Eric at Recreationtires.com has the best deal going...give him a call...very honest and very nice to deal with....sorry didn't get back sooner my communications have been amiss for a few days...just wondering what wheel and tire size, brand, and number of paddles front and rear you guys are running at the dunes...i have a 525xc with HMF full system on it, no other power parts yet. first post on here so hopefully this makes sense.
Taller Tires with small rim (8") diameter and 8" width are going to hook up best as well as taller paddles: Best hook up: More 22" tall tires>21" tall tires>20" tall tires LessI'm debating the same thing right now. I'm sure there will be a Glamis trip or two in the not too distant future but don't know what to go with. I originally planned on ITP Sand Stars f/r because I will be riding the dunes/bowls as well as drag racing, so I thought a V-paddle would be a better bet than a straight-paddle. I guess I am wondering how much of a weight difference is there between the ITP and the comparable Skat Trak Edge model and what type of hook-up can I expect in different conditions? Also, how will a straight-paddle perform in actual duning, not just racing?
Sorry for the confusion:Huh, I think I am further away from figuring out what tire to go with than I was before. Thanks LTZ470 for all the info - sounds like you have quite a bit of experience with different setups. So it sounds like I am not going to be able to find a tire that will hook up well for drag racing AND work well on the dunes themselves. Seems the two require total opposite setups. To be honest, I will spend more time duning than drag racing so I suppose I should focus on getting a proper V-paddle and then just make do at the drags.
The SX versions are making about 52hp but are not great in the torque department. The engine would rather be revved a bit, but, if the rear end hooks up, the quad will launch pretty hard.Sorry for the confusion:
You could go with the Skat Trak Edge 20X11X8 7 or 8 paddle mounted on a 8X8 rim and this would make it stand up a little more for drag racing and still be a good controlled slider...I see you are running the 450SX what kind of horsepower/tq does it make?
Another option is the Sand Skate II which is a great play tire and holds its own at the drags and hill shooting...they are made by Sand Tires Unlimited
Yes you can adjust the tire pressure more or less for traction. Higher air pressure=less traction. Vice versa for the lower pressure. I have been using 8 paddle haulers for a long time on 8" wheels. I can slide with the best of them when I get the pressure high enough...finally found the right info. thanks guys. I have posted this before on other sites but got no help. I have an 08 525XC and its hard to keep the front end down when powering thru a turn in the sand. thought it was my suspension setup. i have the sandstars they hook up pretty hard just wish they would slide a bit more in the corners. can a slightly higher tire pressure help with that?