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Does anybody have info on the dune tire shootout? I read somewhere that fuel did one and cant find where I read that or any info on a dune tire shootout. I'm looking for a good all around paddle, for sliding and drags. Everybody tends to lean toward the hauler from what I see but how many paddles. I only get to dune once or twice a year so looking for my best bang out of a tire. What size also? THANKS
 

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QUOTE (michael @ Sep 21 2007, 02:10 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3423
Does anybody have info on the dune tire shootout? I read somewhere that fuel did one and cant find where I read that or any info on a dune tire shootout. I'm looking for a good all around paddle, for sliding and drags. Everybody tends to lean toward the hauler from what I see but how many paddles. I only get to dune once or twice a year so looking for my best bang out of a tire. What size also? THANKS
This is not Fuel's review, but I have been researching paddles on many sites for the last few months. Here is some good info from some other sites:

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Sand Skate 1 & MDT review
http://sandbros.us/forums/index.php?topic=55.0

A good review of Brats
http://www.trx450r.org/forum/index.php?sho...=26871&st=0

Brats vs Hauler review
http://www.yfztech.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=661&hl=


Below is some info on sand tires

Info from http://www.trx450r.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=11312

Ok found, heres the the most popular sand tire choices

Skat Trak 7 Paddle Hauler (22x11x8)
weight 8lb 14oz (1 tire only)
0-30 mph: 2.65 sec
0-100 ft: 3.25, 33.69 mph
0-300 ft: 6.54, 47.31 mph
0-400 ft: 7.92, 50.52 mph

Sand Tires Unlimited Sand Skate 1 Comp Cut (21x12x10)
weight 9lb 8oz (1 tire only)
0-30 mph: 2.60 sec
0-100 ft: 3.27 sec, 33.86 mph
0-300 ft: 6.55 sec, 47.21 mph
0-400 ft: 7.94 sec, 51.08 mph

Sand Tires Unlimited 9 Paddle Play Cut (21x12x8)
weight 11lb 10oz (1 tire only)
0-30 mph: 2.51 sec
0-100 ft: 3.16 sec, 34.84 mph
0-300 ft: 6.42 sec, 47.50 mph
0-400 ft: 7.81 sec, 50.53 mph

Sand Tires Unlimited 6 Paddle Comp Cut (21x12x8)
weight 7lb 3oz (1 tire only)
0-30 mph: 2.16 sec
0-100 ft: 3.05 sec, 35.01 mph
0-300 ft: 6.33 sec, 47.37 mph
0-400 ft: 7.72 sec, 50.79 mph

They also tested, Sand Devils, Sand Skate 2, Sand Stars, Maxis Roosters, AMS Aerospeed, and STU Tebo Groove (Deset Mini Trak) but their not really hillshooting tires.

Paddle tires & gearing
http://www.ltr450hq.com/invision/forums/in...c=2119&st=0

and of course the "Great Paddle Thread" - 24 pages so far
http://www.yfzcentral.com/invision/index.php?showtopic=13062
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I have more at work, but this is what I have on this computer.

From what I've read: where you plan to ride, what type of riding you do, how much you weigh, how much HP your bike makes, are all important questions when figuring out what sand tire would be optimal for your bike and riding style... this could be from the popular 21x12x8 6/7 paddle Extreme Haulers to 21x12x8 9 paddle Gliders ... on and on it goes.

I just ordered me up some STU tires. 21x12x8 6 paddle Padla Brats Comp Cut on Douglas .125 rears and the 22x8x10 Razorbacks on Douglas .125 fronts. Cheap... no, but should be F U N!

Just do some reading on some of the info that I posted above and you will have days and days of reading.
 

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QUOTE (Fast1 @ Sep 23 2007, 08:44 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3437
dang you found some of my old paddle tire threads..
Some good stuff out there on the 'net. After reading all those threads, I decided my second set of sand tires would be the full boat STU setup .... Padla Brats 6 Paddle Comp cut & Razorbacks. I have them on order and will pick them up in a couple days!

First set of tires were Sand Stars on my KFX700. I can't complain about the tires as I never got stuck. I was ultra careful where and how I parked always. I did have to unbury the beast at the top of Buttercup Comp Hill when my wife got stuck at the top (not enough speed and too much weight.)

Thanks for all the great info Fast1!
 

