Say goodbye to the Polaris Ranger 900 and prepare yourself to usher in a new era of UTV greatness. The 2020 Polaris Ranger lineup is here, and it offers a little something for everyone -- the 81hp Polaris Ranger 1000XP for the young bucks looking for speed and the Polaris Ranger 1000 designed to run cooler for men who work them all day long. The new SOHC engine makes the 2020 Ranger 1000 a true utility machine. The power was lowered to help with reliability, while the torque specs were increased for greater pulling abilities and more giddy-up-and-go. Polaris has also dialed in the mid-band clutching, so even though there is less HP, the machine makes better use of what it has.
If you have a look at a dyno graph you can see where in the rpm range the new Ranger 1000 motor makes the 55 ft-lbs of torque. The 900 Ranger made right around 50, and the new motor in the 1000 edition makes a bit more.The major difference between the two is where they make it. While the 900 puts out around 50 ft-lbs of torque at 5500 rpm, the new 1000 engine puts out 55 ft-lbs of torque at only 3500 rpm. If you’re looking for a reliable machine that can both work hard and play hard, the 2020 Polaris Ranger lineup has something for you. Depending on when you’re reading this, a few 2020 Rangers have probably trickled into your local dealer. With many great improvements in the 2020 Polaris Ranger, a little patience will go a long way. For more info about the changes made to the 2020 Polaris Ranger lineup, keep reading!
September 16, 2019
If you’re in the process of researching tires for the Polaris Ranger, you have probably narrowed down your selection a bit. You can find online reviews of some tire brands, but there are numerous companies that make a wide variety of UTV tires for an even wider variety of terrain types and driving styles. While some riders may prefer an all-terrain tire, other riders look for specialized tires that are designed and manufactured to handle a specific type of terrain. Add tire size options, wheel size options, and weight differences and you’ve got a lot of variables that can each have a dramatic impact on the performance, handling, and rideability of your Polaris Ranger. But fear not, because here at Everything Polaris Ranger have decades of experience in the powersports world, and we’ve seen first-hand the interplay between a side-by-side and it’s tires. So let's dig in and see what separates a mediocre UTV tire from an outstanding one.
Whether you’re riding the Cheese Trails in wisconsin or the Turkey Bay OHV routes in the Oak Grove area of Kentucky, if you want your machine to truly excel on its primary terrain domain, you’ve got to tune your machine to the appropriate specifications -- which means running the right style of side-by-side tire.
In terms of longevity, Maxxis tires (as well as others like the the Roctane X2s by STI) are known to last the test of both time and the trails. You can easily get a couple thousand miles off of them if all you do is ride asphalt with some intermittent field work and light offroading every now and then. However, many of these tires are designed with more openly spaced lugs, diminishing their performance on hard packed snow and wet pavement. If the lugs were a little less spaced out they would function better, but this is a small sacrifice to pay for tires that last.
If you do ride mostly hard-pack trails with a bit of road riding thrown in there, wear is a partially important factor. But if your machine’s performance is a higher priority, domain-specific UTV tires are a must. The Warriors from SuperATV does especially well in the mud, while still allowing riders to navigate other things they encounter on the trails; from mud and rock gardens to steep grade hill climbs. Aggressive mud tires will tend to hum a bit when going down the road, but other than that they tear up the slop… be it clay or mud.
With UTV tires, size does matter. Not only can large, aftermarket, side-by-side tires affect the handling of a Polaris Ranger, but they can also rub and scrub at various points on the machine’s chassis should you go to large. If you don’t lift your Ranger, the biggest you can go with your UTV tires is about thirty inches. Otherwise, you may hit your fenders or wheel well -- especially when turning. A tire setup measuring 30x10 should measure a true thirty inches and give you about a quarter-inch of clearance when flexing. If that’s too small but you don’t want -- or can’t afford -- to lift your rig, forward a-arms will help you clear larger wheels and tires. Plus, the bigger you go with your tires, the more you have to upgrade your stock Polaris Ranger
In addition to simply fitting large tires, you also have to power them. If you go to big with your UTV tires, you will lose power and likely experience some gearing issues vis-à-vis the clutch. But with some clutch weights and an upgraded primary clutch spring, you should be able to handle up to 33 inches no sweat.
Getting the right tires for your Polaris Ranger the first time will save you a great deal of stress and effort in the future. If your UTV tires match your riding style and the terrain where you ride, you’ll not only be better suited to conquer every obstacle you encounter, but you’ll do it faster, easier, and funner.Continue reading
September 2, 2019
Sadly, 2019 will be the last year for the Polaris Ranger 900. But thankfully for all us power sports lovers, Polaris’ 2020 lineup promises to be one for the record books. In the 900s place, the 2020 Polaris Ranger and 2020 Polaris Ranger 1000 will leave nothing behind. So if you’re debating on what Polaris Ranger to buy or are just interested in the new lineup of Polaris Ranger UTVs, you’ve come to the right place! Continue reading
May 13, 2019
From a simple 2" bracket lift for the Polaris Sportsman, SuperATV now makes everything you could ever want, need, or imagine for your Polaris Ranger. Doors, Roofs, Windshields, you name it, and SuperATV likely makes it. In terms of quality, SuperATV never skimps. And with regards to price, they are far more competitive than Polaris and on par with non-branded, generic UTV components. Cheap, strong, and durable, what else could you ask for? Continue reading
May 6, 2019
It's that season again, time to take the cover off of your ranger, conduct the basic checks, and make a few replacements to ensure that your Polaris Ranger remains a beast during the riding season with as little down-time as possible. Continue reading