PRO SECRETS TO MAKE
YOUR QUAD FASTER
Top-five first upgrades to do
By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Harlen Foley
❏ When it comes to upgrading your
ATV, there is always the question
of where to start. Your riding style
and the type of terrain you ride will
determine how to set up your ATV.
There are many different variables
that can make your machine han-
dle better, go faster and last longer.
Performance mods can help your
ATV go faster or give it more torque
for climbing. When you start chang-
ing suspension components, they
help your ride become more plush
for both high- and slow-speed riding.
Before you start tearing apart your
machine, think of the end product
that you want your ATV to be. We
have been in contact with multiple
pro racers and questioned them on
what the first five improvements
would be to their ATVs, whether it be
for race or play.
ADAM McGILL, Age: 28
West Union, West Virginia
Honda TRX 450R, #521
Adam McGill is your current points
leader in the GNCC XC1 Pro ATV
class. Adam has been racing his
Honda TRX450 this season with great
success. In 2006 he started his pro
career, and this year is his best shot
of becoming a pro champion.
Tires: The first thing I would do to