All Pro Off Road Rhino Body & Suspension - The All-Pro PackagePosted in How To on December 1, 2007 Comment (0)
Rhinos still dominate the UTV scene, but RZRs and Teryxs are coming on fast. Almost every company that makes products for a Rhino now makes products for all three. All-Pro Off-Road is no different. Though they started with the Rhino equipment first, the Teryx and RZR packages will be available by the time you read this.
All-Pro got its start in the 1990s specializing in Toyota equipment, which it still does to this day. But All-Pro has expanded its line-up and has made the crossover to the side-x-side market. All-Pro's new 4-inch-wider-per-side suspensions are mid-level kits in between most bolt-on long-travel kits and the fully custom weld-on kits that take an extensive amount of labor to put on.
Though we checked out their Rhino, All-Pro's RZR kit was in the back of the shop, ready to go, and the Teryx's kit was on the development table....
All-Pro includes new axleshafts with their suspension system, built by Summer Bros. from 4340 chromoly steel. These are obviously a necessity with the kit since the suspension widens the Rhino 4 inches per side.
The front suspension is 4 inches wider per side. It yields 15 inches of travel and using a Fox 10-inch stroke 2.0 coilover with a remote reservoir. Dual-rate Eibach coil springs ride on each front coilover shock. The upper and lower A-arms bolt into the stock suspension points and pivot on 5/8-inch rod ends. At the spindle side, the lower A-arm uses a 7/8-inch uniball. New stainless steel braided lines are provided for the front as well, though this first-edition kit we shot came with heavy duty rubber lines.
What makes the All-Pro kit unique is the arm and coilover design. With all other bolt-on kits, the coilover mounts to the upper A-arm. This puts a lot of force on the spindle and negates any possibility of using a long shock.
All-Pro's kit uses a 10-inch stroke coilover mounted to the lower A-arm, with the coilover standing in a more upright position. Their special upper J-arm allows them to mount the coilover like this without any interference.
New steering tie rods are also included with the kit, taking of advantage of the same 5/8-inch rod ends that the A-arms do.
Should you choose to go with a complete package from All-Pro Off-Road, you'll be able to get yourself a much sturdier and safer rollcage than the factory unit. One 3/4-inch DOM rollcage tubing is welded into a sturdy cage with ice-chest holders (or spare tire holders) built into the rear. The All-Pro Rhino rollcage bolts directly to the factory rollcage points making for a 100-percent bolt-on installation.
All-Pro also has a prerunner bar available that can be ordered with light tabs or without.
The rear suspension is more conventional, closely paralleling the design of most bolt-on suspension kits. The rear 2.0 coilovers have a 6 1/2-inch stroke and mount to the lower A-arms as well, just like they do in stock configuration. In the rear, the boxed A-arms pivot on Delran bushings and yield a total travel of 14 inches.
Eibach single rear coils are used on the rear Fox coilovers