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.

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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
What is a bolt pattern?

What is a bolt pattern?

Your vehicle's bolt pattern is one of, if not the, first criteria that needs to be considered when determining if a wheel will fit your car or not. The bolt pattern is the number and spacing of the...
What is a Centerbore?

What is a Centerbore?

The centerbore of a wheel is the size of the machined hole on the back of the wheel that centers the wheel properly on the hub of the vehicle. Centerbores on wheels are typically a standard size in...
Why you should tighten your lugs

Why you should tighten your lugs

I'd like to tell you that the featured image of this post is a stock image I found online. It isn't, and the events that led to this catastrophic failure in both judgement and mechanics we're both ...
Valor Offroad Casting Process

Valor Offroad Casting Process

The automotive industry has relied upon low-pressure die casting for decades to create strong, high-quality aluminum casts. However, due to its relatively slow casting process. Low-pressure die cas...
SRA vs IRS

SRA vs IRS

For decades, enthusiasts have debated the better of the two: Solid Rear Axle (SRA) vs. Independent Rear Suspension (IRS). But which ATV is actually better for you? We took a deep dive into what mak...
New Polaris UTV Wheels & Tires

New Polaris UTV Wheels & Tires

The new models of Polaris UTV and ATV are rolling out and we put together a list of the hottest new wheels, tires and accessories for you to take them from stock to stunners. See whats new for Pola...
Why Do I Need New Lug Nuts

Why Do I Need New Lug Nuts

Wondering why your new wheels require a set of new lugs to install? It's a common question we get asked so we figured we'd pull back the curtain and explain why it's common practice to need new lug...
Why You Need UTV Beadlock Wheels

Why You Need UTV Beadlock Wheels

Deciding whether or not you need beadlock wheels is a decision thousands have had to make before you. Are they worth the extra $? Will they properly hold my tire? I heard they're a pain to maintain...
How do I clean my wheels?

How do I clean my wheels?

Follow these easy steps to keep your wheels in tip top shape and extend the life of your finish. Skip the BS and empty promises of expensive products and keep a few simple ingredients on hand for a...
UTV Offroad Glossary

UTV Offroad Glossary

We've all been there. You're talking to an offroad friend and they use a word or phrase you've heard before but never grasped the full meaning. We've got you covered with The Source - UTV Offroad G...

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!