Published on January 6th, 2014 | by Joe0
Teixeira Tech: RZR XP, XGC A-Arms and Radius Rods Test: with VIDEO
Adding clearance and durability to your RZR’s most vulnerable chassis components.
When the RZR XP 900 hit the market a couple years back, we were thrilled with the amount of ground clearance the car provided. As ground clearance increases, though, so does the size of the objects we try to cruise over.
After bending several stock radius rods on a RZR 900 test unit. Allen Knowles, from CT Racing, contacted Ed Teixeira, from Teixeira Racing. Soon after, Ed had whipped up a solution to add ground clearance and improved durability to the RZR’s most vulnerable chassis parts.
Teixeira Racing has been building ATV chassis components since 2001. With the ever-growing demand for high-performance UTV parts, Teixeira Racing is one of a number of ATV chassis part manufacturers to cross over into building UTV chassis parts. Ed Teixeira’s years of desert racing experience have kept him focused on durability and function, an approach he carries over into the UTV market.
Teixeira’s Ground Clearance A-arms and Radius Rods are constructed of 4130 chromoly. Their reverse gull-wing style design offers the maximum available ground clearance over the widest possible area. The Radius rods feature a triple-plate construction with a center plate located between the front and rear plates to maximize strength and rigidity. A good portion of Teixeira’s radius rods are tucked up a bit higher than the RZR’s frame.
The a-arms and rods come with all the necessary mounting hardware. They come standard powder-coated black with other color and chroming options available.
Our test unit was set up with Elka suspension. Since Teixeira’s A-arms don’t widen or lengthen the vehicle, nor change the shock’s mounting points, there is no need to swap out or modify your stock suspension. You can simply bolt on the Teixeira A-arms and Radius Rods and go.
With the Teixeira Racing A-arms and Radius Rods bolted up, we headed out to the desert with Ed Teixeira and Allen Knowles for a couple days of brutal high-speed desert testing. A visual inspection is all that’s needed to appreciate the additional ground clearance. Centering up on rocks, we were giving the Pro Armor chassis skip plate a workout while the Teixeira Radius Rods flew overhead.
During our testing, we pushed the shocks to the limit on a few occasions with no bends or tweaks to report.
If you are tired of bending stock, other companies’ straight Radius Rods, you may want to take a look at Teixeira Racing’s . X-Tream Ground Clearance A-Arms and Radius Rods.
X-Tream Ground Clearance A-Arms and Racius Rods
Radius Rods, $425