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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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I just scored a 2008 650 prowler that was already converted to a 4 seater for my wife to enjoy riding on trips to the dunes. The prowler is bone stock otherwise and I have read the mud clutch is the way to go for the sand but dont want to have 2 sets of tires and wheels laying around. I was thinking the sti mud trax tires. What other mods do you recommend? My wife is no dare devil but I want it to be fun for her.
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I should add we live in Washington and do most our riding in the Oregon dunes.
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The best bang for your buck is the correct wheel/tire combo for the sand. It will run better on the sand than heavy dirt tires and wheels

When I go to the sand I switch to my sand tires/wheels which weigh 17lbs compared to desert tires/wheels 45lbs each.



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You say you don't want to have two sets of tires/wheels laying around, but I think Seth is right. I've never had the Prowler out in sand yet (heck, haven't had it out in anything yet). But when I had my Raptor 660 ATV, I would never go out to the dunes without my paddle tires. Just not the same machine out there without them. So I had wheels/tires for trail riding and a separate set for the sand. I think the same would hold true for the Prowlers as well....
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The best bang for your buck is the correct wheel/tire combo for the sand. It will run better on the sand than heavy dirt tires and wheels

When I go to the sand I switch to my sand tires/wheels which weigh 17lbs compared to desert tires/wheels 45lbs each.
Welcome,Same here with the sand tires.

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I didn't think about theextra weight of the set up. And I agree that Paddles make a huge diffrence on quads. My 450r hasn't had dirt tires on it for 2 years now. Keeping in mind the utv is stock what tires do you recommend and do you recomend a clutch? My wife is no dare devil and won't be trying to do anything crazy but I want it to be fun and capable. I have only seen Razr S and hopped up Teryx's in the dunes first hand so I really don't know what to expect form the Prowler Thanks for the feedback!
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if your going to buy tires buy for your normal ride areas V/S ones for once a year rides .. and most ride areas have enough styles of tires to give a wide selection and price range.

you don't say where you are or normal ride terraine , so not much nfo has been sent to you.

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My normal riding is in the sand dunes, We normaly run in the sand lake, florance dunes. The stock wheels and tires are decent for normal dirt riding but wont work well for sand trips. 98% of our riding is sand. We went out today and the machine seams to bogg more than in should but is otherwise a real solid machine.
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The correct sand tire/wheel combo will make you think a clutch kit was installed. What tires/wheels did you have on it when you went to the sand? I will gather some tire/wheel info for the sand and post soon for you.



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