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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FROM POLARIS

-- Our friends at Polaris wanted to remind you that they have a few items that would make great gifts for family members this Christmas. Here is a quick look at some popular items you can find at your Polaris dealer: Polaris ACE® 150 EFI Price: $3,799 Where to Buy: ace.polaris.com/en-us/ About: As the industry’s first single seat youth model, the Polaris ACE® 150 EFI is designed to give kids ten years and older the joy of driving with adult supervision while providing safety features parents will love.…

UTV SEATS BUYER’S GUIDE

-- The best seats in the house -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels.  -- There are some off-road enthusiasts who spend a lot of time behind the wheel of a UTV, like us at Dirt Wheels; we have logged a lot of hours driving UTVs. One of the biggest things we’ve noticed is that the OEM seats can become uncomfortable, or your body moves around quite a bit depending on the model and terrain that you’re in. Whether you notice it or not, fatigue can strike when you are sitting in a seat for so long. Some of the…

GLOVE BUYER’S GUIDE

-- Dexterity work gloves comfortable to drive or ride with -- “Dexterity” derives from the Latin word “dexter,” which means “skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.” We know this because Google told us so. But gloves are an important item to wear while wrenching, riding or driving. Only certain people can ride gloveless for a long duration without getting blisters. Mere mortals need extra protection. Riding gloves are starting to go up in price and are usually built thin, which means they won’t last for an…

SNOW TRACK KITS FOR QUADS & UTVs

--  For us, there are no winter breaks from riding. Some of our high-mountain trails get even better when they are covered with a few feet of snow. To access them and other mountain areas across the country, we equip many of our 4x4s with a ATV track system. Modern-day 4x4 ATVs and UTVs with their big engines, power steering and electronic fuel injection outfitted with the proper ATV track kit are the perfect winter tools for exploring deep powder or even slick, hardpacked, icy trails. However, smaller 300–400cc quads…

BUYER’S GUIDE: ATV Handguards

Have you ever had  branches whip your hands so hard you had to stop to wipe the tears from your eyes? Or, have you ever had so much mud on your grips that your hand kept slipping off? That’s why handguards were invented and also why the Dirt Wheels crew began adding them to our quads. Here is a list of the top 20 models we recommend, with prices, colors and features. ACERBIS VENTED UNIKO, $39.95 The Vented Uniko from Acerbis features a large vent to direct airflow past the levers to keep your hands cool. The…

UTV WINDSHIELD BUYER’S GUIDE

-- Dirt Wheels’ top 15 UTV windshields -- We believe that having a windshield on a UTV is a great thing. Number one, it keeps the elements off you and your passenger when traversing cold, wet or windy days. A windshield can also benefit you in the summer by keeping the bugs off our beautiful faces or preventing nasty windburn! Whether you’re looking for a full windshield, half windshield, folding windshield or a windshield with a wiper kit, you’ll be sure to find something that works for you in this buyer’s guide!…

PRECISION ELITE STEERING STABILIZER

-- PRODUCT TEST: by the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Steering made easier! A steering stabilizer isn’t merely an addition to an ATV; it is a safety feature that helps you ride faster and keeps your quad pointing where you want it to go. A few years back we tested Precision Racing Products’ Pro steering stabilizer and it has remained a favorite, so much so that one of our editors still uses it on his race quads. Now, Precision has a new player on the team that can be considered the VIP of stabilizers, the Elite…

HOUSER +2.25 LONG‑TRAVEL A-ARMS

PRODUCT EVALUATION By the staff of Dirt Wheels: WITH CAMBER & CASTOR ADJUSTABLE SLICAST SYSTEM -- There are a lot of applications where the term “wider is better” is quite true in the ATV world. Wider A-arms help your machine corner better, stay more stable through rough terrain and the chassis won’t act as tippy. Wider A-arms means you also get the option of installing long-travel shocks if you so choose. Houser offers multiple setups—from wider short-travel arms to narrower cross-country arms and motocross…

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…

RIDING JACKETS BUYER’S GUIDE

-- GETTING READY FOR THE COLD & WET SEASON-- Being off-road enthusiasts, we all know that good ol’ Mother Nature can turn on us. From a perfectly sunny day to a torrential downpour, it can happen in an instant. It doesn’t matter whether you are snug in a caged UTV or on a quad, a good off-road jacket can come in very handy for these situations. By protecting you from getting wet, keeping the cold weather from reaching your body and even keeping your arms protected from grasping brush and branches, a good jacket will…

UTV MIRRORS BUYER’S GUIDE

-- Clear choices for the rear or side of your UTV -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels.  One vital item that most UTVs on the market don’t come stock with is either rear- or side-view mirrors. That can be a drag when trying to back up, check on your buddies or check out the gnarly hill you just climbed. It makes things even more difficult if you’re utilizing any type of four-, five- or six-point seatbelt set-up that renders your body too restricted to look behind the machine. We always try to install them on our UTVs for…

NELSON-RIGG UTV BAGS EVALUATION

-- Handy bags and a cooler from the adventure people --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels: There is every chance that you may have heard of the Nelson-Rigg brand but aren’t placing it as a UTV company. Well, until 2017, this famed maker of rain gear, luggage, bags and covers for motorcycle touring and adventure riding wasn’t a UTV company, but the recognition that UTV drivers needed the same sort of products that made Nelson-Rigg famous led to a new product line. As soon as we saw the…