SUSPENSION & UP
Ryan O’Hara has the infamous King
of the Hammers racecourse in his local
riding area, so we tested his UTV there.
Strengthening your UTV is the right
idea for this area. O’Hara welded in an
HCR gusset kit, and installed stronger
HCR boxed trailing arms, then mounted
dual-sport front HCR boxed A-arms.
The arms were modified to get an
adjustable Cage WRX front bumper/
sway bar kit to work with them. An
RT PRO front suspension brace adds
strength and durability to the front
end. At the rear are adjustable Shock
Therapy sway bar and links.
Before Ryan put the RZR back
The rear shocks were also sprung and
on Fuel Off-Road wheels and tires,
he used heavy-duty RCV axles on
all four corners for added durability
and strength. Next, a new set of fully
adjustable 2.5-inch front Walker Evans
Racing coil-over reservoir shocks
were installed for better bottoming
resistance and a smoother low-speed
ride. The bigger shock body allows the
shock to run cooler and have increased
bottoming resistance and tunability.
valved by WER and installed.
Ryan installed a Hess Motorsports
2:1 steering quickener to speed the
steering and act like an ATV steering
stabilizer. Assault Industries’ Ballistic D
steering wheel and strong turret-style
heavy-duty tie-rods added to the build.
Assault heavy-duty high-clearance
rear radius rods were installed. Ryan
installed Hess aluminum wheel hubs
and studs. Fuel Off-Road 15-inch
forged, one-piece beadlock wheels
with the new 32-inch Gripper R/T
10-ply tires finished the chassis and