The 360-degree views and awesome...
The 360-degree views and awesome trail systems at Moto-Mountain in Fairmont, Georgia, put this Extreme Adventure Machine to the test.
So with the entire machine pretty much covered and protected, the last item at hand was to add just a little to the reliability and power for which the XTZ 1000 is known. Keeping the engine cool on slow trails is very important and with our Fluidyne oversize radiator we were sure that was taken care of. This machine will see many elevation changes and that means different fueling issues, but Dynojet had us covered as well. The Power Commander V with AutoTune will manage our fueling needs while adjusting for any changes in altitude and air. This device will not only assist in making our machine perform at its best all the times but it can record data that gives us insight on our engine’s performance and what happens as we drive! Adding our final engine performance-enhancing part, the full Muzzys exhaust had us a bit worried that we might experience some air-fuel issues but that wasn’t the case. The Dynojet AutoTune had it covered. The Muzzys full system is stainless and performance matched to the Arctic Cat’s prowess, and with a complete kit that even included header wrap to protect any exposed items we knew the value was above the cost.
Getting the Prowler out of the shop and into the mountains of north Georgia was exciting to say the least. Strapping into the custom seating and slipping on the steering wheel made the long days and nights very much worth the work. The engine fired right up and the lowly sound of massive explosions right beside me was directed out the intense Muzzys dual-exhaust setup. The Power Commander’s auto-tuned throttle was crisp, and unlike the stock feel, I had much more in my control. The higher-elevation trails in our test location made for interesting riding, and we had every chance to grind away at the belly of our beast. The rocks were brutal but the skids and tires held up completely. We ran a few tests on the Lowrance HDS-10m, and we got so much info on our location as well as the terrain we had been riding on that it was overwhelming. It would be hard to get lost with this GPS mounted onboard! Roaming into the night we found out that we actually could send messages to the neighboring counties with the Baja Designs lights. The trail didn’t seem to notice the sun had gone down hours before! With not even one problem on the trail each product on our Extreme Adventure Machine had performed just like we had intended, and future rides include even more extreme destinations. This machine’s true test will come in a few weeks as we travel to the mountains of Tennessee, so be sure to check back for that ride. ATVR
Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 Extreme Adventure Machine
DragonFire Racing: www.dragonfireracing.com
Crippler beadlock wheels, 14x7: $299.99 ea.; four-point restraints: $139.95 ea.; quick-release steering wheel kit: $199.00; DFR shocks by Fox: $1,999.99
Baja Designs: www.bajadesigns.com
8-inch Soltek HID: $324.95 ea.; 4-inch Fuego HID; $299.95 ea.
UTV Inc.: www.utvinc.com
Alternator kit: $474.95; frame tube kit: $74.95; horn kit: $39.95; parking brake alarm kit: $29.95
Arctic Cat: www.arcticcat.com or your local dealer
A-arm skids, front/rear: $99.95 ea.; front sport bumper: $239.95; rear sport bumper: $209.95; high-back suspension seats: $349.95 ea.; spare tire mount: $159.95
ITP: www.itptires.com or your local dealer
BajaCross tires, front 26x10-14: $159.95; rear 26x11-14 $165.95