|2011 Kawasaki Teryx Buildup Project
Here is our build project with a shiny 2011 Kawasaki Teryx. The goals for this build are extreme suspension, lightweight, performance and trail capability.
August 2013 – Prairie City SVRA
Spent the morning playing at Prairie City SVRA. The Lonestar Racing long travel with FOX shocks is the perfect setup for rock crawling and high speed corners. STI 30″ Roctane tires really help get the Teryx up off the ground. Factory UTV skids give us the confidence to bash through the rocks without worrying about underside damage. And the Muzzys Performance 916cc big bore and dual exhaust always put a smile on our face.
July 2013 – Rubicon Trail
My daughter has her learner’s permit so I figured she should learn how to rock crawl!. We spent the day on the Rubicon Trail. Great to see her confidence grow and the day progressed. Our Teryx is a super capable rock crawler with LSR / FOX long travel suspension and 30-inch STI Roctane tires. But it also has a big bore Muzzys 916cc v-twin that can destroy a CVT belt or an axle if you aren’t smart with the throttle. She did a great job listening and driving.
2013 Rally on the Rocks
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Sand Mountain – March 2013
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Ultra4 Nor-Cal Stampede
We used our Kawasaki Teryx as a media vehicle on the track during the race.
Rubicon – September 2012
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Sand Mountain – September 2012
The extra power put down by the head work was amazing. Really made the Teryx super fun to drive in the dunes.
I also had a brand new set of front dune tires that I was trying out. The 27″ STU Razor Blaster is a front steering tire that is available at Fullerton Sand Sports. This tire really worked well on my Teryx at Sand Mountain. Tracked well at high speeds and and made turning and side hill tracking so much fun.
Rubicon – June 2012
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Sand Sports Super Show – 2011:
Our Teryx was in our booth at the 2011 Sand Sports Super Show
On the cover of UTV Off-Road Magazine:
Our Teryx was featured on the cover of the October/November 2011 UTV Off-Road Magazine.
Sand Mountain – Halloween 2011
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Rubicon Day Trip
First trip with 31″x15″ wheels and tires in the rocks. Check it out at: Rubicon Day Trip
First Trip – 2011 Rally on the Rocks – Moab
My first trip with the new Teryx was out to Moab for a little rock crawling. We hit the trails for four days and tackled Poison Spider Mesa & Golden Spike, Steel Bender, Cliff Hanger, and Green Day and Helldorado at Area BFE. The Teryx performed beyond my expectations.
The next stage of the build will be upgrades to the engine and maybe some 30″ LT tires. Stay tuned!
Rock Crawling Tires and Wheels:
30x10R14 STI Roctane XD Tires Mounted on STI Beadlock wheels
Got some big tires to try out on the Rubicon! The tires are 31x1050R15LT/C Pit Bull Growler LT and the wheels are 15″ OMF Performance Billet Center beadlocks.
LED Light Bar:
We have installed a CBR Performance direct fit replacement radiator. The radiator core features a 6.6mm fin height, 42mm thickness, triple pass and oven brazed core. This allows a larger surface area for an efficient cooling process, including a 20% coolant capacity gain. Compared to the stock radiator design, a 10mm fin height, 26mm thickness, and single pass. The kit also includes a 900 CFM Spal high output fan and custom shroud.
I dropped my Teryx off atFactory UTV last week for some skid plates and see if they could do anything for the rock sliders. I am a huge fan of using UHMW for underside protection because it slides over rocks instead of sticking, and it also doesn’t dent like aluminum.
Factory UTV added their standard skid plate in 1/2″ UHMW, then custom made some rock sliders for me. It turned out sick!
Roll Cage, Bumper and Rocker Skids:
Custom built roll cage, bumper and rocker skids byRoggy Enterprises. Cage is made from 1 1/2″ chromolly. Goal on the cage was to narrow and shorten the “bed”, add good cross bracing, tie in the rear shock tower and make it all bolt-in.
The Lonestar +5″ XTR-F suspension kit is 5″ wider per side and has a 1″ rear placement for optimum performance. The kit is designed to have 15.5″ of front suspension travel and 15.5″ of rear suspension travel using special position sensitive long travel shocks.
It comes with front and rear shock towers for perfect geometry and is specifically for the new Fox Position Sensitive Shocks. It uses a dual rate 8.5″ travel shock up front, and a dual rate 10″ shock in the rear for the best performance possible for your Teryx. The new shocks provide extra resistance against bottoming out, and still provide a nice smooth and controlled ride. The Fox shocks come with dual rate springs, piggy back reservoirs, and with high and low speed compression adjustment.
Wheels and Tires:
Our first installed upgrade on the new Teryx is a set of 26.5″ Pit Bull Rocker tires mounted on 14″ DFR Baja Crippler Wheels. Love the blacked out look.
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