— The latest aftermarket accessories you should know about —
The Arizona Off-Road Expo returned to Westworld in Scottsdale, and the many vendors offered a huge collection of off-road innovations and product specials. Industry experts talked with enthusiasts and offered deals on the latest in equipment and gear for sand sports, desert racing, rock crawling, trail riding and much more. Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo put on Trophy Kart, UTV, Buggy, Pro-Lite and Pro 2 demos with dirt tabletops and lots of burnouts on the tarmac. Dirt Alliance and Terra Crew also did demos. An FMX team put on freestyle exhibitions both days, and vendors also donated product giveaways and prizes for all who signed up at the expo entrance. And all of this was simply a warm-up for the Sand Sports Super Show this September 13–15 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California, where the ASA will raffle off an RZR XP 4 1000 and sand rail.
We featured the Rebel-X 1000 last month in “Inside Scoop.” Here’s the $19,495 Rebel X2 complete with a 1339cc, four-cylinder engine offering 90 horsepower, dual exhausts, an automatic four-speed transmission, locking diffs, a metal body, independent suspension, Yit adjustable shocks, 28-inch tires on 14-inch rims, a 3000-pound winch and full street-legal hardware.
The Rebel X4 also has a 90-horsepower, four-cylinder engine and automatic automotive transmission, plus all of the features of the X2 but with a 115-inch wheelbase. It comes with 29-inch tires on 14-inch rims, and EPS and a hard roof are options. There are nine color choices. The four-seat Rebel X4 is $20,995. See www.rebelwestpowersports.com.
Nitto tires was the title sponsor of the Off-Road Expo, and Nitto introduced its all-new Trail Grappler UTV tire. The Trail Grappler is based on Nitto’s K-Spec Ultra-4 race tire, and this 30×9.5R15 radial has eight-ply construction. Prices are to be determined. There is also a Trail Grappler Light-Truck tire for haulers. See www.nittotires.com.
Steele Racing Products (SRP) introduces the first high-performance fresh-air system. The SRP Driver Intercooler forces up to 600 cubic-feet per minute of fresh air to the driver’s helmet. The variable-speed fan has current overload protection and no moving parts other than the fan blade. It is a plug-and-play system with solid-state cooling, custom heat sinks, and more. It better be good, because MSRP will be around $6000. See www.steeleracingproducts.com.
Savage UTV also has a trick, secure way to carry a first-aid kit. The $189.99 Savage First-Aid Case has a nylon pouch containing a tourniquet, various bandages and pads, nitrile gloves, Kerlix wrap, Ace wrap, a triangle shoulder bandage, Steri-strips, burn gel, multi-trauma dressing, antibiotic ointment, an emergency blanket and first-aid/CPR guide. The Assault billet clamps are a $69.95 option.
GMZ Race Products has a new front Sand Stripper XL-TT traction tire. The XL-TT has lateral ribs on the inside of the tires for getting up on plane and stopping quicker. These 30×13-14 XL-TTs are designed to work with the 30×15-14 rear paddles for optimum traction and floatation. They’re actually 31 inches in diameter and have four-ply construction. MSRP is $200.95 each. See www.gmzraceproducts.com.
PRP Seats has branched out into storage bags and most recently UTV steering wheels. PRP steering wheels have aluminum frames, leather ($169) or suede ($159) covers, and come in Flat or Deep Dish designs for added personalized comfort. PRP also has new accessory single- ($25) and dual-button ($27) push-to-talk plates for its steering wheels. See www.prpseats.com.
Savage UTV has a really trick Belt Protection Case that bolts to the cage and does much more than keep your spare CVT belt clean, dry and undamaged. Carry two belts in the $119.95, 100-percent waterproof, locking plastic case. Or, for $169.95, get the UTV-specific Belt Protection Case with all needed CVT tools for an RZR XP 1000 (shown), XP Turbo or Can-Am X3, and carry one spare belt. See www.savageutv.com.
Long-time UTV spring supplier Eibach is now selling Pro-UTV performance spring systems to the public. Eibach has Pro-UTV PSS kits for Can-Am X3s; Polaris 900s, S900s, S1000s, XP 900s, XP 1000s, XP Turbos, and Dynamix Editions; and Yamaha YXZs. Most models get Stage 2 and Stage 3 kits with model-specific rates. Price for a XP 1000 Stage 2 or 3 kit for WER needle shocks is $887.78. See www.eibach.com.
KMC Wheels introduces the XD Grenade beadlock in UTV, off-road truck and even dually sizes. Pull the pin on the new eight-spoke XD Grenade with Matte Black, Matte Bronze or Matte Gray mesh with Matte Black lip and beadlock rings. Different color rings around the XD-KMC center cap are available, too. See your dealer or www.kmc wheels.com. Speed has the new Grenade 15-inch beadlock at $230 each and faux beadlock for $125.
Most coolers need ice, but the Engel MT27F-U1 Portable Fridge/Freezer makes its own ice. The 22-quart refrigerator has a thermostat that turns it into a freezer for camping or hunting, and it runs on 12V/24V DC or 110V/120V AC power for $849.99. Engel also has a 43-quart fridge/freezer for $849.99 or $1,049.99 for the Platinum model. See www.engelcoolers.com.
