Discussion in 'UTV Vehicle Builds - Show & Tell' started by bmzero, Oct 17, 2012.
Spy shot. No hints.
More to come soon.
This is the fuel pump housing and sump can or sometimes called a swirl pot in certain types of racing.
Basically, I'll have two other 4 gallon tanks mounted on the front (inside) of the passenger compartment. Each tank will be on one side of the vehicle, keeping the weight balance in check. It will also allow me to move some of the weight further forward in my quest to get closer to a 50/50 front to rear weight balance.
The two tanks will gravity feed the swirl pot and the tanks will be connected to each other, keeping the fuel level equalized. Each tank is foam filled. This should keep the fuel calm and always surrounding the pump assembly.
The tanks were supposed to be here today.
Nothing but King shocks for me! I've ran Kings on all of my race RZR's and absolutely love them. Their durability and performance is second to none. These are 2.0" fronts and 2.5" rears.
Here's a simple layout of the fuel cells. They will mount near the front "firewall".
Sick welds on the swirl tank Brit. Who laid down those weaves? Was it the head thinkerupper?
Heck no. I'm a functional welder, not a metal artist like that.
Walker Morgan at http://mpfab.com/ did the sump tank.
Nice work, this build is coming out sweet !
Fuel cell mounting bracket
Fuel cells mounted
I bought some 1.5" HREW to test new tubing bender and notcher. Here's the temp cage. The final design will be very close, but built with 4130.
It wouldn't be a true Southern build without some aluminum tread plate.
A lot of our races end up in some type of mud. My original plan was 1/8" aluminum with grip tape on it. The treadplate just seemed to make more sense for my feet keeping traction in the wet, mudy conditions.
Test-fitting the plastic.
HREW test cage was removed and the 4130 cage was built.
Harness bar and harness clips were installed.
Really, really like the new ratcheting harnesses from PRP. These also came from www.SXSPerformance.com. At first I wasn't too sure about the ratchet, but I can't believe how much better everything feels with just a few clicks of the ratchet. Definitely the most comfortable harnesses I have ever used.
Thanks for posting that pic with harnesses! I always wanted to know how those hooked up.
No problem. You need some of those.
Still a little shaping to do, but you get the idea.
K&N Intake - I couldn't believe how much lighter than stock this system is. I wasn't expecting that.
Overflow bottle mount
Radiator hose "Twister"
Light weight/compact fresh air system
Lightweight carbon fiber mirrors from Yoshimura. These things are trick looking.
Mounted on the inside so I don't bash them in a rollover.
Should be plumbing the fuel system tomorrow. Waiting on the inline fuel filter to come in.
I'm very thankful to have had Yoshimura exhaust on all of my race RZR's. I have been very happy with their craftsmanship, durability, and especially performance. No reason to look anywhere else.
Yoshimura RS-4 Full Stainless System
A little preview.
Looking good Brit.
Brit, are you going to be adding more bracing to the cage?
It all depends on what I end up with for doors and bumpers. I would like to at least run an a-pillar brace to somewhere, but haven't found a good place yet.
If I go with solid doors, it's a piece of cake, but obviously adds weight.
The age old racing debate: safety vs. weight savings