Tim Farr has many years of GNCC race experience, and since
he relocated the radiator, he has almost completely faired
over the wheelwell area to prevent mud from building up. That
keeps weight off the car and makes clean-up easier.
Areas of the country that have enough water to grow trees this close together also have enough rain to make mud. A quad’s
handlebar doesn’t stick out past the wheels, so why run handguards? They protect the hands, keep your hands warmer and
drier, keep mud off the grips, and the full-wrap aluminum sort of also protects the controls from damage. The fluffy cover for
the front bumper may not look cool, but material that shakes will shed mud, and this material also keeps mud off the radiator,
and that is critical for cooling.
At the rear of Farr’s Can-Am you see how much work has
gone into strengthening the rear suspension. At race speeds
the roots, ruts, rocks and logs are tough on UTV suspension.
You may not get rammed in the woods like Farr, but having a
huge bumper/cage around the rear end can be a cash-saver,
even if you get stuck and need to back down a steep hill.