REAR 2" RECEIVER HITCH
Strongest hitch you can buy for the RZR RS-1
Mounts directly to frame at multiple points
Have aftermarket radius rods? This is the best hitch for you!
Strengthens radius rod mounts & frame
- Strongest RZR RS-1 hitch available (patent-pending)
- Hitch plate mounts directly to the frame, not just the four radius rod bolts
- Stops frame damage caused by aftermarket high-clearance radius rods
- Rear receiver hitch with twin tow hook points
- Reinforced 2" receiver tube and gussets eliminate flex and bending of hitch
- Upgrades frame to true double-shear radius rod mounting, increasing strength by 100%
- Eliminates "egging-out" & cracking of radius rod mounting holes in the RS-1 frame
- Makes transmission & differential fluid service and radius rod removal easy
- Fits with stock, and most aftermarket radius rods
- Durable black powdercoat finish
- Complete kit installs easily in about 45-60 minutes
- 125 lb tongue weight rating
- Fits Polaris RZR RS-1
- Made in USA
Thunderhawk's patent-pending double-shear radius rod support plate design is the key to building the strongest RZR RS-1 rear receiver hitch. The Thunderhawk rear receiver hitch replaces the original radius rod stiffener plate and features additional frame mounting points (at both the top and bottom) to securely mount the hitch directly to the frame without relying only on the four radius rod bolts for mounting. By mounting the hitch to the frame in this fashion, towing loads are transferred directly to the frame to provide superior strength and eliminate damage to the radius rod bolts.
Thunderhawk's patent-pending double-shear mounting plate upgrades the stock RS-1 suspension from a single-shear radius rod mount to a much stronger double-shear design. Thunderhawk's double-shear mount creates a second frame mount for the radius rods that is securely attached directly to the frame to support the rear of the radius rods. With the radius rods now supported on both the front (through the stock frame) and the rear (through the Thunderhawk double-shear plate), we have doubled the strength of the radius rod mounts, eliminating damaging frame flex and stopping the problem of deforming, elongating (egging-out) & cracking around the radius rod mounting holes in the thin RS-1 frame. Thunderhawk's double-shear design provides a major benefit by increasing frame and suspension strength even when you unhook the trailer and hit the trails.
If you have aftermarket high-clearance radius rods, consider this.... There are two designs available now. The first style uses spherical bearings on both ends like the stock Polaris parts, these are the ones that rotate and flop around. The second style uses a bushing on one end to limit rotation, which causes bind in the suspension and applies a twisting load to the RZR RS-1 frame where the radius rods are attached. The bushings used here also wear and allow a slight amount of flex in the length of the radius rod which creates an impact load that is transferred from the wheel to the frame while riding, and especially in corners. These high clearance radius rods are the primary cause of the frame damage that commonly occurs on the RZR's. The Thunderhawk double-shear radius rod mounting design used on this hitch significantly strengthens the frame, and should be considered a necessity for anyone running aftermarket high-clearance radius rods.
The Thunderhawk rear receiver hitch is constructed using an automotive-grade, reinforced 2" receiver tube for strength, durability and proper fitment with your towing accessories. We've also added double gussets to eliminate deflection of the receiver tube when towing, and twin tow hook points for easy attachment of tow hooks or winch cables when necessary. The factory tow point is still accessible too. The tongue weight rating for this hitch is 125 lbs.
The Thunderhawk rear receiver hitch features a differential fluid service access hole so that you can easily check and top-off differential fluid without having to remove the hitch. Thunderhawk's exclusive double-shear mounting plate design makes this the only hitch available for the RS-1 that does not apply additional strain to the four radius rod bolts by adding the towing load to these bolts, but instead mounts to the vehicle frame to apply towing loads directly to the frame. This design also strengthens the radius rods and the rear frame at the same time. Rear suspension work is also made much easier as the radius rods can now be removed and re-installed easily for service or maintenance. This Thunderhawk rear receiver hitch installs in about 45-60 minutes. Made in USA.
This hitch features a durable black powdercoat finish. Thunderhawk Performance receiver hitches accept standard 2" automotive receiver hitch components. 2" receiver hitches are commonly used on most pick-up trucks. Many people already own these hitch bars and components, but these parts are also readily available at any large discount store or auto parts chain.