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

Riding Gear - Fly Girl Gear

Strong Enough for a Man, but made for a Woman!
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Visit any ride area and you will find women, lots of women, out enjoying riding just as much as the guys.  Ask any fun-loving girl if she wants to go riding and the result will almost always be an enthusiastic, “yes!”  For the most part, riding an ATV or Side x Side is a pretty gender neutral sport  and women can ride anything the guys can, often times even better, but there is one area where they have sadly been left behind.  Women have been largely overlooked by the companies that make riding gear and mostly end up wearing gear made for guys.

New Product Test - Snow Eagle

Testing American Manufacturing's Generation II Eagle Plow
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One of the best-selling accessories for ATV and Side x Sides is an aftermarket plow. With their maneuverability, 4wd, and ability to work in tight quarters, an ATV or UTV with a plow can get into places a tractor or truck mounted plow can’t reach, and they’re much more cost effective. If you already own an ATV or Side x Side, it’s a no-brainer to turn it into a winter work tool as well.

Tested! Rugged Radios

Can You Hear Me Now?
Written By: 
Wayne Davis
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Have you ever found yourself wondering what a good communication system would do for you on your Side x Side? We did and now we wonder what we did without them. Meet the fun-to-use Rugged Radios RRP660 headset and intercom communication system.

Hunter's Special - Fall Food Plot Prep

Get a start on next year’s hunting season now!
Written By: 
John Arens
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Even before you’ve climbed into your hunting stands this year, a little work on your food plots now can go a long way towards paying out in next year’s hunting season. There are a couple big reasons to work on next year’s fields now; to get crops that must be planted in the fall in the ground and growing, and to get much better weed control.

Field Tested - The Advanced Tec E-Chrome Goggles

Can-Am introduces an all-season, all-terrain goggle
Written By: 
John Arens
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We don’t often spend a lot of time comparing goggles. For the most part they all seem pretty similar and the most comparing we do is picking the set the foam has fallen off of the least since we last stuffed them in our gear bag. That all changed recently when a set of CAN-AM ADVANCED TEC E-CHROME goggles arrived. The E-Chrome goggles promised fit, comfort and features like we hadn’t seen before. They were right!

High Tech Head Gear - The Contour GPS Camera

Hi-Def Mobil Mapper!
Written By: 
Pete Bengel
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Have you ever gotten back from a ride and looked at a map to see where you’d been? And how many times have you been to a sweet ride spot but couldn’t remember where it was when you got home? Ever wondered what kind of speed you were carrying across the dunes or through a tight section of trail? At ATV&SXS Illustrated, we’re guilty of all three. At least… we USED to be!

Trailer Tech - Load Warrior

Aluma Helps Us Tow and Go
Written By: 
John Arens
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Regardless of whether you ride a Kawasaki, Honda, Polaris, or Kymco, every ATV and Side x Side owner has to haul their machine at times, and loading in the back of a pickup is not an option with the larger machines, even with full-sized trucks. Unless you ride, hunt, and never leave the property behind your house, you’re going to need a trailer.

Tech Tip - Gorilla Axle Install

Changing an Axle on the Can-Am Commander
Written By: 
John Arens and Wayne Davis
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If you’ve got either a dirt toy or a band with an Axle in it, sooner or later you’re going to have problems. Just ask Slash and the other guys from Guns-N-Roses. Recently, when we came limping back to the shop with our Can-Am Commander, we had a dysfunctional axle of our own. Luckily for us, our axle problems were much easier to solve than those of Slash and the boys, and the only therapy needed was a little help from the guys at Gorilla Axle.

Summer Job - ATV Mowing Buying Tips

Kunz Engineering Cuts the Fluff
Written By: 
John Arens
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Summer means time for fun, but it also leads to one of the most despised jobs for all home and property owners: cutting grass. Just as with so many other tasks, luckily our year round four-wheeled buddies can help out and there are several mower options to cut your job down to size.

Unless you’re running a country club where reel mowers are the choice for a perfect cut, there are two main types of mowers you can pull behind your ATV. We’ll explain the benefits and uses of both.

New Product Test - The Seizmik Rac System

A Mobile Work Platform Like No Other
Written By: 
John Arens
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We’ve seen all types of bolt on attachments, but we’ve never seen anything quite like the Kubota RTV RAC system developed by Seizmik. It won’t make you faster, your engine more powerful, or your machine more capable of climbing the dunes or slogging through muddy fields, but it absolutely excels at turning a hard-working UTV, like the Kubota RTV, into a four-wheeled work platform. It’s your truck, your shop, your toolbox, and your work buddy all in one tough, mobile package.

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