The side-by-sides of today are fast, powerful, and ridiculously fun. But all machines, no matter how new, share one weakness: the frame. A little too much weight here or one wrong move there can lead to some serious machine damage.
That’s where a frame stiffener can help. Whether you want to make some exciting modifications or just give yourself extra peace of mind on rough rides, this is one piece of machine protection that you don’t want to skip.
In short, a frame stiffener strengthens and protects the weak points on your UTV’s frame.
This is especially helpful if you’re making a bunch of upgrades to your machine. Added weight from lift kits or portals puts a lot of strain on your machine. And bigger tires don’t help, either—monster tires cause a ton of engine torque to transfer directly to your frame. That extra weight, combined with the weight of a lift, push and pull on your chassis every time you hit a rock, branch, or bump.
Let’s just say that left unreinforced, your frame probably isn’t up for the challenge of supporting all of that weight.
That’s where a frame stiffener can help. By adding some reinforcement, you can pile on as much awesome gear as you want without dealing with the negative consequences. It takes all the squeaks and creaks out of your front end, leaving you with a smooth and sure ride.
A frame stiffener is a strong metal brace that keeps your chassis from buckling or deforming under extra weight or extreme riding conditions.
Our frame stiffener kits come with a stiffener plate, braces and brackets (if necessary), and all required hardware. The stiffener plate bolts on between your A-arm brackets to help bolster your undercarriage, giving you more confidence when it comes to adding weight or rough riding.
Worried about installing your frame stiffener? Don’t be! Installation is simple and lightning fast. If you’re looking for guidance, you can find easy-to-follow instructions on our product pages, below the description and reviews. We’ve also shared several machine-specific video tutorials to help you out.
Great question! If you plan on making major modifications to your machine, the answer is easy—yes, you do.
If you don’t plan on lifting your machine or upgrading to bigger tires, a frame stiffener is still a great way to give yourself peace of mind on rugged trails.
And even without a wildly modified machine, if you hit that bounty hole too hard or go a little too fast in the whoops, it’s not uncommon to tweak your frame.
So that’s why we’re still inclined to recommend getting a frame stiffener, regardless of whether you’ll be making any weight-adding modifications. It’s great insurance for those times when you go a little too hard on the trails, and the best way to ensure that your side-by-side is up for big rocks and bigger jumps.
For one, SuperATV is one of the only manufacturers churning out UTV frame stiffeners. There are others on the market, but you’d be hard pressed to find a company that offers as wide of a selection as we do.
But what really makes ours better? SuperATV Frame Stiffeners are made from 5mm heavy-duty steel plating. A powder-coat finish adds even more strength and longevity, so your frame stiffener will continue protecting your machine even after being exposed to the elements for long periods of time.
Another reason riders love our frame stiffeners is because each one is precision cut for a perfect fit to your machine. The brace doesn’t hang down or get in the way—heck, you’d probably forget it’s even there if it weren’t for the enhanced ride feel. SuperATV Frame Stiffeners really make a difference in the frame flex you’ll experience on rough and rowdy rides.
The use of premium materials combined with our expert engineering and manufacturing come together to form the best side-by-side frame stiffener on the market.
If you ask us, a frame stiffener should be the first thing installed on any new side-by-side. Whether you want to go big or ride hard (or why not both?), nothing makes you feel better about beating up your favorite off-road toy than a SuperATV frame stiffener.