LAKESIDE SPEED & SHINE X3
Jim McKay of Lakeside Speed &
Shine customizes and restores hot
rods, boats and UTVs. His 2017
Maverick X3 X rs got the most votes
and won the Show & Shine. McKay
started with a TMW cage and then
integrated front and rear bumpers and
a glass windshield. He did away with
the OEM bed and fabricated a spare-tire holder and rear fascia. McKay also
modified the exhaust to fit the new
PU PRODUCTS ADVENTURE
Mitch Weiss was third in the Hangar
24 Show & Shine with a tricked-out
RZR XP 4 1000 by PU Products of
Havasu. PU Products specializes
in bed boxes for RZRs, Generals,
YXZ1000Rs and other UTVs, and
they also build spare-tire mounts and
seat-mount Qwik Rax for RZRs. Weiss
removed all three passenger seats to
create the ultimate long-range, ironman
extended rear end and customized the
TMW roof with a carbon fiber air scoop.
McKay fabricated half-door frames and
skins and added HMF billet-aluminum
latch handles and PRP door bags. He
chose PRP GTSE seats and harnesses
and built a console mount for a PCI Trax
radio and intercom with Bluetooth and
PCI headsets. He also used a UTV Inc.
steering wheel and Assault soft cooler.
For night rides, McKay went with a
Baja Designs 40-inch Onix LED light bar
integrated into the custom windshield
adventure UTV. Replacing the front
passenger seat with a Qwik Rax, he
strapped in his backpack, sleeping
bag, charcoal grill, tripods and Pelican
cases for photography equipment.
Rear seats were replaced with RZ Fuel
Station’s Qwik Rax ($365) with utility
jugs and siphon and a 2800-cubic-inch
Tough System storage box ($200) for
tools, spares and the like.
Spare axles, a jack and tire tools
are zip-tied to the rear passenger grab
frame, and he installed Rokblokz rear
flaps for a rally look and protection for
the Method 401 beadlock wheels with
32-inch Maxxis Liberty tires. He had
Skat Trak buff the sides off of the tires
to lighten them and lessen the likelihood
of broken axles. For suspension, McKay
had Gary Fries of UTV Shocks (www.
utvshocks.com) completely work over the
X rs Fox IBP shocks. Fries welded the
existing IBP ports and cut in new ones at
staggered heights, re-valved the pistons
and dropped the third rear springs.
bar, and two more utility jugs go in
the RZ-Big Box ($525), along with an
American Outdoors (AO) soft cooler
($59–$99). A PU Products spare-tire
mount ($269) and Big Sky rifle rack
($109) complete the rear end. The
adventure XP 4 build also includes
rock sliders, a roof, 31-inch Mickey
Thompson Baja MTZ tires on Method
beadlock rims, a Rigid Industries
40-inch LED light bar and LED Cubes,
Xenon half-door skins, rear-view and
side mirrors, and ODI clamp-on grips
for the passenger T-bar.
Jim McKay’s Maverick X3 X rs build started with a TMW cage and
roof, then he fabricated the windshield, front and rear bumpers, tire
mount, doors and skins, roof air scoop, exhaust re-route, and mounts
for the LED lights, radios and more.
PRP matched the Maverick X3 Octane Blue powdercoating with
panels and piping for the GTSE seats, and PRP was the choice for
door bags and harnesses. Assault’s soft cooler ($59.99) keeps the
trail food and drinks cold.
Mitch Weiss tricked out his RZR XP 4 1000 for adventure with PU Products’ spare-tire
mount and Rax Systems lockable bed box with utility jugs and Qwik Rax. The XP 4 build
uses Micky Thompson MTZ tires on Method rims and Rigid Industries LED lights.
PU Products builds locking Big Box systems
for the beds of RZRs, Generals, YXZs and
other UTVs,and the spare is mounted high
to clear the utility jugs. The three passenger
seats were replaced by Qwik Rax frames
that lock in like the OEM seats and carry
lots of adventure gear.