Our Can-Am Maverick X3 Maxed Out Our RTI Ramp

We play with tire size, pressure, and sway bars to get the most flex out of our X3.

Our RTI ramp is merciless, revealing weaknesses in any machine’s suspension. Our Can-Am Maverick X3 X RS Turbo RR found that out first hand when it turned up an embarrassing 372.5 on its stock wheels and tires. But that was over a year ago, and since then, the mighty Can-Am has come a long way. The 35-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires and 15-inch KMC beadlock wheels have transformed the machine, letting us tackle some truly insane obstacles. We felt like it was time for a rematch with the ramp, and while we were at it, we wanted to explore how things like tire pressure and sway bars impact a machine’s articulation.

We expected the X3 to do better than before. We just weren’t prepared for how much it would improve. We started with the 35s inflated to a laughable 46 psi. Even so, the X3 demolished its old record. Deflating to 8 psi gained the rig another personal best, and detaching the rear sway bar saw our X3 max out the RTI ramp. For a vehicle that couldn’t manage to climb more than 39 inches before lifting a wheel, that ain’t bad.

We’re gonna need a bigger ramp.

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