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ATV EXHAUST BUYER’S GUIDE

By Lane Lindstrom and the staff of Dirt Wheels Regardless of whether your choice of quad is a sport, recreation or utility vehicle, most of us wouldn’t put up too much of a fight if we could add a few more ponies to improve the performance of our ATV. An effective and relatively inexpensive way to increase the horsepower of your quad is with an aftermarket exhaust system. Not only can an aftermarket exhaust increase the horsepower of your quad, but, in most cases, it can also shave some weight off your vehicle.…

FEATURE: DOOR INSERT BUYER’S GUIDE

Why buy a whole door By the staff of Dirt Wheels While complete half doors are not strictly necessary on a UTV, they can be beneficial to any build. Half-door replacements generally have the advantage of a full inner frame, but they require installation and hinge and latch alignment. Rather than paying more and dealing with the hassle of installing a full door, an easy and cost-effective way to protect your cabin space is through the use of door inserts. Many aftermarket companies offer a variety of choices ranging in…

BUYERS GUIDE:WINCH MOUNTS

By Casey Cordeiro Photos by Casey Cordeiro and the manufacturers BUYERS GUIDE: WINCH MOUNTS There are several accessories that are “essential” items to have on your ATV or UTV. Depending on the terrain you ride, those essentials can change somewhat. Our essentials are a spare tire, fire extinguisher, first-aid kit and helmet, and protective safety gear for every rider. Not everyone thinks of a winch as essential, but it is something that every off-road vehicle could benefit from having! Some of you are…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: TWO-UP QUADS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ARCTIC CAT TRV 700 Arctic Cat’s Alterra TRV 700 is back in the lineup for 2020. This two-up machine has a long wheelbase of 58 inches to comfortably fit a rear passenger seat that is equipped with a back rest and hand-holds. Suspension is independent in the front and rear with electronic power steering as a standard feature. Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 695cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal., Wheelbase: 58.0”,…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: SPORT

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Dirt Wheels started 40 years ago featuring the best handlebar-controlled three- and four-wheeled machines in the industry. We haven’t let that tradition go, and neither have the great ATV manufacturers in our industry. We put together 100 machines, and their variations, from 14 different companies in this “2020 Buyer’s Guide.” Can-Am and Polaris keep things interesting with the most available models in their lines. Polaris shocked the industry by announcing the impressively wide and…

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE It’s the gift-giving season and Can-Am off-road has you covered. In fact, you can find something for everyone in your family, no matter the size, at our online store. Many of these gifts are so cool and interchangeable, that they can be given to many people in your life. From spouses to significant others — heck, even the mother-in-law — you can do all your shopping in one spot. We’ve compiled a list of gift ideas, per family member (And, yes, even the dog!) from $17.99 to $149.99 USD to help you get…

UTV SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE: 2019

UTV SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE: 2019 Roof: Some machines come stock with a roof, but if you don't have one it will make a big difference during the sunny months. All machines are different, so there is no one-size-fits-all. However, we have a few places that can help you find the right roof for your next ride. While going fast can help keep you cool, a roof keeps you from getting burned whether it be from the sun or ultra hot seats.  Here are a few places that will help you find the right roof: Rocky Mountain UTV Roof Kolpin…

2019 ATV BUYERS GUIDE: UNDER 8K

2019 ATV BUYERS GUIDE: UNDER 8K APEX 450F/250F Apex may eventually be changing over to newer Yamaha engines that are fuel-injected, but for now, they use powerful carbureted motors. These quads are designed specifically for racing. You can order them how you want, with nerf bars, Elka suspension, bumpers, and more. Apex builds only a few of these racing masterpieces a year. Engine type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke Displacement 449cc/250cc Transmission 5-speed Final drive Chain Fuel Capacity 2.5 gal. Wheelbase…

2019 ATV BUYERS GUIDE: UNDER 12K!

2019 ATV BUYERS GUIDE: UNDER 12K! CAN-AM RENEGADE 1000R/850/570 The Renegade gained some upgrades for 2019. The A-arms have been widened by an inch with over an inch more of ground clearance. The rear was widened as well. An all-new front sway bar was installed and a redesigned rear sway bar. The Renegade comes in 1000R, 850 and 570 displacement options. Engine type Liquid-cooled, V-twin, SOHC 4-stroke Displacement 976cc/854cc/570cc Transmission CVT w/ reverse Final drive Shaft Fuel capacity 5.4 gal. Wheelbase…

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!…

TOP TEN LED LIGHT BARS WORTH THE MONEY!

TOP TEN LED LIGHT BARS Enter to win a free set of tires and wheels by taking our 2021 readers survey here. For More Top Notch Picks, Subscribe to Dirt Wheels HERE! -- Some of the most fun we have had in a UTV or on an ATV has been during an epic night ride. Whether it’s in the dunes or on a mountainous trail, there is just something about not knowing what obstacles could be on the trail that gets your heart rate and excitement level up! However, if you decide to go into a night or a lowlight ride without…