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25 May

May Issue Feature: Summer Fun: Side-by-Side Vehicle Installations

Summer Fun: Side-by-Side Vehicle Installations

Great ready for summer with tips and tricks for the upcoming outdoor season.

Words by David MacKinnon

5-25-2018, Mobile Electronics -- When your friend and coworker calls for help, the answer is always yes! Joey Knapp is tied up in California building amazing audio systems in Acura NSX and Lamborghinis. He asked me to help out with this latest Tech Today article. He is starting a new series entitled “Summer Fun” in which we will be looking at installations in various summertime vehicles. In this issue we are going to look at a few of the options available to add sounds systems to a side-by-side vehicle. As always, we’ll take into account the importance of thoughtfully planned and executed installations as we work through each area of the upgrade.

We would both like to thank Mike Bartells and his team at Extreme Audio in Midlothian and Mechanicsville, Va. for providing supporting images for this article.

What is a side-by-side?

Depending on which part of the country you are in, side-by-side vehicles may be something you see every day on the way to work—or, for us city folk, something our friends with cottages talk about. A side-by-side is also called an SxS, or UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle). It is a combination of a golf cart, a John Deere Gator and a UTV. Most UTVs are less than 65 inches wide and feature a seating position like a car with a steering wheel on the left and foot pedals for braking and acceleration.

The SxS is typically quite tall to allow for excellent ground clearance. This added height makes... Read the rest of the article HERE


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