By Jon Crowley
Shock Therapy is always pushing the limits in the off-road world and their new four-seat build is proof of that. Starting with the Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX X rs set the stage for this four-seater. With 22-in of suspension travel and a wheelbase 15% longer than the Polaris RZR XP4, the Maverick X3 MAX is quite the sight already, but add to that an industry-leading triple-cylinder Rotax ACE engine that lays down 172 horsepower and you’ve created one bad buggy from the factory!
The 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX side-by-side vehicle builds upon the industry-altering advancements achieved with the two-seat Maverick X3 unveiled last year by delivering new levels of performance, handling and passenger comfort to the four-seat segment of the market. The wheelbase of the Maverick X3 MAX is a staggering 135 inches. For comparison, that comes in a 0.8 inches longer than a Ford Raptor! That wheelbase not only allows you to soak up some of the ugliest off-road terrain on earth, but also creates a cockpit that comfortably seats four adults.
Shock Therapy started the build with some suspension improvements. Now I have their shock upgrades on my Maverick X3 2 seater and the improvement is nothing beyond spectacular. Their new X3 MAX got the full treatment with a X3 RS Max Dual Rate Springs, Ride Improvement System, Bump Steer Delete Tie Rod Kit (BSD) and Adjustable Sway Bar Links.
Then they installed Lonestar Racing MTS suspension kit that is +3″ wider per side in the front and +2″ wider per side in the rear with stock wheel base. The kit will come with high clearance front a-arms, high clearance rear trailing arms, radius rods, tie rods, radius rods double sheer gussets, rear mud flaps, radius rod plate, front sway bar links and all necessary hardware and features 24″ of suspension travel in the front and rear.
With the suspension dialed, they installed TMW Off-Road cage and doors, Triple X Seats and finished off the body with a wrap from Wolf Designs.
We caught up with Shock Therapy over Halloween weekend in Glamis and Ernie was more than happy to show us what their new Maverick X3 MAX could do!
I was surprised at how nimble the X3 MAX was for its size. Be sure to keep an eye on Shock Therapy. They has some great products that not only help your UTV ride better in rough terrain, but also help them last longer in extreme race environments.
Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX X rs Specifications:
- Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX X rs
- Shock Therapy Dual Rate Spring Kit and Ride Improvement System
- Lonestar Racing MTS Long Travel Suspention
- TMW Offroad cage and doors
- Triple X Seats
- Wolf Designs Wrap
- Baja Dsigns LED Lights
- Buggy Whips LED whips
- Rockford Fosgate audio system
- PCI Radios
- XTC Power Products 12Volt Accessories
- Affordable Powerdercoating
- Sand Tires Unlimited sand tires