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POLARIS GENERAL UPGRADES

— A PROJECT UTV BUILD YOU’LL LOVE —  By the staff of Dirt Wheels.   The Polaris General brought a new flavor of fun to the UTV industry. Polaris decided to further bridge the gap between the sport performance class and the utility class with a more recreationally inclined machine that offers more comfort and […]

UTV SEATBELT UPGRADES

— BUYER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST CHOICES — Like all of you, we drive UTVs for fun, sport and adventure, but safety is our number-one priority, especially in today’s powerful UTVs. The stock seat belts are easy and convenient, and they encourage drivers to use them at all times and will help keep riders in […]

TUESDAY TREAD: GBC KANATI MONGREL

Rock and roll, and rolling rocks By the staff of Dirt Wheels When we first saw the GBC Kanati Mongrel tires in action, we wondered if they were an automotive tire adapted to UTV use. Nope, they are designed for ATVs and UTVs. When a tire company is building a tire for original equipment, they have […]

YOUR MOTOR’S FUEL-INJECTION: what you need to know

— EFI is here to stay. Deal with it. The curmudgeons who claimed it was a passing fad have all changed their story and now claim they knew all along that dirt-going vehicles would go digital. In theory, the advantages are huge. EFI can give you more adjustability, it can be more economical, more reliable […]

DRIVING TIPS: 10 NEWBIE UTV MISTAKES TO AVOID

Not necessarily in order of importance By the staff of Dirt Wheels     DON’T DO DOUGHNUTS We aren’t sure what it is about a UTV, but everyone who gets in one wants to start doing doughnuts. That isn’t a good idea in a tall machine with active long-travel suspension. It is a very good way to […]

TUESDAY TREAD: ITP DUNE STAR TIRES & BLACK OPS SS316 WHEELS

— Close-to-perfect UTV/4×4 quad sand tires —  Tire test by the staff of Dirt Wheels.     The ITP Dune Star tire breaks new ground for us. Here is a tire that has a sharply narrow focus limited primarily to sand, but could also be effective in snow or mud. Keep it away from hard […]

TUESDAY TREAD: ARISUN THUNDER MT TIRES & RACELINE A77 MAMBA WHEELS

A great setup for your utility quad By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Arisun Tires and Raceline Wheels are one in the same. Arisun Tires is known for making some gnarly six-ply and eight-ply ATV and UTV tires. Some are specific to certain terrains, while others are awesome all-terrain tires. Raceline Wheels makes wheels for […]

DIRT WHEELS LETTERS SECTION

SWAMP THANG Dear Dirt Wheels, Here’s “Dirty Dan” of the Mudslingers-Manitoulin coming out of a deep hole with his kitty cat. Andy Recollet Ontario, Canada SPECTACULAR SNOW EXPLOSIONS Dear Dirt Wheels, This is me busting through some snow drifts on my 400EX in the woods of Tennessee. Kevin Turbyfill Roan Mountain, TN ATTRACTING ATTENTION Dear Dirt […]

HOW TO MASTER SAND RIDING!

Almost anyone who loves riding quads enjoys taking them out to the dunes. Sand is one of the safest, most fun and enjoyable surfaces for an ATV. That being said, we want you and your buddies to be able to go out and enjoy the wide world of sand-slinging to your heart’s content. If you […]

TUSK YFZ450 AXLE

— STRONGER THAN STOCK AND TWICE AS AFFORDABLE — When you buy a new sport quad, there’s a fairly common order of aftermarket parts that you buy for it. More aggressive tires, a performance exhaust and handlebars are all common bolt-ons. However, one of the most common failures a new sport quad suffers is a […]

TUESDAY TREAD: GBC SPARTACUS TIRES

— TIRE TESTING,  By the staff of Dirt Wheels —   Now that we’re in fall and winter is fast approaching, we’re starting to get the itch to get a little mud on the tires. But, there’s nothing worse than going into battle with mud without the proper weapon. I’m sure we’ve all been in […]