The tires feel light and are extremely
responsive to steering inputs from very
The rear tires also have great volume
for flotation, and the size and many
paddles created some interesting
sounds. At times, under hard acceleration, we thought another car was passing us, but it was the sound of the tire.
It wasn’t always evident, and it was fun
rather than annoying. The rear will slide
if you flick the car hard under throttle.
Despite the straight-line drive, the XP
didn’t push excessively in turns under
The front tri-rib design grabs the
AMS ROLL’N 108 WHEELS
sand. You wouldn’t think it would mat-
ter whether it was in AWD or not, but it
did. They definitely add to the accelera-
tion, and they throw some sand.
AMS says that the Roll’N 108 wheels
are matte black, but ours looked fairly
glossy, and we appreciated the light
and stylish look. They are not beadlocks,
but we ran 9 psi in the sand with no
issues at all. The center caps come with
the wheels, but the stock lug nuts won’t
fit. You will need aftermarket ones. AMS
has them. We used hex-head lug nuts
with 17mm heads. These wheels have a
deeper dish than the stock wheels, so
between the $116.95 rear wheels and
$106.95 front wheels and the wide tires,
you are making the track wider, which
is a nice feeling in the dunes.
The Roll’N 108 wheels sort of have
12 spokes, but it’s more like eight
with four double spokes alternating
with four single spokes. The effect is
light-looking with an airy feel.
The AMS tire and wheel combo
made our XP 1000 feel more at home
with turbo machines in the dunes. The
tires aided the handling and feel of
the machine and were light enough
to keep the suspension working up to
its potential. We like the performance
and the look, and it is well worth having this extra set of wheels and tires
around if you hit the sand.
Go to www.amstires.com to see the
full line of AMS tires and wheels. ❏
Sand wants a bunch of sharp paddles
for drive, and the Sand King rear has
them in spades. The tire works in a
straight line and while turning.
The three-rib front with the segmented
side ribs is a little unique, but the
design works very well steering
accurately from very low speeds.
Our XP 1000 was hanging with the Polaris XP
Turbo in the dunes with stock tires on the Turbo.