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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow 09 Prowler Project and Mods...

I bought my 09 Prowler and instantly I had the "bug" to mod it up. Think its the childhood dream of having that crazy bad azz 4x4 that we all wanted but just couldnt justify the coin.

So with in a short period of time I was brain storming on all the things I wanted to do. So started to search and noticed a trend. Everyone takes weight off, jack's them up, tweaks to go faster...
As much as I like playing in the mud... mud is pricey and makes the machine unreliable for those 200mile+ days. So I went at this at a different angle. I wanted a Escalade of SxS's . I wanted some more speed but just to cruse in comfort and some style.

So it began...

First thing on my list ... WINCH !!! Warn as great as a company as you are... your winches suck... So first on my list was truck winch. Yup I want a big azz winch that will pull me out of anything !!! So the hunt was on. Due to its size and power it was hard to "pick" which one to buy. So I stumbled upon Mile Marker winches. Did some reading, good reviews and the best part, they have a variable speed winch. So I bought the MileMarker VMX8 8000lbs winch. 4.1HP motor ! http://www.milemarker.com/pdf_downloads/vmx8_specs.pdf
Now I know I am going to get out for sure. Either tear off the front end or pull it out of the mud.
Now this created another problem. Power. The bike and the teeny-tiny battery in it can't not power this. Deep cycle to the rescue. (Im adding a stereo as well so the batteries were being added anyways)
So two deep cycle's twined together, plenty of power for both the winch and future stereo...
So I tore out that front tunk storage mud collector and made custom battery bays.

I really like the look of the AC bush bumper on my quad so went after that for the prowler as well. So installed it and something was missing... just didn't look "proper. So took the factory bumper, and will a little bit of McGyver'ing we got it onto the bush bumper. Sucess! looks awesome and offers better protection.

  • 2009 Prowler 1000 XTZ
  • Metallic Black Plastics ( from 09 ) /
  • 14" Douglas Racing Diablo rims black-chrome /
  • 27" Grim Reapers /
  • 350lbs rear springs 225lbs on the front /
  • AC half wind-shield /
  • Garmin 60CSX /
  • HID kit in high beams /
  • 2-7" HID's euro Beam /
  • Arctic Cat's High back seats /
  • DragonFire 3" 4 point harness's /
  • VMX8 Mile Marker variable speed winch (8000lbs with 100' Synthetic rope)
  • Custom Battery tray for 2 deep cycle batteries /
  • Custom made holy chit bar ( used the Rzr's T-handle) /
  • Custom Rear box - all aluminum w/gull wing doors /
  • Modded AC bush guard bumper /
  • AirDam stage 1-4 with all the trimmings /
  • Custom Rad Relocate w/silicone hose
  • SpeedWrex Exhaust
  • Custom Limb bars
  • Straightened Front roll cage ( better fit for custom roof )
I have more pictures just on the other camera, will post more later on...

I have LOTS more coming too, its going to be a nice 4x4 couch when Im done

Also like to send out a big Thanks to Fly121 for sharing some of his thoughts and issues he had on his project... So again Thanks !!!
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Couple PM's already bout the winch. I will take better pictures and post...

best part is Mile Markers winch just bolted on. No need to drill any new holes, had it mounted in seconds.

If you look closely at the front where the winch mounts, you will see 4 holes that are pressed out ( little bumps), We just grinded them flush, used a nice big flat washer to give the bolt heads something to grab. Tightened the bolts up, winch was installed.

What will give you some grief , will be the fairlead mounts. I am going to ditched the air craft cable and put in 100' of synthetic rope. So to keep the rope from getting cut I'm installing two fair leads. One on the frame where the winch is mounted and also one on the bush bumper. The bush bumper one will take a little bit of creativity to get it secure.

More Pic's coming soon


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Looking good, can't wait for more pics along with new ideas!!!!!

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Well here are some pictures as promised. Its raining here today, so couldnt take advantage of the sunlight to show things better.

With the winch, the lever to set it to free-wheel or lock... the little ball had to be ground down a bit cause it hit the frame post. Other then that, fits like a glove. Also this winch is computer controlled. That box is the solenoid. This winch is variable speed. Which is perfect so I can slowly tear off the front end lol
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Two more - didnt know there was a 10 pic limit
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Are you mounting the gas can on the back? If so you might like using a flat pack better.

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On your bed delete do you still have it so it tilts?

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Glad to see your project coming along. I like how you made it the way you want it and not how some shop told you it should be. Nice job man. I like the seats a lot. Glad to share my photos and trial and error with you. Look forward to seeing some nice ride photo's in the future.

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Are you mounting the gas can on the back? If so you might like using a flat pack better.
I looked at those Koplin locking packs and... I dunno, This is a copy of the old school "jeep" gas cans. So with the rear cage thats coming, it will fit nicely inside

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On your bed delete do you still have it so it tilts?
nope the entire box assembly is removed and its bolted to the frame


The rear box is not finished, Still adding rails around the sides and it will be all powder coated textured black


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Dude that is looking awesome... Have you had a chance to use your machine yet?

It is what it is....
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