Lot's of good stuff...

By the staff of Dirt Wheels


Every year, companies, vendors, gearheads, adventurers, drivers, riders, and racers come together in Costa Mesa, California, for the Sand Sports Super Show. For the past few years UTVs have dominated the space and the interest.

High-dollar sand cars are still in evidence, but as UTVs grow more capable, more folks are happy with a turn-key machine. Quads used to be a huge part of the show, and had started to fade away, but we saw more quads and especially three-wheelers this year than the last few years combined!

Sand Show is a place for companies to drop big announcements for new ideas, but also to sell existing products with special show pricing. There are several raffles and giveaways, and interest was high for the new Polaris UTVs that were given away, but there were plenty of stock and highly modified machines for sale as well.

We are always on the lookout for new and innovative products and unique builds as we stroll through the hundreds of booths so that we can share with our readers what they might have missed out on.



XTC Power Products: Self Cancelling Turn Signal Kits $389
Once installed, the system is activated by the regular rocker switch method and will automatically turn off after a short period. However, to leave the blinker on you just have to hold down the switch for a few seconds then press again to turn it off. The kits re easy to install on all major UTV brands and are available at xtcpowerproducts.com

Simpson Race Products: Vortex Bench $899.95
This rear bench seat is compatible for most RZR models and bolts in easily without making permanent modifications.  Available in OEM colors for the best match. Optional seat heaters and adjustable lumbar support are available. Find yours at Simpson Race Products


Extreme Performance1: Fabricated X3 Parts (varied prices)
This brand specializes in custom fabricated UTV parts, but we couldn’t choose just one thing off their new Can-Am X3 build. With everything from doors and fender flares, to boxed A-arms and cages, their X3 was fully decked for display and it looked super clean. All the products from the display are available at ExtremePerformance1.com

Method Race Wheels: 409 UTV Bead Grip $149.05
Patented Bead Grip® technology engages tire bead for increased grip at low air pressures. Aggressive safety hump on bead seats further prevents de-beading. Reinforced inner lip taken from MRW race wheel design.  One-piece 356 aluminum construction with T6 heat treatment. Method logo debossed on outer lip.  Snap-in center cap.1600 lb load rating. Buy yours from Method Race Wheels

RCV Performance Products:  Ultimate Carbon Fiber CV Prop Shaft $1699.99
The carbon fiber design with hard-coated 7075 aluminum end yokes is nearly HALF the weight of OEM, reducing rotational mass, increases acceleration, and reduces any possibility of vibration. Additionally, the dampening effect of carbon fiber will reduce shock load and stress on other components such as transmission and front differential. Get yours from RCV and be sure to check the product name.


FOX Factory: Maverick X3 iQS Upgrade $2,075 plus install
FOX’s latest version of electronically controlled suspension. Live Valve is FOX’s semi-active approach which takes the input from vehicle sensors and adapts the suspension automatically. iQS puts the suspension settings solely in the hands of the driver, allowing them to choose preferred damping levels manually from a switch in the cockpit. No more getting out of the vehicle to adjust the settings! You can find this through project partner Shock Therapy

Tact Med Info: Emergency Info Card: $18.95
Originally designed for wearers of ballistic body armor, this card acts as your voice in the event of accident, incident, or injury.  Making your emergency information easily accessible and highly visible to first responders and riding partners in pinch. For this and other helpful emergency products visit Tact Med’s website. 

Maier Powersports USA: Can-Am X3 Hood & Fenders $111.10 – 158.36
Give your X3 a custom, more aggressive look. Designed with enlarged air scoops for greater air flow, our custom hood is a fast and easy replacement for your stock hood. Fenders fit the 2017-2019 Can Am X3 / X3 Max Sold in Pairs. Visit MAIER for more purchase info.

Here’s A Few Other Products & Builds We Thought Were Interesting:

XX Designs Acrylic Clutch Cover (available soon!)

EVP Shift Tek Clutch Kit

Kombustion UTV Build #FrostBite

DragonFire Racing  Drift Build

Rugged Radios RS1

Radioactive Performance Reactor System

XTC “Average Joe” Race RZR

Robby Gordon’s First-Ever 4-Seat RZR

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