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YXZ1000R GYTR TURBO

-- Testing Yamaha's  180 horsepower kit -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Adam Campbell The exhilaration of speed is an addiction off-road addicts just can’t seem to shake. Yamaha is one manufacturer that fuels our passion for going fast with their pure-sport lineup of machines. They also have a dedicated team of engineers that keep the fire burning with go-fast parts under the title GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing). We recently spent time in the vast Imperial Sand Dunes riding area known as Glamis in…

PROJECT UPDATE #1: 2019 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity

We are taking a 2019 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity and upgrading it to handle the abuse of rock crawling and desert driving. Parts from companies like BFD Off-Road, WARN, Assault Ind. and more are finding their home on this impressive build.

BoonDocker Dominator Turbo

What Can Dominator Do For You? For the RZR-XPT enthusiast that demands the highest performance, the Dominator is a direct replacement turbocharger and ECU tuning package centered around affordability and runability.  Don't let this easy-to-own turbo fool you: the Dominator unlocks up to 193 HP on pump gas or 210+ HP on Av-gas (100LL).  This new bolt-on turbo fits just like your OEM turbo and is offered complete with ECU tuning to deliver custom, shop-like power while ensuring drivability, durability, and dependability.…

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X RS vs. POLARIS RZR TURBO DYNAMIX

-- Horsepower kings go head to head -- In the production UTV world of colossal horsepower and monstrous torque, there are two brands that stand in a power struggle atop the sport UTV world. The two companies that offer these titans of the UTV world are Polaris and Can-Am. The machines we’re speaking of are the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs and Polaris RZR XP Turbo Dynamix. This contest shows no sign of ending, and it’s not just an engine power struggle; it’s a fight to have the best suspension, most comfort, superior 4WD,…

TOP PROJECT ATVs

The Dirt Wheels crew will ride a box-stock quad for awhile, but then we start thinking about ways to improve its performance. Building project quads is a way of life for us. Here is a list of some that made it into the Dirt Wheels Project Quad Hall of Fame. Click on the links above each picture to go straight to the articles. PROJECT HONDA TRX400EX BUDGET BUILD PROJECT HONDA ATC 250R REBUILD PROJECT RAT ROD QUAD PROJECT RACE WALSHZILLA VS. CRF450R PROJECT HONDA TRX450R SAND SLINGER PROJECT DUNCAN SUZUKI…

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 wheels or Fuel tires, you probably think of their killer-performing and killer-looking truck tires and wheels. Well, recently they’ve started a full assault into the ever-growing UTV tire and wheel game. With…

Can-Am X3 x ds & Polaris RZR Turbo at Dumont Dunes

It's always a great time when we're testing in the dunes, especially when we're driving two of the baddest UTV's out there currently. Take a ride with us out at Dumont dunes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8yYAqGpqdE

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 been few bombs dropped—until now. Rumors have hinted that Can-Am had something new in the works, but with the 2017 Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R, Can-Am has reenacted Hiroshima. Can-Am hasn’t…

2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 Finally Unveiled!

BRP unveiled its flagship performance side-by-side vehicle, the Can-Am Maverick X3, tonight at its annual dealer meeting in Orlando, FL. The vehicle, with up to 24” of suspension travel, is longer, wider and more powerful than anything in the sport UTV class. “With the Can-Am Maverick X3, we set a goal to deliver a clear leader in the sport segment, and our teams worked together and produced a bold vehicle with incredible looks, agility and performance,” said José Boisjoli, BRP’s president and CEO. “The Maverick X3…

PROJECT MACHINE: BLINGSTAR CAN-AM MAVERICK TURBO

Power with pleasure By the staff of Dirt Wheels We’ve spent a lot of time in the Can-Am Maverick 1000 since its release, and you possibly have read in past issues our opinions of the car. This time we wanted to tune up some of the Maverick’s soft spots and make the car great at destination-type off-road trips. The Can-Am Maverick X ds Turbo 1000R has a lot of what you need: good ride, lots of power, and a pleasantly ergonomic driver and passenger compartment. A lot of our destination trips are at high altitude, and that…