Feature Vehicle: Justin Kilgore’s Wildcat

2016-lewis-built-arctic-cat-wildcat-utvunderground.com002

Justin Kilgore was looking to build an out of the box UTV. Something that resembled a buggy but was based on the Wildcat chassis. Justin liked the wheel base and power the Arctic Cat platform provided but knew he would need to go full custom to turn it into the machine he was dreaming about.

Justin brought the car to Chris Lewis at Lewis Built Performance to transform his ordinary Wildcat into a cull custom dual sport play car. Lewis Build Performance is known for their high quality off-road fabrication and suspension and they know how to make things work in the desert. Chris draws on his experience working for Racer Engineering and other quality off-road race shops. The vehicle build started like most, Justin wanted to start with a dash and console and do some minor bur cool fab work on the cage. Soon the two started talking over ideas and it wasn’t long before the concept of the vehicle swelled into what you see here. Essentially the team ended up building a mini Class 1 race car on a Wildcat chassis. Often times we see comments on vehicles we post and they will almost always have someone who states “there isn’t any RZR left” or in this case “there isn’t any Wildcat left”. Usually we will respond with how much is actually there still but in this case, there isn’t hardly any Wildcat left on this machine. Other than the motor, trans, differential, and EPS this thing is 100% custom and we dig it!

Over 3000 hours of CAD design, welding and fabrication went into building this masterpiece of an off-road machine. Chris assures us this is the first of many bad ass UTVs to roll out of his shop!

2016-lewis-built-arctic-cat-wildcat-utvunderground.com011

SPECIFICATIONS

Model: 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000
Owner: Justin Kilgore
Builder: Lewis Built Performance
Chassis:Lewis Built Performance Full DOM tube chassis all tig welded
Suspension:Lewis Built Performance Tig welded 4130 boxed suspension
Body:Lewis Built Performance handmade aluminum body
Brakes: Jamar master cylinders and calipers w/ Lewis Built Performance custom Rotors
Cooling: CBR radiator
Wiring: American Wire Harness mil-spec wiring harness
Front Shocks: King 2.5″x10″ stroke w/compression adjusters front wheel travel 20″
Rear Shocks: King 2.5″x12″ stroke w/compression adjusters Rear wheel travel 17″ limited by 930 axles
Race Air: PCI Race Radios Race Air
Coms: Rugged Radios
Navigation: Lowrance GPS
Safety: Pro Armor 5-Point
Seats: PRP Podium Seats
Wheels: Method 15″ beadlocks
Tires: BFG 30×9.5×15 KO2 AT
Engine: Muzzys 1103cc big bore kit (est. hp 130 rw)  Motor Built by Custom Creations
Clutch: STM dry clutch
Driveline: Custom front and rear 4340 hubs, rear 930 micro stubs and 300m axles by Summers Brothers
Intake: Lewis Built Performance Air box and intake with R2C filter
Fuel: Lewis Built Performance 10 gallon aluminum fuel tank
Lighting: Rigid Industries

Share on Facebook670Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Share on Reddit0Email this to someone