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hey went up to the silver lake sand dunes just got back yesterday what a blast!!
i dont have anything done to my predator not even sand tires and i beat a raptor with pipe and k&n,jets and paddle tires and a banshee that had the same mods and i beat them with a stock predator but i could see where i could gear it down so what is the best gearing for sand?

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There are a few on here that run on sand for most of their riding. I've seen them run 13/38 or 13/39. I run 13/39 on mine for riding in the woods, or in the mountains in Tennessee where it's rocky, steep and climbing requires more low end.
 

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Does the 40 work without modifing the skid plate? I'm at a 38, and it's still plenty fast. I too was thinking maybe a 39 or 40. (who has them)
 

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I used to run 13/38 but I just switched to 13/39 and it's great! I'm also going to order up a 12 for the front to try and experiment with 12/39 and 12/40 to see how it works. This is purely for drag racing up steep dunes, though. For dunes that are no more than maybe 100-200' tall, 13/38 or 13/39 will be more than enough.

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The forty tooth will just fit in the chain guard. I had one on mine for a short time. It did seem to rub just a little, but not enough to cause a problem. If your chain doesn't have enough stretch in it, you will need to add a link or two. I went back to 13/39 and I like that better.

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1badsquad sounds like you have got some ideas to work with. But on the other side the 12 front on mine rubs the case. Just a little, I should have said chain.

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Pretty much all the front sprockets are steel. Aluminum sprockets suck especially in the sand.
 

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Why do aluminum sprockets suck in the sand? My rear sprocket is aluminum...

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Jeepman hit it on the nose. The aluminum ones just wear really fast.
 
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