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Polaris RZR Turbo DYNAMIX

2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo DYNAMIX Drive Review
New Polaris DYNAMIX Active Suspension

Jean, NV (8/4/2017) - Just a few years ago, active suspension is something that was reserved for the exotic car world. That has changed as Polaris has brought what helps put the “super” into supercar into the off-road world with its debut of the DYNAMIX suspension system. Available on the 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo DYNAMIX Edition, and developed with FOX Shocks, the system is more than just bells and whistles. It works.
2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo DYNAMIX Suspension
All New Polaris DYNAMIX Active Suspension is now available on the 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo

We put the new system through its paces in the desert outside Jean, NV. Zero 1 Touring, which runs a fleet of Polaris RZR XP 1000 on tours in the area, took us through its system of trails. We had helmets with communications provided by Rugged Radios so we could hear instructions from the leader. This helped us to keep together on the trail.

2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo DYNAMIX Suspension
Polaris invited the media out to Jean, NV after the dealer show to test drive the newly released 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo DYNAMIX Edition

Similar to systems employed in high end road cars, DYNAMIX includes an ECU combined with a set of FOX Shocks outfitted with special electronic valves that change compression. This is more than just an electronic “clicker” arrangement. The system uses a gyroscope and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) similar to what is employed in a smart phone.

2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo DYNAMIX Suspension
The DYNAMIX Active Suspension is equipped with three modes Firm, Sport, and Comfort, which is easily adjusted by a toggle switch, and it utilizes the RIDE COMMAND screen to display the suspension info

It uses seven different inputs, including steering angle, yaw, wheel spin, and GPS to constantly change the shock compression to suit conditions. The computer makes changes at 200 times per second and the shocks react on the fly in .04 seconds.

2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo DYNAMIX Suspension

We definitely felt the system working, though it was in no way intrusive. Tap the brakes, the front shocks stiffen in response. Go hard on the throttle, the rear shocks stiffen to keep squat under control. In turns, the outside shocks stiffen and on jumps, the system senses the wheels are off the ground and adjusts the shocks in response for a soft landing with no bottoming out. Remember, you can have all of the speed in the world, but without a good suspension you’ll never see the true potential of the machine.

2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo DYNAMIX Suspension
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