— The latest & greatest items of interest —
Jamborees like the Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks (August 2019 UTV Action) are great places to see and get deals on the latest and greatest UTV products and, in many cases, demo new products. Vendors bring their newest inventions and show off their latest builds using those innovations. At the ROTR, STI went biggest with not one but four new 35-inch UTV tires, while GBC unveiled Mini Mongrels for Polaris 170 racers and introduced Kanati 35-inchTerra Masters.
Mount spare axles and more with Assault’s Quickfist multi-purpose clamps. Adjustable rubber Quickfist clamps with pull tabs conform to awkwardly shaped objects like belts and tools, and they come in 1.0- and 1.5-inch sizes. Quickfist clamps bolt to Assault’s billet 1.5-, 1.75- and 1.85-inch tube clamps. Quickfist clamps are $79.99 a pair. See www.assaultind.com or call (714) 799-6711.
GBC Motorsports introduces the Mini Mongrel, the industry’s first youth-specific UTV racing tires. Mini Mongrels replace the 20-inch RZR 170 tires with 23×7.0R10 and 23×8.0R10 Mini Mongrels with the same tread pattern as the big Mongrels. These 6-ply tires have more sidewall for a plusher ride, low-rolling resistance and great traction. The fronts weigh 16.4 pounds, while rears are 17.7 pounds. Tread depth is 15/32 inches, and MSRPs are $108.34and $116.14
Seizmik introduces its Pursuit Night Vision LED side-view mirrors with white and green Cree LED chips to provide side illumination. The green 266-lumen LED preserves night-vision acuity, while the white 565-lumen LED lights up the sides of trails for turning or avoiding obstacles. The mirrors have cast-aluminum housings, IP68 water-resistant ratings, low-profile mounting, convex mirrors with floating enclosed mirror mounts, and preset position detents. They’re available for 1.5- and 1.75-inch round tubes and Polaris/Can-Am profiled tubes for $279.99 a pair. See www.seizmik.com.
SuperATV high-clearance Talon A-arms gives 1.5 inches of extra clearance with 1.25-inch steel tubing with chromoly pivot blocks and ball-joint housings. Pivot blocks are preset for an easy install, or adjust camber for handling, larger tires or lifts. They’re available for the 1000R and 1000X for $389.95 a pair, and the 1000X arms give 1.5-inch more wheelbase. They’re backed by a lifetime warranty. See your SuperATV dealer or www.superatv.com.
DragonFire Racing has new universal accessory mounts for a clean way to install whips, lights and more to 1.75–2.0-inch round tubes or Pro-Fit cages. An adjustable bracket on the clamps lets you dial in the angle for any fitment. Round clamps are $29.99 and Pro-Fit clamps are $34.99. Brackets are powder-coated steel, and clamps are anodized 6061 billet aluminum. See your DFR dealer or www.dragonfireracing.com.
If you add performance to your X3 Turbo, the Injector Duty Cycle (IDC) approaches 100 percent. Dynojet’s X3 big injector upgrade lowers the IDC with its high-flow injector upgrade. Upgrade to 48 lb/hr at 57 psi (2017) or 51 lb/hr (2018–2019) plug & play injectors with a pump-gas tune for $499.99. Dynojet also has big-turbo kits starting at $1,399.99. Call (800) 992-4993.
Dynojet adjustable clutch kits feature redesigned arms with magnetic weights for tuning the primary clutch to optimum rpm for peak power. Kits also include springs and a redesigned Helix where applicable for faster back-shifts, quicker acceleration and smooth engagement with optimized belt tension. The RZP XP Turbo kit is $299.99, while the Can-Am X3 kit is $499.99, or go with a Stage 2 kit with for the XP Turbo or X3 with Power Vision fuel tuner for $649.99–$849.99. See www.dynojet.com.
Factor 55 rope guards protect the synthetic winch rope from abrasion and damaging UV light for use on Factor 55 FlatLink, FlatLink E, XTV and FlatLink Multimount and Splicer products. MSRPs range from $35 for FlatLink XTV and UltraHook XTV rope guards to $53 for UltraHook and FlatLink XXL rope guards. See www.factor55.com.
Baja Designs’ OnX6+ 10-inch full laser light throws light 350-percent further than LED lights. The Laser Light produces 3000 lumens with six laser chips with a life expectancy of 49,930 hours. The housing is aircraft-grade aluminum with a billet-machined bezel and hard-coated polycarbonate lens. This light has a 1.5-degree pattern for seeing further than with any HID or LED for $1,699.95. See www.bajadesigns.com.
STI’s Roctane XR now comes in 35×10.0R18, joining 12 sizes from 25x8R12 to 34x10R14. The 8-ply radial has RockWall sidewall and RocGuard rim guard, and the open tread design is a great replacement for OEM Bighorns. Roctane XRs use a heavier denier nylon cord for maximum toughness and flexibility, and the wide footprint delivers a smooth, quiet ride. They grip the slickest rocks and dig into mud for exceptional traction. MSRP is $239. See your STI dealer or www.stipowersports.com.
