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Yamaha Rhino Long Travel Kits

Yamaha Rhino Long Travel Kits

DuneGuide.com's Rhino with Long Travel
Rhino with Mason Motorsports long travel arms, Elka Elite shocks and Gorilla Axles

Yamaha Rhino’s come stock with fully independent four-wheel suspension: Double-wishbones front and rear deliver 7.3 inches of wheel travel and 12.1 inches of ground clearance. Stock Rhino’s have a 75″ wheelbase, and are 54.5″ wide. Decent for easy trail rides, but with stock-width a-arms, it feels like it could tip on side hills, or run out of suspension going through the whoops, jumping or hitting a witches eye. So if you are serious about taking your Rhino for hard dune rides, either invest in some aftermarket suspension, or know the vehicle’s limits.  

Although long travel kits are far from cheap, they are the bestway to improve your Rhino’s suspension.  Approaching the goal of longtravel in steps can result in more expense because stock length shocks will notwork (the only exception to this is Lonestar Racing MTS mid-travel kit).  It is a hard pill to swallow, but if you want to get to long travel,you will save money in the long run by waiting until you can buy a full longtravel kit.

If a long travel kit is just out of reach, but you still want toincrease your track width for more stability in the dunes, you can try offsetwheels and/or wheel spacers.

Most of the long travel kits increase wheeltravel, front and rear track width and stretch the wheelbase. Long travel kits are now available fromseveral manufacturers.

What is included in a Rhino Long Travel Kit?

Before you go running off to buy one of these long travel kits,it is best to understand what is included so that you can make side by sidecomparisons. 

A-Arms – A few different types of a-arms are outthere.  Most are made from chromoly tubing, others are boxed, and a few aremade from billet aluminum or mild steel. Each material type has pros and cons.Ask questions about why a particular material and arm design was chosen.

Some kits come powder coated in a standard color.Others come unfinished or offer custom colors.

A-Arm Hardware – Inner and outer a-arm hardware istypically replaced. The majority of long travel kits come with new bushings (Delron,Daystar, etc.) on the inner side of the a-arm, but some come with heims. On the outer or spindle side, some kits use heims, others use uni-balls, and afew reuse the OEM ball joint. There are pluses and minuses to each type of setupand quality can vary from heim to heim and bushing to bushing, so ask questions.

Axles – When you extend the wheels out, you are going toneed new axles.  There are two approaches to this.  The cheaper routeis to reuse the stock CVs and just replace the axles (for example – Gear Onemakes a 300m axle for Rhinos). The more expensive routeis new axles and CVs.  Many builders use Gorilla Axles & CVs. Steppingup to Gorilla Axles & CVs will increase strength and is much easier toinstall. The cost to step up to Gorilla Axles and CVs varies, but expect to payup to $1,500 more.

Tie Rods – Some kits come with tie rod extenders.  Afew come with new tie rods. 

Shocks – All of the kits include new coilover shocks.Several shock manufacturers have developed Rhino specific shocks, so there aremany options and prices out there. Long travel kit manufacturers will tend tohave a favorite. If you don’t want to mess around with shock valving, stick withwhat the manufacturer recommends. Shock selection can greatly affect not onlythe cost, but also the performance of the kit.

Front Shock Tower – A few of the kits have optional frontshock towers that raises the upper shock mount location and allows for a longershock and morewheel travel. Some welding may be necessary.

Spindles – Stock spindles aren’t typically replaced, buta few manufacturers are now offering new spindles as an option. If you race orlike to jump, you should look into new spindles.

Frame Gussets – Long travel kits put more stress on thefactory mounting locations. Several manufacturers are now offering bolt-on orweld-on gussets to help beef up the stock frame in critical areas.

Other things to ask:

  • Does the kit affect ride height? This not only affects how the Rhino will handle, but also if it will make it inside your toy hauler.

  • Make sure your kit is “bolt-on” with no welding required.

  • Will my OEM wheels will fit?

  • Will the OEM rear sway bar work?

  • Does the kit put extra stress on OEM parts that do not get replaced?


