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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 […]

GEAR GRINDER: ORI STRUTS

Use nitrogen for your UTV springs By the staff of Dirt Wheels Mark and Marie Jensen used their passion for design and off-road racing and Mark’s nearly 40 years of machining, engineering and ISO 9000 global-standard quality-control experience to fabricate their first suspension systems. They later incorporated ORI Struts as a company in 2002. Mark gained […]

SECURE Sling and Strap Tie Downs

Heavy Duty Performance Without the Heavy Duty Price SECURE Sling and Strap ratchet tie downs are the perfect UTV transport security without having to spend big name prices. The 2″ x 25′ industrial strength ratchet straps are available double-J hook and will soon be available as a “super ratchet” with heavy duty clip hooks. (The […]

2018 Polaris Ranger XP1000EPS: First Test!

Stronger and More Refined For all of you that have been thinking of the Polaris Ranger line as implements, you can forget that. The 2018 Ranger XP 1000 EPS is the first of the line to get a radical and extensive update, but it is amazing, and likely a blueprint that the entire line will […]

TUESDAY TREAD: FUEL GRIPPER TIRE & VECTOR BEADLOCK WHEEL

— DIRT WHEELS TIRE TEST: Tire and wheel that “fuel” your off-road fun — We were impressed with the performance of the Gripper tire. It helped our Can-Am climb some gnarly rock terrain, worked great in the sand and improved the handling of the car on high-speed sections.   When you hear the name Fuel […]

TUESDAY TREAD: RP Advanced Delta FX Sand Tire

In the January 2015 issue, right before the start of the winter dune season, we featured a buyer’s guide for UTV sand tires. One brand and style that stood out the most was the military-spec RP Advanced Delta FX Dune tire. This tire package included paddles on all four tires instead of just in the […]

UTV TEST: 2017 POLARIS ACE 150

It’s not small, it’s “fun size” By Casey Kramer and the staff of Dirt Wheels     Polaris has rapidly added to the Ace line of single-seat UTVs, but now, with the release of the youth-oriented Ace 150, it is making a point that it is a single-seat ATV with a full-cab frame. Regardless of the […]

UTV QUICK DRIVE: 2017 CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X RS TURBO R

Resetting the bar By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Things have been progressing steadily in the world of sport UTVs. The machines at the pointed end of the class have been stepping up in suspension, overall machine size and power. The changes have been consistent and the landscape has been ever-changing, but there have […]

ATV TEST: 2017 HONDA TRX250X

Live long and prosper By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Here is something you might not know about ATV manufacturers: they spend time and effort on models that sell. If you see a sport quad like the Honda TRX250X that steadily remains in the line with yearly model updates (even new graphics), you can […]

UTV TEST: 2016 Honda Pioneer 1000 & 1000-5

As the UTV market continues to flourish with an abundance of machines that have new and exciting features, Honda released their 2016 Pioneer 1000 and 1000-5. Honda set a new benchmark in the recreational utility class with this machine. The one standalone feature is the fully automatic, six-speed, dual-clutch transmission that has manual paddle-shift capabilities. […]

PRODUCT TEST: Modquad Doors

According to our reader surveys, UTV owners install doors more than any other aftermarket part, including tires. It’s the first component most owners install after the initial purchase. There are a handful of wellknown companies making a fortune outfitting all the UTVs that come stock without them. We have used many brands over the years, […]

PRODUCT TEST: Just 1’s J12 Mister X Helmet

Helmet manufacturers are certainly not few and far between in the offroad world. There are hundreds of great lids to choose from for different styles of riding. Manufacturers make full-face helmets, lids with pull-down visors and some come with built-in communication systems. Just 1’s J12 Mister X helmet is a great full-face helmet that is […]