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Author Topic: Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy  (Read 1818 times)

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Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy
« on: July 01, 2015, 09:02:05 AM »
So now that I've committed to going to St. Anthony's........  I need a set of paddles.

My set-up:

Factory 1st gen Busa naturally aspirated 196hp
5x4.50 wheel pattern
Currently running LT235/75R-15 all-terrain type tires - 28.9" diameter
Sprockets are 15 tooth front and 60 tooth rear.  Front one could change there's no way to fit a bigger on in the rear.
Buggy weighs ~1000lbs

I have to run a 15" rim as the 10" brake discs won't fit in anything smaller.

So what size paddles would be appropriate or at least close to functional?  The off-road tires after last time obviously aren't gonna work.............

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Re: Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2015, 09:56:17 AM »
You need a set of 1300's.  Stay away for the plus size but you should be good there. Don't kid your self.  If the sand is wet at all at St Ann them off road tires mite just get you around pretty good.  One more idea is a set of 15x5-50 I think TERRA tires.  They are farm implement and heavy but good for the fomentation. 
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Re: Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 09:58:53 AM »
Sand Viper SV1100P is what I run. 9 years to failure and will be running them again. I had them when I was NA and they did a good job then as well. Maybe drop a tooth up a front if needed, but should be a lighter setup at the same height as the off-road tires so you may be good to go on gearing..
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Re: Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2015, 10:40:34 AM »
Thanks for the reminder that mine are shot, just ordered a new pair lol
Also, I have a pair of the Firestone implement tires (6 rib) I used to run up front in the sand I could bring, you are more than welcome to use them.... Would just have to mount them up on a pair of your rims when we get there. Off-road tires up front in the sand tend to fill your car and face up with sand in the corners lol
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Re: Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2015, 12:20:23 PM »
Sand viper 1100 here too.  AKA Stephen 1100.  Little heavier than STU, but a great tire for the money.

Plenty of S Cali peeps dont ride in summer, maybe you could borrow a set to "try out"?

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Re: Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2015, 12:41:41 PM »
The Sand Viper 1100's you guys are running.....What size rim?  I have 15x7's and it says in the ads that the minimum is a 7" rim.  Is it gonna make a huge difference with them on a 7" rim vs. a 8" or a 10"?

I only know one person out here that goes to the sand and and his tires are too big.............  He's running a 300zx turbo motor in a 4 seater.
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Re: Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2015, 01:02:58 PM »
15 x 8 here.  nice round profile.  Think DS has same tire on a 15 x 10 and a much flatter paddle.
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Re: Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2015, 01:40:40 PM »
Sand Viper SV1100P is what I run. 9 years to failure and will be running them again. I had them when I was NA and they did a good job then as well. Maybe drop a tooth up a front if needed, but should be a lighter setup at the same height as the off-road tires so you may be good to go on gearing..
X2. I think your buggy would do just fine with that tire.
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Re: Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2015, 01:45:32 PM »
The Sand Viper 1100's you guys are running.....What size rim?  I have 15x7's and it says in the ads that the minimum is a 7" rim.  Is it gonna make a huge difference with them on a 7" rim vs. a 8" or a 10"?

I only know one person out here that goes to the sand and and his tires are too big.............  He's running a 300zx turbo motor in a 4 seater.
Depends on whether you want it loose or tight in the ass.  rofl rofl rofl DAMN!,that doesn't sound right at ALL!!  LMAO WOW ,proof reading is a wonderful thing. ;D ;D  What I meant was,,,,,,,,do you want to slide or stick in the curves. Damn,THAT didn't sound any better! eyes  Well,more than enuf said. You get the drift I think. ;D
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Re: Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy
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Re: Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2015, 02:23:29 PM »
Might need a few paddles "renewed".
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Re: Sand tire paddles for a Busa powered buggy
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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2015, 05:08:19 PM »
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What? Making them into drag slicks?  ??? ??? ??? ;) ;) ;)
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2015, 05:20:00 PM »
Ya know they would make nice smoothies for the front!
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2015, 09:19:20 PM »
What? Making them into drag slicks?  ??? ??? ??? ;) ;) ;)
I was going to do my damnedest to turn them into a "highshool street slicks with cords" on the last day of Spring trip!
.....but the Jeffco had other plans.
THEN they would of made wonderful smoothies!
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