10 Frequently Asked Questions About the Polaris General
May 15th 2023
Question 1: What does a Polaris General weigh?
Answer 1: The weight of a Polaris General will vary based on the model year / edition you get. They can be as light as 1,400 lbs, but get up to over 2,000 Lbs. The dry weight of a Polaris General XP 1000 Sport is 1,654 lbs, while the dry weight of a Polaris General 4 XP 1000 Sport is 1,951 Lbs. The dry weight of a Polaris General 1000 EPS is 1,430 lbs, and the Deluxe edition of the General 1000 EPS weighs 1,544 lbs. The top trim package (a Polaris General XP 1000 Ultimate) weighs in at 1,705 lbs in the 2-door version, and 1,998 lbs in the 4-door version. It should be noted, though, that the running weight (wet weight) of a Polaris General is heavier due to the mass of fluids, fuel, gear, passengers, etc.
Question 2: Where’s the best place to mount a license plate on a Polaris General?
Answer 2: There are several good spots on the Polaris General where license plates can be mounted. Most riders use Polaris General license plate mounts that attach to either the roll cage / roll bars or the bumper. The position of your license plate will also depend on whether or not you’re running a lighted license plate bracket, in which case you’ll want to position it near a power source.
Question 3: What is the wheel offset on a Polaris General?
Answer 3: The crude backspacing measurement of the stock Polaris General wheels is 6+1, with an offset of around 55mm. Not all Generals come with the same wheels, though, so this measurement will vary. The 2022 General Deluxe RC, for example, comes with 4+2 wheels that have an offset of around 22mm in the front, and 6+2 wheels that have an offset of around 50mm in the rear.
Question 4: How do you make a Polaris General ride better?
Answer 4: There are a couple ways to make your Polaris General ride better, including adjusting the preload / damping of your shocks, installing softer springs by companies like ZBroz Racing, or running tires with more flexible sidewalls. Aftermarket shocks / long travel suspension kits are also an option to improve the ride quality of your buggy, but they’re a bit more pricey than the former options.
Question 5: What is the difference between a Polaris General and a Polaris General XP?