|Rockford Fosgate Polaris RZR XP 4
Rockford Fosgate approached TMW Off-Road last October about building something a little different for their Consumer Electronics Show booth for 2013. Rockford Fosgate engineers & designs all sorts of high end products for mobile audio and CES is the major technology-related trade show held each year in January. An off-road vehicle with an over-the-top audio system and other aftermarket products to match would definitely attract the attention that Rockford Fosgate was after.
The guys at TMW Off-Road sat down with Jake Braaten, Director of Product Development at Rockford Fosgate. He wanted to start with the RZR 900 XP 4 platform and was looking for a really fresh, new look. After seeing some of the custom builds that TMW had created, he knew that he was in the right place. TMW spent a couple of days messing with a radius roller and came up with a new roll cage that they call the A.R.C. (Aggressor Radius Cage). This new Aggressor fast-back style cage features a sleek new design, but it is so low in the back hardly anyone can sit back there. In order to compensate for this, TMW lowered the rear seats 6″ so adults can still ride in the back seat.
When it came to side protection, TMW used their X-4 full-opening doors because of the unique style and also the large canvas it provides for the graphics. The TMW X-4 doors have really clean lines, and the quality is unmatched in the industry.
Triple X Seats came up with a great set of custom suspension seats for this build–the new X3 Buckets in front and 3-person rear bench seat.
Then BMF stepped in with a sweet set of 12-inch Carbon Fiber Bead locks, which are super light and amazingly strong. Mounted on the wheels are a set of STU Blaster sand tires.
To add some performance and a more aggressive sound, a Muzzys Performance dual exhaust was installed. The Muzzys exhaust features large diameter, equal-length head pipes and is six pounds lighter than the stock system. Then a Bazzaz fuel controller and Modquad air intakes were added to push it over the top.
An Axia Alloys 9-inch Wide Panoramic Rearview Mirror and 5-inch Round Convex Billet Arm Side Mirror were used for their clean styling, easy mounting and great performance.
Next up was lights, and as usual Rigid Industries was the only choice for TMW. A SR 30″ single-row Spot Flood Combo for the top of the roll cage is only 1 ½ inches tall but pumps out 9600 lumens. TMW then added two sets of Dually D2 driving lights down on the TMW Pre-Runner bumper. One set faces forward, and the second set is angled out at 30 degrees for great wide-angle light in the dunes.
But this wouldn’t be a Rockford Fosgate RZR without a serious stereo. This marine-based stereo is not only waterproof, but it bumps! With four 6.5″ Marine Coax full-range speakers and one 10 Marine subwoofer up front, you would think that would be enough sound for one RZR. But no, they added another four 8″ Marine grade full-range coaxial speakers in the rear. To drive this kind of stereo you need some massive power. But these days, power comes in small packages. Take a look at the three PBR Amplifiers under the hood. They are tiny, but don’t be fooled. Each one of those amps pumps out as much as 500 watts. To top off the stereo, they choose the RFX 3000 Source unit with its Bluetooth capabilities and water resistant LCD display. It uses 3 Odyssey 925 batteries to feed this monster stereo. But no one just has speaker pods laying around for this type of custom project. So they took it to Jeff and Dave of Sound Expressions. They handcrafted all of the speaker pods, woofer boxes, and amp mounts, finishing of this amazing stereo project.
So the nuts and bolts were done, but they still needed some style so the RZR would really pop. They were tired of all the same corporate vehicles with big logos, so we teamed up with Cortez Vizual Communications for this amazing custom wrap. They came up with the Rasing the Dead Skull Tattoo theme and meshed in the Rockford logo for a really eye-catching look.
The car made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, and was the centerpiece of the Rockford Fosgate booth. Many times, builds like these are often just trailer queens. Not this car! We caught up with the crew from TMW Off-Road at the 2nd Annual Glamis UTV Industry Ride, and they were more than willing to ride the car hard! Take a look at the pictures and we think you will agree.
Photos by: Jon Crowley and Neal Rideout
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