Spotlight on Rhino Products

Here are the products that we have chosen to use on the DuneGuide.comProject Rhino:


Yamaha Rhino Long Travel Kits

  • ADub Motorsports

Billet aluminum arms
A-Arm width: 
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel: 13″
Shocks: King

  • ATVonics

A-Arm width: +6″
Wheelbase:
Wheel travel: 
Shocks: KING, FOX, ELKA or Walker Evans

  • Bad Ass Golf

A-Arm width: +6″ per side
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel: 
Shocks: 

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  • Bulletproof Suspension

A-Arm width: +6″ per side
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel: 14″
Shocks: Fox

  • CRS Manufacturing

A-Arm width: +6 inches per side
Wheelbase: +0″ front and +2″ rear
Wheel travel: 15″
Shocks: 

   

  • Custom Creations

A-Arm width: +6 inches per side
Wheelbase:
Wheel travel:
Shocks: Fox Air Shox

Long Travel Rhino with Fox Air Shox 

  • Direct Concept Engineering

A-Arm width: +6″ per side
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel: 14″
Shocks: Radflo

    

  • Dragon Fire Racing

A-Arm width: +3.5″ wider per side
Wheelbase: 1″ forward and 1″ back
Wheel travel: 13″
Shocks: Fox

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side
Wheelbase: 1″ forward and 1.5″ back
Wheel travel: 14″
Shocks: Fox

Dragon Fire Racing - Rhino Long Travel Kit  Dragon Fire Racing - Rhino Long Travel Kit  Dragon Fire Racing - Rhino Long Travel Kit DragonFire Racing +6" Long Travel Kit

  • Excessive Suspension Engineering – ESE

A-Arm width: +6 inches per side
Wheelbase: 2″ forward and 2″ back
Wheel travel: 15″
Shocks: Radflo

    

ESE - Rhino Long Travel Kit  Excessive Suspension Engineering  - Rhino Long Travel Kit  ESE - Rhino Long Travel Kit

  • Fabtech Motorsports

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side
Wheelbase: +2″ front, +2″ rear
Wheel travel: 13″
Shocks: Fabtech Dirtlogic

Also manufacture Control Arm Frame Gussets and Rear Differential Support Kits.

FabTech Long Travel Kit   FabTech Long Travel Kit

  • Fireball Racing

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel: 16″
Shocks: Bilstein by MicroTouch

A-Arm width: +4″ wider per side
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel:
Shocks: Bilstein by MicroTouch

Fireball Racing - Rhino Long Travel Kit   Fireball Racing - Rhino Long Travel Kit   Fireball Racing - Rhino Long Travel Kit

  • FST Motorsports

A-Arm width: +6.5” wider per side. 
Wheelbase: 2″ forward, 2″ rear
Wheel Travel:
Shocks: Dual rate King

Shock relocation brackets

Rhino Long Travel Kit - FST Motorsports Rhino Long Travel Kit - FST Motorsports Rhino Long Travel Kit - FST Motorsports

Rhino Long Travel Kit - FST Motorsports Rhino Long Travel Kit - FST Motorsports Rhino Long Travel Kit - FST Motorsports

  • Fulcrum Fabrication

Billet aluminum long travel kit.
A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side. 
Wheelbase: +2″ wheelbase (rear only)
Wheel travel: 13″ wheel travel
Shocks: 

Fulcrum Fabrication - Billet Long Travel Kit  Fulcrum Fabrication - Billet Long Travel Kit  Fulcrum Fabrication - Billet Long Travel Kit  Billet Long Travel Rhino Kit

  • HCR Racing

A-Arm width: +6″
Wheelbase: +1″ forward and 1″ rearward
Wheel Travel: 15″
Shocks: King

Website: www.hcrracing.com
Location: Cedar City, UT
Phone: 602-568-3944

HCR Racing - Yamaha Rhino Long Travel KitHCR Racing - Yamaha Rhino Long Travel Kit

  • Herrmann Racing

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side. 
Wheelbase: +2″ wheelbase.
Wheel Travel: 13″
Shocks: Fox

 

  • HRT Motorsports

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side. 
Wheelbase: +2″ wheelbase.
Wheel Travel: 14″
Shocks: Fox

HRT Motorsports - Rhino Long Travel Kit   HRT Motorsports - Rhino Long Travel Kit   HRT Motorsports - Rhino Long Travel Kit

      

  • iShock

+6 i2500LT:
A-Arm width: +6” wider per side. 
Wheelbase: 2″ forward, 2″ rear
Wheel Travel: 14″
Shocks: iShock

