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A week, or so, ago I received an e-mail from Arctic Cat announcing the 2010 model line up. Browsing the AC website, I came upon the special financing offer on the 2009 (and older) new inventory. I immediately set about to get a new Baja 1000. One dealer would not offer the special finance rate. The next one honored it but did not know about the Baja and wanted to sell me the XTZ H2. Then I found a dealer that would work with me. I made the 50 mile trip thru traffic and spent the greater share of the mid-day explaining to the dealer what a "Baja 1000" actually was. Once that was accomplished, they located a Baja and arranged to have it shipped in. I pick it up on Sat. I am really excited.

I have never had any Arctic Cat product before. I did a crash course in learning via the Internet Forums before I made my final decision to buy an AC. Thank you all for your very informative posts.

I am in the greater Fort Worth TX area. I plan on spending many happy days & nights running trails / camping out at the large OHV areas in TX & OK. I am a member of a number of forums and try to participate whenever possible. I hope that I can add some positive things here also.

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Welcome Terry,and congrats on the new cat.I have not seen any photos of them except on AC's website.How does the green look in person?
The dealer I ended up at does not have any Prowlers in on-site inventory. They are a Kawasaki - Suzuki sport bike dealer with the emphasis on the larger displacement bikes. They have a smaller section of the dealership devoted to ATVs and UTVs. No one at the dealer had ever heard of a Baja 1000 and they had to call the factory to confirm that they existed and to locate one. Mine is being shpped in from some unknown location. I will not see it until I pick it up on Sat.

The dealer does have a new Arctic Cat Mud Pro ATV in the showroom (along with a Thndercat 1000 ATV). The Mud Pro looks terrific. It is a good looking green metallic color and I am guessing that the color is the same as the green metallic my Baja will be. If so, it is pretty close to an Emerald Green color. I will take a bunch of photos when I get it home and create a Photobucket folder to house them for sharing.
 

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Bass Pro Shop in Arizona had a Green Baja in stock a few weeks ago. It was on sale as well. It looked pretty good in Green.
 

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I'm in the process of transferring a Baja 1000 into my dealership right now. It'll be here tomorrow. Even though I'll have a truckload of 2010 XTZs (Metallic Green) that will be here soon, I wanted the Baja for the fact that it has 1.9% financing available and the 2010's doesn't.
Going to put in Twisted Stitch Vortex Seats (lowered 4 inches), 4pt Crowe Harness', a custom cage (lowered to correspond with the lowered seats, Beadlocked wheels with Maxxis Bighorns, King Shocks and a few other goodies. Then if it doesn't sell within 2 or 3 weeks, guess I'll just have to buy it myself.... :D
 

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I'm in the process of transferring a Baja 1000 into my dealership right now. It'll be here tomorrow. Even though I'll have a truckload of 2010 XTZs (Metallic Green) that will be here soon, I wanted the Baja for the fact that it has 1.9% financing available and the 2010's doesn't.
Going to put in Twisted Stitch Vortex Seats (lowered 4 inches), 4pt Crowe Harness', a custom cage (lowered to correspond with the lowered seats, Beadlocked wheels with Maxxis Bighorns, King Shocks and a few other goodies. Then if it doesn't sell within 2 or 3 weeks, guess I'll just have to buy it myself.... :D
I never thought about asking here if there were any dealers having a Baja available. I started with the online dealer locator and searched for those closest to me. I would have much rather bought one already set up like yours and me not have to track down the items and do the work myself.... Its only 799 miles / 13.5 hours each way from my house to Farmington.


I anticipate that adding the lowered seats, lowered cage, and 4 point Crowe harnesses will be the first things I get done.


My biggest interest is your lowered cage. My enclosed trailer was custom made for my race cars. It is 6" lower than standard with an accompanying 6" shorter rear ramp (door). One of the things that attracted me to the Prowler was the roll cage looks like I can remove it fairly easily (by myself), drive the Prowler in/out of the trailer, and reinstall the cage (by myself) fairly easily. A lowered cage / seat combo may just be the answer I need. When you get this done, will you please let me know? I would like to find out the overall height you end up with. Are you a dealer for the seats and harnesses? Is the custom cage something you will be able to offer as a for sale item?
 

