EVENT: SAND SPORTS SUPER SHOW

Winter in the Southwest is dune and desert season. To get in the mood and equip machines with the latest products, OEMs, vendors and shoppers all gather at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California, for the unofficial kick-off to the season. The attractive eye candy is all of the high-dollar builds that dot the massive grounds.

We like to dig a little deeper to see what new products vendors from all over the country are trying to promote. What stuck out was several new lighted mirrors and a new particle separator that doesn’t require power or make noise. System 3 has a new sand tire that looks like something out of 1980, but should work very well for the average sand explorer. There were a handful of tricked-out Honda Talons, tons of RZR’s, a few YXZ’s and a bunch X3’s. Furthermore, Robby Gordon debuted his new Speed SXS which is his version of the Wildcat XX both in two and four seat configurations. Here’s a dozen products that stuck out and we wanted to share with you. Next years event will be in mid-September. When we get the dates we will be sure to share them with you.

Does your UTV have a touchy throttle or soft power? The Pedal Commander hooks in line at the throttle position sensor. The module removes response delays on your electronic fly-by-wire throttle pedal. On the other side of the coin it could slow the jerky throttle. Adjustments can be made on the dash-mounted module or via Bluetooth through a smartphone app. The Pedal Commander is available for the X3 or RZR at www.pedalcommander.com.
Whether heading out target shooting or for opening-day rifle season, Seizmik has this soft in-cab, on-seat gun holder starting at $169.99 at
https://seizmik.com.
Using an MPI steering wheel, Jamie Campbell of RaceCo has figured out how to remove the paddle shifters on the Honda Talon. Up and down shifts are now controlled with the two black buttons at the right and left edges of the wheel. He’s going to be coming out with tons of trick components for the Talon soon. Stay tuned to https://raceco-usa.com
MB Quart’s new X3 system put the tunes right on the dash and hanging overhead behind you for in-your-face surround sound. The four speakers, one subwoofer and control module sell for $1800 and installation is easy with OEM-like quality and fasteners. See the complete line of audio for your UTV, boat or pickup at https://mbquart.com.
Assault has added four super-bright LEDs to their latest side mirror and showed off new grills, lights and a CVT belt cooling system. Check it out at www.assaultind.com.
K&N’s cold air intake for the X3 not only bumps up power and allows you to use their high-flow washable air filter, it reduces the intake noise the driver hears right behind their head in the Can-Am X3. See it and more at www.knfilters.com.
One of the oldest OHV companies around keeps improving the market. Sparks Racing wakes up the Honda Talon with a sweet-sounding dual exhaust and tune. Banging through the gears, nothing sounds better than an opened- up UTV with a manual transmission. www.sparksracing.com
The original-helmet, fresh-air system Parker Pumper keeps innovating. This compact pumper can blow air into one or two helmets, and has a pressure-adjust knob and mounts for UTVs. See ParkerPumper.com
Seats have been in the UTV aftermarket world for over a decade. NecksGen had full-containment seats with air flowing in from the back. Heated seats are the rage, too, especially on a cold winter night. See the complete seat and safety line at www.necksgen.com.
The Wildcat XX has grown and has a new manufacturer in Speed SxS. Yes, Robby Gordon and Todd Romano have decided to build versions of this car on their own. The two-seat non-turbo version will start at $32,000 and should be ready for sale in late 2020 at https://speedsxs.com.
Always a show favorite, SuperATV brought out their lifted Ranger with four-wheel steering. A machine like this is a rare sight on the West Coast, so it sure draws people in the booth. Strong Rhino axles and suspension components were on display. Shop at www.superatv.com.
Savage axle holder comes in both 33 inches and a long-travel version of 37 inches with mounting hardware starting at $119.95. Savage also has belt, tool and first-aid kit holders that mount easily to any brand UTV. Visit www.savageutv.com.
Another iteration of the particle separated was on display in the KWT booth. This unit doesn’t require any 12-volt power from the engine. It operates silently as the engine sucks air into the intake tract. The dirt gets deposited in a lower tray that can be emptied at any time. It sells for $399 at www.kwtfilter.com
One of the largest OEM wheel makers, Vision Wheel has decided to hit the UTV aftermarket hard with a huge selection of standard and beadlock wheels in fresh new styles with OEM quality and fitment. See www.visionwheel.com.
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