Product Reviews

Reviews of accessories, bolt-ons, and aftermarket products for ATVs, UTVs, and Side-x-Sides.

Product Review - The Turbo Turn

A New Tool for an Old Job
Written By: 
Staff
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A snow plow is one of the most useful tools you can use with your ATV.  An ATV can maneuver into areas a tractor or truck mounted plow can’t reach, and it can make short work of a tough winter job.  Most snow plows follow a similar design, but recently American Manufacturing introduced a new trick for your old dog.  

Product Review - Lock n' Road!

The Mighty Tite Trailer Security System
Written By: 
Staff
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Unless the riding area, hunting camp, and job site is right behind your house you’ll surely be hauling your ATV and Side x Side on a regular basis.  For many of us that means every time we drive it.  A trailer is the best tool for the job when it comes time to haul your machine, but regardless of the brand or size you definitely need to make sure it is securely attached to the trailer.  One of the best tools we have seen for securing your machine safely is the MIGHTY TITE load security system.  

New Product Test - The Flying Squadron

Baja Design Squadron Lights
Written By: 
Staff
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Riding a familiar trail after the sun goes down is often a surreal experience.  Features you recognize and know during the day blend into endless shadows and the trail takes on the characteristics of an entirely new area.  Unless you’re very careful it’s even possible to become lost on a night ride, and more than once we’ve back tracked to a turn we should have made but blew by because we didn’t recognize it.  Other dangers lurk in the shadows as well and creatures large and small often share the trail, oblivious to any danger.

Product Review - Cabelas Spot Sprayer

Weed Killer
Written By: 
Staff
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Whether you’re tending a hunting food plot, a backyard garden, or a huge field, weed control is the key to a healthy crop.  Kill the weeds, spread a little fertilizer, and with a rain shower now and then you have a good chance at a successful stand.  The first step is to kill the weeds.  

New Products - Warn Winch 2012

Your Last, Best Hope When You Need A Rope
Written By: 
John Arens
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We’ve all been there - knee or even seat deep in muck and mire while friends watch safely from the edge.  They’re too far away to be of much help, none too anxious to wade into the quagmire and save you from a problem of your own making, and truth be told, it’s always a little amusing to see somebody else stuck anyway.  You’re pretty much on your own.  At this point, you’ve only got two possible sources of help you can count on: divine intervention, and a WARN winch.  No doubt, past indiscretion has cost you mightily with the almighty, so you had better count on Warn.

Tool Time - The Dirty Dozen

The Most Important Tools You Need to Own
Written By: 
Master Mechanic Pete and staff
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Through the years we’ve worked on just about every ATV or Side x Side ever built.  In that time we’ve also collected quite a few tools, but there are a few that we use all the time.  If you’re planning on doing much riding you can expect to use a few tools also, and we’ve put together our list of the “dirty dozen” tools we recommend you include in your tool box.  Own these and you can do just about any job in the off-road world.

Product Test - PIAA RS600 H.I.D Lights

Night Moves
Written By: 
Wayne Davis
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Even the most familiar trail looks completely different at night.  With deep shadows, dark corners and obstacles you now see only at the last moment it’s almost like exploring an all-new area.  As much as we appreciate the last second thrills however, we’ve always been the type that likes to see anything headed our way long before it meets the front bumper, and nothing helps light up the trail better than a good set of lights.

Product Test - The EMP Outback Front Brush Guard

Front End Armor for our Polaris XP
Written By: 
Wayne Davis
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We ride many different types of trails, from open two-track, to dunes, to tight northern forest, and that means our machines must be prepared for anything.  Like most riders we like to keep our ATVs and Side x Sides looking as good as possible and a big part of that is proper protection.  

Adventure Gear - Gear Up!

Our Favorite Camp Essentials
Written By: 
John Arens
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Camping is part of many people’s trail and travel plans and we’ve decided to list some of the basics needed for a riding and camping adventure.  We always go for gear that is durable, compact, and easy to pack on an ATV or Side x Side.  Here are our favorites: 

Ride Tested - Polaris RZR 800 Suspension Upgrade

We Install a Set of Walker Evans Shocks on our RZR 800
Written By: 
Pete Bengel
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SXS vehicles are like dandelions… new models are popping up all over the place.  Almost every major manufacturer now has at least one model on the market, each with its own design, style, features, and level of performance.  But even bigger than the explosion of SXS vehicles into the off-road market is the explosion of OEM and aftermarket performance parts and accessories.  From the off-road parks to the trails or the sand dunes, it’s hard to find a SXS out there that hasn’t been modified in some way.

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