— Revealed at the Phoenix Off-Road Expo —

Rugged Radios presented the International Off-Road and UTV Expo at Westworld of Arizona, and the exposition was put on by Andy Myers, who has been producing sand and off-road expos since 2003. Not only did the expo have a lot of new products and special pricing from hundreds of vendors, it had a freestyle motocross show, off-road demos, a welcome party and several helpful off-road seminars by several vendors. Rugged Radios put on an interactive demo on all the kinds of communications their radios handle, and Jason Weller of Weller Racing discussed UTV race preparation. Geiser and Evolution Powersports performed tuning demos, ADS Shock’s Brian Turner covered the dos and don’ts of shock tuning, and KC Hilites explained the ins and outs of UTV LED and halogen lights. Destry Abbott hosted several DA8 dirt bike rider clinics, and there were also seminars on Toy Hauler maintenance, the Baja Rally, planning a Baja trip (by Baja Voyager), entering the NORRA 1000, and the Ladies Off-Road Network. The International Off-Road and UTV Expo also included the Adventure Bike and Overland and Camping Expos. So, not only did attendees get to ogle the latest builds and check out the latest products and show specials, they got to learn from the experts on building a LOORRS championship-winning UTV, tuning their own UTVs and much more. Here are some of the coolest products we saw as well.

Hard-Core Tuning (HCT) has an all-new X3 Valvetronic full exhaust system that lets you go loud or stealth with a switch of an XTC toggle. The full T304 stainless steel system features a Magnaflow muffler and mid-pipe with vacuum block and O2 bung for $1,299.99. See
HCT’s Wildcat XX T304 stainless full-exhaust system is designed to let the triple breathe freely. Bellow-flex tube headers quickly increase to 1.875 inches and dump into a large collector and then into an Agency Exhaust muffler. The tip is burnt titanium and includes spark arrestors, all for $1,199. Gain 5 horsepower and lose 6 pounds in the process!
Daystar now owns HCT and HCR Racing. HCT’s RZR Turbo Split Coolant 3.0 tank increases capacity by 1.5 liters and separates the radiator and Turbo heat exchanger to let the RZR run up to 30 percent (15–20 degrees) cooler. The kit includes a bypass hose kit, thermostat restriction plate, cap, hardware, hoses and installation instructions for $549.99.
Daystar has also acquired J Juan Brakes, which makes Maverick X3 four-puck caliper kits, which Marc Burnett uses. Besides four-puck calipers, the kit includes four 280mm rotors, Ti pistons and pads for $3599. Big Brake kits are coming for other brands as well.
.50 Caliber has new RZR Turbo S doors with tubular top frames, open-assist shocks and Dzus-fastened skins. Prices are to be announced. Call (702) 889-1741 or see
Assault styles out the 2018–2019 RZR Turbo S with its new Hellfire Grill with silver powdercoated mesh, black powder-coated frame and red or blue emblem for $154.99. Mounts for a 13-inch Vision X XPL Halo LED light bar an option. The LED fits in a cut-out and is $249.99. See or call (714) 799-6711.
LoneStar Racing (LSR) has developed a RZR 170 long-travel suspension (+3-inch) kit. Extended 4130 A-arms work with stock shocks but with relocated mounts for a better leverage ratio for $625 a pair. The LSR swingarm uses 1.25-inch tubes, is an inch longer than stock and uses 3/4-inch heim joints and 10mm chain adjusters, starting at $500. It’s designed to work with larger shocks, and the extended 170 axle is 6 inches longer for $420.
LSR’s Maverick X3 MTS kit is +3-inches front and +2-inches rear wider than stock for 2-plus feet of total travel. The MTS kit includes high-clearance A-arms and trailing arms, radius rods with double-shear gussets, rod plate, tie rods, mud flaps, front sway bar links and hardware for $5900. Add LSR 300M axles for $300. See or call (800) 4-LSRACE.
Bassani Manufacturing has a new RZR XP1K, XP Turbo and XP 4 slip-on exhaust that increases rear-wheel horsepower by 6-percent and delivers a deeper growl with all-stainless construction. It uses the 18mm O2 sensor
and includes a heat shield for $749.00. Contact (714) 630-1821 or
[email protected]
Bassani has the RZR XP 900 and XP 4 900 covered with its slip-on performance exhaust system with stainless construction. Increase rear-wheel horsepower by 6 percent and get a deeper exhaust note for $550. The exhaust uses the OEM 18mm O2 bung and includes a heat shield. See your Parts Unlimited dealer.
Razorback Off-Road has a new RZR XP 1000/Turbo folding windshield with DOT-approved 1/4-inch laminated glass, stainless-steel hinges, CNC-milled vents, manual windshield wiper and powdercoated frame for $935.95. Call (208) 696-7230 or see
RBO’s Expedition RZR bed rack is made of 1.5-inch tubing with light mounts, 1/8-inch aluminum marine-grade tray, 2X It Fits side mounting bases, and swinging tailgate with 1X It Fits mounting base and gas strut. The tire-mount tailgate has a T-handle release and can be locked. Prices range from $935.99 (black 570/900) to $1,060.79 (orange XP 4 1000/Turbo).
Arizona Desert Shocks (ADS) has developed Maverick X3 and RZR XP 1000/Turbo 3.0 Stage 4 rear and 2.5 front shock kits, and the adjustment clickers change compression and rebound damping at the same time. Kits include dual-rate springs with cross-overs and ADS race-shock technology, for $5776–$5806. See or call (520) 748-0005.
Weller Racing’s YXZ1000R WR Edition bolt-on turbo kit increases horsepower to188+ for $5499. The kit includes a Garrett dual-bearing turbo with V-band housing and internal waste gate, intake plenum, intercooler, fans, fan shroud, 304ss exhaust manifold with billet flange, 304SS down pipe, dual carbon mufflers, braided lines, Power Commander PTI tuner, and all hardware. See or call (480) 507-4771.
Pyramid LED whips has new Bluetooth-controlled LED whips, so you can change your whips’ color with your iPhone. Four-foot multicolor lighted safety LED whips are $169 each, while 6-foot LED whips are $189 each. See or call (949) 547-2170.
Sandcraft introduces its new Nomad three-piece billet 15- and 16-inch beadlock wheels and Mohawk front sand tires. Kits with Destroyer 33-inch rear sand paddles are $1300 (15-inch) to $1600 (16-inch). Sandcraft took 40 paddle tires to the dunes for testing, so they have recommended setups for 100 to 400 horsepower!
Sandcraft has RZR XP, Maverick X3 and Wildcat XX steering rack stabilizers with off-set tie-rods to increase strength and reliability and reduce stress on your chassis and steering components. All bolt directly to the OEM rack with all hardware included for $750. See or call (480) 539-4438.
Sandcraft has the Wildcat XX covered with front and rear bumpers ($350 each) , aluminum roofs with bags ($600), carbon fiber door bags with kneepads ($175, shown), limiter strap kits ($240) and more.
Sandcraft has also come up with whip storage bags for $80 (4-foot) or $90 (5-foot). Protect your investment with RCR! Sandcraft also has a front-diff rebuild service, including upgraded sprag, 12-tooth armature plate and ultimate drain-plug kit for $745.
Fuel has several new wheels including new UTV Hardline (shown), Tactic (non-beadlock) and Gatlin beadlock wheels. Fuel also has a new 32x10R15 Gripper tires. See your Fuel dealer or




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