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ITP TERRA HOOK TIRE

— Testing ITP’s latest performance tire — When Polaris debuted the Turbo S last year, instead of using the old Maxxis Big Horn tire found on the majority of UTVs today, Polaris spec’d something else. The new, taller, wider long-travel machine came with a somewhat narrow, 32-inch ITP tire called the Coyote. While it had […]

VIKING COMPACT POWER PACK/JUMP-STARTER

— Testing a handy product from Harbor Freight — Harbor Freight’s Viking compact power pack/jump-starter uses a lithium battery to supply 221 amps of starting current and 450 peak amps in a 6 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 5/8-inch device. That’s enough to jump-start UTVs or cars with engines up to eight cylinders. This device has a […]

STI CHICANE TIRES

— Testing the new 33×10-15 size tires from STI — As machine sizes and engine horsepower numbers grow in the UTV world, tire sizes have no problem keeping up. We first saw huge tire sizes in the mud pits, and they have now ended up on high-performance machines.  WHAT IS IT? The latest size in […]

SUPER ATV MAVERICK X3 LOWER-DOOR KIT

— Product Evaluation — SuperATV has been a leader in aftermarket ATV and now UTV upgrades, parts and accessories, especially for modifying machines for mud. SuperATV is all over the Maverick X3 and other extreme-performance sport UTVs, which come with quarter doors that allow front-wheel roost and branches into the cab and onto occupants. SuperATV […]

4 WAYS TO KEEP ENGINE HEAT AWAY FROM MAN’S BEST FRIENDS

— No more hot paws — We like the versatility of today’s UTVs. Multiple seats, capable 4WD systems, great suspension and ample storage are very attractive features to adventurous off-roaders. The cargo area of some machines is just right for bringing along man’s best friends—his dog and his cooler. So, building a better barrier for […]

TOTES AIR COMPRESSOR

— Testing the compact, $24.95, 260 PSI unit — Totes air compressor is a compact, portable 12-volt compressor contained in a tire-shaped plastic housing. Totes claims the compressor can develop 260 psi. This compressor sells for $24.95, which is similar to other small 12-volt compressors. An air pressure gauge is incorporated into the housing, and […]

PCI RADIOS RACEAIR BOOST

— Pumping clean, filtered air to your helmet — PCI Race Radios has long been a one-stop shop for off-road racing communications, navigation and safety equipment, as well as a source for clean-air pumper systems. PCI’s RaceAir series includes filtered pumps for single ($149.95–$229.95), double ($219.95–$249.95) and quad ($274.95) hoses for delivering clean air to […]

KENDA MASTODON HT TIRE TEST

— The Mastodon HT is Kenda’s latest UTV tire that has been specifically designed for intermediate to hard-pack surfaces. The Mastodon line also includes an AT model designed to be the more do-it-all UTV tire with a more aggressive tread designed for clean-out in the mud. We mounted and ran the Mastodon HT on DWT’s […]

TIMKEN ULTIMAX XP CVT BELT

— Product Test — Timken, the makers of high-quality bearings and gears, now offers a premium-quality line of CVT belts with one-, two- and three-year warranties. Yes, you heard that right; the Ultimax XP is the new CVT belt with a three-year warranty. MATERIALS: The XP belt is constructed with fiber-loaded advanced polymer compounds designed […]

SAVAGE UTV BELT CASE & TOOLS

— Testing on a Can-Am X3 — Savage UTV introduces its cage-mounted UTV Belt Case, an air-tight, lockable, water-proof CVT belt case. It’s designed to protect CVT belts from dirt, dust, debris, water and damage done trying to cut the mounting zip-ties. FEATURES: The Savage UTV Belt Case mounts to your roll cage with three […]

HARBOR FREIGHT MAGNETIC PARTS TRAY WITH HOOD

— Testing a handy item when you’re working on your UTV — Magnetic parts trays are a big help with all kinds of work on UTVs. They provide a secure place to keep fasteners, loose parts and tools together while you work on your machine. The magnet lets you stick the tray to any steel […]

BELL ELIMINATOR FORCED AIR UTV HELMET

— Testing a top performer — Bell Helmets has long been the “Choice of Professionals” in all forms of motorsports racing, and Bell won the 2019 AMA Supercross and FIM World 450 Championship with Cooper Webb and Red Bull KTM this spring. Bell has also been the go-to company for off-road racing, but Bell Helmets […]

MACHINED INTEGRATIONS WHEEL BEARING GREASER

— Testing a smart product — Here is a wheel bearing greaser tool developed by Machined Integrations that allows you to easily add grease to wheel bearings. The product is basically the same size as the center part of your wheel hub where the axle rides, minus the splines. There is a groove spot flanked by […]

K-UTV ROCK KNOCKERS

— Testing them on a Can-Am X3 — K-UTV developed Rock Knockers for the Can-Am Maverick X3 line. These rock flaps protect the rear wheels, brakes, hubs and suspension components from front-wheel roost, especially when using four-wheel drive. K-UTV also has Rock Knockers for Wildcat 1000s and is working on flaps for other UTV models. […]

ASSAULT INDUSTRIES KINETIX JERSEY

— Different styles you can customize — Aside from racing suits and the dust suit Klim sells, there really isn’t any UTV-specific driving gear. For the most part, people just wear street clothes. We have found, even on a hot day, motorcycle jerseys work very well. Even on hot days they are not particularly warm […]

TRAIL TECH VOYAGER PRO GPS UNIT

— Testing the best addition to any UTV — Trail Tech’s all-new Voyager Pro GPS is a leap, not only for your riding experience but in safety as well. The Voyager Pro has the usual great GPS and vehicle instrument functions Trail Tech products are known for, along with a major upgrade. Now, using long-range […]