One of my favorite parts of any off-road show is wandering the lanes of vendor tents in search of the latest and greatest releases in the industry. Off Road Nights was no different, with a ton of vendor displays offering a wide array of gadgets and gizmos here are my top picks from the show.
Wheels are always a staple for any off-road show and this year’s ORN was no different. Despite several vendors on hand, Dirty Life stood out with a great assortment of styles and a new feature that caught my attention. Dirty Life’s new Dual-TeK line is a DOT beadlock wheel. It offers separate seats for street and full beadlock functionality. Priced aggressively at an MSRP of $377, the Dirty Life DT series may be the answer to your next wheel need for on and off-road use.
This complete solution currently offered for the Can Am Maverick x3 is a true bolt-on application. The race-ready kit includes boxed arms, rear links and all the hardware needed to get your X3 Baja-ready. With painted and fully assembled Maverick kits available, there was talk of a similar kit for the RZR in the late design phase as well.
With an assortment of parts already available, I took a chance to talk to owner Riley Lock of Locked Off-Road about their newest product development – threaded bump stops. Crafted from 4130 chromoly, these two-inch and 2.5-inch stops have a specially designed threaded can that gives full adjustability with no worries of can distortion during welding. Locked Off-Road offers direct-fit solutions for Jeeps, and there is also a bolt-in kit for Tacomas available. There are even more kits in the works.
This isn’t an off-road-specific tech, but as a truck and a bike owner it is one I can get behind. Offering secure tiedowns in lengths from 2.5 to 24 feet, Lockstraps feature a combination lock carabiner and a steel cable that runs the length of the strap. While no security is theft proof, these straps give a little extra peace of mind for hauled items left out in the open.