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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Question Sand tire question

Tried to find this on the "other" forum, but please explain to me the logic with smoothies up front instead of paddles. I would think that having another source of traction up front would be better then no traction at all. I ran the haulers in the rear and dune stars up front this past week and in some steep hills I could feel the front helping pull the rhino up the hill. Please help me understand. Thanks.

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With a stock motor.... The Rhino doesnt have enough power to turn all 4 paddles.... It hooks up too good. Your RPM's drop....... momentum is everything in the sand.

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I thought it was turning them pretty good. Guess i'll have to find someone with some smoothies up front to compare. But then it's like a catch 22 because when you have lots of horsepower you still don't need the fronts to have paddles.

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Sorry please dont take offense.... But the Dunestars suck.

They dont hook up very well at all... That is why you didnt loose power. However they dont float well either... Find someone to let you try their smoothies on the front. I will bet you will be sold. The smoothies float far better than the Dunestars.

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No offense taken, i've heard that they "suck" but have never ran them till last week. I guess I will have to try some smoothies to see how good they are.

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I have smoothies up front and yes they do grab you wouldnt think so but they do
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tHE SMOOTHES KEEP THE FRONT OF YOUR RHINO ON TOP OF THE SAND. So your not digging in. I was not a believer. I wouldnt trade them for anything now. Its all about rotating weight. ! of your dunestars probably weights as much as 2 smoothies with wheels



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Smoothies

Everything above is true. Lighter more floatation less rotating mass less unsprung wieght but the original theory from the guy that originaly started running the smoothies is while climbing the smoothies do not dig a rut for the rear tires to fall in or have to pull through while still getting traction. Yes the smoothies hook up believe it or not.

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Hey, what about mohawks? Has anybody had any experience climbing with them verses smoothies.
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Hey, what about mohawks? Has anybody had any experience climbing with them verses smoothies.
some will tell you its good but its just extra weight again, ive raced several cars with the mohawks and the smoothies still float better, it was weird to me also at first but after trusting everyone im sold 100%. the mohawks are a different tire shaved and it weighs considerably more than the lumerjack smoothie.

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