Purchasing a UTV can cost you a lot of money. Owning and maintaining one can really drain your pocket. A new UTV roughly costs around $15,000 to $20,000. It’s like the price of a new car.
Besides being used for farming, a UTV can also serve as a recreational vehicle used for off-roading. Just like a truck or SUV, you can modify it with parts and accessories that can make it even more functional and powerful.
Here are some of the most favored aftermarket upgrades for UTVs:
If you want to go off-roading, purchasing a set of mud tires is a must. This type of tires offer excellent traction and an aggressive tread pattern that can handle different elements like mud, rock, and sand. They are more expensive than the regular UTV tires. The brands to watch out for are EFX Performance Tires, Douglas, Gorilla, Sedona, Pro Armor, Douglas and Maxxis.
Winches are a must have accessory. A heavy duty winch enables a UTV to tow or recover a vehicle out of deep mud.
Hard tops; this functional upgrade protects the rider from the getting wet during the rain. It also provides shade under the heat of the unforgiving sun. Windshields also have a similar function; however they also shield the rider from dust, rock and insects. UTV windshields are available in glass and plastic materials.
Roll cages are another favorite aftermarket upgrade. These are reinforcements that protect the rider and passenger typically during off-roading adventures, where accidents have high occurrence.
LED light bars are a must for extreme riders who love to take their UTVs out for a ride during the night.
Another popular UTV upgrade are bumpers and skid plates. These are heavy duty front and rear bumpers that offer greater protection to the UTV. While skid plates protect the underbody of the UTV from road hazards like rocks. Unlike the 4x4 vehicles, UTV skid plates are typically made of durable plastic that also serve as a shock absorber.
Aftermarket shocks are also a UTV must have. They perform better than the stock UTV shocks, providing an improved ride quality.
Upgrading a UTV is a worthwhile investment. Plan and research your mods before purchasing them.