STI goes big with the new 35×9.5R15 Chicane designed for a smooth ride with outstanding bump absorption via sidewall flex and a flat profile with ground-gripping tread. A deep rim guard and reinforced bead and lower sidewall allow lower tire pressures for maximum performance and ride quality from the 8-ply radial. They’re rated at 1,054 pounds and weigh 45 pounds each. The 35-inch Chicanes go for $264 each. See www.stipowersports.com.
Now you can get STI’s 10-ply X-Comp ATR Radial in 35x10R15. The LT-inspired X-Comp exceeds DOT standards with dual steel belts, nylon cap plies and a polyester carcass. A large footprint and multi-angle shoulder treads assure massive traction on intermediate to hard terrain, and the extra sidewall delivers even better ride quality than the 32-inch X-Comp. The 32x10R14 has a load rating above 1500 pounds. MSRP for the 35-inch ATR is TBA.
System 3 Off-Road’s new 35×9.5R15 RT320 Race and Trail joins the 32x10R15, 30x10R14 and 28x10R14, and the 8-ply radial has a load rating over 1000 pounds. The RT320 has non-directional tread, rides smooth and quiet on hard surfaces, and it digs into softer soils. Ample sidewall flex delivers a smooth ride, and the high-mileage rubber compound delivers long life. This race and trail tire is DOT approved. MSRP is $271. See www.system3offroad.com.
XTC Powersports has six-switch power control systems for Can-Am X3s and Polaris RZRs for $339 to $379. These Plug & Play power controls have an 8GA power cable with a main circuit breaker, three 10-amp direct circuits, two 20-amp relayed circuits and one built-in two-channel flasher circuit with switch. A fuse block has fuses for each circuit and a barrier strip for clean installation. Diode protection reduces voltage spikes, and it’s wired for bottom-row lighting. Note that only one Darling strobe switch comes with the PCS; individual rocker switches with LEDs are sold separately. See www.xtcpowerproducts.com.
Double-A Off-Road makes portable UTV trailers for two-seat and four-seat UTVs no wider than 68 inches. The Trail-head trailer is designed for the toy-hauler owner who needs to transport his UTV to the trailhead but doesn’t want to move the whole camp. The modular Trail-head trailers assemble in minutes and have a center ramp for sliding up and onto the tripod-shaped powdercoated frame. Lock down the rear tires to the frame and you’re off! The two-seat Trail-head trailer components are $1650, and the four-seat versions $1750. See www.aaoffroad.com.
Razorback Off-Road introduces its Polaris Ranger XP 1000 Flip-up windshield. The full-sized DOT-approved glass windshield has an aluminum frame with maximum viewing area, and it folds down and locks to a mount that protrudes through the XP1K grill. The frame is powdercoated back and includes a manually operated windshield wiper. It installs easily on the Ranger Pro-Fit cage with no drilling and sells for $1199. See www.razorbackoffroad.com.
Exit Shocks make inexpensive dual-rate spring kits for RZR WER shocks, and eight springs with billet dividers and cross-over rings sell for $795.They have kits for two- and four-seat RZR XP 1000s and Turbos that increase ride height and decrease body roll while increasing bottoming resistance. Two-piece crossover rings don’t require shock disassembly to install. Double E Racing also has billet rear-shock reservoir clamps for $89.99 each in billet, black, red, orange or blue. See www.doubleeracing.com.
Z-Broz Racing billet radius rods offer even more strength and style than their ARS-FX high-clearance tubular lower and upper radius rod kits ($499–$519). The Polaris RZR XP billet maximum ground-clearance lower radius rod kit is $399 with billet mounting hardware, 5/8-inch spherical rod end and adjustable camber link. These billet radius rods are anodized black and have JMX10-series heim joints with Teflon liners. They have massive 18,000-pound load strength and style for RZR XP 1000s, Turbos and RS1s. See www.doubleeracing.com.
Bombshell has new universal hydration door bags with eight 6-inch straps and a 2-liter hydration bag with mouthpiece. You can get each UHD bag by itself for $50 or decked out with a Molle small utility pouch (with choice of American flag color) and a tear-away first-aid pouch (first-aid kit not included) for $90. See www.bombshellgear.com.
Sector Seven introduces its one-hand quick-release extinguisher mount, which fits most cages from 1.25- to 2.0-inch diameter with its adjustable billet-aluminum clamp. The rattle-free quick-release mount fits 3-inch extinguishers (sold separately for $49.95) and releases from the Sector Seven clamp with a rolling safety tab and large release button for one-handed operation. The mount is also billet aluminum and anodized black. MSRP is $229.95; see www.promotobillet.com/sectorseven.