|Wolf Designs “Goblin”
Words by Cody Hooper, Photos by Cody Hooper and Jon Crowley
Vinyl wraps have exploded in popularity over the past decade, and for good reason. Its an inexpensive appearance change for your UTV that is durable, flexible, and most importantly- removable. Dont like it anymore? Peel it off! Try that with paint.
Jon and Amy Wolf of Wolf Designs have been riding the popularity wave, bringing fresh, unique designs and incredible attention to detail to their work. Its no surprise that while business is booming, Jon and Amy want to get out and play, too.
Before the Werewolf was built, the Wolfs could be found behind the wheel of a 2 seat RZR XP 1000, decked out in boat-flake style vinyl that caught many eyes in the dunes. When it was time to retire their 2014, they turned to TMW Offroad to build a similar car using a brand-new 2015 RZR, sticking to the idea that simplicity is elegance.
Jon loved the Lonestar Racing long travel kit on his 2014 car so much that he put the exact same kit on the new RZR. The Lonestar MTS kit uses the stock shocks to decrease the cost, but widens the car by 3.5 on each side. This adds stability and boosts wheel travel to around 20. It also extends the wheel base of the car by 3, adding more stability in the whoops. The shocks were massaged by the gurus at Shock Therapy, dialed in to Wolfs liking. The front shocks were swapped out for a set of brand new Walker Evans 2.5 body units, and the whole set received Shock Therapys Stage 3 treatment. The Stage 3 shocks receive custom machining work to the pistons of each shock, spec valve tuning and spring rates, a higher flow compression adjuster port, a dual rate spring setup, and a new sway bar for the rear. The end result of the $2,200 kit is a fantastic package that is an absolute blast to drive, but wont set you back the extreme cost of four new shocks. The Shock Therapy treatment can be applied to the stock shocks, with Stage 1 packages starting at $1,250.
To get the RZRs power to the ground, Jon turned to Fullerton Sand Sports for a set of Hiper carbon fiber/aluminum wheels and Sand Tires Unlimited paddle tires. The STU tires have been the staple of the sand industry for years, and its easy to see why- they work extremely well.
TMW did all of the accessory installation and wiring on the car. The accessories mounted on the car include a 30 Rigid E-Series light bar mounted atop the roof, a 10 Rigid SR light bar mounted in the grill, and two Quick Light LED whips. Triple X seats embroidered with custom Wolf Designs logos grace the interior.
Since the powdercoated portions of the car were done up in Shocker Yellow, the wrap had to follow suit. Going with a classic theme seemed right for the build, and the addition of the blue color makes the car stand out. If youre in the hunt to make your car pop, check out Wolfs new website, www.UTVWrap.com. It is an intuitive page that allows you to design your own wrap and order it directly, kind of like an online paint shop!
The Goblin Specifications:
How to submit your UTV
Send and email firstname.lastname@example.org with specifications and images. Images should be about 800×600 and less than 100k each. Make sure you include a list of modifications along with manufacturer info.