This is what you can do if your life takes
you from the Southeast mud country
to one of the country’s top dune areas.
Not a bad idea in our book.
The V-Roll is STI’s early UTV tire
that provides great all-around traction. It’s a four-ply tire that comes in
sizes 27x11-14 for the front and 27x14-
14 out back. Look for STI to step up the
sand tire game early next year with
products for the 1000cc class or UTVs.
A product developed by RP
Advanced is the Delta FX dune tire.
This is a four-wheel-paddle tire setup
that we have found works great on
and off the soft stuff. The four-ply tires
measure 27x13-14 in the rear and
27x10-14 up front. The fronts don’t
kick any sand into the cockpit of the
machine and floatation is awesome.
The center rib makes traveling on
hard surfaces smooth as well. Prices
are $188 and $195.
Contact: (503) 434-6845 or www.rp
Skat Trak is a paddle-tire-making
business. They basically can build a
sand tire off of any carcass you give
them. We have seen them buff down
a mud tire and turn it into dune-ready
rubber. Call them for any of your custom needs.
Contact: (909) 969-7528 or
EFX Sand Slinger
EFX’s first offering is a set that consists of full smoothies up front and
a 14-scoop paddle tire for the rear.
The fronts are four-ply and measure
27x10-14 or 29x11-14, and the rear
also carries a four-ply rating and
comes in sizes 27x13-14 or 29x14-14.
Another great thing about the EFX
Sand Slinger tire is that their sister company, MSA, has an endless
choice of wheels to put them on.
.com for details or (800) 734-4890
ITP Dune Star/Sand Star
ITP’s sand tire line for UTVs is limited to 26x9-12 front and 26x11-12 rear
sizings that will work great for older
Rhinos, RZR 800s and the smaller
trail-width UTVs. The front has a small
rib running around the tire that won’t
make you fight the steering wheel,
and the rear is constructed with small
paddles that should be easy on axles.
You could run these paddles on all
four corners on higher-horsepower
machines. Check their website for info
on larger sizes that are in the works.
Contact: www.itptires.com ❏