❏ In last October’s issue, we brought
you a crazy, modified Can-Am
Renegade 1000 built for mud in Iowa
of all places. We know Iowa is not a
hotbed of mud riding, but that doesn’t
stop the state’s number-one Can-Am
dealer, Midwest Performance and
Power, from turning out some amazing machinery.
Owner Jason Smith met us at this
year’s High Lifter Mud Nationals to
show off another one of his wild
Renegade builds, and we couldn’t
wait to share it with you.
BUILDING A BEAST
Like Jason did with his last
Renegade project, he started out by
completely stripping down a brand-new machine the day it arrived from
the factory. The key to turning a 2014
Can-Am Renegade 1000 X xc into a
monster machine is the suspension.
Jason used a 6-inch S3 Powersports
lift at a cost of $4200. That number
includes the longer Gorilla Axles, suspension arms and heavy-duty springs
for the stock Fox shocks. All pieces
got a portion of cool white powdercoating at an additional cost of $1500.
Jason also had the bumpers, footpegs,
steering stem, tie-rods, shock springs,
receiver hitch, mufflers, wheels, bark
busters, and Fasst Co. Flexx handlebars coated in that same batch.
To make the plastic bodywork stand
out as much as the steel pieces, Jason
had Aquaprint Grafix do their hydro
dip process on the unit. The white
pieces had a ghost carbon fiber pattern, and the pumpkin orange he
selected was just as trick. The hydro
dip process is ultra durable, but does
come at a hefty price. This Renegade
has $2500 worth of the treatment.
Another cool accent feature to the
build was the see-through clutch
Lofting a big 4x4 like this takes a lot
of skill from the rider, but even more,
it takes power from the engine. We
estimate this beast has nearly 150
horsepower when the nitrous button is
The Bom Racing installed Maverick
heads straight from the Can-Am factory
race team, along with new cams and
high-compression pistons. We have
always liked Rotax power, but this mill
is on another level.
A 30-horsepower shot of nitrous
will get this machine into the pit and
to the finish line quickly. It’s amazing
how built the top mud quads are these
days. Stockers will only be competitive
against other stockers.