Engel also has UTV-friendly, heavy-duty Soft-Sided Cooler Bags. This 32-quart cooler has 840 Denier polyester construction, a TPE inner bladder and three carry-strap options, with the front/back carry straps also having tie-down points. The HD30 also offers patent-pending vacuum-valve technology and retails for $199.99. See www.engelcoolers.com.
Worried about your expensive cooler being stolen? Deny is out to deny cooler thieves with the Deny Cooler Lock. Deny’s Ironfist base is made of 304 stainless steel and mounts to your UTV or truck bed. Deny StiffArm locking bars hook through cooler slots and secure into the base’s Lock Base with access via high-security keys. MSRP is $150. See www.denylocks.com.
Shock Therapy has racers covered with its Maverick X3 steel radius rods. Links are chromoly steel tubes with flat spots for adjustments, and they’re powdercoated black. Rod ends are the same high-end, Teflon-coated 3/4-inch units that come on ST’s billet radius rods, but they are not engraved. The full set of six steel radius rods comes with all the needed spacers for $800. See www.shocktherapyst.com.
SuperATV introduces its new Rhino X300 axle for hard-core drivers. The X300 axle uses 300M aircraft-grade alloy steel shafts that twist with extreme torque rather than break, which also takes the load off of your CVs and drivetrain. Designed for extreme loads with bigger tires, X300 CVs are also 300M and 4340 alloy steel and packed with proprietary high-temp grease. X300 axles are backed by a three-year warranty. They’re $499.99 each for RZR XP 1000s and Turbos, and $519.99 each for Rangers. See your SuperATV dealer or www.superatv.com.
Baja Designs came out with the LP9 (9-inch light projector), but many UTV pilots thought LP9s were a little big. So BD designed the LP6 LED Pro. This 6-inch LED has six forward-projecting LEDs and 200-degree side-projecting LEDs housed in a free-flowing aluminum body. Total lumens are 10,300 (8,600 forward/1,700 side) with a low 15W draw, and patterns are Spot or Driving/Combo in white or amber. LP6 Pros are $474.95–$484.95. See www.bajadesigns.com.
Kleinn introduces the Pro Blaster Dual Horn kit and on-board air system for 2014–2018 RZR XP 1000s and XP4s. The Dual Horns produce a 153-decibel blast, and the waterproof Model 6350RC air compressor is rated at 150 psi for filling an inboard 1-gallon air tank with multiple air fittings. Fill up to a 35-inch tire with no problem and move lesser UTVs out of your way. The Pro Blaster Dual-Horn kit is $769.95, or get the on-board air system only for $599.99. See www.kleinn.com.
GSP has a new Revolution heavy-duty axle with high-performance hollow tubes. Hollow tubes have twist technology for more durability due to less shock load and also less weight. Oversized 4340 chromoly shafts increase strength by 15-plus percent, and oversized outer joints have swing angles of up to 50 degrees, with inner joints having a swing angle of more than 45 degrees. CVs have advanced groove grinding for smooth action, and they’re protected by TPE boots. Available for most popular brands for $379.89–$399.89. Call (864) 578-6900 or see www.gspxtv.com.
Hard Core Tuning (HCT) has a new slip-on Crusher exhaust for RZR XP 1000s, Turbos and RS1s for $649.99 with spark arrestor. Crushers have extruded aluminum bodies and 6061 billet mounts and end caps. Options include Whisper Biscuits ($39.95) and Turn-Down Tips ($69.95). Full Crusher systems are $999.99. See www.hardcoretuning.com.
Fuel has a new cast Hardline beadlock wheel in 15×8 and 15×10 with forged beadlock rings. The Hardline has an eight-spoke design with non-machined areas and rings with color choices that include candy red. There is also a new non-bead-lock Podium wheel coming in 15×7, and Fuel has new aramid fiber reinforced Grippers in AT35x10R15. See www.fueloffroad.com.
Tensor introduces the new Desert Series Racing (DSR) tire for UTVs and Class 10s in 32x10R15 and 35x10R15. These bias eight-ply racing tires are light yet strong with a race-developed tread pattern and ribbed sidewalls for increased puncture resistance. They’re rated to1600 pounds each and weigh 40–45 pounds. MSRP is $399.50 for the 35s. See www.tensortire.com.
S&B Filters has a new Clutch Particle Separator for Polaris RZR XPs. The Clutch Particle Separator flows as much air as a clean Frogskin and much more than a dirty one. A fan charges the system, while 15 vortex intakes filter out 80 percent of the dust reaching the unit for a more constant flow of clean air and cooler-running CVT belts. MSRP is not set yet. See www.sbfilters.com or call (800) 358-2639. ExtremePerformance1.com has Maverick X3 upgrades with chromoly trailing arms ($2450–$2700), upper A-arms ($850-$1,000) and lower A-arms ($850–$1,000), tie-rods with bump-steer correction kit ($275), radius rods ($799) and support plate ($149), all constructed with 4130 chromoly. The trailing arms have Uniball pivots and full-knuckle trusses to prevent hub cracking, and they come raw or powdercoated.