In honor of its newest innovation, the 2-in-1 Tire & Tube Sealant for all off-highway vehicles, Slime, the nation’s leader in tire technology, is pleased to announce that they have partnered with professional Formula Drift drivers Chris Forsberg and Dylan Hughes to build a works competition Slime Polaris Side-by-Side RZR UTV from the ground up to compete in the Norra 500 in October 2021.
Slime’s 2-in-1 Tire & Tube Sealant, which was introduced earlier this year, instantly seals punctures on tires and tubes for up to two years. It is environmentally friendly, cleans up with water, and works under extreme temperatures. It is designed for ALL off-highway vehicles, and can help win off-road races by eliminating the time to change a tire.
“This is definitely one of the cooler builds we have done, especially since it takes us out of our element and into the off-road space,” said Chris Forsberg, three-time Formula Drift champion. “Rebuilding this UTV is one thing, it’s not a ton of fabrication like we’re used to in some of our builds, it’s more figuring out what the best parts are for racing in Baja and then making sure we get it all right.”
“Yeah, the Polaris RZR we are starting with is an amazing vehicle, but when you add the pieces we are using it becomes a legitimate Baja race-ready contender, which is so cool,” added teammate Dylan Hughes, Formula Drift professional driver.
- Heavier shocks
- Stronger axles
- Narrow custom wheels
- Off road competition tires
- Stronger engine mounts
- Competition fuel cell
- Rear bash bar
- Upgraded seats
- Stronger roll cage
- Navigation system
- Radio system
The project is currently featured in a multi-part UTV web series hosted by Chris and Dylan to support the introduction of Slime 2-in-1 Tube & Tire Sealant. Three videos have been released so far, featuring the initial steps of the build process. These videos can be seen here: slime.com/roadtobaja. Additional videos are planned of the build process, as well as testing in the desert before the race, and of the race itself.
“Slime’s new 2-in-1 Tire & Tube Sealant is an amazing product, and we wanted to celebrate its release in a big way,” said Chad Ellman, Marketing Manager at Slime. “Chris and Dylan’s passion for this off-road project matches the energy that all Slime users have for their outdoor activities. Whether it is through the deserts of Baja, or your own neighborhood, Slime’s new 2-in-1 Tire & Tube Sealant keeps everyone’s tires rolling.”