Center Seat RZR-XP Build

bmzero

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I have been wanting to do this for quite a while. All of the racing I do is by myself (no passenger). Sitting on the side of the car is obviously not optimal for performance reasons. I'm going to fix that for this year's race car.

Goals:
  • Center Seat
  • As close to 1000lb. as I can get
  • Move weight balance forward
  • Larger fuel capacity (~14gal)
  • Retain as many stock cosmetic parts as possible

The following sponsors are already on board for our 2013 race season. There's no way I could do this build without their help, so I want to give them the credit.
  • Polaris
  • OctaneMedia.com
  • ATVScene.com
  • King Shocks - this car will be running 2.5" IBP's
  • Benchmark Performance
  • GBC Motorsports
  • HiPer Wheels
  • DirtyDawg Performance
  • SXSPerformance.com
  • K4 Switches
  • Rath Racing

Starting platform - 2013 Polaris RZR-XP 900 Walker Evans LE



Begin Teardown



Teardown Complete



Hopefully I'll be able to dig into it some more this weekend and get the seat mount tacked up.
 

bmzero

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First part ordered for the conversion:

SACO 1:1 Steering Box



I went with the 1:1 ratio because this car will be used for WORCS and a couple of other track-style series.
 

FABWERX1

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Awesome idea. I was,going to build One last year for a customer but they changed there mind.
I don't know if you checked with WORCS to make sure its legal. that was One concern I was hearing.
looking forward to seeing the outcome.
 

bmzero

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Awesome idea. I was,going to build One last year for a customer but they changed there mind.
I don't know if you checked with WORCS to make sure its legal. that was One concern I was hearing.
looking forward to seeing the outcome.
Being legal was also a concern of mine, but I can't find anything that even remotely mentions having two seats in the car. The two WORCS races I raced last year, I raced w/o the passenger seat. This isn't much different.

http://www.worcsracing.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=203

I know for GNCC you have to race with two people, but that's about the only series I know of that requires it. No GNCC for me.
 

megadesertdiesel

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great thread. keep the build pictures comming. I have seen a couple of single seater XP's but they have had custom bodys. I really like the idea of using as much of the plastics you can.
 

bmzero

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Thought you were keeping this under wraps??? guess not ...Cant wait to see it
Everybody asked about it via PM, so I didn't see any reason to keep it a secret. Much easier this way.



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UTVReport

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Hey Brit,

Will you be running power steering with the new rack? Any idea how much quicker of a ratio it will be?

Chris
 

bmzero

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Hey Brit,

Will you be running power steering with the new rack? Any idea how much quicker of a ratio it will be?

Chris
Yes, OEM power steering. I run a 1.5:1 quickener on my current setup with the stock rack. I expect this setup to be close to what I have now.


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AReed

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Question - can you just buy the race in a 1.5:1 setup and avoid another component/weight
 

bmzero

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Question - can you just buy the race in a 1.5:1 setup and avoid another component/weight
Well, the 1.5:1 rack is actually a reduction setup. The 1:1 box is very fast and considered a "short course" ratio.

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AReed

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Gotcha, I always think of them as quickeners in the application and not reducers. I couldn't imagine making the steering any slower than 1:1
 

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