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What are the most important RZR mods you would suggest? For me, I'm guessing new 4-5pt belts is right up there and some nice suspension seats. What about the chassis? Do I need to reinforce it as spoken of in various posts, or do I need to get those $$ Chassis Bones (>$500)? There's a lot of talk about chassis flex. Wonder if they changed anything for 2011. New skid plate?...what's wrong with factory plate...it's looks OK. What "must" I do before she goes into regular service.....I'm in the middle of break-in right now. I'd like to get a couple of the necessities out of the way. New belts will be first; then what?

Edit: Forgot to tell you my riding conditions and style: I ride primarily in Maine....Lots of rocks and medium fast driving. Not lots of WOT, but standard eastern trail conditions. I don't jump very often, but tend to ride as fast as possible for the conditions. Lots of crappy clay muck water holes too. We scream around in open fields now and again with some sand pit action. Most riding is under 30 on the trails. Rig is a bone stock 2011 S. -Love it.

Oh and lots of dust this year. :)
 

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An upgraded intake if you plan on riding in very much dust. The UMP and Dragon Fire Racing canisters are probably the most popular and are available from vendors on this forum. Better springs make a huge difference in ride quality. I bought King progressives from Steve at Makin Trax suspension. Next would be better lights if you plan on night riding at all. Start with some good HID headlight replacements, they are available from many vendors on here. It's gonna be a money pit....get used to it!....:rofl3:
 

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Brother Fun ride dust I dont really think is a problem unless we have a super duper dry year which we have but it still is not something we need to be too much concerned about in New England area.

I did first and foremost UHMW full skids from Cooter Brown and A-arm protectors which if I did not have on my last ride I know I woulda received damage.

Another excellent mod I installed was an emergency brake which also came in handy on our hilly terrain in this area we reside.

Other than those I guess it wouldnt hurt for a better air intake but there are sevral mods on here ya can do without going crazy with dough.

I am gonna ride and see but so far I think with what I have done on underbody protection already paid off.

How are ya making out with the tracks?
 

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An upgraded intake if you plan on riding in very much dust. The UMP and Dragon Fire Racing canisters are probably the most popular and are available from vendors on this forum. Better springs make a huge difference in ride quality. I bought King progressives from Steve at Makin Trax suspension. Next would be better lights if you plan on night riding at all. Start with some good HID headlight replacements, they are available from many vendors on here. It's gonna be a money pit....get used to it!....:rofl3:
x2 and better harnesses
 

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For the machine, #1 = Airbox/filter upgrade
For you, #1 = Helmet, if you own that, #1 = Seat belts

You said "essential".. you can buy all the neat stuff you want for your machine..Spend all the money you have... do 100 miles and pull out that stock intake, spray some WD-40on a white rag and watch what you pull out regardless... JMHO.
 

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A good Skid is a must.....Bob at FUTV...They make Way-Good Skid plates...
 

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I'm surprised somebody has mentioned bumpers. Seems like the plastic panels are easily damaged on impact.
 

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A good Skid is a must.....Bob at FUTV...They make Way-Good Skid plates...
Thanks Leo...I asked this earlier, but have not got a response yet. -The Polaris factory skid is junk?
The stock skid is a piece of you know what:rm_thumbdown:....Any-thing can knock a hole in it...they are no-good....To me FUTV makes the best one:):ride:
 

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I definitely agree with many of the others. IMO first off should be the upgraded air intake assembly and a good set of skid plates. I live in connecticut and I have the aluminum skid plates.....they suck. They do the job but they are so beat up at this point I definitely need new ones asap. I will be looking into the Factory UTV ones.
They are like a plastic/polymer/i don't even know material but supposedly they don't crack or give or anything.

Bumpers shouldn't be a big deal. I'm sure many use them but if your careful I say you can get by without one.
 

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Do the mod like Hoser, negates the need for a UMP / dragonfire canister since the air will be prefiltered (I went through a top end rebuild on my 08)

4 Pt harnesses - stock seatbelts suck, I like the dragonfire with sternum straps but any are a significant upgrade.

The rest depends on your riding

Skids / a-arm protectors - stock are little more than cheap 1/4" plastic I dare you to remove the stock skid an see how close the bottom of the engine is to the frame

Storage box, map bag etc.. you need to store your crap somewhere
portable air compressor (cheapy) / tire plugs -I won't ride without them

Gas - go ride and think of all the non essential stuff to "pimp your ride"
 
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