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2008 Yamaha Rhino 700 - We Start Building Your Next Rhino

Posted in How To on September 8, 2008
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Nothing in life is free. At least that's what most old-timers would say when it comes to winning a new Rhino. But don't let grandpa's negative attitude get in your head. This story could be about your next ride. That's right, folks. SidexSource, along with the good folks of Rigid Industries of Mesa, Arizona, is putting together a dream ride that each and every one of you has an equal chance of owning. Here's the scoop: Each issue of SidexSource will highlight a different modification to our giveaway Rhino. Starting next month, at the end of each article, readers will find a simple entry form to fill out. Once completed, simply cut it out and mail it to our headquarters to be included in a random drawing that will take place on June 1, 2009. For complete details, visit Sorry no photocopied or otherwise duplicated entries will be accepted. Limit one entry per household.

This year has marked exciting changes for the UTV industry. Two of the major players introduced new rigs while a virtual flash flood of bolt-on goodies drenched the aftermarket, allowing consumers to individualize their rides with ease. In the case of Yamaha's Rhino, vast improvements to both performance and safety were made by the factory. Couple these gains with the unparalleled availability of upgrades, and it becomes the obvious choice to those of us who like to tinker. This is why we picked an '08 Yamaha Rhino 700 as the platform for our giveaway sweepstakes. Shown here as she came from the factory, we look forward to the day when we get to hand the keys over to one lucky reader.

Kit Specs
Company: Rigid Industries
Type: Mid-travel
Track-Width Increase: 3 inches per side
Recommended wheel: Stock offset
Wheelbase change: No wheelbase change
Travel: 9 inches, front and rear
Includes: A-arms, shocks, axles
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Hi! Did you expect this? If not, you should have. It was only a matter of time before we got our act together and presented you with the absolute best side-by-side magazine we can. Since we're launching SideXSource out of Off-Road magazine, we're hoping it's going to catch on fast.

Side-by-sides, UTVs, PUVs - whatever you want to call them - are gaining popularity at an extraordinary rate. It's hard to go to an off-road park or a race and not see one of these little wheelers. They are great for utility, for sport, for rescue, and for recovery. Side-by-sides will practically drive up a wall, can be walloped over some pretty intense whoops sections, fit down trails that Jeeps can't get to, and can do it all in a fuel-efficient package that you can put in the back of your truck bed and drive home with after you've had your fun.

Last month was the first issue of our new mini-mag SideXSource, and it's not taking away at all from your normal Off-Road magazine. Instead, we've actually added pages! With any luck, you'll see SideXSource sitting on newsstands as a full magazine by early next year. Robin Stover, hailing from Four Wheeler, is going to be taking control of a lot of the editorial of SideXSource, with Jordan May, myself, and a few others lending their hands as well.

-Jerrod Jones
Editor-in-Chief, Off-Road


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