Yamaha YXZ 1000R Tire and Wheel Testing

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.Fullerton Sand Sports YXZ Tires 2

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


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  1. Jeff Rodgers says:

    I need some advice. 2016 Yamaha YXZ, Alba full exhaust, Alba Fuel programmer, and Alba heavy flywheel. What paddles do you recommend? Currently running 27 inch mowhawks in the front and 27 inch sand strippers 8 blades in the rear. All 14 inch rims. Worked ok when stock. No future mods, most St Anns and Little Sahara at 45-5000 feet. Thanks Jeff

  2. Randall says:

    Hey guys I have a new X3 with a stage 2 ecu flash on it and I am looking for a full set of paddles for it. What do you recommend and what is your price for them?


  3. Levi Thomas says:

    Hey guys, I’m looking for a good tire and wheel combo for the Oregon dunes. My yxz ss is bone stock and will most likely stay that way for a year or so. I need to make this purchase before 8/1/17. But won’t necessarily need the set up until mid august.

  4. Shane Bishop says:

    Yxz manual shift supercharger 6 psi heavy flywheel. What’s the ticket. Little to no jumping, some fair amount of heavy foot and drag racing.

  5. Daryl Kinney says:

    I have a 2018 YXZ1000r ss with a Weller exhaust and ECU flashed. What paddles worked out in Glamis? My experience with cars is intermediate but my dunning is excellent as I’ve been riding a cycle in Glamis for 20 years.

  6. Dwayne J Prickett says:

    2019 YXz needs sand tires. What do you think will work for a stock one? Been reading a bunch about wider not better, stay close to stock to make the steering work best? No spacers, I really want to put some widt to the rear; 2″ spacers.

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