SAND TIRES BUYER’S GUIDE

— The top 12 ways to get traction in the sand —

In the dunes, specially designed sand tires can improve your machine’s performance more than any other accessory. UTV Action gathered the top new designs and proven favorites so you could see the styling and all the important specs to choose the best sand tires for your machine.

AMS SAND KING

Ply rating: 4-ply

Sizes: Front: 30×11-14, 32×11-15; Rear: 30×14-14, 32×14-15

Features: Rear Sand King tires have 14 1-inch-tall paddles. Fronts use three-rib. nondirectional tread with segmented outer ribs for superior side bite.

Prices start at: $149.95 (front) $198.95 (rear)

You should know: The Sand King’s 1-inch-tall scoop-style paddles are designed to handle the power of 1000cc UTVs and turbos.

Contact: www.amstires.com

CST SANDBLAST

Ply rating: 2-ply

Sizes: Front: 28×10-14, 30×10-14, 32×10-15, 32×10-17; Rear: 28×12-14, 30×14-14, 32×12-15, 32×12-17

Features: The rear Sandblast’s blade type paddles provide excellent traction with predictable sliding and braking. The fronts’ dual-staggered knobs maximize steering control.

Prices start at: $193 (front), $222 (rear)

You should know: The Sandblast’s light weight and wide range of available sizes make it a great choice for large and small UTVs.

Contact: www.csttires.com

FULLERTON SAND SPORTS SANDSPORTS SXS

Ply rating: 4 Ply

Sizes: Front: 30×11-14, 30×11-15, 32×11-15 Rear:
30×13-14, 32×13-15, 32×13-15

Features:The Sandsports SxS uses an exclusive rubber compound designed to reduce “paddle shock” on clutches, axles and drive belts. These tires are engineered to securely fit safety beads and beadlocks of most UTV and buggy wheels.

Prices start at: $235 (front) $340 (rear)

You should know: Fullerton Sand Sports Sandsports SXS front tires feature a reversible bi-directional tread pattern that allows you the choice of climbing “pull” or front end stability for high speed carving. These tires are 100% designed and made in the USA.

Contact: www.fullertonsandsports.com (714) 484-5996

GMZ SAND STRIPPER & SAND STRIPPER XL

Ply rating: 6-ply

Sizes: SS01 Front: 28×12-14. SS02 Rear: 28×15-14. SS03; Rear: 28×15-14. SS04 Sand Stripper XL Front: 30×13-15; SS05 Sand Stripper XL Rear: 30×15-15.

Features: The SS01 three-rib front tire makes turning easy and secure, even on long four-seat machines. The SS02 rear tire has14 3/4-inch-tall staggered paddles—an ideal design for 900cc and smaller cars. The SS02 rear HP has 14 1 1/8-inch full-width paddles for 1000cc and Turbo UTVs. The Sand Stripper XL is designed for large displacement UTVs.

Prices start at: SS01, $133.95. SS02, $159.95. SS03, $169.95, SS04 $199.95, SS05 $229.95

You should know: Radial construction enhances the Sand Stripper’s flotation, traction, and turning ability.

Contact: www.gmzraceproducts.com

ITP DUNESTAR

Ply rating: 2-ply

Sizes: Front: 26x9x12; Rear 26x10x12

Features: Dunestar fronts feature open chevron tread for traction with a tall center rib for secure steering. Rears have dual-depth paddles for excellent straight-line traction. The light, flexible carcass provides a comfortable ride and great floatation.

Prices start at: $116 (front); $128 (rear)

You should know: The Dunestar’s 26-inch size is ideal for smaller UTVs.

Contact: www.itptires.com

ITP SANDSTAR

Ply rating: 2-ply

Sizes: Front: 26×9-12; Rear: 26×11-12

Features: Sandstar rears have angled paddles and mini scoops for predictable handling and strong acceleration. Sandstar fronts use a dual-rib design for accurate steering control.

Prices start at: $115–$116

You should know: The Sandstar’s 26-inch size is perfect for smaller UTVs.

Contact: www.itptires.com

PRO ARMOR SAND & DUNES

Ply rating: 8-ply

Sizes: Front: 28×9-14; Rear: 28×11-14

Features: Pro Armor’s Dunes rear tire uses a full-width, 12-paddle design to grab maximum traction, even in soft sand. The Sand front tire features three tiered ribs for extra cornering traction.

Prices start at: $159.95 (front); $159.95 (rear)

You should know: Eight-ply construction gives these sand tires exceptional puncture resistance.

Contact: www.proarmor.com

QUADBOSS QBT346 SAND TIRES

Ply rating: 6-ply

Sizes: Front: 28×10-14, 30×11-14; Rear: 28×13-14, 30×14-14

Features: Front and rear QBT346 tires feature a spiderweb tread in addition to the main tread. Rear QBT346s have13 7/8-inch-tall paddles. Thirty-inch 346s have 14 7/8-inch paddles. Front QBT346s sport a center solid rib and two outer rows of knobs.

Prices start at: $115.95 (front); $144.95 (rear)

You should know: Six-ply construction makes these tires very
puncture resistant.

Contact: www.quadboss.com

SEDONA DUNATIK

Ply rating: Front, 2-ply; Rear, 4-ply

Sizes: Front: 28×12-14, 29×12-14; Rear: 28×13-14, 29×14-14

Features: Dunatik rear tires have fourteen 1-inch-tall paddles to handle the power of 1000cc and turbo UTVs. Three-rib fronts have stepped ribs for sure cornering.

Prices start at: $139.95 (front) $169.95 (rear)

You should know: The Dunatik rear’s full-width paddles extend down the sidewall for extra traction.

Contact: www.sedonatires.com

SKAT TRAK EXTREME

Ply rating: 2-ply

Sizes: Rear: 26×12.5×12/14, 30x11x14 for the 1000’s

Features: Skat-trak’s Extreme features 7/8-inch by 11-inch-wide paddles with an extra-strong paddle base to fight flex under today’s heavier, more powerful UTVs.

Prices start at: $189

You should know: Skat Trak tires can be custom ordered with any quantity of paddles to suit your machine.

Contact: www.skat-trak.com

STI SAND DRIFTER

Ply rating: 2-ply

Sizes: Front: 28x10x14, 30×11-14, 32×11-14, 32×11-15; Rear: 28x13x14, 30×13-14, 32×13-14, 32×13-15

Features: Sand Drifter rears feature 14 1-inch-tall paddles for maximum acceleration. Triple-rib front tires have a reinforced lower sidewall for less roll during hard cornering.

Prices start at: $129.95 (front); $146.95 (rear)

You should know: The Sand Drifter’s deep rim guard keeps sand out of the bead, even at low pressures.

Contact: www.stipowersports.com

SYSTEM 3 DS340 DUNE SPORT

Ply rating: 4-ply

Sizes: Front: 29×11-14; Rear: 29×13-14

Features: System 3 DS340 rears feature fourteen 22mm paddles for excellent traction, maximum power transfer and acceleration. The front tire’s dual-rib design provides sure cornering with minimum drag.

Prices start at: $159.99 (front); $205.99 (rear)

You should know: The DS340’s size and weight is perfect for turbo and non-turbo sport UTVs.

Contact: https://system3offroad.com/ds340

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