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MAC’S CUSTOM TIE-DOWNS

-- Testing the 1-inch ATV kit -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Strapping down an ATV is absolutely important when it comes to hauling it to your favorite riding spot. Not all quads have easy and secure tie-down points, and there are many different types of tie-downs to select from. We’ve found that normal motorcycle tie-downs are not as secure as we like, so we go for 1-inch ratchet straps for our quads. If you are a budget guy, you may not understand why we selected the Mac’s custom tie-down ATV kit for our quads. The…

TRACK & TRAIL TT400 TIRES

-- Testing some impressive rubber for your sport quad -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Sport quad tire shapes and tread designs are generally pretty similar to one another. This stays true for the Track & Trail TT400 tires. However, we get to torture test many different tires and discover differences in traction and control. This company is fairly new in the ATV industry, but is already making a name for itself with impressive tires! ROLLING RUBBER Track & Trail decided to stick with the tried-and-true…

THUNDER PRODUCTS TORQUE WING

-- Testing this carb insert device on a Honda 450R -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Lonn Peterson has an impressive history in the off-road world and an even more impressive mind. He started Thunder Products with the goal of creating power-increasing products. Thus, he designed the simple yet effective Quad Flow Torque Wing. Hold on to your hats for this one, because we are about to toss some heavy information your way! HOW IT WORKS The Torque Wing is constructed of precision-shaped pieces of metal that…

SEAL SAVERS CV COVERS: product test

-- Extra protection for your CV joint -- When you operate your machine in harsh conditions, such as mud, rocks, and heavy dust, these elements can cause premature wear on moving parts. SealSavers has jumped into the UTV market with their Coil Savers and CV Savers. The Coil Savers wrap around the coil springs of your shocks to prevent rocks and other debris from making contact with the shock shaft and seal. These items are made of neoprene and are easily cleaned with water without the need of any other cleaning products.…

ELONGATOR TAILGATE

-- Testing the extended bed length with built-in ramps -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels We love coming across ingenious products! Elongator took an idea, or perhaps more of a wish, and made it a reality. They built a tailgate that stores ramps inside it without taking up any bed space on popular full-sized trucks. Elongator’s design and ability are more impressive than just having ramps in your tailgate. They incorporated a bed-lengthening platform that can be outfitted with more equipment. The best part is that the…

SMART PHONE MOUNT FOR YOUR UTV

-- Testing a handy item from Rokform  -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Rokform specializes in creating adventure cell phone cases for Apple and Samsung products. Their cases have magnetic bayonet-type sockets incorporated into the back, so the company has also designed multiple mounts to match. Their mounts attach your phone to bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles and now there is a sturdy UTV mount. We picked up a $49.99 Rugged case for an iPhone, along with Rokform’s all-new $199.99 Pro-Series UTV mount. THE…

SLIM DOUBLE ROW SERIES LED LIGHT BAR

-- Testing an affordable LED light bar from Slasher Performance -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels All men crave light, but off-roaders perhaps feel more of a need than others. We crave speed and adventure, and without light there won’t be much of either without great lights after the sun runs and hides. We were actually pretty impressed with the headlight performance on the 2019 Polaris RZR S four-seater. We had used it for some night driving, and we felt pretty comfortable. That was before we drove with Slasher…

EVO3 BATTERY POWER SYSTEM

 -- PRODUCT EVALUATION -- It has been months since you last fired up your pride and joy. Thick layers of dust coat the plastic, the gas in the tank might be sour and the chance of the battery even still holding a charge is weak. Oftentimes, we forget that a battery needs upkeep and a regular diet of electrons throughout its life cycle. On top of that, choosing the right type of battery can be tricky too. We went to Ballistic Performance Components to obtain their EVO3 Power System that includes a lithium iron…

SECTOR SEVEN SPECTRUM LIGHTS/MIRRORS

-- Testing a smart new product -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Driving off-road at night offers an entirely fresh perspective on your favorite riding area. You’ll see the same terrain in ways you never expected. It can be a beautiful thing with the right lights. We just never suspected that a large part of the “right lights” would be a pair of machined-from-billet aftermarket mirrors. Over the years off-roaders have come to expect great products from Pro Moto Billet Fastways. The company makes innovative products by…

FLY ZONE PRO GOGGLES

-- Track & trail product test --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photo by Erik Marmion If you don’t know by now, Fly Racing has an extravagant line of products for the ATV, dirt bike, BMX, mountain bike, street bike, snow and even water sports communities. ATV riders can purchase body protection, helmets, full gear sets, gear bags, hydration packs and more from Fly, and its 2019 lineup hit shelves already. We picked up Fly Racing’s 2019 Zone Pro goggles to test. They have a reasonable price of $59.95 and come in…

MAXXIS CARNIVORE TIRES

-- Extreme-terrain traction tire test -- By the staff of  Dirt Wheels When we first set eyes on the Maxxis Carnivore, our overly expert opinions (insert sarcasm here) were far too harsh for this tire. We assumed the tread design would handicap the tire on any form of hardpack UTV driving, while our desert-going crew wanted to turn their noses up at it. We are from the West Coast, where most directions the eye can see are hardpacked and desert-like. The Carnivore had a humbling trick up its sleeve! We left our…

USWE TANKER 16 HYDRATION PACK

-- Product Evaluation -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels We always like to have a pack along when we are testing or riding quads. A modern pack like the $120 USWE Tanker 16 has a compact shape, yet it handles 16 liters of cargo. You can pack it heavy and not have it bother you since it has the patented NDM (No Dancing Monkey) suspension harness. The pack fits, and it doesn’t bounce around on your back despite no waist strap! Elastic four-point straps allow you to snug the pack tight without it affecting your ability…