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I talked to Tim at Xtreme today and he feels the 26x12.5x14 Extreme Skat 7 or 8 paddle will work best. Talked to someone at Fullerton and they say a 26" STU Blaster #2 14 paddle is the way to go. That's two very different tires. Only thing both shops had in common was to not go bigger than a 26" tire. Thoughts?
 

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My first choice would probably go with the 26" 8 paddle skat because a I like a lighter tire. Stu's second choice. Molded tires are heavier, more rotating mass & loss of HP.
 

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Surprised FSS recommends the #2 paddle with no trimming...that's a lot of paddle. Are you in Oregon? I think a skat 9 paddle would work well.
 

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#2' 14 paddle? I would have to see that to believe it. That's a lot of tire. I am thinking the 7 paddle extremes for me. Like DD said have both but I think I am going Skats on this one.
 

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dave from fullerton sand tire ( i just got off the phone with him a day ago ) is going out testing in a week or two to see what works the best he is taking 26" 28" and he will run them thru their paces to see what is the best
 

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i personally like the skats for the smaller vehicles.

I run STU's on the sand car, different size then we are talking here obviously lol
 

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I'm hoping the STU's 28" #1 will be perfect. Even more so when you put on an aftermarket exhaust with a reflash & fuel tuner to gain that 12+hp, which would put it near 125 hp. If needed I will stagger cut them 80/20 for a little more spin. The 26" STU's with an 80/20 cut work great on my Mav and it is only 101hp.
 

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Funny you asked. I have 28" STU #2's on the YXZ right now. I know its too much paddle but my 26" Skat 9 Xtremes are on 12" wheels and will not fit the rear brakes on the Yammie. So the Skats I put on my 300hp cat and the damn full paddled STU's go on the YXZ. People are going to think I'm loco. The totally sucky part is that I have the new GMZ 30" paddles in a 15" that are sitting brand new in the garage, which I bought just for this YXZ. The 15" Casino wheels have not yet arrived and I leave Friday. So bummed about that because I truly think that is going to be the best setup once I gain 10 more HP.

FWIW, I removed the baffle and think the engine will actually pull the STU's around okay.

I may just take the knobby knife to the STU's and do a 60/40 to help it get around.
 

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Funny you asked. I have 28" STU #2's on the YXZ right now. I know its too much paddle but my 26" Skat 9 Xtremes are on 12" wheels and will not fit the rear brakes on the Yammie. So the Skats I put on my 300hp cat and the damn full paddled STU's go on the YXZ. People are going to think I'm loco. The totally sucky part is that I have the new GMZ 30" paddles in a 15" that are sitting brand new in the garage, which I bought just for this YXZ. The 15" Casino wheels have not yet arrived and I leave Friday. So bummed about that because I truly think that is going to be the best setup once I gain 10 more HP.

FWIW, I removed the baffle and think the engine will actually pull the STU's around okay.

I may just take the knobby knife to the STU's and do a 60/40 to help it get around.
I think youre good on your casino wheels today...
 

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I have a feeling the 26" Blasters for a 14" rim will be the ticket for the YXZ. The 28" Blasters might be too much in stock form.

Fullerton is in Glamis testing various combinations today.
 

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I have a feeling the 26" Blasters for a 14" rim will be the ticket for the YXZ. The 28" Blasters might be too much in stock form.

Fullerton is in Glamis testing various combinations today.
As I stated above, the 28"'s should be fine with a stagger cut and ONCE you have a reflash & exhaust to get the added 10-12hp.
Even if it takes a 60/40 cut on the 28"'s, I think thats better because taller 28" tire will run better than a 26".
My Mav spins my 26" STU just fine and that is with only 101 hp. Imagine what 125-128 hp will do.
 

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Well I just got off the phone with the guy at Fullerton Sand Sport and he was telling me about their day at Glamis testing the paddles.
After their testing they are recommending the 26" STU Blasters #1 cut, no stagger. He said the YXZ gearing didnt like the taller 28"'s at slower speeds and take off's. He said the 26"s were better at staying spinning. He also said that if you need just a little more bite, he recommends a comp cut to get another 1/8" paddle for more bite. They will also weigh less by about 5 lbs each. decisions decisions
 

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Well I just got off the phone with the guy at Fullerton Sand Sport and he was telling me about their day at Glamis testing the paddles.
After their testing they are recommending the 26" STU Blasters #1 cut, no stagger. He said the YXZ gearing didnt like the taller 28"'s at slower speeds and take off's. He said the 26"s were better at staying spinning. He also said that if you need just a little more bite, he recommends a comp cut to get another 1/8" paddle for more bite. They will also weigh less by about 5 lbs each. decisions decisions
Have you spoke to Tim at Xtreme? I was on the phone with him yesterday for almost an hour discussing options for mine with the turbo. He is very knowledgeable. He might have a little more insight for you to consider before pulling the trigger.
 

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I've noticed that Fullerton by and large recommends STU's (they sell skats too I believe) and Xtreme by and large recommends Skat's. Just an observation.
 

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I've noticed that Fullerton by and large recommends STU's (they sell skats too I believe) and Xtreme by and large recommends Skat's. Just an observation.
Very true. I had called Dave a couple weeks ago and he did recommend the STU's but offered up the Skat as a cost savings option. After calling Xtreme I have made the decision to go with Skat from Tim. Now i just need to figure out if i want tires only or one of his wheel and tire packages..
 
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