By now you should know that with every new vehicle released, we’re not far behind with a truck full of tire and wheel combinations to figure out which provides the ultimate setup for maximum power and control.
The new YXZ 1000R from Yamaha was an interesting beast to get dialed in and in the few months since its release, we’ve heard plenty of skeptics and know it alls make their claims about the optimum tire and wheel setup.
Regardless of who you are or what your level of experience is, the YXZ’s manual transmission offers a completely new driving experience, unlike any other vehicle on the market. While grabbing gears can make for an exciting ride, it also complicates things because shifting while climbing and descending uneven terrain isn’t exactly like driving your 5 speed civid down the freeway.
After trying a slew of tires, we discovered that larger tires have a significant impact on not only performance but user experience. With a larger tire, it takes a lot more planning when approaching the dune face to decide when and if you’ll need to shift to a lower gear. With a smaller tire, the YXZ was more frequently able to power itself along, requiring less shifting and allowing the vehicle to say in the higher RPM with less effort.
If you’ve got a YXZ 1000R, give us a call and we’ll get you set up with the perfect set of tires and wheels, regardless of modifications.
Call (714) 484-5996