XP1000 Suspension Kits
Yes, we are new to the UTV world but we are not new to suspension or off-road vehicles. We have been building off-road vehicle parts for 12 years now and are considered one of the best.
How did we get involved with UTV’s?
Every year we go to the King of the Hammers races in February at Johnson Valley in the Mohave Desert. We bring about 10 people from the shop. While we are there we repair everyone for free and average about 250 repairs a year. We do weld repairs, we are not mechanics, we are fabricators.
From this experience we have seen first hand the damage UTV suspension cannot absorb in stock form. We have repaired and essentially built new suspension for all brands and models and seen just how weak the stock suspension really is.
This year our friends from Campbell Racing stopped by the day before the UTV race. Shannon, Wayland, and Bailey were all entered in both the UTV and the 4400 class races. Suffice to say that they know a thing or two about racing off road. Shannon had designed a full suspension for the Polaris RZR XP1000 Turbos they were going to race the next day. We have repaired the family’s race rigs at KOH for years and they always liked our work. We were still a bit surprised when Shannon asked us if we were interested in building the suspension. We said yes and the next day against nearly 100 experienced UTV racers Shannon and Wayland took 1st and 2nd place while Bailey took 15th with a broken axle. The amazing thing here is not really their finish but rather that none of them had ever raced UTV’s before, ever!
Campbell Racing has always been on the forefront of off-road racing, Shannon won the Driver of the Year award in 2005 and in 2015 was inducted into the Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame. Needless to say the Campbells know a bit about what it takes to make a race rig work! The Campbell's were the first to race and win with an independent suspension in the KOH race which is often called “The toughest one day off-road race in the world”. When you talk to Shannon he might tell you something different, he has been known to say both Wayland and Bailey will be better than he ever was, even though he is the only person to have won KOH 3 times!
The suspension Shannon and his brother Nick designed is better in every way than the stock with the exception of one thing. They made a decision to keep the stock suspension geometry, after all the Polaris engineers are not stupid and they have done this right many times before. With the stock geometry they avoided adding any handling quirks nobody needed and were able to lower the Center of Gravity (COG) by 1.5” and raise clearance by nearly 3” while widening the stance nearly 7” and increasing travel.
All of the above are benefits from the vast Campbell experience, but another key to winning races or simply getting back to the trailer is strength. The construction of this kit is unsurpassed with CNC bent and Laser Cut .120” Wall 4130 Chromoly tubing, .188 thick 4130 Chromoly Plate, 7075 Aluminum, and 300M materials. The hardware involved includes ¾” & ⅝” Heat Treated Chromoly Heim joints, ⅞” & ⅝” Stainless Heat Treated Uniballs housed in a Chromoly Cup, and both ⅞” & ¾” 300M Knuckle and Steering Pins. All held together by Grade 8 & 10.9 Bolts.