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The Surprising Origins of Portal Gear Lifts

The History of Portal Gear Lifts

Portals have a murky history from their origins pre-World War II to their wide-spread commercial, agricultural, and military use. One thing is clear: the creation and application of portals has been a worldwide effort spanning the better part of a century — and they sure make riding a whole lot more fun.

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Employee Spotlight: Justin Eaton, Design Engineer

Would it surprise you if I told you one of SuperATV's design engineers has gotten his wife to go into labor by taking her creek crawling in his RZR? No? What if I told you that if he didn't cut his teeth designing bath tubs, you might never have gotten some of SuperATV's most defining parts? That's Justin Eaton for you, and there's no way you can accuse him of thinking inside the box. He found an uncommon path to SuperATV where he helps bring some of our most ambitious projects to life.

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Introducing SuperATV's Gen 2 Portals

That's right. We've taken everything we've learned about portals in the last 2+ years and made new, better, stronger portals. They were already great, but now they're even greater. Here's what's new in our Gen 2 portals.

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These Guys are Riding on Portals and Here's What They Have to Say About Them

We talk a lot about the advantages of running our GDP Portal Gear Lifts. Why would you believe us though? Of course we're trying to sell you something and of course we think the thing we made is great. Well don't listen to us, listen to these guys:
Ross PilgreenI installed the Gear Driven Performance portals on my custom rock crawling and racing RZR. I raced the second trip out with them and won the Ultra4 Hot Springs event on a brutal 9+ mile course. The amount of gear reduction is excellent for 32-35" tires. I'm now able to use high range like a stock machine. I'm an axle killer and I have yet to break an axle since installing the portals. The extra clearance and load off the drivetrain is phenomenal. -Ross Pilgreen, Little Rock, Arkansas
scott maloneGDP Portal Gear Lift from SuperATV has Turned my 2015 RZR 900 Trail into a tire shredding, mud-slinging beast. The portal lift keeps my axles from extreme angles and reduces stress on drivetrain with the 30% gear reduction. The super dense Midwest mud doesn't stand a chance. -Scott Malone aka Northern Rider, Lake Island, Illinois
I will never own another RZR without portals. We didn’t brake one factory axle, or burn up one factory belt. For us that is very very rare. The 30% gear reduction relieved so much stress throughout the whole drivetrain. Oh and by the way we are running 34″ tires! The added ground clearance made typical obstacles easier and allowed us to stretch outside our comfort zone and try harder and more difficult obstacles. A big concern was what were we going to lose off the top end and that concern was quickly put to rest when I still hit 65 mph with ease. I am running a 2015 RZR XP 1000 and it pulls harder off the line than a new stock turbo. That is no exaggeration. These portals are designed and built so well. -Jake Andersen of SlikRok Productions, Logan, Utah IMG_0125

Guest Post: SlikRok Can't Keep Their Wheels on the Ground in Sand Hollow, Utah

SlikRok Productions is back yet again with another guest post. This time they cover their outing to Sand Hollow, Utah. Their YouTube video posted at the end sums up their trip nicely. I don't know if I mentioned it before but these guys are based out of Utah, which means they've got some of the most gorgeous riding country in the world right in their backyard. So be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up-to-date on all their builds, rides, and destruction. Now check out this video from their Instagram to get you started:
We took our 3rd trip to Sand Hollow, Utah earlier this year. This ride is one for the history books. We had more carnage in this one trip than any of our other trips combined. I know that sounds horrible but let’s put something out there. We are constantly building our machines to become better, stronger, trying to always take them to the next level, and by doing so we are pushing them to their limits of what they can handle, and what they can achieve, hell even what we as drivers are capable of. Rolling over is inevitable with the kind of riding we do. We build our machines to use them, not to sit on a trailer. We spent 3 epic days riding sand dunes, washes, and the one aspect we crave, rock crawling. This was the 1st ride I used my new drone and was really happy with the footage we were able to capture. Anytime I can give a new perspective of this sport, I will jump at the opportunity. The drone has done just that. This was also our first trip out running our SuperATV 4″ Portal Gear Lifts, and you want the honest truth, here it is. I will never own another RZR without portals. We didn’t break one factory axle, or burn up one factory belt. For us that is very very rare. The 30% gear reduction relieved so much stress throughout the whole drive train. Oh and by the way we are running 34″ tires! The added ground clearance made typical obstacles easier and allowed us to stretch outside our comfort zone and try harder and more difficult obstacles. A big concern was what were we going to lose off the top end and that concern was quickly put to rest when I still hit 65 mph with ease. I am running a 2015 XP1000 and it pulls harder off the line than a new stock turbo. That is no exaggeration. These portals are designed and built so well. We have not had a single issue up to this point, and we will keep you posted if we do. Thank you for reading and as always reach out to us with any questions! Check out the video and see for yourself!