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We Built a Mud Monster, and Here's How We Did It

SuperATV Mud Build

Are you ready for some insane mud riding? Do you want a monster machine that can't be stopped? Do you want to stand above the crowd (and in the mud)? We did, so we took one of our favorite machines, the 2017 RZR Turbo and decked it out with all the best SuperATV parts to make it the the perfect mudding machine that can't be topped.

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Our Top 10(ish) Instagram Photos from the Last Few Months!

Welcome to our first of many posts where we show off the top 10 Instagram photos of the month that were sent to us by you! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for more sweet pictures every day, and tag SuperATV_com on Instagram if you want to share your best pictures for next month's top 10! For our inaugural post we didn't quite keep it to 10 - so here are our top 16 Instagram photos from the last few months: http://www.instagram.com/p/BV2TTPyHURW/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BW7sDrdHNuW/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BW7_USZH09I/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BW0ZDAtnIpK/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BWFxQ7KHVT2/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BWFmADcn3dk/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BV2pt15n3ii/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BV2AWl4HxoY/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BV7knzpnagD/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BWNe_4znpGR/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BWP7GvIngbh/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BWcln4zHAfg/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BVmqD8AnyBw/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BWXnWU8nkRL/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BVAIaO_FM6M/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en http://www.instagram.com/p/BWh44O6nAe-/?taken-by=superatv_com&hl=en

Employee Spotlight: Harold Hunt, SuperATV Founder and President

We like to tell the story of how SuperATV began. You can read about it on the website, in catalogs, and elsewhere on the blog. It's a story of humble beginnings and a lot of passion. There's talent, perseverance, and a number of good business decisions in that story. But the story of how SuperATV began is really the story of how Harold Hunt started SuperATV and how he grew the business from it's garage band-esque presence into the worldwide leader in UTV/ATV accessories. Harold says that the thing that makes SuperATV special to him is that it all started from a hobby. I think we can all relate to that; we all wish our hobby could be our job. Some of us are lucky enough to do that. For Harold, it was a combination of experience and good timing that let him start SuperATV.


Working for SuperATV is unlike working anywhere else. Harold has created a fun and relaxed work environment; employees look forward to coming into work and feel appreciated for what they do! It’s not unlike Harold to reward the company for hard work by providing a full catered lunch for record sales, or to randomly pass out ice cream to all employees on a hot summer’s day! You wouldn’t expect the President of such a large company to be so involved and personable. -Kassi, Marketing Supervisor
Harold started his career at Rotary Lift in his small hometown of Madison, Indiana where he gained plenty of experience in engineering, manufacturing, management and business. After 29 years of riding ATVs on the side, he decided it was time to make it a full time job. SuperATV Harold Hunt Garage He wanted a quality lift kit for his Sportsman but couldn't find one anywhere. He had the skill set  to make one for himself so that's just what he did. And after designing, fabricating, and testing his very first home-made lift kit, he thought other people might like to have it too. And so SuperATV and it's 2" Polaris Sportsman EZ Install lift kit were born. It started with just 1 employee. Harold did the engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and shipping on his own out of his garage. Harold Hunt at Moab SuperATVThe intent was to fill a small need for off-road enthusiasts which was the same need he had for better parts for his Sportsman. He was delighted and surprised when it turned out the need was much, much greater than he realized, and it was growing every day. As the industry exploded and demand grew, so did SuperATV. It wasn't just about 2" Sportsman lifts anymore, it was about improving every part possible on every machine available.

Always riding

Harold is someone I respect, greatly.  His drive and passion for, not just success, but excellence inspires me to do the same in my work and life.  He is no different in the trails.  There are no such things as obstacles, but opportunities to overcome difficult situations.  His passion for the RZR Life and forward thinking mindset are what has made SuperATV a success. -Justin, Design Engineer
Harold still rides as often as he can. He loves riding his RZR 1000 on his farm. And the fact that he chooses a RZR 1000 as his primary machine really says something. Harold gets a chance to ride just about everything. SuperATV needs most new vehicles in-house so we can get parts fit to it, and you can bet that when a new vehicle comes in it's out on Harold's farm the very next weekend. There's no coincidence that Depth Finder, SuperATV's first Project X build, is a 4-seater RZR 1000. [caption id="attachment_4287" align="alignleft" width="427"]Harold Hunt muddin Harold spends most of his riding time in his RZR 1000, but sometimes you can't beat some good muddin' on a Sportsman[/caption] And when it comes to riding, Harold claims his farm as one of the best places to ride. That may come as a surprise to you, but you might not realize how diverse the terrain in Southern Indiana can be. One minute you'll be in mud, the next you'll be in a creek, then you'll be hill climbing, then ripping through the trees, and finally stop atop a bluff overlooking the Ohio River Valley. It's not too bad. Harold's other favorite place to ride is Moab. In fact, he'll tell you that the first time he went to Moab was one of the most amazing riding experiences of his life, and now he makes it out there every year. If you've been there, you can probably relate - the sandstone slick rock, the huge hot tubs, the deep ravines, and the cyclopean canyons and cliffs. It makes for great rock crawling with one of the most gorgeous back drops you can find anywhere in the world. [caption id="attachment_4231" align="alignnone" width="4408"]SuperATV Harold at Moab Harold getting ready to tear it up at Moab with his custom General 4 and cool helmet.[/caption]

