Thursday, April 2, 2015

7 Valuable Mods for Your UTV

While your side-by-side is a beautiful thing on its own, you can also dramatically increase both its utility and its market value by adding the right modifications. Here are just seven useful ways to customize your UTV.

1. Heaters

Heaters are more than just a luxury. If you're hauling cargo or breaking bricks in snowy territory, your UTV heater can genuinely save your life. Don't skimp when it comes to buying the best and staying warm.

2. Custom Seats

Who likes riding in an ill-fitting seat? Splurge for custom seats that will accommodate your weight, height and any back or spinal problems that you may have. Even if you don't suffer from such conditions, custom seats can turn an average ride into a remarkable one.

3. Harnesses

Increasing the safety of your UTV will also increase its value. Look for harnesses that follow a five-point system and have straps of at least two inches. You might also decide to spend a little extra on "quick adjusting" harnesses that will allow you to rearrange them without all the usual fuss.

4. Windshield

Your UTV windshield serves a variety of purposes. For one, it protects you from the elements; no one will enjoy a ride through sand dunes without a windshield. It can also increase your visibility on the road if you upgrade from something grimy to something grand.

5. Lights

Lights are a great way to turn a regular UTV into a monster truck. Just remember that not all lights are street legal, especially the high-intensity LED ones; if your goal is to customize your side-by-side for resell, you'll want to make sure it meets DOT standards.

6. Skid Plates

Skid plates are invaluable for protecting your UTV from damage. A single rock that gets caught in your gears can cost you hundreds of dollars if it dents, scratches or breaks anything along its journey.

7. Track Systems

Track systems are another great investment for snowy terrain. If you don't want to spend three hours slugging through a one-hour course, outfit your UTV with Flextrack technology that will give you greater power, control and traction while you're in suboptimal conditions.

These are just a few mods that will boost your UTV's market value. Whether you're considering a resell or just looking to turn heads at your next race, these modifications will make your side-by-side a thing to behold.

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