hundreds of thousands of Rhinos that
are paid off and are still being used
today. Those owners love their Rhinos
and are looking for something to make
them even better!
This 2008 base model came with
painted, non-serviceable shocks that
offered only preload adjustment. After
a while, and with the weight of the
aftermarket rear cage and seat, they
were better off as pogo sticks.
Our friends over at Walker Evans
have Rhino OEM replacement shocks.
They are billet-aluminum, 16-way com-pression-adjustable with a piggyback
reservoir, 1.75-inch shock body and
offer preload adjustment. When we
ordered the shocks, we let the experts
at Walker Evans know that the Rhino
had an aftermarket rear cage and seat,
and the shocks came with the correct
valving and springs for that added
weight. They were simple to install
and took about 30 minutes total for all
four shocks. Oh, and did we mention
they only cost $299.99 per shock? This
is one of the best deals we’ve come
across for upgraded shocks!
The ITP SS212 wheels and Maxxis
Bighorn 2.0 tires would still work,
but they were a bit beat up. Sedona
provided us with their 14-inch Spyder
aluminum wheels and 26x9-14 Rip
Saw R/T tires. These gave it a more
modern look, as many of the new UTVs
come stock with 14-inch wheels and
The Sedona wheel and tire combo
helped the Rhino traverse rocks with
ease. Even though the Rip Saw R/T
tires had deep lugs, they performed
well on every terrain we put them on,
including desert and mud.
This 2008 Yamaha Rhino is in good shape, but with so many of the Rhinos sold, we
wanted to add some modern parts to make it better than ever!
You can see in this picture that the new steering shaft for the power steering
(bottom) is a larger diameter than the stock unit (top), which will make it stron-
ger in the long run.