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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:59 pm

Thanks guys,

I got my Gel batteries and some cleaning supplies today.. Time to try out the duel battery Idea..

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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:29 pm



You are on a spending Binge..... 547228

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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:38 pm

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You are on a spending Binge..... 547228

I think I about got everything ordered for now, just got to wait on it to get here... Of course I am sure i will think of something else... I hate the mod bug... madz but I love the mod bug... 431114 kinda got mixed feeling about the mod bug... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:16 am


Ya, its fun to put all the new stuff on. 431114
it just sux to have to pay for it all..... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:05 am

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Ya, its fun to put all the new stuff on. 431114
it just sux to have to pay for it all..... Smile

I hear you bro, and I promised the wife a house this summer so I got to get this thing dialed in now... lol

I got out yesterday and installed the lights, pro armor bumper, bikemaster batteries, and the EMP switch panel..

I will try to get some photos up later.. I also found this bouncing around in the undercarriage, this has never been bolted up so I assume someone dropped it during assembly and just didn't go through the trouble to get it out..

Anyone got any idea where it should go?

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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:13 pm

The Bracket is a shifter support, mine has one on the bike so I guess they dropped this one in assembly and just installed another instead of fishing this one out.. So now I guess I got an extra one...


The Bumper and lights worked out great. Kinda wish I had drilled (yep drilled a few holes in the new bumper) the lower lights a little wider but I am happy with it so far. You cant see in the picture but the lower lights are recessed slightly inside the bumper bar for protection. I used the existing light mount locations on the bumper for the larger lights. The wiring all hid real well behind the bumper.

The Squadron's draw 4.2 amps each so I used a 15amp fuse on them..
The SII's draw 2.1 amps so I used a 10 amp fuse on them.. May go up 5 on both later, still debating..



The Emp Switch panel was real easy to mount and after removing the skids the wiring was real easy to run, I just zip tied it to the factory wiring harness. I was going to add a circuit breaker at the battery but couldn't find one locally so I used a maxi-fuse instead. I may still do the breaker later but the fuse works for now.



The Bikemaster true gel batteries (MG20L-BS) fit great, both are 20 AH where factory was 18AH so I got over double the juice now if needed plus no worries of leaking acid since the new batteries are gel cell batteries. I used some left over winch wiring to jumper the two batteries (notice the blue and yellow cables) with no isolator (may change that later). I plan on hooking my winch leads to the second battery when it gets here. I also ordered a new hold down bracket, bolt, and the cushion on the bracket then added a little cushion beneath both batteries for a tighter fit, i didn't like the wobbling around the stock battery did.. The battery in the storage compartment likes about a quarter inch sitting all the way down due tot he compartment getting smaller at the bottom but with a little cushion under it everything worked out great. I plan on making a cover for the batteries out of something but haven't figured that one out yet.



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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:08 pm

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ChrisC wrote:

Ya, its fun to put all the new stuff on. 431114
it just sux to have to pay for it all..... Smile

I hear you bro, and I promised the wife a house this summer so I got to get this thing dialed in now... lol

I got out yesterday and installed the lights, pro armor bumper, bikemaster batteries, and the EMP switch panel..

I will try to get some photos up later.. I also found this bouncing around in the undercarriage, this has never been bolted up so I assume someone dropped it during assembly and just didn't go through the trouble to get it out..

Anyone got any idea where it should go?


Extra parts for you...... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:42 pm

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Extra parts for you...... lol!

yes sir and everyone knows I like having extra parts laying around! 971386
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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:13 pm

Got a lot to do this weekend so I got out and installed the Racer Tech lift this afternoon so i can cross it off the list.. The lift is a lot heavier duty than the stock frame, I don't understand how these thing hold up with such thin frames... I don't know how much lift I gained yet but I took measurements before so I will check this weekend. I also took some measurements to find that the suspension drops no more at full drop than stock did so it shouldn't cause any axle issues. I'll try to get some photos this weekend..
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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:21 am

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Got a lot to do this weekend so I got out and installed the Racer Tech lift this afternoon so i can cross it off the list.. The lift is a lot heavier duty than the stock frame, I don't understand how these thing hold up with such thin frames... I don't know how much lift I gained yet but I took measurements before so I will check this weekend. I also took some measurements to find that the suspension drops no more at full drop than stock did so it shouldn't cause any axle issues. I'll try to get some photos this weekend..

