World’s Largest ATV
What could be finer than blasting through a massive mud pit on your favorite ATV? Well, how about blasting through your favorite mud pit on the world’s largest ATV? This four wheeled wonder has won many awards according to its owner. After much chiding, they decided to get their pretty pet muddy and post it up for all to see. After viewing this clip we have come up with two main points.
Know What you Are Getting Into Before You Get Into It
This sounds like conventional wisdom right? You can almost hear your grandmother matter of factly saying it while she quietly cooks up a nice pot of stew on the kitchen stove. Well this guy might have heeded grandma’s advice. The ATV itself is a thing of beauty. Outfitted with 32 inch Silverback tires, and a suspension kit that gives it an additional 3 feet of ground clearance, it is ready for just about anything, especially deep mud pits. It effortlessly glides through this pit like a warm knife through butter. Now you are hungry for Grandma’s cooking huh? Before you run off to her house all giddy, speaking gibberish about lifted ATVs and her fantastic stew… let’s look at our second point.
A Big ATV is ALWAYS handy
I say that speaking from experience. I sat here with the team of me, myself and I for a good half hour coming up with different scenarios where a large, lifted four wheeler would come in handy. We came up with things like…
Going fishing, going to the sporting goods store, driving it to a wedding, going fishing, picking your kids up from school, taking your wife on a date, going fishing and finally‚Ä
Going fishing, going to the sporting goods store, driving it to a wedding, going fishing, picking your kids up from school, taking your wife on a date, going fishing and finally… going fishing. It seems like no matter how we sliced it, the world’s largest four wheeler is one useful vehicle.
Anyway, the real star here are the fine folks at Gorilla Axle. This clip of the lifted four wheeler was their brainchild. They specialize in four wheelers and have plenty of Youtube videos to prove it. They cover things like axle repair, installing undermount LED lighting, rebuild kits, joint bar removal and a host of other things. They are a one stop informational cornucopia for all things four wheeler related. The largest four wheeler was their sole idea. It is a Can Am Outlander 800 that has been lifted to the max. The most incredible thing about this four wheeler though, are the CV joints. The angle here is hard to tell, but the Grizz, as it is affectionately known, features dual CV joints. They are angled at about 30-35 degrees or so, giving it a total angle of around 70 degrees. That is impressive.
From there it is your usual standard fare, except for the steel supports. They have it outfitted with custom lights and a winch… as if it would need to get out of tough situations. I guess they were following the old line of thinking that you better look like a duck and quack like a duck if you want to be considered one. Hence the winch. Every self respecting off-roader has one. You may not need it, but that does not mean you won’t need to throw your neighbor a line from time to time. Just make sure you don’t winch him in all the way or he will end up dangling from the front of your Grizz. That would create an awkward first date situation, so winch with caution.
The only other noteworthy mention are the graphics. Even though they are not viewable, there are two nice gorilla decals under the front wheel wells that are a shade lighter than the custom paint job. They are noticeable, but out of the way. All of it works together to create a four wheeler that is as beautiful as your grandmothers chicken and dumplings. So it seems we have come full circle back to grandma’s house again. It’s okay. Take a break right now and call her. Tell her you miss her. Ask her what’s for dinner. Then go enjoy some quality time and make sure to show her the monster ATV that made you think of her. She will be touched.