Created: October 22, 2019
Hey everybody, today I’m going to be showing you how to install a 3″ lift kit on this Polaris RZR 1000 equipped with Walker Evans shocks.
The first thing we’re going to do is remove the front wheels and tires.
Next we’re gonna go ahead and disconnect the sway bar link from the A-arm on both sides. Pick it up and just pull it out of the way. We’ll do that on the driver’s side as well.
Then we’re gonna remove our upper shock bolt. Once we’ve got our nut off I’m gonna grab a hold of the lower A-arm, pick up on it a little bit, and slide our bolt out, let our shock come down. We’ll just kind of let it hang out of the way. And we’ll do the same exact thing for the opposite side.
Then you’re gonna want to reroute all the wiring and anything that’s attached to the shock mount, the vent tube for the diff, and then just kind of tuck all the wiring down because our bracket’s gonna slide right into place right here, underneath the factory shock mount.
This next step is easier if you have somebody to help you, but you can absolutely do it by yourself. You just want to make sure that you have your hardware ready. You want to grab your M10 bolt, your 30mm spacer, and your M10 Nylock nut. What we’re gonna do is, we’re gonna take our lift bracket and this—the triangulated portion of the bracket—needs to go towards the front. The side with the cutouts is gonna go right up against the frame, right here. It’s gonna wrap around it. And then we just want to make sure that this hole is lined up with our factory shock hole.
Once we get that hole lined up, we’re gonna take the spacer. We’re gonna slide it right up where the factory shock was bolting on. So we’re gonna slide it right into place. Just make sure you’re not getting hung up on any wiring or anything like that. You always wanna take it, you may have to wiggle it around a little bit.
It looks like we’re not lining up on our other side. That’s one thing—this bracket has to be in place on both sides before it’s gonna fully seat. So right there you kind of heard it snap into place. And it’ll kind of hold itself in place, but just be careful—you don’t want it to slide down and get you. You have to just tap it up there with your hand. You won’t need to use a hammer—you don’t want to use a hammer.
Then you’ll take your bolt and your spacer and you’ll just slide it right through and put a Nylock nut on it. I like to put my nut towards the back, that way it’s easier to tighten and get your ratchet in there a little easier. And we’ll head on over here to the other side and do the same exact thing.
Next, we’re gonna be attaching our shock to our shock bracket. Whenever we’re doing this we want to grab our long Allen-headed hardware, a flat washer, and we’re gonna start our bolt from the front going towards the rear. You don’t have to run Rhino or Rhino 2.0 axles with this kit, but it helps whenever you go to install this shock to the upper bracket. What it does it it allows the suspension to travel downward, which is going to make it easier whenever you go to try to get the bracket lined up.
And we’re gonna take our bolt, slide it through our shock like that. Then we’re going to take one of our short spacers that were included in the kit, slide it onto the threads, and we’re gonna grab our limit strap. We’re gonna slide it on and we’re gonna go ahead and get our nut started.
Then we’re gonna come down here to the lower shock bolt on the A-arm.We’ll go ahead and remove it. Pick up on the A-arm, pull the bolt out, and we’re gonna grab the shorter of the two Allen-headed bolts. And we’ll just lift our A-arm up and replace it with this bolt right here. Then once we set the machine down on the ground, we’ll take our limit strap and attach it to the threads of this bolt.
So now we’re gonna repeat the steps on the opposite side and go through, fully tighten all of our hardware. And then we’re gonna reinstall our sway bar linkage and then set the machine down on the ground and attach these limit straps.
We’re gonna go ahead and compress the front suspension and then take our limit straps and put them on our lower shock bolts. It should slide right on like that. Then we’re gonna go ahead and just put our nut on. Then we’ll fully tighten our nut and then repeat the same steps for the opposite side.
Next we’re gonna be removing both rear shocks. You don’t have to remove your rear tire but we’re gonna go ahead and do this for ease of access.
Just gonna go ahead and remove our lower shock bolt here.Then we’ll remove our sway bar link bolt just to make it easier to get that shock off. Pick up on the trailing arm a little bit, slide the sway bar link hardware out, and you can just pick up on your trailing arm. There’s your shock bolt.
Then we’ll go up here and we’ll remove our upper shock bolt as well. Then we’ll go ahead and repeat the same steps for the opposite side.
So there’s a few different ways of getting your spring off your shock. Today we’re gonna be using our spring compressor. Whenever you set this up you just wanna make sure that you’re super careful. We flipped it upside down so that the canister side is facing towards the ground, and we’re gonna rest it right here where you would adjust your shock at.
So we have it set in there, we’re gonna tighten down our compressor here on that. I’ll lift our compressor all the way up, that way we can get the highest grip. We’re gonna take each of our arms, we’re gonna get them sat down on the spring on one of the coils. So make sure you get them nice and lined up here. If you have safety latches, go ahead and flip those over there. Make sure you just lock it all down.
And we’re gonna go ahead and start compressing our spring. Sometimes this bump stop will get in the way, you’ll just wanna kind of wiggle it down as you go. We’ll take your retainer and slide it off, just like that. You’ll go ahead and remove this spring right here.
Then you’ll take your spacer, slide it on, and you’ll go ahead and reinstall your spring. You wanna compress your spring down all the way so you can get your cover back on, as well as your retainer. Just remember to be careful whenever you’re doing this, ’cause this spring is gonna be under a lot of tension now, especially since we have that spacer on there.
Make sure you put the shock guard back on, just like that, then your retainer. Then you’ll go ahead and you’ll let the tension off your spring.
Now that we have our spring spacer installed to our shock, we’re gonna go ahead and get it reinstalled.
We’ll go ahead and get our nut started. We’ll pick up on our trailing arm, get it on back up. Go ahead and get our sway bar link put back on. Make sure you install your washer, then your nut. Then we’ll go through, fully tighten the hardware, and repeat these steps for the opposite side.
And there you have it. That’s how easy it is to install SuperATV’s 3″ lift on this Polaris RZR 1000. For more information on this lift or any of SuperATV’s great products, give us a call at 855-743-3427, or check us out online at SuperATV.com. Thanks for watching, and we’ll catch you next time.