We all love the feeling of rolling off the lot with our brand new UTV. Even if we can’t hit the trail the same day, we’ll sit in the driver’s seat, feel the wheel, smell the factory freshness, and daydream about what we want to add first.
After all, a stock machine gives you stock performance until you install some upgrades. That’s why we’ve put together the first 9 Polaris RZR XP 1000 accessories you should add to your ride. With the right gear installed, you can take your RZR from mild to wild.
What’s the first thing people notice about your machine? If you said the front bumper, then you’d be right.
Adding serious front-end protection is just as much about looking good as it is about protecting your RZR’s flimsy body plastic.
You want to look for a RZR XP 1000 front bumper that protects your most vulnerable (and expensive) front-end parts like your headlights and grille. Lucky for you, the ones that protect the most also tend to look the most badass. And ours are bearproof.
A rear bumper might not be the first Polaris RZR XP 1000 accessory you think of adding, but it should be the second. That’s because your machine protection is only half done with a front bumper. Add a rear bumper to get the perfect bumper duo.
We have to admit that you’re not likely to cause much damage in reverse. But your tailgating buddies can really wreck you if they’re not paying attention. Plus, the person behind you probably has a front bumper that will destroy your unprotected rear.
That’s why it pays to get a rad-looking bumper for your rear end.
Not to mention, running a beefy front bumper without a rear bumper just looks odd and unbalanced. A rear bumper on your RZR 1000 completes your machine’s protection and its aggressive look.
We’re moving from machine protection to trail illumination with the next Polaris RZR XP 1000 accessory on our list.
If you plan on riding in the dark, you’ll want to get a light bar for your RZR XP 1000. Your stock headlights do a serviceable job, but remember that off-roading at night is a lot different than road riding. The only light you have is the one you bring with you.
With a 40” light bar, you’ll be able to see way down the trail and way off to the sides too. You’ll light up the pitch black forest and avoid any surprises that were lurking in the dark.
What else can be a big problem at night? Bugs. Those warm summer nights are full of them. And if you don’t want to fill your teeth, you need a full windshield.
A full windshield blocks more than just bugs—it regulates the climate in your cab too. With dust, cold air, rain, and bugs all blocked off, your bad-weather rides will all be more comfortable.
Not to mention, we make ours with scratch-resistant polycarbonate, so they can take big hits from branches and rocks without getting super scratched up.
You’ve got holes in your stock RZR doors in case you hadn’t noticed. And these holes make it really difficult to stop mud and rocks from flying into your cab. That’s why one of the first Polaris RZR XP 1000 accessories you really want are lower door inserts.
They plug those holes right up, look great, and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Ours are made from aluminum, so they keep your doors lightweight while giving you robust protection from the trail.
Axles aren’t strictly a Polaris RZR XP 1000 accessory—they’re considered “parts”—but after blowing your first stock axle, you’ll find that you can’t live without Rhino 2.0 Axles.
That’s because Rhino 2.0 Axles improve every component of OEM. They’re made from heat-treated chromoly steel from end to end. Every component is also bigger than stock—the cup, cage, spider, and shaft all have maximized dimensions. Even the boots and grease are better.
That all adds up to RZR XP 1000 axles that have higher articulation angles, cooler running, and less chance of breaking under load than stock. But don’t worry, they’ll still pop before your diff or transmission does—they’re strong, not stupid.
Now, let’s get into some awesome, performance-boosting accessories. A RZR 1000 clutch kit is an easy and awesome way to tune your UTV to your liking. By changing out the clutch spring and arms in your primary clutch, along with swapping to a different helix and spring in your secondary clutch, you can make big changes to your performance.
And you can customize it to fit the kind of riding you like most.
Need more low-end torque for turning tires in the mud? You can get that with a clutch kit. Want faster engagement for hills? You can get that too. Or do you just want your gas pedal to feel better and your machine to perform better? That’s not possible, right? Wrong! A clutch kit tuned just right can do that too!
Preparation and preparedness are the two Ps you need to spell “haPPiness.” …or something like that.
Anyway, get a RZR XP 1000 spare tire mount to make sure a flat tire doesn’t ruin your ride. In case you aren’t aware, a spare tire mount lets you hold a fully inflated extra tire and wheel for a quick swap on the trail.
And it’s not like the spare donut on your daily driver either—you can get a full-sized wheel on these things.
The reason why this is one of the most popular accessories for the RZR XP 1000 is because of the brutal conditions off-road. From jagged rocks to deer sheds, it seems like everything on the trail is out to get your tires.
Speaking of tires, you gotta get away from the ones your machine came with. Sure, they’re fine, but the same way a clutch kit can customize your power output to fit your ride style, choosing your own tires can make a world of difference. Using mud tires in mud will make mudding muddier. And using sand tires in sand makes duning easier.
Sticking with a one-size-fits-all tire is a mistake that will leave machine performance on the table as you wrestle to keep your UTV in control.
Nothing you put on your RZR XP 1000 does anything for you if you don’t hit the trail. So get to planning your next ride, hit the gas, and have fun. Try out that windshield on a rainy day, light up the night with your new light bar, and see how much faster off the line you are with a new clutch kit. And remember: SuperATV has got you covered when you’re ready for your next upgrade.