Led by passion

Working for Harold is the best career choice I’ve ever made, I actually love coming to work. We have so many possibilities here at SuperATV to grow and better ourselves. Harold greets all of the employees and myself with a “good morning” every day. I have never worked for a company before where the owner was there from start to close and as involved as Harold is. This is his life.  He cares for all of us here at SuperATV and is always working to wow our customers. I’m looking forward to many more years here at SuperATV. -Kayla, Production Coordinator
SuperATV has grown to over 150 employees since then, but Harold is still very hands-on and his passion for riding is integral to the success of the company. New product directions are often guided by Harold saying "I wish I had this on my machine," and those products are almost always a hit. As the the most senior employee at SuperATV, Harold has seen the creation of many new products from idea to working part on a machine. His favorite part is also among the most practical - Rhino Brand Axles. These axles have been a staple here at SuperATV and across the industry worldwide for years. They're our most recognizable brand and have given thousands of riders that extra edge to their machine. And his love of our axles shows as we expand our Rhino offerings. We have a Rhino for almost every vehicle and we're working on getting the Rhino 2.0s out for as many vehicles as possible. And we're always looking at what we can do next with our Rhino axles.

Harold: the man

Harold has given me more opportunities than any other employer ever has. He sees people for their self-worth rather than what kind of degree they have. Working for Harold was the best decision I have ever made. -Casey, Dealer Support Representative
Harold is always a friendly presence around the office. You'll rarely see him without a smile on his face and he's quick to say hello if you walk by him. He'll give you time if you want to stop and chat (trust me he's busier than you are). I know I take up more than a few minutes of his time when he asks about my daughter.  He maintains his friendliness even when he gives criticism. It's been a long road for Harold, but now he's his own boss and get's to make his favorite hobby better everyday. UTVs are in his blood. He comes back to work everyday not because it's his job or obligation; he comes to work because that's what he wants to do. He's excited everyday about what SuperATV is doing and about what it's going to do. There's only one thing he'd rather be doing, and that's riding... riding with his cool helmet on.About-Us-Harold-wide-rectangle

Kaden Danbury Racer Bio

Kaden Danbury

TEAM: Team SuperATV AGE: 9  YEARS RACING: 3 Kaden Danbury has been racing SXS’s competitively for (3) years. With over (51) races, (2) Championships, and (40) podiums through May of 2017, Kaden has become one of the most consistent youth drivers to hit the winner's box for the Youth SXS’s classes. Kaden Danbury is 9 years old and is currently racing (2) Polaris RZR 170’s this season. He currently has a 2015 Polaris RZR 170 that runs in the 250 SXS Production/ Modified Class at World Offroad Championship Series (WORCS) and Best In The Desert (BITD) and 2012 Polaris RZR 170 in the Open 200 Production class at Dirt Series. Kaden’s racing takes a team of dedicated people to make it happen. Danbury Racing consists of his Mom, Sarah and Dad, Dustin Danbury along with his extended race family that gets his (2) SXS’s prepped and dialed in for every race. Kaden is dedicated to off-roading on and off the track. When he is not racing or prepping his RZR’s, Team Danbury Racing is spending their weekends in Ocotillo Wells, CA camping and driving through the desert. In Kaden’s spare time he trains in his SXS’s as well as in carts with WORCS Pro SXS driver, Shelby Anderson at Shelby Anderson Racing Academy to sharpen his skills. We look forward to his race future. Kaden Danbury/ Danbury Racing has been fortunate enough to have been with Team SuperATV since August of 2015 and hopes for many more years to come! Check out Kaden on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. http://youtu.be/vv_srE9NdgU http://youtu.be/rdXI9CnrnOs   [gallery ids="2964,2963,2962,2961,2960,2959,2958,2956,2955" type="rectangular" orderby="rand"]        

Are You Checking Your Bolts?

I bet you've noticed that a lot of your machine is held together with bolts. I would argue that most of your machine is held together with bolts. And unlike the other things that hold your machine together (welds), bolts are designed to come apart. They go on the machine and stick pretty well, and they come off the machine without too much fuss whenever you want them too. Well the convenience of having fasteners that can be unfastened means that while you can do your own maintenance without busting out the grinder, sometimes those bolts will come loose of their own accord. And that can be a problem considering the aforementioned ubiquity of bolts on your machine.

