With 2018 in full swing, there is nothing more fun than taking your ATV out mudding. Moreover, there is no better time than now to know some tips on how to make your ATV a mudding machine. For the first-timers, mudding can be the ultimate experience of ATV riding. It will test your maneuvering skills and most importantly – your equipment.
De facto, mudding often gets more challenging as you get further the trail. If you get stuck and fail to finish the path, you will learn a few lessons which you can apply next time. However, if you succeed and able to beat all the muddy holes along the trail, then it could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will seek to feel over and over again.
Fortunately, there are a plethora of aftermarket parts which you can install on your ATV to make it capable traversing thick muds – one of such is lift kit. Many ATV mudding veterans often recommend installing lift kit first as will help increase your ATV’s ground clearance significantly. Though it is not enough to keep your feet clean and dry, it can help your equipment avoid damages from those rocks and tree stumps you cannot see below the mud line. Furthermore, lift kit also allows you to install larger mud tires to your equipment, which in turn can help you maneuver on the mud more efficiently and effectively.
Those are just a few parts you need to install when mudding. To cut off the chase, here are the key takeaways from the infographic below from Performance ATV parts, discussing the essential components every ATV owner should have when mudding.
1. Know Your Machine/Pre-Ride Inspection
2. Large Tires/Mud Tires
3. ATV/SXS Lifts
4. Snorkel Kits
6. CVT Belt and Clutch
7. Extreme Angle Axles
8. Fender Flares
Check out the infographic below to learn more.