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Hey cj wouldn't it be easier to let the tires down to almost flat and drive it in?Then just air them back up.
I never thought about asking here if there were any dealers having a Baja available. I started with the online dealer locator and searched for those closest to me. I would have much rather bought one already set up like yours and me not have to track down the items and do the work myself.... Its only 799 miles / 13.5 hours each way from my house to Farmington.


I anticipate that adding the lowered seats, lowered cage, and 4 point Crowe harnesses will be the first things I get done.


My biggest interest is your lowered cage. My enclosed trailer was custom made for my race cars. It is 6" lower than standard with an accompanying 6" shorter rear ramp (door). One of the things that attracted me to the Prowler was the roll cage looks like I can remove it fairly easily (by myself), drive the Prowler in/out of the trailer, and reinstall the cage (by myself) fairly easily. A lowered cage / seat combo may just be the answer I need. When you get this done, will you please let me know? I would like to find out the overall height you end up with. Are you a dealer for the seats and harnesses? Is the custom cage something you will be able to offer as a for sale item?


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My target is an overall height of 67" (67.5" is my ramp door opening), or less.

Stock Baja height is approximately 75". Letting the air out won't be enough to accomplish the end result, although it may be an eventual component of the end result (as in lowered cage AND letting air out). A total drop of 8" is what I will need to avoid the on & off ritual.
 

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My target is an overall height of 67" (67.5" is my ramp door opening), or less.

Stock Baja height is approximately 75". Letting the air out won't be enough to accomplish the end result, although it may be an eventual component of the end result (as in lowered cage AND letting air out). A total drop of 8" is what I will need to avoid the on & off ritual.
I'm building my own cage. It will be an easy 8 inches shorter on a stock Baja, but I'm going a bit bigger on the tires and the suspension will be a touch taller.
Where are you located? If you are near AZ, I would suggest giving UTVCrap a call and see if their XTZ cage can be shortened to accomodate you. I know they have an XTZ that they did just that with. They are here on this forum regularly, so maybe they'll chime in. In know next time I'm in the Phoenix area, they'll be seeing me in their store.
I'm not a dealer for Twisted Stitch, but am for Crowe Harness. I am a dealer for Beard (through Tucker Rocky), but prefer the TS Vortexs.
 

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looks really good! I like that green. I removed all of the stickers except for the ones on the scoop and the one on the top of the fender that says xtz. It looks a lot cleaner now.
 

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That's exactly what I did. My wife liked the big "Arctic Cat"s on the rear bed, so I left them on. Er, well, I left them on overnight ;) anyhow. Sometime early this morning, they mysteriously disappeared :D
 

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ill measure mine today ... the seat drop is no easy thing ... cutting floor. cutting all stock mounts that hold the seats and relocating them 4" lower and making new pieces to relocate them ..then the gas tank filler neck is in the way ... then the engine cover doesnt go down far enough to cover the extra 4" you just took out ecte cet ect ...
 

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ill measure mine today ... the seat drop is no easy thing ... cutting floor. cutting all stock mounts that hold the seats and relocating them 4" lower and making new pieces to relocate them ..then the gas tank filler neck is in the way ... then the engine cover doesnt go down far enough to cover the extra 4" you just took out ecte cet ect ...
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That is no joke. The seat drop is a ***** and you and your guys deserve every penny you charge for this job. Mine is being done right now and there is a lot more involved then meets the eye. It is also very challenging to fit full size Sparco race seats in the narrow area that Arctic Cat gives you for seats. Some people like to meet the challenge that these vehicles present and I think you are one of these guys Johnny. Kudos to you and the gang! Keep up the good work.
 

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Hello this nightprowler i have a green 1000 baja i think they are a good machine and good to look at,i was surprised the power these machines have. ( but then again you aLways want MORE)I always had hondas not that there is anything wrong with a honda.. but the power on the 1000 is great. I am getting really to take this prowler down to turkey bay trails in kentucky( there is about 3500 acre) on labor day weekend. can't wait..
 
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