Polaris RZR Side-by-Side Vehicle Overview and Sway Bar Upgrades

Do you want to experience adventure like never before? Explore the outdoors with one of the best side-by-side vehicles: the Polaris RZR. Find out how you can control almost any terrain by driving a Polaris RZR UTV!


While there are plenty of side-by-side vehicles that claim to give the ultimate sports riding experience, the Polaris RZR makes a very good argument to be the best in the industry. With the industry’s fastest engaging all-wheel drive and good durability, the Polaris RZR brings confidence and control to your outdoor adventures.

This side-by-side vehicle offers multiple models designed to your exact needs, like the Trail, Muti-Terrain, Wide Open, 4-Seater, and RZR 200 EFI. Through these models, drivers can choose what kind of adventure they want. From snow and ice to dirt and mountains, the Polaris RZR is an almost unstoppable force in the side-by-side world. Let’s learn more about where the Polaris RZR came from and what is next in its future!


RZR History

In 2007, the first edition of the Polaris RZR was launched under the name Ranger RZR as a 2008 model. As the Ranger RZR gained popularity, Polaris decided to drop the Ranger name and change it to what we know it today– Polaris RZR. This side-by-side vehicle was different from anything else on the market at the time.

Instead of designing a work-oriented vehicle, Polaris was able to combine the durability and power of previous models with a sportier design. The original was 50″ wide with a lower seating position that allowed it to reach speeds of 55 mph! While that may not seem that fast, for what was on the side-by-side market at the time, 55 mph was an impressive feat.

After the success of its initial release, Polaris continued to release RZR models with more and more improvements and enhancements than its previous models. Their consistently innovative and top-notch models caught the attention of more than just avid side-by-side drivers. From 2005 – 2008, Polaris developed a special range of side-by-side vehicles to serve in the U.S. military.

As Polaris Government and Defense side-by-side vehicles were established, more branches and allied forces began implementing Polaris vehicles into their lineup. The U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, Royal Navy, UK Special Forces, and many other international armies have used models of the Polaris RZR in their service for several years. Many have opted to use them since they are built for multi-terrain, diesel-powered, great for transporting supplies, and can handle a payload capacity of up to 1,500 lbs.

Check out the YouTube video below to learn more history about the evolution of the Polaris RZR!



RZR Awards

Let’s take a look at the top awards and accolades the Polaris RZR has received over the years:

Want to see more about what the Polaris RZR is really capable of? Check out the amazing YouTube video below to see what off-road champion, RJ Anderson, can do with his Polaris RZR.



Common Problems with the Polaris RZR

Any side-by-side vehicle that endures difficult terrain will experience mechanical problems of its own. So, the Polaris RZR is no stranger to experiencing its own wear and tear. That being said, there are some problems that are more common with the Polaris RZR that you should keep an eye on. Here are the top 3 common problems with the Polaris RZR:

  1. Axle and Suspension Issues. Since the Polaris RZR is known for being a multi-terrain vehicle, it put the axle and suspension through extreme conditions. Over time, with these conditions and continual use, the axel and suspensions could wear down and potentially lead to broken parts. If you are pushing your Polaris RZR to its very limits with wild jumps or uneven terrain, you will want to get regular maintenance checks.
  2. Air Intake Issues. While the Polaris RZR is built to endure copious amounts of dust, some drivers have complained that their air filter is faulty. If dust enters the motor, this can cause the engine to shut off. You can control your air intake issues by checking the filter canister bolts to make sure they are secure. Additionally, you can install replacement filters when needed.
  3. Weak Front Differential. Some drivers have reported that their Polaris RZR front differential makes a rattling noise, but only in certain modes. When drivers switch from 4WD to 2WD, they report the front differential makes some noise. While this may seem like a minor concern, it reveals that the front differential is weaker than other vehicles in its class.

If you want more tips on how to avoid these problems, take a look at the YouTube video below for keeping your Polaris RZR reliable.



NEW 2023 Polaris RZR Pricing


NEW 2023 Trail
  • RZR Trail: Starting at $15,499
  • RZR Trail S: Starting at $17,899
NEW 2023 Multi-Terrain
  • RZR XP 1000: Starting at $21,899
  • RZR XP 4 1000: Starting at $25,699
  • RZR Pro XP: Starting at $24,599
  • RZR Pro XP 4: Starting at $27,799
NEW 2023 Wide-Open
  • RZR Turbo R: Starting at $27,799
  • RZR Turbo R 4: Starting at $31,999
  • RZR Pro R: Starting at $37,499
  • RZR Pro R 4: Starting at $41,699
NEW 2023 4-Seat
  • RZR XP 4 1000: Starting at $25,699
  • RZR Pro XP 4: Starting at $27,799
  • RZR Turbo R 4: Starting at $31,999
  • RZR Pro R 4: Starting at $41,699
NEW 2023 Youth
  • RZR 200 EFI: Starting at $6,799


RZR Sway Bars – Upgrade Your Polaris RZR

Rather than buying a brand new Polaris RZR, why not upgrade what you already have?

At Halo Performance, we want to give our customers the side-by-side experience they deserve. While many of these side-by-side vehicles are designed to be durable, not all of them can promise the performance you need with their original setup.

Check out our top 2 Polaris RZR products that can help you upgrade and improve the drive of your side-by-side vehicle.

  1. Polaris RZR Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect
  2. Polaris 28.5MM Sway Bar (Turbo S style) Bushing Set


Where to Buy Polaris RZR Parts

If you are looking for additional replacement parts to improve your Polaris RZR, check out these online stores that can provide you with the necessary RZR maintenance products.


Polaris RZR Driver Review

There’s no better way to learn about a vehicle’s performance than from the driver! Let’s take a look at a review from a driver who rented a Polaris RZR on vacation in Arizona.

Review by Caslin Layer | Polaris RZR XP 1000

“The Polaris RZR XP 1000 was an absolute tank when it came to driving on ALL-TERRAIN. My brother and I rented one in Arizona and truly got to experience what it could handle. We started on easy hills and then progressed to the trail the tour company recommended. This trail took us through steep hills, a mountain range, and even snow. Since it was my first time driving one of these side-by-side vehicles, I was a little leery if the vehicle would make it up the mountain–especially with snow everywhere. But, the RZR conquered it like it was nothing! Even with the slushy mud and big rocks, the Polaris just drove through and over them with ease. We had such a great time driving it and pushing its limits! There was nothing this vehicle couldn’t handle. I mean just check out the photos!”


*Photos provided by Caslin Layer. Polaris RZR XP 1000 rented from Adventure Rentals based in Arizona and Utah.


About Halo Lockers | OX Off-Road

Based in Odessa, Florida, Halo Lockers is the UTV division of OX Off-Road. OX has been making selectable lockers and off-road-related parts for over 20 years. Exceptional quality and product strength define our UTV products. Indeed, our products are made in the USA – not in China.

We only use the highest quality materials as well as manufacturing and metallurgical processes. When you call us to discuss upgrading your Polaris RZR, you are going to talk with a UTV expert. Please call 727-230-7803 with any product questions or for assistance with the ordering process. Allow us to take your side-by-side vehicle to the next level.