+3.5 i2500LT:
A-Arm width: +3.5″ wider per side. 
Wheelbase: +1″ rear
Wheel Travel: 12″
Shocks: iShock

iShock - Rhino Long Travel Kit iShock - Rhino Long Travel Kit iShock Rhino Long Travel Kit iShock Rhino Long Travel Kit 

  • Laeger Racing

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side. 
Wheelbase:
Wheel Travel: 
Shocks: Elka

  • Lonestar Racing

XTR Long travel:
A-Arm width: +6.5” wider per side. 
Wheelbase: 2” forward, and 2” rear.
Wheel Travel: 15.5” of rear, 14.25” front.
Shocks: Your choice

MTS Mid travel:
A-Arm width: +3″ wider per side. 
Wheelbase: 1″ forward and 1″ backward.
Wheel Travel: 10″
Shocks: Stock length will work

Website: www.lsracing.com
Location: Phoenix, AZ
 

Lonestar Racing - Long Travel Rhino  Lonestar Racing - Rhino Long Travel  Kit  Lonestar Racing - Rhino Long Travel  Kit

Lonestar Racing - Rhino Long Travel  Kit  LSR-LongTravel-3.jpg (360050 bytes)

LSR - Mid Travel kit  LoneStar Racing - Mid Travel Rhino Kit, PDS 2 Seat Cage

  • Long Travel Industries

A-Arm width: + 5” wider per side. 
Wheelbase: Forward 2” and back 2”.
Wheel travel: 14”
Shocks: King

Long Travel Rhino - Long Travel Kit

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  • Magnum Offroad

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side
Wheelbase: Forward 2” and back 2”.
Wheel travel: 14″
Shocks: Fox

Website: www.magnumoffroad.com
 

Magnum Offroad - Rhino Long Travel Kit Magnum Offroad - Rhino Long Travel Kit Magnum Offroad - Rhino Long Travel Kit

  • Mason Motorsports – Now at SDR Motorsports

Fully boxed A-arms made of 4130 chromoly.
A-Arm width: + 6″wider per side.
Wheelbase:  4″ longer
Wheel travel: 14 1/2″
Shocks: Fox, Elka

Mason Motorsports - Long Travel Kit for Yamaha Rhino SDR Motorsports - Long Travel Rhino Kit

Mason Motorsports - Long Travel Rhino  Mason Motorsports - Long Travel Rhino  Mason Motorsports - Long Travel Kit

Mason Motorsports - Long Travel Rhino (kit installed by PDS)  Mason Motorsports - Long Travel Rhino (kit installed by PDS)

  • PEM Products

Made from billet aluminum.
A-Arm width: +4″ wider per side. 
Wheelbase: Forward 2” and back 2”.
Wheel travel: 11.5
Shocks: Walker Evan’s Racing

PEM Products - Rhino Long Travel Kit   PEM Products - Rhino Long Travel Kit   PEM Products - Rhino Long Travel Kit

  • Mafia Industries – Rhino Mafia (Sinister)

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side.
Wheelbase: +2″
Wheel travel: 14″ in front (with upper mount relocate kit), 16″ rear.
Shocks: Fox

Front shock tower mount available.

Rhino Mafia - Rhino Long Travel Kit   Rhino Mafia Long Travel Kit   Rhino Mafia - Rhino Long Travel Kit   Rhino Mafia - Rhino Long Travel Kit   RhinoMafia-5.jpg (69862 bytes)

  • Rancho Suspension

A-Arm width: +4″
Wheelbase:
Wheel travel:
Shocks: Rancho Suspension

Yamaha Rhino Long Travel Kit - Rancho Performance Rancho Suspension - Long Travel Kit for Yamaha Rhino Yamaha Rhino - Long Travel Kit from Rancho Polaris RZR Long Travel Kit from Rancho

  • RhinoTech

A-Arm width: +4″ wider per side.
Wheelbase: +1″
Wheel travel: 12″
Shocks: King

Front shock tower mount.

