Frequently Asked Questions
1If you know my vehicle, can you tell me the optimal tire/wheel set up?
Not exactly. There are some "general" rules of thumb but the optimal tire & wheel package depends largely on what modifications you have made to your vehicle, where you drive (different terrain types) and your driving style. A causal duner can get away with a lot more than an aggressive driver who likes to jump and is constantly on the gas. The best way to figure out what we recommend for your specific application is to call our shop.
2Is more paddle better?
No. Just because you have more paddles or bigger paddles and can grab a higher volume of sand does not mean you'll miraculously have more traction. Remember, the vhicle still has to turn the tire so too mutch paddle will make it difficult for the vehicle to turn it, ultimately robbing horsepower.
3What is "Comp Cutting"
Comp cutting is a specialized process in which we remove rubber from specific areas of the tire to eliminate as much weight as possible. We can also fine tune the performance of the tire by shaping the blades, affecting how the vehicle steers. This is a highly specialized process and we never recommend anyone attempt to trim paddles or remove rubber from a tire on their own. See hour page on comp cutting for a more detailed description.
4Do I need to upgrade my clutch?
The answer for most people is no. However if you plan to upgrade the performance of your vehicle with engine kits, exhaust etc then beefing up the clutch is important as well.
5Beadlock or non-beadlock?
It depends on how you drive. If you're more of a drag racer who likes to casually dune but doesn't jump and will seldom drive aggressive through the dunes, you can get away without a beadlock. If you're more performance oriented, while a beadlock adds weight, it provides additional insurance that the tire won't slip off the bead.