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Ryan Fellman Displays His 2009 K&N Polaris RZR-S at the 2011 SEMA Show

2009 Polaris Ranger RZR-s at SEMA
2009 Polaris Ranger RZR-s at SEMA
The world of off-road vehicles has rapidly changed over the last decade. More and more, desert goers have begun to rely on side-by-side vehicles to accommodate family fun into one vehicle. The Polaris Ranger RZR is a perfect example of a side-by-side vehicle that has seen an explosion in popularity in recent years. And this year, K&N sponsored an RZR that turned everyone's heads at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas.
Ryan Fellman's SEMA Show K&N Polaris Ranger RZR-s
Ryan Fellman's SEMA Show K&N Polaris Ranger RZR-s

Ryan Fellman began working on this 2009 Polaris Ranger RZR-s just a month before the SEMA show in November, but his attention to detail made it a must-see piece in the central hall. His inspiration for the modified RZR came from the endless supply of stock RZR's found in the desert.

"The RZR is a great machine out of the box," said the 10-year veteran of vehicle upgrading. "The power and handling are amazing for a stock side-by-side, so I decided to improve the styling. Whenever I go to the desert I see at least ten other RZR's, so I decided to make one that screamed K&N."

Mission Accomplished, Ryan. The RZR on display at SEMA featured an edgy, modern graphics scheme, with K&N emblazoned down both sides and across the front. Fellman worked with Rebel Signs and their racing department to develop the RZR's wrap. He stripped the vehicles stock cage and graphics, and Rebel Racing helped with the new cage as well.
2011 SEMA event featured Ryan Fellman's 2009 Polaris Ranger RZR-s
2011 SEMA event featured Ryan Fellman's 2009 Polaris Ranger RZR-s

"The stock cage is a little goofy looking if you ask me, so the new cage drastically improved the look of the RZR," Fellman added.

Fellman's favorite part of building the RZR was the custom fabrication of the cage, and the buzz around the vehicle at SEMA proved the time devoted to this Polaris was worth it.

New sides to allow for greater decal coverage was the next addition, and from there Fellman simply added matching wheels and tires, seats, and painted the cage. "Everything worked out great in the end and I really like how it turned out."

Fellman's choice of K&N products for the modified RZR was, according to him, an easy choice. "K&N products have so many different benefits on any application, why wouldn't you use them?"

"I've been using K&N since I bought my first Chevy Half-Ton in 1989, and their products are fantastic."

Keep an eye out for Ryan Fellman and his 2009 K&N Polaris RZR-s, coming to a desert near you soon!

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