the same size tires on each corner.
The Rip Saws are six-ply rated, have
1 1/8-inch-deep lugs and offer tread on
the sidewall to increase traction in corners. We went with the 5+ 2 offset on
the Spyder wheels for handling purposes. When the center of the wheel is in
line with the spindle, any rig will handle
more efficiently. Each wheel retails for
$122.95, and each tire retails for $156.95.
And last, we are spoiled with new
UTVs, since virtually every model
comes stock with power steering. The
Brinkerhoff family despised driving
the Rhino for that reason, especially in
four-wheel drive or the dreaded feeling
you get when you drive one in four-
wheel differential lock. It makes the
Rhino feel like it weighs the same as
an actual rhinoceros, and it will rip the
steering wheel out of your hands if you
hit an obstacle aggressively.
Rocky Mountain ATV offers a trick
kit to solve this cumbersome problem
with their house-brand Tusk electronic power steering kit. It comes with
everything we needed to upgrade this
old Rhino, including a 220-watt electric motor that is speed sensitive and
Left, Western Power Sports’ house brand, Sedona tires, provided their great-looking 14-inch Spyder aluminum
wheels and their Rip Saw R/T 26x9x14 radial tires. These give the Rhino a fierce new look and extreme traction.
Right, the WE shocks took about 30 minutes to install all four. Yamaha made sure there was ample room to change
the front shocks, but the rears took a bit longer to install. These things look great!