Rhino Tech - Long Travel Rhino   Rhino Tech - Rhino Long Travel Kit   Rhino Tech - Rhino Long Travel Kit   Rhino Tech - Front Shock Tower

  • SDR Motorsports

Fully boxed A-arms made of 4130 chromoly.
A-Arm width: + 6″wider per side.
Wheelbase:  4″ longer
Wheel travel: 14 1/2″
Shocks: Fox, Elka

Website: www.sdrmotorsports.com
 

SDR Motorsports - Long Travel Rhino Kit 

Mason Motorsports - Long Travel Rhino (kit installed by PDS)  Mason Motorsports - Long Travel Rhino (kit installed by PDS) Mason Motorsports - Long Travel Rhino  Mason Motorsports - Long Travel Rhino  Mason Motorsports - Long Travel Kit

  • Shaw’z Metal Fabrications

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side
Wheelbase: +4″
Wheel travel:  14″
Shocks: Fox

Shaw'z Metal Fabrications - Rhino Long Travel Kit   Shaw'z Metal Fabrications - Rhino Long Travel Kit   Shaw'z Metal Fabrications - Rhino Long Travel Kit   Shaw'z Metal Fabrications - Rhino Long Travel Kit

      

  • SoCal Fab

Single Shock and Dual Shock w/ Bypass kits available
A-Arm width:+6″ wider per side.
Wheelbase: 2″ forward and 2″ backward
Wheel travel: 14.5″
Shocks: Elka, King, Walker Evans, Fox

A-Arm width: +4″ wider per side. (Coming soon)
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel: 
Shocks:

Also manufacture Rhino spindles.

So Cal Fab - Rhino Long Travel Kit  So-Cal Fab Rhino Long Travel Kit - +6"  SoCalFab-4.jpg (91435 bytes)  So-Cal Fab +6" Rhino Long Travel Kit

  • So-Cal Offroad and Custom

A-Arm width: +6.5″ wider per side.
Wheelbase:
Wheel travel: 
Shocks: 

Website: eBay
Phone: (661) 948-8037

  • SoCal UTV

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side.
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel: 13″
Shocks: 

Full Potential Offroad - Long Travel Rhino  SoCal UTV Long Travel Yamaha Rhino   SoCal UTV Long Travel Yamaha Rhino  SoCal UTV Long Travel Yamaha Rhino

  • Spectrum Sand Sports / LTRhino.com

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side.
Wheelbase: 2″ forward and 2″ backward
Wheel travel: 12″
Shocks: 

Spectrum Sand Sports - Long Travel Rhino Kit  Spectrum Sand Sports - Long Travel Kit  Spectrum Sand Sports - Rhino Long Travel Kit  Spectrum Sand Sports - Rhino Long Travel Kit

  • SSR Industries

A-Arm width: +4″ wider per side. 
Wheelbase: +1″ wheelbase.
Wheel Travel: 13″
Shocks: Fox

SSR Industries - Rhino Long Travel Kit A-Arms  SSR Industries - Rhino Long Travel Kit A-Arms

  • Speed Unlimited Motorsports

A-Arm width: 
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel: 
Shocks: 

    

  • Tee Zey Motorsports

A-Arm width: 
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel: 14.5″
Shocks: 

      

  • Todd’s Custom Billet

Billet aluminum 6061 control arms
A-Arm width: +6.25″ wider per side
Wheelbase: +1″ forward and 2″ back

ward
Wheel travel: 13 1/2″
Shocks: King

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  • Toxic Rhinos

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side
Wheelbase: +2″ forward and 2″ back

ward
Wheel travel: 16″
Shocks: King, Fox

Toxic Rhinos - Long Travel Kit   Toxic Rhinos - Yamaha Rhino Long Travel Kit

  • Triple X Rhino Sports

A-Arm width: +6″ wider per side
Wheelbase: +2″ forward and 2″ back

ward
Wheel travel: 
Shocks: Elka, King, Fox

XXX Rhino Sports - Rhino Long Travel Kit  XXX Rhino Sports - Rhino Long Travel Kit  XXX Rhino Sports - Rhino Long Travel Kit
XXX Rhino Sports - Rhino Long Travel Kit  XXX Rhino Sports - Rhino Long Travel Kit

  • Twisted Laboratories

A-Arm width: 
Wheelbase: 
Wheel travel: 
Shocks: King, Walker Evans Racing

      

  • Xtreme Machine & Fabrication

A-Arm width: +6″
Wheelbase: +2″ back
Wheel travel: 13 3/4″
Shocks: WER

Xtreme Machine & Fabrication - Rhino Long travel  

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