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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Rugged Radios RZR 800 Build We Need Your Help!!!

Extreme Makeover Rugged Edition!

Rugged Radios is proud to announce the Rugged RZR built. We just purchased a used 2009 RZR 800 and we need your help! How should be build this RZR 800? Let us know what you have done to modify your RZR.

Where do we start!

• Wheels & Tires
• Bolt on Shocks
• Racing Seats
• Opening doors?
• Roll Cage and bumpers
• Blue or white plastics ( it is a Rugged vehicle!!)
• Any other items you may recommend!!

Of course we will be installing the latest communication package designed for the RZR.

To keep the cost down Lets Trade! If you need any communications and have products that we can use lets trade.


At the end of the build we will have it on display at the 2011 Sand Sport Super Show with credits to all the people who gave the input to build the Rugged RZR into a mean desert machine.

The Build Starts Now!














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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-14-2011, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Race seats have arrived! Thanks to Pacific Customs Unlimited two big boxes arrived with black EMPI Super Seats and Crow 5 point harnesses. I called them up and they arrived the next day. Great customer service! Check them out online or give them a call at 951-738-8380.

All we need to do is to fabricate seat mounts. These Super Seats have the same mounting as a standard Beard seat. Does anyone make an easy install mounting kit for the RZR? Please let us know. It would save us the fabrication time.


We appreciate everyone who has called and PMíed us with suggestions and products for this build.








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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-14-2011, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Kicking off the Rugged RZR build Baja Designs turns night into day!! Baja Designs, the leader in race lights came to the rescue with their latest Stealth 20Ē LED light bar and 2 Fuego 4Ē HID wide cornering lights. With their easy install wiring harness it makes for a switch. This alone is a must have item!

We canít wait to get the cage built so we can mount the Stealth LED bar. We turned it on in the dark shop and we canít believe how much light came from only a 1 Ĺ inch tall light bar. Also, the two Fuego wide cornering HIDís will make a big difference flooding light in front of the Rugged RZR.

We appreciate vendors like Baja Designs working with us on our project vehicle. Be sure to go to bajadesigns.com - The leader in Off-Road Motorcycle, Truck, and Buggy lighting and performance accessories. for more information on all of the latest in race and play lighting. Or just give them a ring at 800-422-5292.

The cage is the next step. TJ with Positive Ride fabrication is already designing the Rugged RZR roll cage. Bending and welding starts soon. Keep checking in for the latest progress. If you have product you would like to TRADE to help make this RZR build happen please give us a call!!











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Suspension solved! Just got off the phone with Tony @ Racer Tech and he really knows what he is talking about! We decided to go with there RZ6 6 over suspension system. This was an easy decision after talking with Tony. He felt the 6 over would be the best duner and since we live 5 minutes from Pismo Dunes this was the clear choice.

RZR RZ6 +6" Long Travel Kit

We added a few more "Must Have" to our RZR build:

Front Cage Mounts RZR Front Cage Mounts (Roll Cage Pillars)

RZR A Piller Brace RZR Front Cage Mounts (Roll Cage Pillars)

RZR Lower Chassis Support RZR Front Lower Chassis Brace


Everything will be arriving soon so we will post pictures as soon as it gets installed.

If anyone wants to come by and check out there products the office is only 20 minutes from Pismo. We will also be at the Friends of Oceano Dunes Pismo poker run July 4th weekend. Also we will have the Rugged RZR on display at the 2011 Sand Sports Super Show.



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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Pro Armor has the Rugged RZR dialed in! Fred @ Pro Armor just confirmed the following hot product for the Rugged RZR.


Check out these:

P081209BL -RZR Doors w/ Sheet Metal(Set) BLACK W/OUT CUT OUTS

P081220 - RZR ROCK SLIDERS

Polaris RZR 2008-UP Front Bumper(Black)

QuickShot - Universal Spare Tire and Accessory Mount - Horizontal

P081290 - SLAM LATCH

They are shipping out ASAP and we will get them installed next week. Everyone check out Pro Armor. Fred is the man to call. 888-312-7667
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Rugged RZR Update!

Positive Ride is working away on project Rugged RZR roll cage. Positive Ride owner TJ (Travis Jecker) is head of design and lead fabricator Mike is doing all the bending and welding. I have to say the pictures do not do it justice. This thing is looking HOT!

I wanted an explorer design and they nailed it. From the clean rear bumper and the long back design it will set us apart from the pack. I just brought over the Baja Designs LED Bar, Fuego HIDís, and killer dome lights for placement and tabs.

Lots of work to go but Mike is on it. It should be wrapped up and ready for powder coat by Saturday.

Note: Need Hand Controls! Positive Ride manufactures custom hand controls. Soon we will be outfitting the Rugged RZR with disabled ready Command Control System. Contact TJ for more information. (805) 459-4409 Positive Ride Machining and Fabrication










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Just got off the phone with Kevin over at RZR Wraps! Heís going to be outfitting our RZR with an all new look. We will have pictures up as soon as we have the wrap on the RZR! Be sure to check out all their different designs and ask for Kevin if you have any questions.



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The RZR is coming along slowly but steadily! TJ over at Positive Ride has been working on the RZR trying to get it all finished. The roll cage got back from powder coating on Friday and it looks absolutely amazing! Instead of doing just plain black, Greg decided to do a black with blue and silver speckles so it really stands out in the sun. We canít put the roll cage back on until we have the plastic kit situation figured out, so for right now itís sitting in our shop waiting to be put on.



The long travel kit from Racer Tech is being put on as we speak! Not only does it look amazing but itís been going on without any problems. Canít wait until we can take it out to Pismo and put it to the test! Thanks again Racer Tech



We put the Pro Armor bumper on to see how it looks and looks good! Unfortunately, it will be one of the last things we put on after everythingís completed. The Pro Armor doors were powder coated with the roll cage and are ready to be put on.



The wheels and tires from American Rock Rods are in and mounted! Check them out!



Now weíre just trying to figure out our plastic situation! We are doing a deal with RZR Wraps with our colors are white, blue, and black. Weíre trying to find a plastic kit for the RZR so we can go from the stock red plastics to some white ones. Does anyone have plastics to trade or know anyone that would be willing to trade? Weíre looking for either Full Bore or Maier Plastics!

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You should add a multi-mount winch. Always a handy tool on the trail.
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You should add a multi-mount winch. Always a handy tool on the trail.
Good suggestion! I'll look into it

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