The Source is your one stop location for all things offroad. We've taken the knowledge we've learned over the last 20 years and put together a selection of posts to cut through the BS and get you the information you need. Have a question we don't have listed on The Source? Check out the Valor Offroad FAQ page for additional topics.

What happens when a tire is over inflated?

What happens when a tire is over inflated?

When you are mounting a tire to a wheel there are several warnings and risks that need to be considered, primarily overinflation. We break down the science of professional wheel and tire mounting s...
Polaris Xpedition Accessories

Polaris Xpedition Accessories

So, you're looking for new accessories for your Polaris Xpedition eh? We put together a collection of some of the best upgrades, accessories and parts we recommend adding to your Xpedition build li...
UTV Sand Kit Buyers Guide

UTV Sand Kit Buyers Guide

Do you need beadlock UTV wheels for riding in the dunes/sand? What PSI do I need to run? What are the best utv wheels for sand? Best utv tires for sand? We answer all of these questions and more in...
CanAm Maverick R Wheels & Tires

CanAm Maverick R Wheels & Tires

Now that you've ordered your brand new Can-Am Maverick R, you're now looking the exact OEM specs for wheels, tires and brakes right? This post was put together especially for you, you're welcome. D...
UTV Tires 101 Crash Course

UTV Tires 101 Crash Course

Tires are a technological feat considering they are the only part of your UTV that connects with the trail. We take for granted how important tire technology, manufacturing techniques and durometer...
Does lightweight matter?

Does lightweight matter?

Wheel design/style is the primary consideration when considering whether or not you want to quickly drop unnecessary weight. Bulky styling can quickly increase weight, pushing your wheel well past ...
What are DOT approved UTV Tires?

What are DOT approved UTV Tires?

DOT approved UTV tires, DOT rated UTV Tires. What in the world makes these things DOT anyway? We break down that the definition of a DOT approved UTV tire is and why it matters to you, the drivers ...
Rims or Wheels? What's the difference?

Rims or Wheels? What's the difference?

You've heard both right? Wheels or Rims? Which is the correct way of referencing the circular metal things that you mount tires on? We throw our two-cents on the subject and explain why we use both.
What is a Flow Formed Wheel?

What is a Flow Formed Wheel?

There is more than one way to skin a cat when it comes to UTV wheel manufacturing. Valor Offroad utilizes multiple manufacturing techniques depending on the product to ensure the highest quality UT...
How is a tire made?

How is a tire made?

We take for granted the technical experience and unique materials required to manufacture the only thing touching the ground when we're driving our vehicles, our tires. Learn the steps needed to so...
What is the best UTV wheel

What is the best UTV wheel

Looking for the best UTV wheel in the industry? What makes one brand different from the next and why is there such a big swing in strength, sizing options, customization and price. Learn why the be...
Top 10 items you need in your trailer

Top 10 items you need in your trailer

Getting ready for a weekend in the wild with your UTV or ATV and looking for some last minute additions to make the best of your trip? Check out our top 10 things we ALWAYS carry with us in our enc...
What is a Dual-Drill UTV Wheel?

What is a Dual-Drill UTV Wheel?

A dual drilled wheel is a wheel that is drilled with two sets of bolt holes. With this additional set of holes, dual drill wheels can accept two different bolt patterns. On all dual-drill wheels, t...
backspacing vs offset what is the difference powersports utv atv

Wheel Backspacing vs. Offset

4+3? 6+1? 25mm? We put to bed the UTV industry debate on what measurement is better, why we use wheel offset and wheel backspacing in the powersports industry, and we do a deep dive into why each m...
Durometer Ratings

Durometer Ratings

Durometer numbers simply represent a relative comparison of hardness between different but similar materials that have had their hardness measured using the same durometer scale, device and measure...
Unsprung vs Sprung Weight

Unsprung vs Sprung Weight

Lightweight? Forged? Flow Formed? You need new wheels but you're confused as to what the hype is surrounding wheel weights and construction right? We take a deep nerdy dive on why lightweight wheel...
Restoring an older UTV or ATV

Restoring an older UTV or ATV

Getting the most out of your older or used UTV or ATV requires patience, creativity and a good grasp of the essentials to spend money on to make your offroad adventures more awesome than awful. Lea...
How to Install Beadlock Wheels

How to Install Beadlock Wheels

Want to know how to mount your new Valor Offroad UTV beadlock wheels on your tires? We're here to help with a The Source instructional post on best practices. Let us know if you have any additional...
Explain Tire Sidewall Marks

Explain Tire Sidewall Marks

It's one things to know your tire's brand and model, but what do all of the other markings on the tire's sidewall actually mean? The dirt is in the details, let's jump into what makes each tire tru...
What is a tire bead gap

What is a tire bead gap

There is more than meets the eye when you dissect how a tire and wheel combo inflates, stays inflated and why some wheels and tires shouldn't be matched together. We take a deep dive into what make...
How much does a UTV weight?

How much does a UTV weight?

Weight matters, especially when you're trying to figure out what trailer can support your new toy. We put together a list of all popular makes/models of UTVs on the market so you know exactly how m...

NEW UTV PRODUCTS

We spend most of the year behind the scenes developing innovative products to boost performance and styling on and off the trail. Check out our most recent additions to the Valor Offroad lineup!