|TMW Off-Road’s “El Diablo”
The heart of Project El Diablo started out when TMW sat down with the motor experts at Weller Racing. They wanted the RZR XP 1000 platform, but with considerably more horse power and gears if possible. Jason Weller suggested using the engine from the Ninja ZX-14 motorcycle. Kawasakis Ninja ZX-14R is a1,441c, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four engine which puts out a peak power of around 200 hp and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Great power for a UTV, and all the fun of banging through the gears! Weller Racing put together the ZX-14R engine package for the XP 1000’s — an affordable way to get big horse power.
TMW then went to work on a new custom El Diablo roll cage, including a RADIUS full automotive safety glass windshield.
When it came to the overall look, TMW wanted a wider body and unique style so they hit up Glazz Craft. The Pre-runner body and dash really sets this project apart from other builds. With all this power, TMW turned there attention to the suspension. Lonestar Racing supplied their MTS suspensions–3.5 inches per side wider, 3 inches longer wheel base, and almost 20″ of wheel travel. It was the perfect choice! The shocks were re-valved by Supercross.com and they also added bigger shafts and stiffer valves and crossovers for the front.
Triple X stepped it up on the seats with a unique suede version of the Black Widow seats for ultimate comfort and style. For added safety TMW chose Simpson harnesses.
Fullerton Sand Sports helped put the power to the sand with the 28″ STU #2 paddles and razorback front tires installed on the new HiPer Racing Fusion wheels–a perfect combination!
Rigid Industries helped light up the night. Going fast is what “El Diablo” is all about, but do that with stock headlights is not good. TMW used a combination of Rigid Industries A-Series accent lights, Dually D2 driving lights and 10 inch SR Series in the Rigid grill.
To top off this build TMW teamed up with Jerry Parkhurst and American Tradition Auto Body and picked out this amazing paint job. Doug at TMW could not be happier with the way El Diablo turned out-the look, the feel, the power. Top to bottom it did not disappoint!
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