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Tire for Sand Drag Racing.. Opinions?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 83ZZ502_Jimmy, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I know what you are thinking, "dont you do this". Yes I do. I have used BFG AT's and MT's with good results. I am using 35" AT's on the Jimmy right now. But I have upgraded from the ZZ4 to a ZZ502. I spin the tries all the way down the 300'.

    Some people use boggers and some use an AT type tire. I should run paddles or scoops, but in my class I need a DOT type tire. (I can cut them)

    Anyone have any ideas. I need something in the 35-36" range. I have a 4" lift, but it's not like I'm rock crawling. I just dont want to throw money at it forever.

    Thanks in advance,
    John
     
  2. shaggyk5

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    cut the boggers into a paddle style......
     
  3. arq

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    seen a lot of people use boggers and BFG MTs down in baja, there's sand drag races every friday night :-)

    ARQ.
     
  4. Pugsley

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    My money would go for either Baja T/A's or Yokohama Geolander MT's. Both do killer in the dunes, so I'd assume they'd do well in the sand drags.
     
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    For sure, go with the boggers. You can get them really in a wide 35 inch tire, I think like 16 inches. Cut them if you want. I doubt you'll find a more "paddle like" tire that is DOT legal.
     
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    I heard super swampers new sts is supposed to be killer in the sand.

    Evan
     
  7. DesertDueler

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    Take a set of Boggers and cut out every other piece of tread. They will work great. Just dont drive them on the street because it will kill the tires.
     
  8. Rebel88

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    what sand drags you running? Charles City? Bodatious? Saluda?

    just curious cuz i wanna come watch if you run your k5

    Later
     
  9. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

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    Its Newtown dragway. They used to be out at Saluda. They are in King and Queen county now.

    I run every event they have. Come up and say hi. You can see my picture here www.newtowndragway.com

    John
     
  10. Mudzer

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    Go with the new TrXus STS tires. I have a set of their 38's and they work great on many terrain types. I have not tested them in sand.
     
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    shoot you going this weekend? sat. i have to go to new kent to pick up my 14 bolt that just got gears and a locker put in it...i might be able to make my way up there...

    Later
     
  12. Rebel88

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    hey man im pretty sure ill be there tom. ill bring the digi camera with me so i can snap some videos and shots of you guys running.

    Later
     
  13. BozoWise

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    Ok this is strange because on my search every other post was saying stay away from the boggers because they dig you into the sand. I have raced atv's on the sand for years and understand running paddles, but what about a HEAVY K5. Should I still go with the boggers for sand or should I look into more of a less aggressive tread pattern?
     
  14. Blazinaire

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    I don't know how well they work with a lot of horsepower but Mickey Thompson baja belteds (33-36'' range) seem to be the best sand tire that I have ever used. Also Dick Cepek fun country's work very well and don't seem to dig hard. If you are only running sand, it is a close call between the two, but if you wheel in anything else, I would say go with the baja belteds.
     

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