After you ride it , you may need to back off the springs a bit. A lift makes it stiffer.
so you may need to adjust a little. I know i did.... 431114

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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:28 am

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Got a lot to do this weekend so I got out and installed the Racer Tech lift this afternoon so i can cross it off the list.. The lift is a lot heavier duty than the stock frame, I don't understand how these thing hold up with such thin frames... I don't know how much lift I gained yet but I took measurements before so I will check this weekend. I also took some measurements to find that the suspension drops no more at full drop than stock did so it shouldn't cause any axle issues. I'll try to get some photos this weekend..

After you ride it , you may need to back off the springs a bit. A lift makes it stiffer.
so you may need to adjust a little. I know i did.... 431114

Thanks bro I will and i plan on removing the sway bar to let the suspension work..
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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:19 pm

Installed the Pro Armor Pro Am seats, Pro Armor Harnesses, KFI stealth 4500lbs winch, and KFI 2" receiver today.. Also removed the sway bar and took a few measurements before and after to check the articulation difference..

As for the Lift I only gained about 1/2" of clearance, best I can tell I gained this due to the stress removed from the springs allowing them hold the body higher which should in turn make the springs last longer before they sag due to them being less stressed with the new setup.. This was achieved by moving the upper shock bolts up and out wards leaving the upper bolts further apart and closer to the outside of the bike which also made the shocks stand straighter. The Frame also appears to be a stronger with the new Racer Tech setup instead of the factory..

These seats are awesome, the feel is a lot more comfortable then stock. The stock seats are a little to narrow for me, plus these Pro Armor seats just look better.. The harnesses are a must and I had Pro Armors in my rhino so I went back to Pro Armors in the RZR because I know they are as comfortable as a harness can be and the are durable while looking good..



The winch was a pretty easy install with the biggest issue being the four winch bolts were difficult to get to and tighten.. I am really liking the blacked out winch.. I will try to get some better photo's of it later..



The 2" Receiver was a real easy install and quality is top notch unlike some I have seen..



Did I mention the QuadBoss 6 pack cooler? This is a pretty cool deal and I think I can get 3 20 ouncers in it..



After getting everything installed I decided to take a few measurements before and after removing the sway bar to find I gained over four inches articulation at the inside of the wheel with the sway bar gone..

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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:01 am



The seats look very nice...... cheers
I knew you would gain more articulation by removing the swaybar.
Everyone gets rid of that peace of crap. it will ride much better too.... 431114

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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:50 am

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The seats look very nice...... cheers
I knew you would gain more articulation by removing the swaybar.
Everyone gets rid of that peace of crap. it will ride much better too.... 431114

I agree, that's the main reason I went with the lift was for stability so I could do a way with the sway bar...
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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:43 am


Yap , thats the way mine is set up , Racertech lift and no swaybar... 431114

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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:33 pm

Ok here it goes I am not trying to tell you what to do or anything but I noticed that on the pic showing off your beer cooler tube that the old seat belt mounting brackets are still on there. I would think about removing those tabs,they are just a accident waiting to happen. They will surely crack a skull. Just my two cents. 431114
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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:49 pm

rzrrider1 wrote:
Ok here it goes I am not trying to tell you what to do or anything but I noticed that on the pic showing off your beer cooler tube that the old seat belt mounting brackets are still on there. I would think about removing those tabs,they are just a accident waiting to happen. They will surely crack a skull. Just my two cents. 431114

I'll probably end up cutting them off but I don't think a head will ever hit them as long as the harnesses are used..
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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:54 pm

rzrrider1 wrote:
Ok here it goes I am not trying to tell you what to do or anything but I noticed that on the pic showing off your beer cooler tube that the old seat belt mounting brackets are still on there. I would think about removing those tabs,they are just a accident waiting to happen. They will surely crack a skull. Just my two cents. 431114

And bro they will never be a beer in my cooler! When we ride we like to have fun and cover some ground so there is no drinking alcohol, not me anyway..
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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:18 pm

Just found another issue!


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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:07 am



easy fix...... 431114

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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:34 am

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easy fix...... 431114

Yea, I am going to check and see if the two lower bolts are the same size, if the other one is a little shorter I may swap them.. If they are the same I will cut cut the end of the bolt off and call this one good to go..
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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:48 am



Yep...... 431114

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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:47 pm

Thats a good looking RZR. Nice Job! I love that blue.
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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:42 pm

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Thats a good looking RZR. Nice Job! I love that blue.

Thanks bro, I am loving it so far just got a lot of little things that need some attention..
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PostSubject: Re: Mud and Guts S   Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:48 pm

Got out this afternoon and installed the Ricochet skid plates and EMP web Grill.. I also took the saw to the bolt that was hitting the case so now I got about 1/4" clearance..

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