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SYSTEM 3 OFF-ROAD SS360 TIRES

SYSTEM 3 OFF-ROAD SS360, WHAT IT IS: The System 3 Off-Road SS360 is a brand-new tire for UTVs to drive in the sand or snow. “SS” actually stands for “Sand and Snow,” and 360 designates the tire for year-round use. So, for this test, we tried these tires in both sand and snow mounted on a Yamaha […]

SIMPSON PRO SPORT SEAT

SIMPSON PRO SPORT SEAT, WHAT IT IS: Simpson is one of the most recognized names in racing equipment and has been in business for 60 years. The Simpson Pro Sport seat was engineered to outperform original UTV seats by offering superior fit, function, comfort and style, all while keeping its mounting position as low as possible in […]

ITP COYOTE TIRE AND SD SERIES BEADLOCK WHEEL

ITP COYOTE TIRE AND SD BEADLOCK WHEEL, WHAT IT IS: The ITP Coyote tire and SD Beadlock wheel are designed for high-horsepower, extreme-performance UTVs, and the 32x10R15 Coyote is standard equipment on the Polaris RZR XP Turbo S. The SD Series beadlock wheel is a lightweight, ultra-strong wheel that has the industry’s first two-year limited warranty against […]

MOOSE FIRE EXTINGUISHER MOUNT

Adding a fire extinguisher to your UTV is not only smart, we consider it mandatory, and the Moose Quick-Release Fire Extinguisher Mount makes it easy. Furthermore, no matter what causes a fire in your UTV or on the trail, being prepared to fight it can reduce damage and even save lives. WHAT IT IS: The Moose Quick-Release […]

OL’ RED ATV WASH

WHAT IT IS: Racers make Ol’ Red Racing products for racers, and their products include Red Ice Racing Coolant, Power Clean Mechanic Hand Scrub, ATV Wash, Bike Wash, Silicone Spray, Swamp Butter Chamois Cream, and Red Rocket Fuel Additive. To see how it works on UTVs, we got a couple of bottles of ATV Wash and tried […]

HARDLINE PRODUCTS QUIKSTEM PUSH-IN TIRE VALVE SYSTEM

WHAT IT IS: Replace damaged UTV, car, truck, and trailer tire valve stems without disassembling the tire and wheel with Hardline Products’ QuikStem tire valve system. The $29.99 kit includes two push-in-type valve stems that can be used to replace faulty stems. Most tire shops charge $15 or more to install conventional stems, so the QuikStem system […]

GARMIN OVERLANDER

Until all UTVs come with some sort of on-board navigation system, we will search out and test everything available that’s good for the job. The latest, the Garmin Overlander, is from one of the pioneers in satellite navigation. WHAT IT IS: The Overlander is a 5×7-inch; water-, dust- and shock-proof; Android-based tablet with full GPS functions and […]

SHOCK THERAPY, HCR, FOX TALON UPGRADES

While the new Honda Talon 1000X and 1000R have a phenomenal engine and dual-clutch transmission and many other sport UTV innovations, the suspension settings Honda chose leave a lot of room for improvement. Lumpy’s first time in the 1000R was the demo ride at Moab’s Rally on the Rocks, where Honda chose to debut the […]

Z1R RISE CAMO HELMET

Z1R introduced the F.I. Hysteria off-road helmet in 2018, including models with MIPS (Multi-angle Impact Protection System), for $159.99. New for 2020, Z1R introduces the Rise Camo and Rise Camo Youth with similar styling, venting and construction as the Hysteria but at a lower price. There are also Rise Child, Rise Youth, Rise Adult and […]

YAMAHA YXZ1000R FOLDING WINDSHIELD

— UTV product evaluation — Aftermarket UTV windshields come in many styles, but none of them are quite like Yamaha’s accessory flip-up windshield made exclusively for the YXZ1000R. The windshield sells for $499.99 through your Yamaha dealer and at www.shopyamaha.com. HOW DOES IT WORK? It took under a half hour to install the windshield. The […]

O’NEAL SLAT 3/4 HELMET

— Testing on open face with retro graphics — The O’Neal Slat helmet celebrates 50 years of O’Neal racing history and revisits the helmet that started it all—the 3/4 helmet. By giving the Slat updated styling, venting and a longer visor, O’Neal brings the retro 3/4 helmet into the future. Slats come in XS, S, […]

BOXO TOOL WRAP

— UTV product evaluation — Here is a 57-piece tool roll built specifically for the confines of any UTV. It comes pre-loaded with combo wrenches (8mm–19mm); a 13-piece, 12-point socket set (8mm–19mm) that includes 6-point spark plug sockets; a breaker bar; extensions; screw drivers; Allens; Torx bits (T10-T50); pliers; an adjustable wrench; a hammer; and […]

FUEL GRIPPER T/R/K TIRES

— Testing a tough new tire — Fuel is a familiar tire and wheel brand among truck enthusiasts that has become big with UTVers. Their newest tire is the Gripper T/R/K, a DOT-approved, all-terrain radial that brings the toughness of steel belts, 10-ply construction and Aramid fiber-reinforced sidewalls to the Fuel tire lineup. Starting at […]

HARBOR FREIGHT PITTSBURGH 1/2” DRIVE CLICK TYPE TORQUE WRENCH

— A good buy on a tool you should have — Harbor Freight’s 1/2-inch Drive Click Type torque wrench clicks to let the user know a specific torque setting has been reached when tightening a fastener. This type of tool has been around forever, and many UTV parts can’t be properly assembled without one. Even […]

RICOCHET RZR TURBO S SKID PLATES

— Product test — By the UTV Action crew Have you ever taken a close look at your RZR’s skid plates or belly pan? We bet if you have it was after you punctured them or they ripped. The plastic OEM skid plate is not good for much other than keeping soft sticks and flying […]

VEE MOTO MERCENARY TIRE

— First Test: white wall tires return — A brand-new tire from a recently renamed tire brand, Vee Moto, with a standard round profile and a unique-colored sidewall stripe. FEATURES: The rounded profile has equal-length, non-directional lugs that wrap an inch down each sidewall. At the edge of the tread, you can order your tire […]