Paddle tires.

Blmcdonald97

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Hey everybody, I’m new new to this page and I’m pretty new to the sand world.
I recently bought a sand rail and would like to buy wheels and tires for it. It currently sits 80” wide, and runs a 3.8 supercharged 6 cylinder GM Motor. Previous owner claims it’s pushing roughly 400 horse.
Having a hard time picking paddles for it and what would be most productive and efficient and what size wheels.
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There are a lot of things you have to know before selecting " a sand tire." Best would be to start with the buggy mfg. Many have their own forums and tires would always be talked about. They would know the HP, weight (including passengers), and relate to which dunes you are going to run. As you dune more, you will enjoy doing certain things like drag racing, broad sliding or not, or just cruising. This can change your selection. It is very easy to over or under paddle.

Because the rear has independent suspension, the engine can hit the ground in a G-out if the tire diameter is not adequate. A taller and wide tire may/will bog the engine. Maybe someone on here has a similar ride and can comment. That car would really go with 1500hp.....
 
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As rough as the owner is, unfortunately Sand Tire Unlimited's are going to be the way to go. Probably looking at a 15x12 wheel with a STU 33 #1 paddle OR the 14.50 Padla Trak #2
 

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The real question is how much are you willing to spend on transaxles?

400hp and paddles sounds like a bad time unless you have a big trans.
 
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