Published on January 29th, 2014 | by Joe0
The Monster Energy, 928 Powersports, Blingstar Build, for 2012 & 2013 Baja 1000 winner, BJ Baldwin.
928 Motorsports, Blingstar Products and an array of elite Off-Road Companies teamed up to build the Monster Energy, BJ Baldwin, Polaris RZR 1000 for him to rip around the Mohave Desert in his local town of Las Vegas Nevada. Fresh off his epic come from behind 2013 Baja 1000 win, BJ now has some free time to show what this RZR 1000 is really made of. We are taking you behind the scenes and giving you details and photos from this build and why BJ chose these products.
Erik of 928 Powersports was the brain behind this custom build and he nailed it dead on. He installed the best of the best SXS products that this industry has to offer. He started this build off by installing one of his own custom fabricated 928 Roll Cages that is constructed of 0.95 DOM 1 3/4 inch tubing and a heavy duty 0.95 DOM front bumper. 928 Powersports not only does custom builds but they are also a recommended dealer for an array of off-road products such as Rigid Industries, King Shocks, Blingstar Products, HCR, Curtis Sparks and more. They are located in Mohave Valley, AZ and they are producing some of the sickest SXS builds you have ever seen.
Blingstar Products is proud to announce that their new line of RZR 1000 accessories has created such a buzz that they were chosen to complete this bad to the bones SxS build for BJ Baldwin. The Blingstar Suicide Style Doors that are on this machine are crafted of 6061 aircraft grade aluminum, feature an integrated slam latch system and are made in the U.S.A. These are the same doors that are used on the Blingstar factory Polaris race team that withstand the harshest race conditions that desert & mx racing has to offer.
King Off-Road Racing Shocks has been a leader in off-road suspension for many years. Everyone one knows that BJ pushes his machines to the absolute limit and his dialed in King Shocks take all the abuse and provide him the most controlled ride possible. King provided their OEM replacement 2.5 internal bi-pass shocks, which uses a piggyback system in the front and a remote finned reservoir system in the rear.
HCR hooked BJ up with an OEM stock suspension Kit. This kit features include: laser cut construction for precise fit and finish, a high clearance boxed front & rear arm design for added ground clearance and a 1″ longer wheelbase for better high-speed stability, hill climbing, and descents.
Curtis Sparks was called upon to add a few horsepower and to give BJ’s Polaris RZR 1000 a nice deep throttle sound. The Sparks Racing slip on exhaust system was installed, which is constructed of aluminum that features stainless steel components and finished off with a clean looking black powder coated sub-frame.
Rigid Industries is known to have some of the most durable, waterproof light bar applications in the off-road industry. Vision is everything, and when BJ likes to mob through the desert at night, the path that he’s about to shred to pieces needs to have light projected at extreme distances. Their E series 40” Combo bar was installed on the roof that offers a 10° spot pattern and a 20° flood pattern. Erik at 928 Powersports also added two Q4 lights to the front bumper and four A Series lights to illuminate the under body in a trick looking Monster Green.
Polaris Industries stepped up huge and made this entire build possible by dropping off a new 2014 RZR 1000 for 928 Powersports to trick out. Polaris continues to dominate the UTV market by winning every major off-road race from the Baja 1000 to the WORCS series and even setting the longest UTV jump in the world, which is why Polaris stays five steps ahead of the competition, year in and year out.
The 2014 Polaris RZR 1000 is powered by an all new PROSTAR 107 hp motor with standout features like the 16” of suspension travel in the front and 18” of travel in the rear. Other noticeable features include an On Demand All Wheel Drive System, an 18’ turning radius and a 90” wheelbase.
928 Powersports: 2054 Oasis ln. Mohave Valley, AZ 928-234-2676
Blingstar Products: 2033 Cecilia Cir Corona, CA 866-412-5464
King Off-Road Shocks: 12842 Joy Street Garden Grove, CA 714-530-8701
HCR: 630 N. 800 W. Cedar City, UT (888) 928-RACE
Curtis Sparks: 11200 Pitts Ave, Bakersfield, CA 661-872-4343
Rigid Industries: 779 N. Colorado St. Gilbert, AZ 855-760-5337