their long awaited sport UTV last Fall and it was immediately a big hit with enthusiasts that ride hard in the dunes and desert. With huge wheel travel and a long wheelbase, the Wildcat tamed big g-outs and laughed at giant whoops, but for more aggressive riders, it needed a little more punch.
This is where Muzzys, Inc. out of Bend Oregon stepped in. Not only are they famous for their equal length, dual exhaust systems, but they also know what it takes to make a v-twin get with the program. Rob Muzzy bought the first Wildcat he could get his hands on and immediately set his crew in motion building performance parts for it.
First up was dual exhaust and Digi-Tune fuel controller. The exhaust has an aggressive small block sound without excessive decibel level that is created from large diameter, tuned, equal length stainless steel head pipes and integrated siamese collector. Another cool feature of this exhaust system is the dual oxygen sensor bungs so you can easily add oxygen sensors to one or both head pipes. And for noise sensitive areas, Muzzys offers not only Quiet Cores, but also Whisper Cores that knock sound output down even further.
Next up was busting open the v-twin power plant. First stage was standard bore with 92mm high compression pistons, pins, rings, clips, gaskets, stage 1 camshafts and valve spring kit. Combined with their dual exhaust, the stage 1 kit adds a nice bump in horsepower without needing any cylinder work.
Then it was time for big bore! The Muzzys 994cc Big Bore Kit includes bored & plated cylinders, 94mm pistons, pins, rings, clips, head and base gaskets. The result is a 32% increase in horsepower over stock!
Lastly, they cracked open the CVT and created a bolt-on wet clutch delete kit. The new clutch setup from Muzzys removes the stock Wildcat wet clutch assembly for a significant reduction in power lag and an increase in acceleration and top speed. The result is a faster, more responsive Wildcat with a fully tuneable performance clutch. What makes this kit even more cool is stock components are not modified to install this kit. That means if you ever wanted to go back to stock for any reason, you can.
I met up with Muzzys up at DuneFest 2012 in Winchester Bay, Oregon and had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of their Wildcat. Together with Dave Kuskie from Fullerton Sand Sports, we put the cat through its paces in the dunes. What we experienced was a transformation from a mild-mannered vehicle with incredible suspension, to a UTV thats power and acceleration now matched the superior suspension.
While all these add-ons can take your Wildcat to the next level, I really think the biggest bang for the buck lies in the Stage 1 kit. It has a solid increase in power without bigger modifications seen in the Stage 2 kit. And for those that want even more, rest assured that performance research and development hasnt stopped there. Muzzys is elbow deep with intake, billet cylinders and head work that should really wake the Wildcat up!
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