Add protection and performance with these accessories for the Youth RZR
If you’re shopping for Polaris RZR 170 accessories, it can be hard to know where to look. The smallest RZR occupies a unique position in the sporty side-by-side UTV space, catering to juvenile riders ages 10 and up who aren’t yet ready for a full, adult-size side-by-side. That makes it an appealing proposition for parents looking to get their kids started driving, but unfortunately, the UTV’s niche status means the market for Polaris RZR 170 accessories isn’t as comprehensive as for many other, full-size sporty UTVs.
Yet add-ons for the RZR 170 are available, if you know where to look, from roofs and windshields to wheels and underbody protection. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the some of the best Polaris RZR 170 accessories for your kids’ Side-by-Side, in the categories of safety, practicality, and protection against damage.
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SuperATV 1/4” Windshield
The Polaris RZR 170 is a great option for juvenile riders, largely because of its safety and stability, but you can take that safety a step further by installing a strong, shatter-resistant windshield like this one from SuperATV. It’s made of 1/4-inch polycarbonate, providing more-than-adequate protection for your budding young UTV enthusiasts, and it’s hard-coated on both sides for superior scratch-resistance. It’s also custom-made for the RZR 170, guaranteeing a perfect fit, with a full-length rubber seal at the base of the windshield. If you youngster likes to go out for a spin even when the temperatures drop, a quality windshield will also make this a lot more comfortable in the cockpit by keeping the biting wind out.
A&S 1/4” Roof With Spoiler
Speaking of safety, a roof is another smart safety addition you can make to your RZR 170, and this 1/4-inch piece from A&S Audio and Shield Designs is an excellent choice. It’s made from durable ABS plastic, which offers outstanding resistance to heat, scratches, and impacts, and it features an integrated spoiler for a sporty appearance. It will also keep the sun and rain off your young driver’s shoulders. The panel mounts to the UTV easily, using a set of four rubber-sleeved clamps that eliminate squeaks and rattles.
OxGord Grab Handles
Things get bumpy off-road, which is why add-on grab handles are among the best – and simplest – Polaris RZR 170 accessories out there. These universal OxGord grab handles install in seconds using industrial-grade velcro, securing onto the RZR 170’s factory roll cage and giving the RZR’s passenger something to hold onto when the going gets rough.
Polaris Front Brush Guard
No matter how good a driver your child is, the odd frontal impact from branches, rocks or just about anything else you can think of is bound to happen from time to time. To keep those bumps from becoming an expensive headache, consider installing a front protective brush guard, like this one from Polaris. It’s crafted from 1 1/2-inch tubing with a durable black powder-coat finish, and apart from potentially sparing your wallet from costly trail damage, it also helps protect occupants from brush, branches, and large debris. Plus, it just looks cool.
Trail Armor RZR 170 Full Skid Plates
You can protect your Polaris RZR 170 even further with a set of skid plates, like these from Trail Armor. They’re made from shock-absorbing 1/2-inch-thick high-density polymer, providing outstanding protection for your RZR’s frame, fuel cell, motor, and rear suspension components, with integrated side nerfs that extend that protection to the body sides. Installation is a straightforward, bolt-on affair with no modifications required, and all required hardware is included. When it comes to Polaris RZR 170 accessories, quality skid plates are a wise investment.
So long as you’re shopping Polaris RZR 170 accessories, a sturdy, high-visibility whip flag is an absolute must-have, and you can’t really go wrong with this one from Polaris. There’s a reason whip flags are required in ORV parks across the country: they’re simple and effective. This Polaris unit features a long 7-foot pole and a bright-red RZR branded flag, with rubber stoppers to keep it in place, although in truth, you can put whatever flag you want up there. That said, you may want to secure the flag another way, too, as it doesn’t seem like it would be too terribly difficult to lose one. Note: additional hardware may be required for mounting.
Overhead Storage Bag
You can add a bit of versatility to your Polaris RZR 170 with this overhead storage bag, which installs by simply looping over the factory roll cage bars, allowing your budding young UTV enthusiast to carry some essentials when they venture off. It features four zippered cargo areas with dust flaps to keep items clean and dry, and it’s the perfect size to hold things like a compass, whistle, insurance card, and cell phone – things that could come in handy out on the trail.
Last on our list of Polaris RZR 170 accessories is a good set of wheels. New wheels can really expand your options when it comes time to change tires, and these ITP SS112 units are a big step up from the UTV’s factory stamped steel parts. Exceptionally lightweight and yet incredibly strong, these alloy wheels are among the sharpest-looking options out there, and they allow for larger-diameter tires than the factory units. A larger diameter means more contact patch; more contact patch means more traction. Just note that in order to run ITP’s front 10×5 wheels, you’ll need wheel spacers like these ones to step up from 4x110mm to 4x144mm lug spacing.
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