REAR SWAY BAR CHASSIS MOUNT BRACE
Strengthens frame and sway bar mounts
to resist bending & cracking that commonly occurs
- Exclusive Thunderhawk design is strongest available (patent-pending)
- This kit supports & traingulates the factory sway bar mounting tab to the main frame tube for superior strength & stiffness
- Frame-end mounting method reduces flex & transfers loads directly to the frame tube
- Strengthens RZR frame by functioning as a strong gusset plate
- Does not obstruct access to sway bar mounting bolts
- Complete kit installs in about 1 hour -
requires drilling to enlarge two existing holes
- Durable black powdercoat finish
- Fits Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP-4 1000 & XP Turbo
- Fits with stock and most aftermarket replacement rear sway bars
- Fits with Thunderhawk Fuel Tank Guard & Voltage Regulator Guard
- Does NOT fit with SSV Behind-Seat Sub Enclosure
- Made in USA
The rear sway bar mounting tabs on the Polaris RZR XP 1000 and RZR XP Turbo are thin-gauge steel brackets that feature small gussets where they are welded on one side to the frame. Unfortunately, these sway bar mounting tabs often crack & tear near the weld, pulling completely away from the frame. Thunderhawk Performance has developed this sway bar brace kit to strengthen both the frame and the sway bar mounts. Thunderhawk's exclusive design triangulates the un-supported ends of the factory sway bar mounting tabs directly to brackets on the main frame tubes to eliminate the flex that causes cracking & tearing of the sway bar mounts, while stiffening the frame and chassis in this critical area.
Race teams have been welding gussets onto the frame to support the rear sway bar mounting tabs since the RZR XP 1000 was first introduced. With the RZR XP 1000 and the new RZR XP Turbo being the #1 machines for high performance riding on the trails, dunes and desert, the occurrence of cracked sway bar mounts has become rather common. Thunderhawk Performance designed these sway bar mount braces to address many separate issues in one kit, which is easily installed without welding. The factory-installed sway bar mounting tabs are only welded to the frame on one side, and are un-supported on the other. Thunderhawk's exclusive brace design supports this previously un-supported end, tying it directly to the main frame tube. This design eliminates any flex that occurs without added bracing, or with a brace that is gusseted near the welded end of the tab (which still leaves the un-supported end of the factory mounting tab without proper support). Thunderhawk also chose a frame-end mounting point that is the strongest available. Rather than just using the motor mount bolts, which extends the load out away from the frame, we have chosen to mount these braces right next to the frame tube where the load is transferred directly to the frame tube without inducing excessive flex in the motor mount tab. This frame-end mounting location does require that the installer use a drill to enlarge two existing holes for mounting bolts, but this is a small price to pay for the increased strength. The Thunderhawk brace also functions as a strong gusset plate to stiffen the frame where the vertical frame tubes meets the main frame tubes (below the sway bar mount). This juncture in the RZR XP 1000 / XP Turbo frame is susceptible to flex, as illustrated by the factory-installed gussets that Polaris has welded into these frames at this location. Thunderhawk's exclusive brace design also leaves the sway bar mounting bolts easily accessible for sway bar installation and service.
Thunderhawk Performance designed this Sway Bar Mount Brace Kit to provide maximum strength for the sway bar mounting tabs, to strengthen the RZR's frame in this critical area, to be installed easily without welding and to allow easy access to the sway bar mounting bolts for installation and service. This Thunderhawk Performance Rear Sway Bar Mount Brace Kit installs in about 1 hour (minor drilling is required to enlarge two existing holes for mounting bolts). This is a complete kit including the sway bar braces, mounting brackets, all necessary hardware and illustrated instructions. The swaybar braces are powdercoated black and the mounting brackets are zinc-plated. Fits Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP-4 1000 & XP Turbo, including those equipped with most aftermarket replacement rear sway bars (does NOT fit with Holz sway bar). This kit also fits with the Thunderhawk PZ2032 Fuel Tank Guard and the Thunderhawk PZ5749 Voltage Regulator Guard. Made in USA.