Feature Vehicle: HCR Racing 2016 Polaris General
When we spotted this new Polaris General at this years 2016 Rally On The Rocks event we knew we wanted to learn more about it! It came to no surprise that HCR Racing would be the first to develop an awesome suspension kit for this popular new machine and take its looks to the next level. We have ran HCR suspension for years, as a matter of fact the first suspension kit we ever ran on a UTV was an HCR kit that we installed on our 2006 Yamaha Rhino. The quality back then was the same as it is today, awesome!
HCR is long known for their innovative designs, quality craftsmanship and superior materials. Every suspension kit they make is tig welded to perfection. Their arms and parts are works of art and I always feel guilty when we lay powder-coat over the raw metal as the welds and fabrication is something to appreciate.
While HCR built this new 2016 Polaris General 1000 to showcase their new suspension I couldn’t help but take notice of the overall layout on this machine. The color scheme is simple yet pops and while the build itself is fairly simple it still had some great seats, wheels, tires and lighting that made this vehicle grab the attention of everyone who attended this years Rally On The Rocks.
While our phoographer Tommy Gun Images went off to shoot the vehicle for this feature I got the chance to catch up with the HCR crew to talk about our own General build which undoubtedly will feature this suspension kit! We can’t wait to get to work on our own General and see what we too can come up with!!
Model: 2016 Polaris General 1000
Builder: HCR Racing
Suspension: +5″ HCR Racing Long Travel Kit w/ 17″ of Travel
Shocks: King 2.5″ Race Series Shocks
Cage: Factory Polaris w/ HCR Aluminum Roof
Bumper: Factory Polaris w/ General DLX Winch
Lighting: 45″ Vision X LED Bar
Wheels: 14″ Raceline Sedona Beadlock Wheels
Tires: 30″ Arisun Aftershock Tires
Seats: King Of The Hammers Edition PRP Seats
Graphics: Toad Craft Custom Wrap
Words by: Joey DiGiovanni // UTVUnderground.com
Photos by: Tom Leigh // UTVUnderground.com
LEARN MORE: http://hcrracing.com/
HCR RACING POLARIS GENERAL 1000 LONG TRAVEL SUSPENSION KIT
(ALSO COMPATIBLE WITH POLARIS 900 S AND 1000 S PLATFORMS)
HCR Racing is proud to offer the GENERAL Long Travel Suspension Kit. Following the aggressive and distinctive look of HCR’s Polaris XP-1000 long travel and 900 S kit, a new platform has been created. HCR combined the best attributes of strength and style to introduce the best performing, most capable GENERAL yet.
TRAVEL & DESIGN
OEM balljoints are reused to increase low speed steering and travel with minimal maintenance. 4130 Heat-treated, billet balljoint receivers are used instead of tubing for added strength and multiple weld points; eliminating a potential weak point on the Arm. A J-arm mounting style of the lower shock allows for longer stroke shocks and more travel. This +5″ kit adds 10” of overall track width and 2 inches of wheel base for better handling, stability and overall performance. High clearance front arms offer 1.25 inches of additional ground clearance. Achieve overall performance gains with 17+ inches of travel on all four corners.
HCR uses the same custom alloy as their popular Elite kit to manufacture the Polaris GENERAL 1000 suspension. This proprietary material boasts 30% stronger tensile and yield strength compared to 4130 series chromoly. The material goes through several processes and is hardened for better wear resistance and overall strength.
2.5 HCR Race series Kings are included with every HCR GENERAL Kit. These shocks include King’s wide range compression adjusters standard. Allowing up to 30% adjustment , these provide the ability to precisely adjust compression from super soft to super firm with the simple twist of a knob. The clearly marked knob offers 20 positive clicks of finely tuned adjustment. You can soften your ride when just cruising or firm up the compression when hammering rough terrain or carrying additional payload. You’ll have the ultimate in performance regardless of your pursuit.
•+5” Over kit adding 10” of overall track width
•17” of travel
•Manufactured with HCR Elite Material. This Custom Alloy Boasts 30% stronger tensile & yield strength compared to 4130 series Chromoly.
•Custom Valved King 2.5 HCR Pure Race Series Shocks. •CNC bent for accuracy •Laser Cut construction for precise fit and finish
•CNC 4130 billet mounting points for increased integrity
•RCV Axles 4340 Series Chromoly •Compression Adjusters allowing 30% adjustment for all terrains and driving styles.
•High Clearance Boxed A-Arm Design providing increased ground clearance and strength
•Each piece is hand tig welded for strength and aesthetics
•OEM ball joints to maximize lowspeed steering, ease & smooth travel with less maintenance
•New HD Sway Bar Mounts compatible with factory sway bar
•100% Bolt-on installation using factory mounting points
•Larger Delrin bushings for increased strength and durability The quality fit and finish, ease of installation, and top shelf performance of these kits are what sets HCR Racing apart from the competition. No kits are released to the public without numerous hours of vigorous testing in the rocks, desert, and dunes for true dual sport application.
* complete kit includes: 4 front arms, 4 rear A Arms shocks, shocks, axles & needed hardware