PRO CIRCUIT FULL DUAL EXHAUST

-- Pushing ponies through a Raptor, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- More power is a concept that we appreciate at Dirt Wheels, even when we know we don’t realistically need more. One of our most cherished ATVs is Yamaha’s Raptor 700. It is fast, fun and powerful. Obviously, we couldn’t simply leave the engine stock when we picked up our 2018; we had to pull more ponies out of the torque-monster motor. Pro Circuit delivered a full T-6 dual exhaust system to our power-greedy hands and we tested the $895 system out!…

HOOSIER XC200 TIRE EVALUATION

-- A sport quad tire from the traction company, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- When you think of drag racing, TT racing or flat track, there is one company that has stood out for many years—Hoosier Racing Tire. Hoosier’s roots go back to the early 1950s when Bob Newton started to re-tread street tires with softer rubber compounds so his car would hook up better on the asphalt tracks he raced on. The business started in an abandoned horse barn in South Bend, Indiana, selling tires to local racers. The name…

2018 Nitto King of the Hammers!

King of the Hammers, sponsored by Nitto, is one of the most grueling and difficult races in the US. Over 100 UTVs from manufactures like Polaris, Can-Am, and Yamaha were entered in the 2018 race. The course was brutal, with multiple mountains that contain giant bounders that teams had to winch, drive, roll over and scrape through to battle to be the King. The Greaves managed to run the fastest qualifying times, so they had the honor of starting the race on the front line. By the time that they battled through…

CVT BELT BUYER’S GUIDE

-- For a wide number of the most popular and best-selling ATVs and UTVs, the heart of the power delivery system is the CVT belt. There are a few extreme ATV riders who are hard on the CVT belts, but time and mileage are the most common reasons to change an ATV’s CVT belt. UTVs are heavier, so they are harder on CVT belts, whether they are high-horsepower sport models or not. No matter what your CVT-motivated machine is, it will need a new belt sooner or later. We based our belt guide on the Polaris RZR XP 1000 model. It is a…

GEAR GRINDER: DYNOJET POWER COMMANDER V & AUTOTUNE

-- Fueling our race-ready YXZ’s thirst, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Our YXZ1000R SS creates decent power at around 112 horsepower from the crank, but it’s not enough to holeshot the competition at a WORCS race. You may recall that we installed a full Akrapovic titanium exhaust on this machine, and when you install an exhaust for closed-course racing, you need to add the correct fuel mapping or you could damage the engine. Since all the new performance UTVs and ATVs are fuel-injected, simply changing out a jet…

S&B PARTICLE SEPARATOR FOR YXZ1000R MODELS

-- A safe engine is a happy engine, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Our race-project YXZ1000R SS is subjected to some pretty intense, dusty environments. We recently entered a Dirt Series motocross race in SoCal, and it became a dusty mess. After checking out our air filter, it was apparent that we needed a product to keep the filter clean longer. The brainiacs at S&B Filters put their minds together to produce a product that would cut down on harmful dust particles that enter UTV intakes. They’re experts in…

GEAR GRINDER: ORI STRUTS

Use nitrogen for your UTV springs By the staff of Dirt Wheels Mark and Marie Jensen used their passion for design and off-road racing and Mark’s nearly 40 years of machining, engineering and ISO 9000 global-standard quality-control experience to fabricate their first suspension systems. They later incorporated ORI Struts as a company in 2002. Mark gained his appreciation for precision engineering as a Honda motorcycle mechanic, and later as a machinist before completing formal studies in manufacturing engineering. He…

2018 Sand Drag Racing USA

Growing rider and spectator interest has spawned more exciting racing in the competitive ATV/UTV motorsports world for 2018. Listed below are ATV/UTV-only sand drag race events open to any rider who meets track safety requirements—basically helmet, goggles, long pants, shirt, shoes and a tether kill switch on your machine. Racing is on groomed 300 foot tracks using NHRA style launch lights and computerized systems for recording Elapsed Times and speed and determining who crosses the Finish Line first. There are Classes…

GEAR GRINDER: DRIVE-OVER CHOCK

-- Peace of mind while trailering your rig By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Having your machine securely fastened to your trailer is not only good for your machine, it’s good for your sanity and the safety of yourself and others while driving down the road. We’ve all been there a time or two: we get out of our vehicle after driving down a beat-up road and, despite tie-downs, our machines have moved on us during transport. It’s not a good thing, especially if you have no back gate, or are hauling multiple vehicles. The…

UTV DOOR BUYER’S GUIDE!

-- At any riding area it is easy to see that full doors are the most popular UTV accessory available. It seems like very few machines even leave the dealer without aftermarket doors installed. After driving UTVs with and without doors, we can see the attraction. There is a very secure feeling that doors add to a machine, and we like the way they look as well. Plus, doors can be a canvas for sticker placement, wraps or custom paint. In some cases machines need full doors. In other cases there are partial doors that add on to…

WORST STUCK

-- Hey, it happens. It's part of riding. You come up to a mud hole on the trail and you have to use your masterful skill to claw your way across. However, sometimes your machine comes to a stop and no amount of forward and reverse will make a difference. At that point you just have to accept the fact you're stuck. So, what do you do? Well, first get your mind set right, because the only difference between an ordeal and an adventure is attitude. Getting your machine unstuck is part of the fun. And, while having that fun you…

Watch our full review on the Polaris RZR XP TURBO DYNAMIX NOW!

The 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo Dynamix is a powerhouse that is built to shred the sand dunes, tackle the nastiest terrain in the desert, weave through the woods and more. Polaris' new smart Active Suspension system is impressive and makes piloting this UTV a blast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THFa2NbGIRM Click here to read the full article!