Center Seat RZR-XP Build

Discussion in 'UTV Vehicle Builds - Show & Tell' started by bmzero, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. bmzero

    bmzero Member

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    I have been wanting to do this for quite a while. All of the racing I do is by myself (no passenger). Sitting on the side of the car is obviously not optimal for performance reasons. I'm going to fix that for this year's race car.

    Goals:
    • Center Seat
    • As close to 1000lb. as I can get
    • Move weight balance forward
    • Larger fuel capacity (~14gal)
    • Retain as many stock cosmetic parts as possible

    The following sponsors are already on board for our 2013 race season. There's no way I could do this build without their help, so I want to give them the credit.
    • Polaris
    • OctaneMedia.com
    • ATVScene.com
    • King Shocks - this car will be running 2.5" IBP's
    • Benchmark Performance
    • GBC Motorsports
    • HiPer Wheels
    • DirtyDawg Performance
    • SXSPerformance.com
    • K4 Switches
    • Rath Racing

    Starting platform - 2013 Polaris RZR-XP 900 Walker Evans LE

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    Begin Teardown

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    Teardown Complete

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    Hopefully I'll be able to dig into it some more this weekend and get the seat mount tacked up.
     
  2. bmzero

    bmzero Member

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    First part ordered for the conversion:

    SACO 1:1 Steering Box

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    I went with the 1:1 ratio because this car will be used for WORCS and a couple of other track-style series.
     
  3. FABWERX1

    FABWERX1 Member

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    Awesome idea. I was,going to build One last year for a customer but they changed there mind.
    I don't know if you checked with WORCS to make sure its legal. that was One concern I was hearing.
    looking forward to seeing the outcome.
     
  4. bmzero

    bmzero Member

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    Being legal was also a concern of mine, but I can't find anything that even remotely mentions having two seats in the car. The two WORCS races I raced last year, I raced w/o the passenger seat. This isn't much different.

    http://www.worcsracing.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=203

    I know for GNCC you have to race with two people, but that's about the only series I know of that requires it. No GNCC for me.
     
  5. AReed

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    Come on Brit, no love for GNCC?

    Can't wait to see how this turns out.
     
  6. bmzero

    bmzero Member

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    Nope. Trees don't budge.
     
  7. AReed

    AReed Member

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    Nonsense
     
  8. SXSPerformance.com

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    LOL! Just ask the ones at Brimstone!!!
     
  9. bmzero

    bmzero Member

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    Did you say, "Scamstone"?


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  10. megadesertdiesel

    megadesertdiesel Well-Known Member

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    great thread. keep the build pictures comming. I have seen a couple of single seater XP's but they have had custom bodys. I really like the idea of using as much of the plastics you can.
     
  11. rappy60guy

    rappy60guy Member

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    Thought you were keeping this under wraps??? guess not ...Cant wait to see it
     
  12. bmzero

    bmzero Member

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    Everybody asked about it via PM, so I didn't see any reason to keep it a secret. Much easier this way.



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  13. bmzero

    bmzero Member

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    She's going under the knife Saturday morning.

    Take one last look.

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  14. UTVReport

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    Hey Brit,

    Will you be running power steering with the new rack? Any idea how much quicker of a ratio it will be?

    Chris
     
  15. bmzero

    bmzero Member

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    Yes, OEM power steering. I run a 1.5:1 quickener on my current setup with the stock rack. I expect this setup to be close to what I have now.


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  16. AReed

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    Question - can you just buy the race in a 1.5:1 setup and avoid another component/weight
     
  17. bmzero

    bmzero Member

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    Well, the 1.5:1 rack is actually a reduction setup. The 1:1 box is very fast and considered a "short course" ratio.

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  18. mack90

    mack90 Member

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    get to work got to be ready by saturday
     
  19. bmzero

    bmzero Member

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    Ha. Ha. Don't hold your breath.
     
  20. AReed

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    Gotcha, I always think of them as quickeners in the application and not reducers. I couldn't imagine making the steering any slower than 1:1
     

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