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Does anyone know if the LTZ400 wheels will fit the LTR450? I have the quad on order and want to make the first ride at Oregon or Pismo Dunes. I was hoping that my paddles and smoothies from my LTZ will fit, but I wanted to see if anyone knew for sure. Thanks.
 

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I would love to know too...like to go ahead and order the tires and wheels...

I guess we could call ITP since they have already had it for a photo shoot...hmm, might do that next week.
 

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Motosport Outlet has wheels listed on their website for LTR 450, 2006. Check out motosport.com. Looks like they have big variety. Even some ITP C series. Those will look real nice with some Paddles.
 

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Well this is my first post here and think it will be my future home as I pickup mine tomorrow morning. :) I'm curious what guys are planning to run for paddle tires on these bikes as I'm coming from the 2-stroke world (Banshee and 250R) and always ran 9 paddle haulers. I ride primarily at the Oregon coast as well.

Do the haulers work as well on the 4-strokes compared to something like ITP Sandstars, etc.? I want to buy the right size and style of tires first time around.
 

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I'd say if you got them, run em.

I bought sand stars for mine but mostly because I want to turn. I got 20x11x10 that way they don't bite as much. Not the tire size to get for drag racing only but I figure out of a full days riding, I'll only drag race about 10% of that day.

If I were going to drag race and wanted much traction then I'd run an 8" tall wheel with 21" tall haullers in a 9 paddle. That way I could work on a concept of being quick without having a ton of torque and power. And I would be spending about 80-90% of my time looking for drag races.

I really think tires more tapered to the type of riding you do. If you want more drag racing fun, then you probably need to stick with a hauller type of tire. I'd think a middle of the road hauller type would be a 20x10 or 11 x 8 with an 8 paddle or even a 7 paddle would lend itself to be more trail friendly and still hold its own on the flats for drag sessions.

sorry its not a definative answer.

You might hit up PlanetSand and visit the 4-stroke section and see what most of them are running.
 

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Well i am going through the same issues. I want to ride the wheels off in the dunes, slide good, not kill the top end, then still run the hill good. I really dont like the sand stars. I have them on the 250r, and they really seem to kill the top end, and turn marginal. IMO......so i went with black on black hypers front and back, then medium buff skat trak mohawks for the front, and 9 cup medium buff glidders for the rear. I know the glidder will turn alot better then the hauler,and still hit the hill better then a sand skate or sand star will especially in a 9 cup. Atleast this is my plan. In 3 weeks we will see if it all comes together.


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Tell me more about these wheels "black on black hypers front and back". I'm not familiar with them...have always ran the Douglas aluminum wheels. I assume the wheels are black which is what I want ...are they light? Where can I find them? A few guys told me about the ITP Sandstars also ...but I've always ran haulers and like them for the type of riding I do (mix of everything) and will probably go with those ...just don't know what sizes yet.
 

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These are carbon fiber beadlock wheels. The name of the company is hyper technology. Talk to kb motorsports on here. That is who i bought mine through. They retail for about $750.00 for all 4. You can also get douglas wheels in black through OMF. I am running 21x7x10 in front and 20x11x9 in the rear. Like i said these should hook up in a straight line close to a hauler, and turn alot better.


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I liked the Sand Stars on my YFZ. I didn't drag alot though I like getting side ways and just hauling booty all over the dunes. They come with a pretty high ranking from ATV Sport Magazine too. Haulers if you want to drag though.
 

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Sand stars weigh over 12lbs each. These gliders wiegh about 9lbs. Less rotating weight the better. I am just not really impressed with my sand stars. Although i have not used them on a 450. I will take them off of the 250R and try them for sure.



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6 paddle hauler for Glamis sand.. anymore than that and you will be killing your mid range and top end duning plus you will decrease hill climbing speeds..
 

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I just got back from the dunes, running 8 paddle extreme haulers, WAY nice. My buddy wanted 9 paddles for his, but I do think that would be to much, he ended up going with 8 paddle haulers. The front end was pretty light with the 8's, but it ran up the hill very good. Also found some soft steep virgin sand, NO problem. I would recomment front sand tires, I don't have them yet. Hope this helps.
 

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I just got back from the dunes, running 8 paddle extreme haulers, WAY nice. My buddy wanted 9 paddles for his, but I do think that would be to much, he ended up going with 8 paddle haulers. The front end was pretty light with the 8's, but it ran up the hill very good. Also found some soft steep virgin sand, NO problem. I would recomment front sand tires, I don't have them yet. Hope this helps.
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Hello all this is my 1st post......
I had an 03 Z400 and the wheels/Tires fit just fine on my new LTR450...they are sand sharks 21 in(Rear) had clearance havent run them yet but they went on fine.
 

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:D Yea...getting back to the original question...YES the LTZ400 tires fit on the LTR450...I know because I stole mine off my daughters bike while I'm rebuilding it :p
 
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