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PostSubject: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:22 pm

I finally learned to post pics, which is a feat all in itself...lol Anyhow, here are some pics of my RZR, after a few hard rollovers and some bent metal, I was afraid that it wouldn't hold up in a HARD rollover, plus I like to take things apart... Very Happy
Any suggestions would be great, plans so far are to build 3 link suspension for the rear (like the XP) and long travel A-arms for the front (custom built in my shop) wheelbase will be extended 8 inches and it will be 60" wide and will ride on either Fox podium shocks or 2.5 smoothie nitrogen shocks (suggestions?) and I HOPE for an 850 Athena Big Bore kit for Christmas!












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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:39 pm


It's looking good..... 431114
All i would be concerned with is , with all the beefing up of the frame.
and all the extra bars. what do you thing you will be looking at
weight wise.... 248474

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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:08 pm

It's not as bad at it would seem, or even as bad as I thought it would be. I started off by taking 100lbs off of it when I cut all of the outer frame off of it, and the metal I have used so far was 185lbs, so essentially I have only added 85lbs to it. I tried to keep all of this in mind when I planned everything out. Of course I'm not done yet, but I hope to add no more than another 50lbs at most in the suspension. I am also using the stock floor pans instead of sheet metal as well as pvc plastic instead of sheet metal for body panels. I hope it doesn't get TOO heavy on me, I know that I can make the suspension work no matter the weight, it's the loss of power that concerns me, I hope to make up the difference and then some with the 850 kit, but that is up to the wifey...lol
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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:44 am

A lot of work in progress there so keep the pics comming.
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PostSubject: Rear Suspension Mock Up   Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:00 pm

Here is the start of the rear suspension. Sorry it took so long for an update, new baby on the way, so the projects have slowed down!! But I'm back in the groove now, hope to have it rolling by the end of the week. I have ordered Fox podium X shocks from a 900XP, I think they will work great considering my suspension is kind of a mock up of the trailing arm system, if they don't work, 2.0 coilovers will. I can't wait to get this thing rolling and se what she'll do on the trails!!!










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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:09 pm

Looking good there Brother keep the pics coming
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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:10 pm

50176 Really liking it-your doing a good job!
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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:14 pm

jerrzr wrote:
50176 Really liking it-your doing a good job!

Thanks!!! Can't wait to come to East TN and beat it up!!!
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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:18 pm



it should really hold up now...... cheers

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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:21 am

looking great 780798 316414 113872
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PostSubject: Finally on the Wheels!!!   Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:33 am

Well, my shocks and axles finally came in, so I got the shock towers and tabs all fabbed up and finally set it on the ground. I must say I am very pleased at the way she is turning out. I went with Fox Podium X shocks and Gorilla HD axles. I changed my mind on the air shocks at the last minute and went with the Podium Xs to avoid needing external bump stops and limit straps. The rig folds up pretty good and it has all the travel the axles will give without binding up. Thanks to all the guys who gave me some input on the shocks in my other thread, I decided that air shocks are just too hard to adjust on such a light weight rig, plus they aren't made for high speeds and I like to go FAST!!! I diamond plated the fenders and the door panels, I don't really care much for sticks in the ribs, and my last plastic didn't like them much either. Pretty close to being ready, all I need now is to box everything out, add a few more bars, cut my skid plate, and get me a new front differential out of a 2011 model and she'll be ready to roll....literally!


What I started with


Where I started


The cage


The front


The back of the cage


The front suspension travel


The rear suspension Mock up





Diamond Plate Fender


Diamond Plate Door


Finally off the frame jig!!!



I know I know, my shop is a wreck!!! I got so involved that I haven't stopped to clean up! I am ready to ride!!

(And no, that is not me in the pic, that is my buddy and his very pregnant wife who will kill me if she sees that picture I'm sure!)
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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:41 am

792182 431114
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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:07 pm



It should be a very tuff machine for sure..... cheers

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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:32 pm

Finished her up this past week, beat it up pretty good over the weekend and fixed a minor week spot or two, but it did impressively well. I am proud of it so far. I have ordered an XP front diff, can't wait to get the 4wd working and see what I can get into!! I followed my buddy in his stock S this weekend and I went everywhere he went in 2wd, so I think it will go pretty good. Got a little powder coating and buttoning up to do and she should be ready for the big ride at Windrock Memorial Day weekend, so maybe I can meet some of you guys!!!

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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:27 pm

fatboyracing wrote:
Finished her up this past week, beat it up pretty good over the weekend and fixed a minor week spot or two, but it did impressively well. I am proud of it so far. I have ordered an XP front diff, can't wait to get the 4wd working and see what I can get into!! I followed my buddy in his stock S this weekend and I went everywhere he went in 2wd, so I think it will go pretty good. Got a little powder coating and buttoning up to do and she should be ready for the big ride at Windrock Memorial Day weekend, so maybe I can meet some of you guys!!!

Where are you planning on staying at for Memorial day weekend?
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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Tue May 01, 2012 12:08 am


it looks Mean....... 547228

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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Tue May 01, 2012 1:12 am

awesome metal work there
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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Tue May 01, 2012 1:58 am

[/quote]Where are you planning on staying at for Memorial day weekend?[/quote]

Thanks guys for all the comments, I just hope it performs as well as it turned out for me...lol

I think we are actually staying in Herriman with my in-laws, it is about an hour drive to the trails from there, plus we won't have to hassle with camping, plus, my wife will be almost 8 months pregnant by the, and I am SURE she would rather hang out with her Mom than at a campground in the heat!!!
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PostSubject: Re: "The Beast" ..A work in progress..   Tue May 01, 2012 2:04 am

Also guys, I am considering doing some custom cages, I even thought about doing a kit. Nothing will be as extreme as I have done with mine, it would all bolt on in the factory locations, but I may try to do some, and if anybody is interested in being a guinea pig so that I can show my work, hit me up. I would really like to do a four seater and an XP, I have some awesome ideas, but I am all out of RZRs to practice on!!! Can't wait to meet everybody in a few weeks, and btw, I need a SRR sticker!!!
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