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Any one in need of better brakes for their Prowler 650, 700, HDX 700, XTZ 1000 or Wildcat read this. The 650 and 700 you would only use the fronts since your cars have the single rear rotor. The HDX 700 you could use the full front and rear set since it's identical to the Prowler and Wildcat. All of these models share the same front caliper part # (R)1502730 (L)1502731. The front and rear pads part #1436420 are the same on the Prowlers but the Wildcat use a different rear pad for some reason. The Wildcat 4 went to a 2 piston front caliper and uses the larger front rotor on the rear for the extra weight and stopping power.

After reading a post on the Wildcat forum I called Evolution Powersports today and it just so happens the two owners (brothers) were in their Tempe, AZ location for a few days. I took my Prowler down there and they cross referenced the part numbers with the Wildcat and it looks like their rotors and pads will work on my turbo Prowler XTZ 1000 also. Finally some better brakes. These guys have a very impressive shop. They have been around in the auto motorsports business with high HP Porsche race cars and street cars and also have made a name for themselves in the Snow Mobile / Sled industry. They put out some impressive numbers with all of the turbo motors and NA stuff they build. I looked over some of the engine builds and race cars in their shop and everything I saw was top notch. I am very picky about my parts and quality and these guys deliver. I bought a set of the rotors and pads and plan on testing them when it cools down a little! They also build a turbo kit for the Wildcat and anyone who is in that market I highly recommend you check them out because it's one of the nicest kits I have seen. If you need better stopping power for your Wildcat or Prowler 1000 go to their website and have a look at their Rip Saw brake rotors and pad kits. If you have any question call the number listed on their website and talk to Jim or Todd they are great guys and will take the time to answer your questions. Thanks Evolution for making this kit.


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Great find Its worth looking in to.
 

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Todd which kit fits the 650 prowler,nice looking rotors.
 

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This is the kit that I got. BRA-WC-2-FR-KT2

I am pretty sure that the 255mm front kit it what you would want.

You might want to call Jim at Evo and talk to him. I am the first one to get a set for a Prowler so he will probably want to do some cross referencing himself to be comfortable enough to realize that they will fit on the other Prowlers. I had some help from a friend that's a dealer when I checked out the part numbers and cross referenced everything. It can get a little confusing. These Evo brake rotors are awesome and I can't wait to get them on and test them. The guys that run them on the Wildcat love them and are impressed with the braking power you get and no more brake fading etc..
 

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I dont think I would have to worry about the brake fade like you,mine wont run 75 plus mph.:D but I will check out,I was hoping not to hit the buy now button again.
 

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I just got off the phone with Jim from Evolution and he says he is going to make some changes to his website and it will include the part numbers for the Prowlers. He will do some sort of a drop down menu that will allow you to choose exactly how you want to buy these kits. I think the 650 and 700 use the same caliper and rotor on the single rear set up but I don't know the diameter of the rotor 205mm or 255mm? So Jim will check into this and possibly offer a single rear Rip Saw rotor with pads for you 650 and 700 guys. think these kits are going to be the quickest and most cost effective way to get better braking out of our machines stock brake system.
 

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Another thing I forgot to mention is that they are in the process of making a conversion kit so you can change the front caliper out of the Wildcat and possibly the Prowler and drop in the Wildcat 4 which is a 2 piston caliper for even better stopping power. Man I love companies like this that are willing to build this stuff for us.
 

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Mike

These rotors will last the life of your Prowler and you would be happy one day when a drunk guy on a lawn mower pulls out in front of you and the Rip Saw brakes stop you on time. The factory stamped rotors flat out suck.


From their website.

The OEM rotors are flimsy and stamped from .1250" (3.175mm) steel which bend and flex during braking. Our rotors are 47% thicker than the stock rotors to minimize rotor flex and premature failure. The engineered design of our rotors improves brake cooling, helps shed water, mud, sand and debris from building up between the brake pads and rotors for better stopping power in all conditions.

They are Heat treated HRPO Cadmium plated steel - the ultimate in strength, durability and stopping power
47% thicker than the stock stamped rotors
Will not warp and crack like the stock rotors
100% Made in the USA!!
 

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Another thing I forgot to mention is that they are in the process of making a conversion kit so you can change the front caliper out of the Wildcat and possibly the Prowler and drop in the Wildcat 4 which is a 2 piston caliper for even better stopping power. Man I love companies like this that are willing to build this stuff for us.
Same here,I would love to see the new rotor for the rear,the only rotor I can get for the rear of mine is the junk stamped rotor,and it's around 90 dollars.
 

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The best part about these brake kits?

100% MADE IN THE USA !

Can I get a hell yeah?
 

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Let's see what Jim comes up with for the single rotor and pad set for you 650 and 700 guys. I am sure the price will be more then fair for a product made right here in the good old USA!
 

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I know that the 700 rotor is different than mine on the drive line,where it bolts to the flange is different.and I think the 09 700 had a machined rotor from what I was told.
 

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I dont think I would have to worry about the brake fade like you,mine wont run 75 plus mph.:D but I will check out,I was hoping not to hit the buy now button again.
I am interested in the brakes Todd found but if I cant afford them I will just have to stick with the the EBC brakes that made a great inprovement over stock. B ai bet the serup Todd found are much better hands down.
 

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Let's see what Jim comes up with for the single rotor and pad set for you 650 and 700 guys. I am sure the price will be more then fair for a product made right here in the good old USA!
I am real interested in the rear rotor,I would buy right now if he had one.
 

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I understand about not being able to afford things sometimes. Maybe they would do a forum discount for our members. Let me work on that. I love nothing more then to send business to a USA company that invests in the tooling and R&D and is willing to take the financial risk to create these products for us. They are enthusiasts just like we are and this place is family owned and operated. They take pride in making the product in the USA and I know most of us are willing to pay for that. Maybe we could put together a group buy in to save some money for all the members.
 

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I am real interested in the rear rotor,I would buy right now if he had one.
Mike

Let's see what he comes up with and maybe you guys can work something out so you are the frist guy with the Prowler 650 to test their brakes out.
 

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Let's see what he comes up with and maybe you guys can work something out so you are the frist guy with the Prowler 650 to test their brakes out.
I am ready........................:D
 

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Joe

I understand about not being able to afford things sometimes. Maybe they would do a forum discount for our members. Let me work on that. I love nothing more then to send business to a USA company that invests in the tooling and R&D and is willing to take the financial risk to create these products for us. They are enthusiasts just like we are and this place is family owned and operated. They take pride in making the product in the USA and I know most of us are willing to pay for that. Maybe we could put together a group buy in to save some money for all the members.
Thank You. We will see. Have to hope for the best.
 

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The 2006 rear brake rotor is 1402-547 and the 2007 and newer is 1402-710. The XTX rear rotor is 1402-711. Man this is going to be a little time consuming for Jim to get it figured out. My eyes are going crazy with the limited parts drawings I have available. You might have to take some measurements for them and see what they can do for you.
 

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The good news is that it appears the front rotor and pad is the same throughout all the prowler models.

The rotor part number is 1436-418 and the pad is 1436-420.

So we know that the Rip Saw 255mm front rotors and bear claw pads should work for all the Prowler models.
 
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