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

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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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.

Noises

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.  

Donate!

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!