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4X4 Performance Upgrades To Consider For Crawling Your OHV

OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) is a term used to encompass two-, three- or four-wheeled vehicles that have a motor and are designed for mainly riding on unpaved surfaces. This often includes ATVs (All-Terrain Vehicles), UTVs (Utility Terrain Vehicles) and other types of ROVs (Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles).

OHVs are a relatively new breed of machines that have managed to grab the attention of all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts largely because they’re functional, fun and very versatile. They’re the perfect vehicles to have when adventure calls whether you want to go dune shredding in Sand Hollow State Park or want to transport gear to your campsite. They’re also great for hauling stuff and have carved a niche in farming and construction, proving they’re not only for recreational use.

Just like with other four-wheel drive vehicles, you might want to add a special touch to your machine for better off-roading. There’s an exploding aftermarket segment for OHVs and with so many accessories from different manufacturers, it can be confusing to know what to choose.

Here are 5 of the most popular upgrades to boost your OHV’s performance:

  1. Bigger tires and wheels

Traction is everything when you’re tearing down a trail. Whether you’re taking on sand dunes or a muddy marsh, your OHV needs the right tires and wheels for the job. Get a set with the right tread pattern and watch your vehicle navigate rough terrain with no problems.

  1. Tougher brakes to handle it all

Whether you’re using your OHV for work or recreation, you need brakes that allow you to stop effectively and slow down when necessary. Brakes are an essential part of your OHVs performance so ensure you get strong, durable ones.

  1. A better performing exhaust

Upgrading to a performance exhaust is an easy way to squeeze more power from your OHV. With the right exhaust, you can make significant power gains and give your vehicle a nice throaty purr while at it.

  1. Quality Air Intake and Filters

Clean cool air is essential for fuel combustion in your engine. The air intake, air filter and fuel systems all work together to power your vehicle. Getting a performance cool air intake system coupled with clean, upgraded air filters ensures that you’ll ride for longer.

  1. Powerful off roading lights

The fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. You just have to see where you’re going and installing powerful aftermarket LED lights on your OHV will ensure that you spot all obstacles in your path.

At Dixie 4 Wheel Drive, designing custom builds, installing performance upgrades and modifications is our bread and butter. Thanks to our trail rides and off-road excursions, we know what works with OHVs and what doesn’t. Bring your vehicle over to one of our off-road shops and we’ll help you choose parts and accessories that will maximize its off-road capabilities.

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