Beef up your front end protection with these RZR bumpers
A Polaris RZR is a big investment and it is worth protecting. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of the best Polaris RZR bumpers available today.
No side-by-side is immune from trail hazards, but with the right bumpers, you can give your Polaris RZR a bit of extra protection from trees, rocks, and whatever else you’re liable to run into. The market is full of well-built protective bumpers that wrap over and around your UTV’s grille and headlights to deflect impacts and keep your radiator intact and your lights illuminating the trail. Nearly all of them are made from steel – a stamped sheet, mandrel-bent tubing, or some combination of the two – and finished with paint or a powdercoat finish to ward off rust, for years of faithful service.
Yet not all Polaris RZR bumpers are created equal. Some offer protection over a larger surface area than others, and certain designs and mounting strategies are more resilient to impacts. How can you be sure you’re getting the best bumper for your money?
That’s where we come in. We’ve put together this list of the best Polaris RZR bumpers on the market, to help furnish you with some vetted, trustworthy options when it comes to selecting the right protective bumpers for your UTV.
Table of Contents
- SuperATV Heavy Duty Front Brush Guard for RZR XP 1000
- SuperATV Front Brush Guard for RZR 900/RZR 4 900/RZR S 900
- Polaris Desert Front Bumper for XP 1000/XP4 Turbo
- Wild Boar Front Bumper for Polaris RZR 570/800
- Aces Racing RZR 1000/Turbo Bumper
- Bad Dawg Front Bumper with Bull Bar Stinger for Polaris RZR 900/900S/900XC/1000
- Bad Dawg Front Bumper with Winch Mount for Polaris RZR 570/800
SuperATV Heavy Duty Front Brush Guard for RZR XP 1000
What we love most about SuperATV’s heavy duty front brush guard for the RZR XP 1000 and XP4 1000 can be summarized in one word: customization. This brush guard is one of the most customizable Polaris RZR bumpers on the market, with a total of five colors available: Orange, Red, Velocity Blue, Lime Squeeze, and Black. That gives you more control over your UTV’s appearance, before you even start getting into the nearly infinite selection of auxiliary lights you can mount to it. Besides that, it provides ample protection for your side-by-side with 1.75”-wide steel DOM tubing with a sturdy 1/16” wall thickness, and a shape that extends over your grille and headlamps. There’s even a matching rear bumper available, with the same tubing specs and identical color options, designed to cover the XP 1000’s vulnerable rear plastic bodywork and taillights. What’s not to love?
SuperATV Front Brush Guard for RZR 900/RZR 4 900/RZR S 900
For the Polaris RZR 900 and RZR 4 900, there’s this equivalent piece from SuperATV, available in three colors: Orange, Velocity Blue, and Black. It offers the same outstanding protection as SuperATV’s front brush guard for the XP 1000 series, with bent 1/16”-wall steel DOM tubing that’s designed to protect your RZR’s grille and headlamps from impacts, and a durable, UV-resistant powdercoat finish to defend against scratches. To paraphrase Yoda, scratches lead to exposure; exposure leads to rust; rust leads to suffering. Best to keep it at bay.
Polaris Desert Front Bumper for XP 1000/XP4 Turbo
We can hardly talk about Polaris RZR bumpers without mentioning the brand’s own excellent factory options – like this Desert front bumper for the RZR XP 1000 and XP4 Turbo. It doesn’t offer quite the same level of coverage as SuperATV’s tubular steel bumpers, but the construction is just about unparalleled, with steel tubing that’s fully e-coated and powdercoated for the utmost rust protection. What’s more, because it’s made by Polaris, you can count on this bumper bolting right up and preserving all factory functionality, while providing full protection for the grille and guarding your headlamps against most of the threats they’re likely to encounter.
Wild Boar Front Bumper for Polaris RZR 570/800
One of the best Polaris RZR bumpers available for older 570 and 800 series models, the Wild Boar front bumper looks unlike anything else out there with its large-diameter central stinger, slim side stingers, and big “WILD BOAR” branding across the front of the bumper. It’s every bit as tough as it looks, with rugged 10-gauge steel construction, a durable wrinkle black powdercoat finish, and internal support beams specifically aimed at providing proper winch support, good for winches rated up to 5,500 pounds. That’s more pulling power than you’re probably ever going to need on your RZR, but a little overkill never hurt anything.
Aces Racing RZR 1000/Turbo Bumper
While it may not offer as much coverage as the other bumpers on our list, this Aces Racing Polaris front bumper is extremely affordable and requires absolutely no modifications to your RZR to install it. Installation uses factory bumper holes and just four bolts. It’s that simple.
It also has an adjustable light bar mount that allows you to mount up to a 10-inch light bar (depending on the mounts on the light bar itself). Barring a light bar, you can also mount two or three smaller cube lights on the adjustable tab.
Other features include a removable skid plate, 0.95DOM construction, 100% powder coated, and corrosion free hardware.
Bad Dawg Front Bumper with Bull Bar Stinger for Polaris RZR 900/900S/900XC/1000
This Bad Dawg front bumper for the RZR 900 and 1000 series is one of the few Polaris RZR bumpers on the market made from a mix of stamped steel and steel tubing, providing outstanding protection just where it’s needed, along with a uniquely cool, aggressive appearance. It’s a winch-friendly design finished in a sharp black powdercoat to resist abrasions and rust, and the tubular steel bull bar mounted along the top of the bumper extends far forward of the grille, giving you some of the best grille impact protection available.
Bad Dawg Front Bumper with Winch Mount for Polaris RZR 570/800
Have the Polaris RZR 570 or 800 series model? You can get the same frontal protection from Bad Dawg with this stamped steel front bumper with winch plate. It features the same sharp-looking black powdercoat finish and aggressive, angular design, with a bull bar available as a bolt-on accessory. Even without the bull bar, however, you’re getting some of the best radiator protection available, and a winch plate that makes it easy as pie to install your favorite UTV winch. There are even integrated tow hooks for easy recovery should you choose to run without a winch.
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