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Hey bdr450r, if you end up getting the Padla Brats Comp Cut, get the Berrymans sealant. I didn't originally get the sealant and I had a slow leak in one of my tires, so I had to always add air after every ride. After adding the sealant, I set the air pressure before I leave home and it stays at that pressure the entire trip.

I LOVE my Brats. If you don't want to drop that kind of money, then go with the Hauler's double buffs. Those straight paddles are awesome in the powder razor backs that you find after a bit of wind.
 

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switched from sand stars to domminator/haulers 22x11x8 8padle on blue lable for my raptor and lost 4 pounds per wheel
can't wait to get back out in the sand
 

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Oh how I love those light weight tires. I just have to be careful when we get into some growth back in the dunes. Don't need a hole punched in my $$$ tires


A few weeks ago some of my friends were out at Gordons Well and those dunes were ultra soft. Powder razor backs that several others got stuck on. I love straight paddles as I can climb about any hill from a dead stop at the base if I want......
Oh that gives me wood just thinking about it.

Ahhh, can't wait. I think I'm heading out to Mother G in two weeks.

Git 'er done!
 

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Forgot I even posted in this thread... Took the 450 out to Sand Mountain in NV over the weekend first time, still on the 20x10x10 sand stars. Went up the hills fine but really bogs at starts. Should have tried some other paddles while there but didn't think of it. I do need a sturdy tire for running over rocks (found a couple trails with some nasty rocky parts) and whatever else, not into hill shooting only.
 

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QUOTE (bdr450r @ Apr 8 2008, 09:26 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=8034
Forgot I even posted in this thread... Took the 450 out to Sand Mountain in NV over the weekend first time, still on the 20x10x10 sand stars. Went up the hills fine but really bogs at starts. Should have tried some other paddles while there but didn't think of it. I do need a sturdy tire for running over rocks (found a couple trails with some nasty rocky parts) and whatever else, not into hill shooting only.
Yep, I'm very careful with the $$$ Brats, but I only ride Imperial Sand dunes.
 

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QUOTE (Larry @ Feb 1 2008, 03:40 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=5874
Oh how I love those light weight tires. I just have to be careful when we get into some growth back in the dunes. Don't need a hole punched in my $$$ tires


A few weeks ago some of my friends were out at Gordons Well and those dunes were ultra soft. Powder razor backs that several others got stuck on. I love straight paddles as I can climb about any hill from a dead stop at the base if I want......
Oh that gives me wood just thinking about it.

Ahhh, can't wait. I think I'm heading out to Mother G in two weeks.

Git 'er done!

if you really want powder sand in Glamis I know where it is at... me and the crew would run from Patton Valley straight on thru to the Glamis store thru the middle right after a strong wind.. talk about power sand.. we had to run 2lbs of air to get enough traction and float to run the many hills. Some really challenging dunes hiding out there.. just watch for low flying a/c and dark spots on peaks where somone could be glassing you.
 

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Found some good powder last time we were out--plenty of wind. Do any of you guys use the Skat Trac Edge's? Feedback?
 

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QUOTE (offroadhunter @ May 9 2008, 03:02 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=8787
I have the basic sandstars (itp) but have Bratts on the radar for next dune season
I bought Sand Stars after my AMS Sand Snakes--I actually liked them a lot, save for the fact that they were a bit heavy. My KFX did not lack traction at all with the Sand Stars. Still, the Sand Snakes were a lot lighter, and I wanted to get back into a lighter tire/wheel combo (the SandStars were 10"). I picked up a set of Skat Trak Edges (22x11x8) on 8" Douglas wheels. They are very light, but larger in diameter than the Sand Stars. I'm going to try them out for the first time over the Memorial Day weekend (don't knwo what wash we'll be at yet, but I'll post it here as the date approaches).
 

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My buddy I go out with has been riding Glamis dunes now for 30+ years. He loves the Edges for his quad (Raptor 700). He got those instead of the STU Skate I's that was on his older Quadzilla 500.

You will love the Edges. Good tire. If you want the best tires, go STU or Skat-Trak.
 

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Just made the switch from SandStars to Turbo 8 paddle tires. Does anyone know where I can pick-up some of those weights that Farm Tractors use for the front of there tractor? By the way don't follow me very close in the sand you will be sorry!!
PEOPLE PLEASE DO NOT BUY SANDSTAR REAR PADDLE TIRES THERE JUNK!!! PERIOD!!!
 

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I use 21 x 12 x 8 6-paddle haulers with stock rear sprocket and a 13 tooth front... It works really well in my opinion...
 
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