Hunterworks and Polaris Belt Dimension Info
This is information about why Polaris uses different belt dimensions on the Ranger and RZR 900 to RZR 1000. Hunterworks is working with an belt manufacturer who will remain nameless on our own belts. I have been talking with engineering extensively on this subject as we prepared to manufacture our own belts. We have tested in the dunes in Calf., Moab and in the Southeast. We even bought a new 18 RZR 1000 test in house on, we have a Ranger 1000 too here. A more detailed dimension article with pics can be found by clicking HERE
Polaris uses 5 different belts for the models listed below, until recently we covered them in just two, why? Truth is Polaris could run the XP 1000 belt on them all but it costs more since it is thicker so they save money by making thinner belts for some models over some then oddly they spit out a thicker one for a model it does not need just because. So you would have to assume they are 100% right about having a belt made when anyone that owns one of these knows they are not 100% about everything and you don't have to go far to figure that out.
Hunterworks uses just three belts to cover all 900 through 1000 non turbo vehicles whether RZR or Ranger and none of our dimensions are like Polaris as we have the ability to manipulate these belts to accomplish something that the OE can't or won't do. We could call these custom made because they are to make the vehicle do what we want or fix something the OE belt does.
We have a 92G belt, STD belt and our Thick for Non-Turbo Vehicles
92G is one layer thinner than our STD used on the following
2013-2019 Ranger 900 All models
2011-2014 XP 900 All models
2014-2020 XP 1000 All models
We now have three belts instead of 2 to cover all the non turbo vehicles, for a deeper explanation on any of the three there are You Tube Videos about all three belts on our You Tube Channel
The new 92G is one layer thinner than our STD belt was aimed at the General to give a thicker belt than stock and no noise, makes a great choice for the other models listed above too, the video on it explains it best. However even though our one layer thicker STD belt works just fine and grips really well, on some you get a low speed squeal from the secondary and this belt fixes it or nearly eliminates it.
The STD belt is closer to the stock XP 1000 RZR belt, it is on the belt faster riders buy for the vehicles listed above. We have manipulated top and bottom cog designs, added a tough binding agent for the top cogs and put in what we call Quiet Technology to make it run a tad lower in the secondary at start off to help reduced the low speed noise from the secondary that some have. Why do we use the 92G on newer 900 and the STD on older XP 900? The older one had a quiet secondary so we want a thicker belt which we think is better and it will not make it make any noise.
The Thick Belt is only for the XP 1000 RZR models listed and only for slow only low range only people with bigger tires who need a lot of belt grip. This belt with the required washer will limit your top speed to 65 to 70 mph. We have manipulated the dimensions to make the noisy secondary clutches quieter but that is not a 100%, some have shaft spacing issues and some have a very loud secondary.
Ideally unless you are a high speed only driver then the thickest belt you can run is best option. Don't want to blow your mind but all of these belts are interchangeably with any of those vehicles only main difference is layers of materials then we have to change dimensions to make it all work out. Then why don't we have just one then? Overkill and noisy secondary clutches!!! Only one quiet secondary and that is the one used on XP 900 RZR, 14-15 XP 1000, 15 900 RZR with engine braking and ranger 900 with engine braking, they all have the older better EBS style clutch and it is quiet.
Best to watch our individual belt videos using the link from earlier to understand more.
Polaris uses two, a 2016 model and 17 and newer for all Turbo models including S and PRO. They decided the belt should be thicker and changed it, we made ours closer to the 17 dimensions just slightly thicker and have great success with it. So no thick or std or anything for a Turbo model just one belt and it is great.
RS1 and New Body Style Ranger XP 1000
These vehicles use the 2016 turbo RZR belt, again we use our 17 and newer dimensioned Turbo belt on these models and once again with great success, on these models this belt is a good bit thicker and grips like crazy. I personally use this belt on my 2019 Crew Back Country Edition XP 1000.
Hope all of this does not confuse you, just trust that Hunterworks has a good reputation, we have been doing clutching for 16 years and we will not put a bad product out there. We are however the very first in the industry to do this for the Polaris line of UTV's, our belts are exclusive to us in design and dimension. For comparison sake, Can-Am uses the same belt on 500 ATV all the way to a Maverick or at least they did up until 2013.
We will still list belts on our site by vehicle to make it easy, ONLY the XP 1000/1000S models will have the choice of thick or standard.
We are not competing with other aftermarket belts, we are competing with the OEM as they seem to be considered the best but no longer.
Also, our belts do not work with the Duraclutch due to ours and theirs being custom sizes and it needs the exact belt.