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The New Polaris Ranger RZR-S

Posted in Features on March 1, 2009
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If you own or have driven the Polaris Ranger RZR, you need to get yourself behind the wheel of the new RZR-S (S=Sport). The new model features an 800 EFI engine that screams its way up to 63 mph. It hits that mark, we know. We tested it. The RZR-S has a 60-inch track width and provides a whopping 12-inches of wheel travel at all four corners. If your cup of tea is hitting the rocks, the Polaris comes stock with 12.5-inches of ground clearance which should be more than enough for what you would tackle in a vehicle like this.

A few other features of the RZR-S include Chrome-Moly upper front A-arms, adjustable Fox coilovers with Podium reservoirs, independent rear suspension, on-demand all-wheel drive, and 26-inch Maxxis Big-Horn tires with 12-inch aluminum wheels. The two action pictures you see were taken while wheeling in Wrightwood, California. We were able to thoroughly test the travel, clearance, and top speed, leaving the trails with ear-to-ear grins.

With our new ride tested and aching for mods, we decided it was time for a couple quick and easy upgrades. First up is a UMP (Unique Metal Products) Intake system. If you follow desert racing, you probably recognize UMP intake systems, they are found on an assortment of race vehicles from Trophy Trucks to Baja Beetles. They are well known for being one of the best filtering intakes on the market when it comes to spending serious time in the dirt.

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