Check your bolts often

So make sure you check your bolts. Most people do a check just once a year, but you should be checking your bolts every few rides at least. It's easy. Just grab a wrench and walk around your machine. Check every bolt you can - A arm bolts, tie rod bolts, shock bolts, bumper bolts, etc. If any of them feel loose just tighten them up! Your most common problem bolts will be your shock mounting bolts (pretty important) and your A arm bolts (even more important). Although any bolt can come loose at any time, and I guarantee that the bolt you don't check is the bolt that will come loose. Now after you check all your bolts and tighten the 2 or 3 that were loose, you take your machine out for a ride and hear a noise. Every time you hit a bump you hear a loud clunk! Maybe you have a stick or a rock wedged somewhere. Maybe you blew a shock. You know it couldn't possibly be a loose bolt since you just tightened them all this morning. Well you'd be wrong. That shock bolt that you tightened this morning is loose again. Now why would that be? Turns out the culprit is your nuts - your nyloc nuts.

Nyloc nuts

Nyloc nuts, if you don't know, have a nylon collar inside them so that the bolt becomes locked to the nut when it's tightened down. They're great and cheap and they're much more secure than a standard nut. SuperATV another nyloc nutsSo yesterday when you took the nyloc nut off of your shock to mess with your A arms, you damaged that nylon collar. This morning it was loose again and when you tightened your loose nyloc nut, the repeated threading of the bolt through the nylon collar deformed it so much that it no longer locks down on the bolt effectively. Now on your ride today, you were just a few bumps away from your shock coming loose and wrecking a lot of stuff when you started hearing the clunking. Some people will argue that nyloc nuts can be reused over and over again without losing their locking ability. In our experience, that's not the case. And honestly, we here at SuperATV don't care about those arguments. One of the most trivially easy things we can do to ensure our ride is safe is to replace nyloc nuts every time we take them off. We'd like to be better safe then sorry, and we're OK with dropping $5 for a bag of nyloc nuts that will last us months. So, don't reuse nyloc nuts! They're disposable.

Lug nuts

Just to make sure we've covered all our bases I want to remind you specifically to make sure you check your lug nuts when you check the rest of your bolts. You really don't want to have your wheel fall off in the middle of a ride for no good reason. Trust me.


SuperAT Nyloc Nuts I already mentioned the characteristic clunk of a shock mount bolt coming loose, but your machine can make all sorts of noises as you let it fall to pieces. A arm bolts make more of a rattling noise. If your lug nuts are loose it might be more a thumping noise. You really need to pay attention to the noises of your machine - learn to speak its language made of metal and strain. Then you can hear precisely when your vehicle needs to stop and when it can go a little further.

What if it's too late to check my bolts?

Maybe it's too late for you. Maybe you went one day to long without doing a bolt check and now you machine is sitting in your garage in a dozen pieces waiting for replacement parts to come in. Your significant other is complaining because that heap of junk is filling up the garage and they have to park outside and walk through the rain. If that's you then SuperATV will be more than happy to help you get out riding again and get your machine healthy enough to move back to the shed. We've got a ton of stuff to get your vehicle looking and performing better than ever, and we have super fast shipping so your downtime can be days instead of weeks. If that's not you then just be safe and stay in one piece! Have fun riding and leave your worry at home knowing you took care of your machine before you put it on the trailer.      

Salute to Heroes

Teaming Up for a Great Cause

SuperATV is honored to have the opportunity to team up with @PolarisRZR and @WarfighterMade to raise money through RZR's Salute to Heroes. Warfighter Made is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life for injured combat veterans. In the words of Juan "Dom" Dominguez, the vice president of Warfighter Made, their goal is to "give them back the freedom that they gave us." They do this by adapting RZRs and other vehicles to a veteran's specific injury by making concessions for prosthetic limbs or limited mobility. But it doesn't stop there. Warfighter Made always leaves the machine upgraded and personalized when they hand it back to the soldier they're helping. Apart from souping up vehicles, they also broaden their impact by inviting injured and ill veterans on recreational therapy trips. These trips include off-roading, shooting at ranges, and participating in races among other things.  


Warfighter Made is 100% non-Warfighter Made|Polaris RZR| SuperATVprofit and volunteer run and it's awesome! Some soldiers sacrifice their body to protect our freedom, others give so much more. With Memorial Day approaching, now is the perfect time for you to give back a little bit of the freedom that our veterans gave us. Go donate at www.RZRSalutetoHeroes.com for a chance to win some amazing prizes! And post using hashtags #RZRLife or #RZRSalutetoHeroes, for each post #Polaris will donate $5 to this campaign!