Garrick is a former professional ATV
racer who has been working for LSR
for years. When Garrick started to see
the progression of UTVs, he decided it
was time for him to throw down some
serious cash and purchase a 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs. Garrick built his
car for serious sand dune play and
to get back to racing professionally.
Luckily, Garrick has put in the time to
find the best combination for what he
was looking to do with the X3.
Garrick didn’t want to go full tilt like
his boss’ BITD-built X3, but he didn’t
skimp on the parts he installed, either.
The best part is that Garrick built all
TRICK AND TREATS
the LSR parts himself! The X rs model
came stock with 22 inches of front
suspension travel and 24 inches of rear
suspension travel. The front Fox shocks
are fully adjustable with internal bypass
and are 2. 5 inches. The rear Fox shocks
have the same features as the front, but
they’re larger 3-inch shocks. Garrick
kept these shocks and re-valved them
for more aggressive driving and to
work better with the LSR suspension
components. Like Dan’s X3, Garrick
also went with the Lonestar Racing
MTS long-travel suspension kit.
The stock width on the X rs model
is a whopping 72 inches wide, but
that’s weak compared to the 77-inch
width of the LSR MTS long-travel sus-
pension kit. The wheelbase does not
change. The suspension kit comes with
heavy-duty chromoly radius rods that
are much stronger than OEM units.
Along with that, the MTS kit makes 24
inches of suspension travel front and
rear, along with a whopping 18 inches
of ground clearance.
Building a play machine and racing
machine all in one means that the
aftermarket parts don’t stop at suspension. Larger 15-inch DWT Sector Zero
beadlock wheels add strength, and the
larger wheel combined with 32-inch
10-ply Kanati Mongrel radial tires
helps the car roll over large obstacles
easier. The Mongrels have more puncture resistance than most and offer a
great tread design for desert racing
applications. Can-Am-specific Beard
suspension seats and Beard five-point
racing harnesses keep Garrick and his
co-pilot “Patches” securely in the car.
LSR stripped the wiring harness to rid
the car of unnecessary wires and to cut
weight from the X3.
PROJECT: LSR MAVERICK