I think we can all agree that the first and second quarter of 2020 has been a real doozie! R&D was wrapping up the finishing touches on a few additional bolt-on upgrades for the brand new Polaris Ranger 1000, just before quarantine settled here in Cleveland, Ohio. We were already pretty familiar with the Ranger platform, having exhausts and tuners for the previous years, so only a few mounting point changes and tuning modifications made this a smooth process.
When you're riding around in a Polaris Ranger, chances are you've got a job to do. The Ranger 1000 uses an all-new liquid-cooled, 999c 4-Stroke SOHC Twin Cylinder single overhead cam engine. On the dyno, we tested the stock power at 45.441 Horsepower and 39.977 lb-ft of torque. Although numbers weren't setting records, the Titan internal core was able to bump the power up to 46.5 Horse at 40 lb-ft of torque with, most noticeably, a deep and aggressive tone.
The Polaris Ranger 1000 is available as a Slip-On System in the Titan exhaust. Like we said, the Slip-On System picks up 1-3 more horsepower throughout the power curve with an equivalent amount of torque. The Titan-QS is roughly 5-7 decibels above the stock muffler, while the Titan-XL is 9-11dB. Additionally, the stainless shell weighs nearly 8lb less than the stock exhaust and offers incredible durability.
Defender Rear Bumper
The new Polaris Ranger is stacked, with features making it more automotive/construction like than ever. We noticed a weak spot around the tailgate where some extra protection seemed necessary. Plus, the extra ledge from a new rear bumper could have some functionality to it as well.
As most of our UTV bumpers, we used .095" steel wall tubing to construct the rear bumper with a powder-coated finish for the ultimate protection on the rear of the Polaris Ranger. The rear bumper easily mounts to the frame of the vehicle and provides the strength and protection to handle even the most demanding situations. Specifically designed to work with both stock and HMF™ exhaust systems.
One thing to note about the bumper is the tire size on the vehicle. If you're running larger than stock tires (26"), they will need to be checked for clearance with the bed in the dump position. The dump position could be slightly limited in bed travel.
Posted Thursday, April 02, 2020
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