Costa Mesa, California aftermarket UTV parts company Bad Ass Unlimited designs and manufacturers some of the highest quality, most durable SxS products on the market, in fact their slogan is “If you want a tough part, buy a Bad Ass part.” These guys are all in when it comes to their passion for off-roading, using their own products on their own side by sides, they have completed several builds that are nothing short of bad ass. We got the chance to catch up with BAU about their latest UTV build for the 2015 Sand Sports Super Show.
Bad Ass Unlimited Build
Platform: 2016 Polaris RZR XP4 1000
Build Time: 12 days
BAU started with a 2016 Polaris RZR XP4 1000, their goal was to build a solid platform for the sand and dirt to showcase at the 17th annual Sand Sports Super Show. The Sand Sports Super Show is the largest sand and off-road expo in the world, many OEMs and aftermarket companies gather to showcase new products and builds prior to kicking off the west coast riding season.
BAU took their 2016 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 and designed a new roll cage for 2016 called the Stingray, the new design offered a flatter roof line to give it a more desert race look, while still keeping the sleek design that their customers love. Their fabricator didn’t cut any corners on this cage, BAU added a light bar pocket, built in doors, interior rear view mirror bung, sun roof, chase lights, whip tabs, and of course a dome light.
On the exterior of the car, they added a Glazzkraft fiberglass body, painted it gloss black, and then had Hybrid Wraps finish it off with a hardcore Bad Ass Unlimited wrap that shows just what BAU is all about.
For the under carriage, they installed Bad Ass Unlimited radius rods, BAU tie rods, BAU sway bar links, Off Grid a-arms, Pro Armor trailing arm guards and an Assault Industries front bumper.
Wanting wheels with a solid load rating, they installed Method’s 406 beadlock race wheel powder coated black with 29” EFX Sand Slinger paddles.
They wanted this machine to perform at its peak, so they dropped the car with John Berg at “The Pro Shop” in Stanton, California to install his secret clutch set up, with a Trinity Racing exhaust, Power Commander Tuner, and then had John dyno the machine to deliver the performance response they were after. As always, John delivered the goods!
When deciding what they wanted to do with the interior, BAU knew they couldn’t cut any corners. They went with Twisted Stitches’ Vortex wide bodies. They had Leo and his team at Twisted Stitch build a custom combination of suede and vinyl with a show quality diamond stitch pattern on the seat bases and backs, accenting it with colored thread to match the custom embroidered Bad Ass Unlimited logos in the head rest. All in all Twisted Stitch knocked it out of the park!
After that, BAU added Twisted Stitches’ 3” 4 point harnesses, a Bad Ass Unlimited ’s leather wrapped steering wheel, BAU’s 6 shooter steering wheel faceplate, BAU’s 6 shooter Doc Holiday shifter, Dragonfire Racing’s nav handle, and a BAU’s billet anodized black interior rear view mirror.
Believe it or not, they didn’t stop there. They also added a Glazzlraft fiber glass dash and painted it gloss black, Polaris Navigation, custom Bad Ass Unlimited switches, and a 8” monitor for a hi-def camera installed on the front of the RZR to help see what safe line to take when dropping in on lines you can’t see over the dash. They also had custom dash plates cut, BAU anodized them black cherry and then had the center console hydro dipped in carbon fiber.
Last but not least, SSV hooked them up with a 5 speaker system, amp, built in base, and Bluetooth module that delivers crisp hi quality sound to enhance your driving experience.
Through and through, Bad Ass Unlimited felt like this build came out fantastic and we couldn’t agree more.
Motor | Undercarriage | Exhaust
Tie Rods – Bad Ass Unlimited T6 Heavy Duty Tie Rods
Radius Rods – Bad Ass Unlimited T6 Heavy Duty Radius Rods
Trailing Arm Gaurds – Pro Armor Trailing Arm Gaurds
A Arms – Off Grid Boxed A Arms
Powder coating A Arms, Trailing arms, bead locks, mirrors – South Coast Powder A Arms, Trailing Arms, Beadlocks
Underglow – Underglow Lighting and Install
Rear Shock Cover – Assault Black Rear Shock Guard
Sway Bar Links – Bad Ass Unlimited Sway Bar Links
Clutch & Install – The Pro Shop Clutch Kit
Dyno and Tune – The Pro Shop Dyno’d Car To Peak Performance
Power Commander Tuner – Stage V Power Commander Tuner
Exhaust System – Trinity Stage 5 Complete Exhaust and Header Powder Coated Black
Steering Wheel – Bad Ass Unlimited Leather Steering Wheel
Billet Steering Wheel Faceplate – Bad Ass Unlimited Billet 6 Shooter Steering Wheel Faceplate
Steering Wheel Hub – Bad Ass Unlimited Billet Steering Wheel Hub
Passenger Oh Shit Handle – Dragonfire Racing Navigation Ergo Handle
Fiberglass Dash Kit – GlazzKraft Dash
Seats – Twisted Stitch Custom Suede With Embroidered Logo
Harnesses – Twisted Stitch 3″ 4 point Harnesses
ModQuad Cup Inserts – Powder Coated Black Cherry Billet Cup Inserts x 4
Billet Interior Mirror – Bad Ass Unlimited Interior Rear View Mirror, Anodized Black Billet
Navigation and Dash – Polaris Navigation With Diagnostics Plus Install
Hydro Dip Center Console – Carbon Fiber Hydro Dip Center Console
Shift Knob – Bad Ass Unlimited – Doc Holiday 6 shooter Shifter
Custom Dash Plates – Bad Ass Unlimited Custom Designed Dash Plates Powder Coated Black Cherry
Paint Glazzkraft Dash – Paint Gloss Black Glazzkraft Dash
Custom Roll Cage/Roof/Chase lights/Light Bar Pocket – Bad Ass Unlimited All New Stingray Design Cage
Custom Plexi Panels – Bad Ass Unlimited Custom Cut Plexi Panels
Wrap Design and Install – Hybrid Wraps
Doors – Bad Ass Unlimited Custom Fabricated Doors, Tin and Powder Coated
Tires – 29″ EFX Sand Slinger High Performance Sand Tires – Paddles Rear, Smoothies Front
Wheels – Method Race Wheels -406 Beadlocks With Custom Powder
Lug Nutz – Black Lug Nuts
Front Bumper – Assault Industries Apache Front Tube Bumper
Gas Cap – 50 Caliber Gas Cap
Lighted Whips – 51/50 19 Variation Whips With Remotes
Body – GlazzKraft Fiberglass Body
Paint and Body work – 30 Hours of Sanding, 2 Coats of Poly Primer, 2 Coats of Gloss Black
Light Bar – 30″ Light Bar With Spot and Flood
Spot Lights – 2 LED Spot Lights and Installation
Camera System With Monitor – Camera System With Monitor
At Side By Side Stuff you can find a number of Bad Ass Unlimited parts and accessories like heavy duty radius rods, heavy duty tie rods, mirrors, steering wheels and more for a variety of machines including the Polaris RZR and Arctic Cat Wildcat. You can feel confident you’re equipping your SxS with the best parts when you’re getting a quality, dependable product by BAU.
Browse our selection today, visit our Bad Ass Unlimited brand page.