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By: Tim Donaldson

Product Review – DG Performance Products

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DG Performance Six Pack Rack.
DG Performance Six Pack Rack.

Stock bumper offers little to no protection.
Stock bumper offers little to no protection.

The 700R now looks like she ready for some serious riding.
The 700R now looks like she ready for some serious riding.

The Alloy Series Six Pack Rack replaces the stock grab bar and gives riders a place for cargo. The rack will neatly accommodate a small cooler or, of course, a six pack. Installation was quite easy and the rack helps to transform the sporty Raptor into a purpose-driven trail bike.

Fat Series – Grab Bar (Black) and VPro Front Bumper (Black)

DG, also, provided - for my optional installation - the Fat Series (Black) Grab Bar.  The Fat Series features a larger diameter tube than other versions, giving the series a hardy, robust appearance. I choose the Six Pack Rack because of its ability to carry cargo. However, the installation of both is performed in the exact same manner.  Anytime that I wish to switch, all I need to do is simply remove a few bolts and exchange. A word of caution - since the mounting bolts are located near the exhaust pipe, make sure that it has adequately cooled!

Looking at the stock front bumper of the Raptor 700, you may wonder what it is actually intended to protect. Even a minor collision would likely miss the bumper, because of its small size. With the DG Performance’s Fat Series VPro Front Bumper (Black), the style and usefulness of the bumper on the Raptor are improved.   Exceptionally easy to install, it was just a matter of a few bolts to install.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am pleased with DG Performance’s products. They are stylish and efficiently perform their intended purpose. The quality of the workmanship is visibly apparent in each piece. I expect that people purchasing DG Performance products will be happy with the added longevity the pieces will add to machine life, their functionality, and the overall durability of the product. Although the installation was mostly straight-forward and easy, I would have like to have seen more descriptive, illustrative instructions. In the case of installing the nerf bars, it was unclear where to mount the center union that connected left nerf bar to the right. However, DG graciously helped us out, and we were on our way! So, if you’re going to add some performance products to your quad, they might as well come from DG Performance.

DG Performance, based in California and manufacturing after-market parts since 1973, offers a wide range of products for a variety of ATV’s. Check out their website at: www.dgperf.com for their latest product and ordering information.

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