Feature Vehicle: Dirty P’s XP1K-4
A couple months ago we were able to attend Dunefest with our boy Guy Fieri and his Knuckle Sandwich Krew. It was here that we helped unveil a ton of custom cars that Guy had built for his closest friends. In addition, it was here that we also unveiled 3 new custom rides that were built for Guy, his best friend Dirty P. and his friend and custom car builder Dan Berry of Cartronics. We already showed you what Dan Berry’s car looks like in an earlier Feature Vehicle story here on UTVUnderground.com which you can view by CLICKING HERE. Now its time we show you car #2, Dirty P’s insane custom 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000!
While the 3 friends from Santa Rosa, CA wanted to have cars that certainly shared the same custom flavor, they each had to have their own distinct colors and features. These colors represent them and its hard to compete with Dirty P’s scheme in our opinion. The gun metal grey with candy dark red just looks sinister. Not to mention all the other custom goodies that went into this build. We were fortunate to be a big helping hand in putting these cars together. We offered input and experience and then let the guys run wild with their own ideas. Dan Berry at Cartronics in Santa Rosa, CA made it all happened and did the bulk of the heavy lifting. What you see here is the result of months of hard labor and dedication that came down to the final hours before Dunefest to complete.
SDR Motorsports was the first company to jump on board not just with Dirty’s build but also with Guy’s and Dan’s. Tim and his team at SDR worked closely with Dan to develop a cage that would be custom to their cars. Now, the average consumer might just think that this cage looks like any of the other new XP4 cages that SDR is turning out, but one with a keen eye for detail can point out the differences. They changed angles and added radius for these cars and like our King Ranch XP14 built by SDR they made sure the little details in the cage were spot on starting with the top radius windshield bar that fits the RDS 30″ Rigid Industries LED light.
With cage and paneling set, Dan moved onto interior of Dirty’s RZR knowing that it would be there that really makes the machine shine as a custom build. Twisted Stitch dialed in the interior with a custom set of front and rear Vortex bucket seats. They also made sure everyone was safe with their 4 & 5 point harnesses! Glazzkraft changed the entire look of the interior by supplying the machine with a custom fiberglass dash which houses over 12 custom UTV Inc switches, a Polaris Lowrance 5″ GPS and the instrument gauge / cluster. To make this thing bump Dan and Cartronics did what they do best and that was install a custom stereo system you can hear from across the dunes! JL Audio kicked down a sick 5 speaker system and Dirty used SSV Works pods to make everything fit and look factory!
Ride quality is important for any off-road machine and thats where Walker Evans Racing and LoneStar Racing came in. Walker Evans Racing dialed this beast in with a new set of 2.5″ front coil overs and paired those up with the stock replacement LoneStar Racing suspension kit. The kit also included high clearance rear radius rods and all the components were powder coated to match the cars yellow glow in the dark color scheme. Muzzys set off the rear of the car with custom LVS (Dirty’s company) logo’d cans that not only look good but make the car perform and sound awesome! Factory UTV UHMW skids protect the underside of the machine when it makes its way to the rocks.
Rigid Industries not only set the top of the car up with lighting, they also lit up all the areas underneath the RZR. Dirty installed a ton of the small A-Series Rigid lights to under-glow this entire car making it look like a UFO in the dunes at night. Cartronics also installed a custom Rigid front grill with a SR-10 LED bar. You can’t go anywhere at night and not be seen and when you are driving or riding it in you have no problem seeing where you are going!
The boys at UTVInc.com made sure not only Guy’s but also Dan and Dirty’s cars had all the intricate detail parts installed also. From switches to winches, UTVInc laid it down on the detail side of things. No one in our sport has a deeper catalog of custom parts and accessories then UTVInc. If they don’t make it, you probably can’t find it anywhere else!
Dave at Fullerton Sand Sports is our go-to guy when it comes to putting power to the sand and so when he jumped in to help we knew we were in good hands to make sure this custom RZR had no problem powering through the dunes. He selected a set of Sand Tires Unlimited paddles and front smoothies that make this car hook up and turn like no other. Wrapped around a set of 14″ HiPer wheels, this light weight set up is ideal for the dunes. When Dirty heads to the dirt he swaps them out for a set of 15″ Method Race Wheels and 30″ GBC Kanati Mongrels!
You can’t call a car custom unless you finish off the outside with paint or graphics. Dirty hooked up with Dan Gardner at Kandyman Kustoms and came up with this with this wicked gun metal grey and dark candy red scheme. They went all out pulling every piece of plastic and trim off, smoothing out the textured pieces and painting everything to match. They even added in some insane hot rod pin-striping which can be seen everywhere you look along with the crazy airbrush work that really made this car go to the next level. This car not only looks good but it is totally unique and is a huge representation as to the detail that Cartronics and Dirty P puts into all of their builds toigether!
We were proud to be able to help with this awesome build, we were even excited to see Dirty and the Krew enjoying it completed at Dunefest, and we can’t wait for many more trips with Dirty and his family in the future in this beautiful UTV!
Photos by: Vincent Knakal // UTVUnderground.com – Mad Media
Owner: Paul “Dirty P.” Thompson
Builder: Cartronics Santa Rosa
Model: RZR XP1000-4
Cage: SDR Motorsports
Suspension: LoneStar Racing Stock Replacement w/ High Clearance Rear Radius Rods
Shocks: Re-Valved Walker Evans Racing 2.5″ Front & Rear
Sway Bar: Stock
ECM: Muzzys Piggy Back A/F Programmer
Exhaust: LVS Edition Muzzys Dual
Wheels: Method Bead lock 15” MR401 (Dirt) HiPer Bead Locks 14″ (Sand)
Tires: GBC Mongrel 30”x10”x15” (Dirt) Sand Tires Unlimited / Fullerton Sand Sports (Sand)
Seats: Twisted Stitch Vortex (Front & Rear)
Paint / Graphics: Kandyman Customs
Lighting: Rigid Industries RDS-30″ (Top) SR-10 (Grill) A-Series (Everywhere)
Stereo: 5 Speaker JL Audio System with SSV Works Pods
Navigation: Polaris Edition Lowrance 5″ GPS
GlazzKraft Custom Dash
UTVInc Custom Switches & Billet Accesories
UTVInc Winch & Mount
Dual Battery Kit w/ cut off switch
UTVInc quick release fire extinguisher mount
Alba Racing CVT Belt temp gauge
Custom tail/brake and running lights by SDR Motorsports
Axia Alloys Rear Shock Resevoir Billet Mounts
Factory UTV UHMW Skid Protection System
RAM Mounts X-Grip iPhone / iPod Mount