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Sup all? I am going up to Silver lake dunes this summer and I was wondering what the best all around tire was for the sand. I was lookin at the haulers and the new maxxis tires. I really like the look of the haulers cuz they look like they hook up real good, but i heard that they didnt turn too well.I dont like the look of the geckos cuz they don't look like they get alot of traction. Also, would you guys recommend getting front tires too? Is it worth the money? All the help you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thx, travis
 

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I've been happy running Sand Sharks.
I've never run with front sand tires though.
I don't do alot of drags but they have no problem sending me up the hills.
I've purchased a pair from Rocky Mountain Atv on Douglas wheels for $160 shipped.
Have you been to Silver Lake before?
You'll have a blast.
It's like a huge party with lot's of cool people to meet.
 

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Yes I have been before, but only in my dads truck. This is the first time I will be at the dunes with a fourwheeler, I'm really excited.
 

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Haulers on the rear and dune runners on the front, this is a great setup...
 

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powerslider, would you consider that setup a good all around setup, or mainly just for drag racing? does it turn ok with the haulers? I prob won't be turnin that much, just jumpin off the dunes, but I want a decent amount of turning ability.
 

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Hi Troyleepred,

Get the Haulers!!! Great traction and they do turn ok in the dunes. True, not as well as some angled styles, but great overall performance. Just gas it a bit more and slide the rear around in the dunes. That's one of the reasons sand dunes exist!!!

DO NOT GET THE GECKO'S, for the Predator at least.

Take Care,

JJ
 

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Thanks for all the help guys, I'm prob gunna get the haulers with 8 paddles and if i have some extra cash i might get the front tires too.
 

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Yes they are good for all around riding, throttle control is the key in turning.....
 

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Does anyone know where i could get a tire/wheel combo on the haulers for cheap? possibly for the front too. is there any other quad you guys know of that has the same bolt pattern as the pred?
 

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hey jjg15150, I saw the pic of the k&n in yur profile. I want to do that also, what is the size that I would need?
 

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Rocky Mountain ATV has the combo packages..
 

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Yea I looked on there but theres no package deals for the pred. Is there another quad listed there that has the same bolt pattern as the pred?
 

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Call them...
 

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Hi Troyleepred,

In order to run the slip-on K&N filter that I'm using, you will need to have a good aftermarket exhaust slip-on, and you will have to make some jetting changes appropriate to you area. I see you are probably sea level, and in a generally warmer climate. I like the Dynojet kit because it has a GREAT needle taper, and my pred hauls butt with it. The K&N model # for the slip-on is RU-1770.

When you get closer to deciding what you're going to do with that, mail me again and I'll give you lots more detail on what I did. I have also posted a lot of past setting about this, including my final configurations. Just look up the past posts regarding jetting, popping, and engine mods....

Good luck,

JJ
 

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JJ:

What Dynojet needle setting are you running where you live? I ended up completely removing my DynoJet kit because the thing ran like crap with it... too rich using their own recommended settings. I ran what they suggested for 4000-4500' elevation.

Rob
 

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Predator has the same bolt patern 4/156 I think....
as the 1989 and 1990 banshee's those years only.

Knobbies should be fine in the front, I have the mohawk type front wheels in front and to be honest they turn me too quick at times.....

Go with the haulers.
 

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According to one of the past dirtwheels or atv mags they said the roosters arnt that great of a tire. However I find that the straight paddle rears are a lot easier to dune with while running max psi's in em. and the razorback style wheels turn better with the sides switched so the edge is on the opposite side. This is just my personal preferance so dont hang me to die if you guys dont like it:)
 

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I just ended up gettin the sand shark rears and dune runner fronts with rims, I had decided to get the sand skate 2's but nobody that I called had them.
 
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