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2017 Baja RZR

Rugged Radios' president, Greg Cottrell, is no stranger to innovation. Whether it's staying ahead of the curve with constant product development, or creating industry-first equipment for race teams, Greg is always a step ahead. With the popularity of UTV's growing fast, Greg came up with an idea that was even faster. An idea that he wanted to be debuted at the largest off-road expo of the year, the Sand Sport Super Show. When you take into account that the entire project, from inception to completion took only 4 months, you can start to understand Greg, and Rugged's, "always on-the-gas" mentality.

Greg's fondness for VW Bugs started as a kid, with his dad racing the Baja 1000 in a Class 11. This inspired him to do something that had never been done before; merge the style, body, and feel of a VW Bug, with the versitility, power, and durability of a 2015 RZR XP1000. Long hours were spent in the NV Fab garage, where shop owner Nick Valentine worked to merge these two distinct ideas into what's famoulsy known as "The Baja RZR".


Technical Specifications


  • Frame (brand/type): 2015 Polaris RZR
  • New radius cage & spare tire mount.
  • Mods done by: NV Fab, Oceano CA
  • Wrap: Linson Signs, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Tires: BFG All-Terrain
  • Wheels: Walker Evans Beadlock Wheels


  • Make: Polaris 4-Stroke DOHC Twin Cylinder
  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Year: 2015
  • Induction Type: Boondocker Turbo
  • Headers/mufflers: Gibson Exhaust
  • Engine build-up/modifications done by: Boondocker
  • Dyno/estimated horsepower: 175hp
  • Axles: RCV Performance




  • Custom See-Through Roof Panel
  • Custom Stitched PRP Racing Mexican Blanket Seats
  • Dash: Modified Factory VW fiberglass Dash
  • 4 Point PRP 2.5 Harnesses
  • Baja style chrome steering wheel
  • 8-Ball Shifter Knob


  • Front/Rear Suspension: Walker Evans Racing
  • Front/Rear Shocks: Walker Evans Racing
  • Front/Rear Springs: Walker Evans Racing


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