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ANTIGRAVITY RE-START BATTERY

-- Testing the reserve-boost system --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels The days of carrying jumper cables or having to bump-start your quad could finally be over! Antigravity Batteries recently released their Re-Start lithium-ion battery that has a built-in jump-start feature. We have one editor who religiously leaves his keys turned on, and that is not only frustrating, but he has come close to being left stranded on the trail. You can’t bump-start ATVs and UTVs that have CV transmissions like you can with our favorite…

UTV & ATV TIRE BUYER’S GUIDE

-- TOP CHOICES FOR ALL TERRAINS -- If you own a 4x4 quad or UTV you want a tire that will work for multiple terrains, an all-terrain tire with the capability to tackle the wet season would be ideal. We’re not talking large-lugged mud tires; rather, smaller lugs with enough channels to push water aside and keep the traction moving in the right direction—tires that can deal with soft conditions but cross over to hard dirt as well. There are many ATV and UTV tire brands to choose from. Tires that range from basic tread…

THOR RIDING GEAR

-- PRODUCT TEST: Helmet, goggles, gloves, jersey & pants --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Thor has been serving great riding gear to the off-road community since the 1970s, and it continues to produce high-quality products today. The gear lineup is extensive and has flavors for any rider and at reasonable price tags too. We picked up the Pulse gear set, Sector helmet and gloves, and the Sniper goggle to test. SECTOR HELMET The Sector helmet has remained in the Thor lineup as a price-point helmet for a long…

SCOTT PROSPECT GOGGLE

-- PRODUCT TEST of the WPS version with roll-off system -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Riding gear technology never ceases to improve. Helmets get more protective, jerseys become more comfortable and ventilate better, and goggles improve. One goggle that we have been patiently waiting to get our gear-greedy hands on is the Scott Prospect. It has been out for a while, but we wanted to spend some time in them before writing a test. We got the $89.95 Prospect goggle and the $99.95 WFS version, which is perfect for the…

OCELOT TG VICTORY TIRE TEST

-- Tons of tread that'll last a long time at a good price -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Tire testing never ceases at Dirt Wheels! Chaparral’s house brand Ocelot Racing has a vast selection of tires for UTVs and ATVs. The Ocelot line includes these new TG Victory tires. We picked up a set of 30x10-14, which is a standard replacement size for desert dwellers on sport performance UTVs like our Polaris RZR XP 4 1000. CONSTRUCTION The Victory tire is no lightweight. When we first installed them, we figured they…

CARLISLE RADIAL TRAIL HD TRAILER TIRES

-- PRODUCT EVALUATION -- Trailer peace of mind, By the staff of Dirt Wheels:  One of the Dirt Wheels editors has a 30-foot bumper-pull utility trailer. It is not as weighty as a heavy equipment trailer, but it’s a monster. It looks a mile long, but gets shorter when you drive UTVs onto the deck. When we first got it, it needed mods to be safe with a full load of cars on it. One of those mods was trailer tires with a higher load range. For 15-inch wheels, E-rated tires were the heaviest we could find. We bought…

NO LIMIT TWO-PIECE MODULAR DEUCE WHEEL

-- FIRST TEST : If you ever break these wheels, they'll replace them for free --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- There are so many companies offering UTV and ATV wheels that they need to do something unique in design, technology or strength to set them apart from others. We feel that No Limit has done just that by offering a wheel that is unique compared to others on the market. DEUCE TWO-PIECE MODULAR WHEEL, STARTING AT $149.60 PER WHEEL  No Limit blends strength, longevity and creativity with…

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 their seats in the result of a roll-over. OE seat belts do allow the riders to shift around in the cab. That doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it can become a nuisance during a long ride or those times when we feel like…

KLIM TERRA FIRMA DUST SUIT

-- PRODUCT EVALUATION: Stay fresh and clean in your UTV for $129.99. By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Driving UTVs is a dirty business, but we can’t help but love the sport. It can get annoying having to change clothes after a ride because we are too covered in Southern California desert dust or dirt to ride in our trucks! Fortunately, Klim, a major motorcycle and snowmobile gear manufacturer, has created a driving suit that will keep you generally dust-free. They call it the Terra Firma dust suit, and it will run…

THOR RIDING GEAR

-- PRODUCT EVALUATION:  By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Thor has been serving great riding gear to the off-road community since the 1970s, and it continues to produce high-quality products today. The gear lineup is extensive and has flavors for any rider and at reasonable price tags too. We picked up the Pulse gear set, Sector helmet and gloves, and the Sniper goggle to test. SECTOR HELMET The Sector helmet has remained in the Thor lineup as a price-point helmet for a long while. This lid retails for $109.95.…

VIRAL BRAND PRO 3 GOGGLE KIT

-- PRODUCT TEST: The Clear Vision kit -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels:  Speed comes with practice, but it also comes with wearing the right gear to ride fast. Clear vision is crucial to fast lap times, and the Viral Brand understands this fact, so they offer their Factory Series PRO 3 goggle kit. This kit retails for $74.99 and doesn’t disappoint when it comes to comfort and quality. We picked up a few sets, handed them out to our test riders and gathered the data to provide this test! CONSTRUCTION Viral…

INTERCO SNIPER ATV/UTV 920 TIRE

-- TIRE TEST: A true all-terrain tire from the mud experts -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels: Interco Tire Corporation has been building some of the most trail-worthy tires for trucks since 1968. Some of us recall how wildly popular their Super Swamper and Bogger truck tires were for extreme mud and trail conditions. That’s still the case these days for the Louisiana-based company. They’re taking their know-how of successful truck tires and implementing that into ATV/UTV tires, and the end result is awesome. One of…