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WARN PRO WINCHING TIPS

— Things you should know when going off-road — In the “Recreation Utility UTV Buyer’s Guide” 30 of the machines come standard with a winch, with most winches being Warn 4500-pound units. The thing is, a 4500-pound winch can actually stretch the frame of a UTV, especially if you use a snatch block to extricate […]

UTV ACCESSORIES WE LIKE

— From $11.99 and up — There are all kinds of smart products available to accessorize you and your UTV. Here’s a list of items that caught the eyes of the UTV Action magazine crew this month. STROKER FOG OUT ANTI-FOG SOLUTION No matter what you’re trying to see through—a face shield, goggle lenses or […]

SIDI DUNA BOOTS

— Testing top gun UTV driving shoes — WHAT IT IS: Sidi may be a new name to some UTVers, but the Italian company is one of the world leaders in boots for motorsports, like motocross, motorcycle road racing, street motorcycling and bicycling. Sidi’s Duna UTV adventure boots are reinforced over the ankle boots that are designed […]

BALLISTIC D UNIVERSAL STEERING WHEEL

— Testing a great product from Assault Industries — Assault Industries’ Ballistic D universal steering wheel is a D-shaped, leather-covered wheel with an aluminum frame and a billet-aluminum center plate. The stitching on the leather cover is available in six colors to match most popular UTVs. To provide more room for the driver, the Assault […]

SAND TIRES BUYER’S GUIDE

— The top 12 ways to get traction in the sand — In the dunes, specially designed sand tires can improve your machine’s performance more than any other accessory. UTV Action gathered the top new designs and proven favorites so you could see the styling and all the important specs to choose the best sand […]

2019 ARGO XTVs

— Checking out the new go-anywhere machines — Argo has been producing Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTVs) in Ontario, Canada, for more than 50 years, and most of its XTVs are amphibious. This has attracted hunters, first responders, government agencies, militaries from around the world, and even NASA to its six- and eight-wheeled off-road vehicles. Ontario […]

HOW-TO: REBUILD A CVT SECONDARY

— It’s not that hard to do — Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) are wonderful things, as they help deliver engine power to the drivetrain and automatically vary final drive ratios. CVTs have primary and secondary clutches and variable-diameter sheaves connected by a belt. Basically, as the primary clutch gains revs, it expands with centrifugal force, […]

FUEL 32-INCH GRIPPER TIRES & ANZA WHEEL

— UTV ACTION TIRE TEST — Fuel Off-Road is an aftermarket truck tire and wheel company that has also entered the UTV market with high-quality new designs. We tested the eight-ply Fuel Gripper 30x10R14 wheels in September 2017, and we were impressed with the hard-terrain grip and durability. Fuel has improved the Gripper since then […]

2019 KING OF THE HAMMERS UTV RACE

— Can-Am Sponsored Event — King of the Hammers has grown to be known as the toughest UTV race on the planet. However, there is only one name who has figured out how to conquer the now 160-mile rock and desert event—Guthrie. Mitch Guthrie and his co-driver Mitch Jr. have won the grueling event six […]

GIBBS TERRAQUAD

— Special Report on an amphibious UTV — Conventional UTVs own off-road terrain, but Gibbs Amphibians’ Terraquad allows high-speed travel on land and water! Here’s a closer look at this unique amphibious prototype machine. HOW IT WORKS Gibbs’ Terraquad is capable of speeds up to 50 mph on land and 40 mph on water. The […]

2019 ELECTRIC UTVs

— BUYER’S GUIDE — Road-going electric cars are already capable of staggering performance, so it’s reasonable to expect electric UTVs to become a popular option for UTV drivers. Nikkola has a sport model on the way already, and there are electric UTVs for recreation and utility from a growing number of sources. Electric UTVs operate […]

MOOSE RACING XC1 RAIN JACKET

— UTV Action Product Test — Moose Racing specializes in hard parts and riding gear for dirt bike and ATV riders, and the Moose Utility Division now covers UTV riders as well. The new Moose Racing XC1 rain jacket is an addition to the ADV1, Expedition, Qualifier and XCR lines of off-road gear for all […]

MACHINED INTEGRATIONS WHEEL BEARING GREASER

— Testing a smart product — Here is a wheel bearing greaser tool developed by Machined Integrations that allows you to easily add grease to wheel bearings. The product is basically the same size as the center part of your wheel hub where the axle rides, minus the splines. There is a groove spot flanked by […]

HMF RACING X3 EASY-GRIP DOOR HANDLES & GLOVE BOX PANELS

— UTV Action Magazine Product Test — HMF Racing has specialized in performance exhaust systems for ATVs, UTVs and motorcycles for 22 years. Hans Luenger started HMF in his garage in 1997, and by 1999 moved to Brooklyn, Ohio, building Ducati exhausts for Fast by Ferracci, and then bringing street bike exhaust technology to the […]

HARBOR FREIGHT 7-PIECE RATCHETING COMBO WRENCH SET

— Product test — Harbor Freight’s Pittsburgh 7-piece ratcheting combo wrench set includes 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, and 17mm wrenches with ratcheting and open ends. The open ends feature a 15-degree offset for easier access to hard-to-reach fasteners. These wrenches are made of chrome vanadium steel with a smooth chrome finish, and the […]

4 PROBLEMS & 4 SOLUTIONS

— Sarge McCoy is The Troubleshooter — BENT OUT OF SHAPE OVER RADIUS RODS Dear Sarge, I need your advice on lower radius rods on my 2017 Polaris RZR 900 Trail Edition. Riding these tight East Coast trails, I keep denting the factory straight lower radius rods. If I don’t catch it soon enough, the […]