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anyone have any reccomendations on sand tires? im looking for someting thats not so pricey as i wont be doing much sand riding, but want something decent. sand drags coming up in october. if anyone has a reccomendation or a pair they want to unload let me know
 

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if your looking for a tire for the drags, the skat-trak hauler extreme is the best choice, they do cost a bit more than some of the others, but are well worth it.
 

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I agree on the haulers, but if you want to spend less money, check out Rocky Mountain ATV in Utah. If you can't find a catalog, look in any Dirt Wheel magazine. Get a set of straight paddle tire like Dune Hopper or Sand Devils if you want the best hookup.
 

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Yeah, i hear he haulers kick ass, didnt know if i wanted to drop that much cash though, looked at the dune hoppers and sand devils also, has anybody ran them to say how they work? or has anyone ran the paddle master tire? looks interesting. Thanks for the input.
 

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Which Hauler would you guys say is the best the Extreme, or the Taller Hauler??? 9 paddle or course....
 

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I run 8-paddle Hauler Extremes but if you want inexpensive, the Sand Shark V-Blades can be had for around $125 for a pair (on wheels) from Rocky.

Rob
 

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I say stay away from the taller haulers, they are just too much paddle for the hp. the extreme hauler and original hauler are a better choice, they both have the same paddle depth, the only difference is that the extreme has a slightly thicker paddle which results in less flexing under a load and they will hold up to a little more abuse. I have the 9 paddle extreme, I only used them for one weekend, but I was quite impressed with how well they work. they do cost a bit more than some of the others, but for the extra traction and weight savings over the others I think it's well worth it. some of the cheaper paddle tires are quite heavy and just don't give much more traction than a knobbie tire.
 

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Don't buy "Kings" Turbo Paddle... Pieces of crap... I ride at the Oregon Dunes and you have to ride on about 100 yards of gravel to get to the sand
and the turbo paddles are basically destroyed,, Only ridding on the 2 weekends.. Have a set of haulers on another bike and have lasted 3 years..
 

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Whats everyones opinion of the Hauler Ultra lites... "Ballon tires"...????????
 

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the ultra lites and superlight smoothies are intended to be used strictly for drag racing only, they are a ton lighter than the regular haulers, but will not hold up to normal dune riding. It's not a very good picture, but you can see the superlite smoothies on the drag bikes in my profile, they are shaved from bead to bead, and are almost paper thin, also they do not hold there air pressure too long, you can put air in over a weekend and by the next weekend they are about totally flat. I would definetely not recommend this tire for anything except strictly drag bikes.
 

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Back to the original question. The sand devisl are good tires. I've ran them on my wife's 440ex (50 horsepower) for a couple of years with no problem. They hook up good and I have had no problems with them. The paddle masters are real heavy and I would not recommend them for sand. They work good as a snow and mud tire. The thick paddles are there to make them more durable when you run them short distances on dirt and gravel roads. I seen a guy trying to run them on a stock 400ex at the dunes and he was very disappointed. It wouldn't turn them very well.
 

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I also have the 9 paddle extreme haulers. I just got them and have not had the chance to try them out yet but I hear good things about them. For the front I just bought the new ITP Sand Stars. They are pretty sweet lookin!!
 

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I,m running Kenda Dune Runners on .125 Douglas Rims. Love the setup. I too have to ride through about 100 yds.of gravel to get to the dunes. I've spent about 20 hrs. on these tires and they show no sign of wear. Great hookup also if you run low tire pressure (2-2 1/2 lbs).
 

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i have 10 paddle haulers with just minor motor mods and i push them easy ide suggest 8 paddle xtreme grips or regular 9 paddles though for a lil more power and a lil more push...
 
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