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I came accross some Kenda Dune Hoppers brand new with ITP T9 rims that I gave 100 bucks for. Does anybody now how good these Kenda's hook up, or should I plan on getting some better ones?...I dont think 8 paddle will be enough for the 450r. ....any input will be nice...thanks
 

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:( looks like these tires probably suck ...otherwise someone would have some input....I guess I will buy new ones...thanks for the help. <_<
 

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I think Im really wanting some V paddles anyway....I want to slide a little better then last time....I might decide when I get there, after I try them out..If I dont like them I will trade them for some different ones...I have Skat Trak Extreme Haulers on my KFX 700 and I love them...but they dont slide worth a crap.
 

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yes, the sand stars are awsome. these Dune Hoppers did alright, I was always beating my freinds 450r and he had Skat Trak Extreme Haulers 9 paddle on his....the other diffrence was he was stock and I was jetted out....so that helped me alot.
 

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extreme haulers.
 

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I have tried several sand tire combos over the last 10 to 15 years,and have found STU Sand Skate II's to be the top tire for all around duning.These tires have good straight line acceleration capabilities and awesome turning and power sliding ability.
If you are a hill-shooter or 100 yard sand dragger, you will probably be happier with Scat tracks Hauler or Taller Hauler. I just purchased a set of
ITP's new Sand Stars for my 450r and will be trying them out on our trip to Oregon Dunes in a couple weeks.We'll let you know if they stand up to the Sand Skate II's.
 

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I just came back from a dune trip with my new ITP Sand Star's. These things handle awesome! DRag strip starts are not bad, but, as a play tire in bowls and just carving the hills. These things rock! I've got 20's on the back on a 10 inch c-series wheel. They look awesome, but the nine inch wheel would probably ride a little nicer. Oh yeah, these things are really light also, and their floatation is very good. I give'em five stars.
 

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What are the accual measurements on the Sand stars you have and do you have pics of them on your 450r?
 

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Hi,
My name is Kevin and i am just about to get a 450r on Thursday and I am in the market for a set of paddles. I pretty much have made up my mind that I am going to get the ITP Sand Stars on the C-series rims. Is there any suggestions anyone might have as far as what size i should run and where a good place would be to buy kits online?
Is there a noticable differance between a 21 and a 22 up front and likewise in the rear????
Any advice i could get before i end up dropping around $500 would be helpful!
Thanks!
-kevin
 

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Originally posted by kagler@Jul 20 2004, 09:58 PM
Hi,
My name is Kevin and i am just about to get a 450r on Thursday and I am in the market for a set of paddles.  I pretty much have made up my mind that I am going to get the ITP Sand Stars on the C-series rims.  Is there any suggestions anyone might have as far as what size i should run and where a good place would be to buy kits online? 
Is there a noticable differance between a 21 and a 22 up front and likewise in the rear????
Any advice i could get before i end up dropping around $500 would be helpful! 
Thanks!
-kevin
with sand tires you want more tire then rim.....The bigger the tire the better it is able to float on top of the sand....(bigger sidewall = more tire = less rim.)

you want to stay on top of the sand as much as possible...bigger tires allow that better then smaller tires.

I think the best combo for the rear would be like a 22x11x8. However I dont think they make that size in a sand star. You will have to settle with 20x11x8 or maybe even a 9 in that specific tire...I think. You may want to verify that....but you want as much tires as possible, with as little rim as possible....again this will allow the tire to float more on the sand, and it wont sink in as much....

As far as front tires, its basically the same theroy....but I would probably go with stock size on front.
 
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