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FIX IT: How-To Align your ATV

Aug 19, 2016Comments off5377 Views

Making your quad faster is easy. Just bring money. There are endless tips on how to make your motor stronger, your suspension better and your

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FIX IT: 41 EXPERT Tech tips you need to kno...

Aug 12, 2016Comments off744 Views

Everyone here at Dirt Wheels has a secret collection. We’re not talking about comic books, Pokemon cards or Barbie dolls—at least not here. We’re talking

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FIX-IT: How-To grease ball joints and A-arm...

Aug 05, 2016Comments off575 Views

In the earlier days of the ATV, most A-arms and ball joints didn’t come with an ability to quickly maintain and grease the parts. Over

This is where a good suspension setup is key, and my Fox shocks are some top-notch bolt-on technology. I have entered the square-edged whoop/hole. You must accelerate through the obstacle rather than letting off. By accelerating through, you force the machine to move forward rather than kick up the rear like the hole wants to throw you. I am up over the front of the quad for several reasons. First, the rear suspension has enough to handle here without any additional weight over it. Second, this riding position lets you use your strength to its best effect to soak up the impact. Plus, if the rear starts to deflect, I can quickly shift as much weight backwards as possible. This technique is called rowing the machine. You want to counteract whatever the quad is trying to do.

HOW-TO-RIDE: Make time in whoop turns

Jul 12, 2016Comments off502 Views

Statistically speaking, very few ATV owners choose to race their machines in organized competition. Most don’t care whether any organization officially recognizes them as a

Areas of the country that have enough water to grow trees this close together also have enough rain to make mud. A quad’s handlebar doesn’t stick out past the wheels, so why run handguards? They protect the hands, keep your hands warmer and drier, keep mud off the grips, and the full-wrap aluminum sort of also protects the controls from damage. The fluffy cover for the front bumper may not look cool, but material that shakes will shed mud, and this material also keeps mud off the radiator, and that is critical for cooling.

FIX-IT-FRIDAY: How-to setup your machine fo...

Jul 08, 2016Comments off321 Views

There is a saying that smart people don’t always learn from their mistakes. Most of the time they learn from the mistakes of others. You

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HOW-TO: Install an exhaust and programmer o...

Jul 01, 2016Comments off1054 Views

Since Yamaha released their 2016 Grizzly 700 and Kodiak 700, aftermarket manufacturers have been producing new products for the machine. We wanted to show you

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HOW-TO: Upgrade your Quad’s Water Pum...

Jun 13, 2016Comments off578 Views

Routine maintenance is key to keeping your machine on the trails or track longer with less downtime for repairs. The cooling system can often be

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10 Tips on Buying a Used UTV

May 24, 2016Comments off2052 Views

As the UTV market expands, there are a lot of enthusiasts purchasing new machines and putting their old ones on the market. Those used machines

3) The complete removal and inspection of your swingarm should be done annually for trail riders and monthly for racers.

HOW-TO: Replace Swingarm Bearings

May 12, 2016Comments off648 Views

Regular maintenance of your ATV is important. Oil and filter changes are key for routine procedures, but there is more to keeping your quad in

We picked up a rear rack from D&P Performance and four M2 Wake pods, two M2 subwoofers, a Punch head unit, two T500X16R and one T400X4AD amplifiers from Rockford Fosgate audio. We had custom subwoofer boxes made to fit in the cargo bed from Metro Sound in Huntington Beach, California.

HOW-TO: Install a sound system in your UTV

Apr 25, 2016Comments off802 Views

One of the most unnecessary but most enjoyable upgrades you can make to your UTV might be a sound system. Nowadays with streaming music, huge

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HOW-TO: Repack your muffler

Apr 14, 2016Comments off818 Views

Aftermarket exhausts increase the performance of your machine and make it sound more aggressive. After 20 to 30 hours of riding, four-stroke muffler packing starts

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HOW-TO: Ride rocks, hills, ruts and more on...

Apr 11, 2016Comments off920 Views

From time to time we bring you tips from pro riders on how to set up your quad and go fast on a track. We