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Hey Guys Skat-Trak has been working on this one for a while now and Came up with a new Tire that starts life out as a 6ply tire.
Here are the specs for the 30" tire Skat-Trak made for me The casing 30x14* they installed 9 Extreme paddles on it.* The tire weight was 20.2 lbs The wheel weight is 10.1 lbs.* The tire and wheel mounted weighed 30.3 lbs. The roll out with 10 lbs of air pressure was 90" exactly measuring The height of the tire from the floor measured 28 1/2" tall.** Ouch* thats huge my Tire is 2lbs heavier with the Rim than a STU. WOW!!!* especially when you add it up.* Every one here can probably agree that the STUs have a lot of excess* Rotating mass and unsprung weight hanging out there Correct.* So what tire and wheel combination will Accelerate faster* and handle better.** That being said, you argue that the heavy 4 ply STUs are better for dunning how is that when a lighter tire combo accelerates faster and runs higher speeds.* You say what?** The Skat lays over and doesn't get the traction.* Really!** If they laid over that far they would come off the beads.* The only time i see tire off the beads is after a crash. So for Dune riding I don't see the need for a bead lock wheel.
I stopped by Skat-Trak on Thursday and they had a nice looking STI wheel 14" that weighed in at 12 I think so that's not to bad for a good looking wheel. but not as light as the Spun Wheels. I see the 50 Caliber Bead locks Weigh in pretty damn light to. so there's a few good choices out there.

Im going refer you to call Tim Kelly at Extreme Tire in Phoenix Az at 602-576-1043
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Your Xrs beadlocks and Skats are a great combination.
 

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Hey Warlock, do you work for skat trak?
No I don't work for them. lol they could not afford me. But I do Experiment with tires and there the only Tire that performs the Best in the Sand. I used to try different stuff that came out but I always go back to the Skat-Trak tires because they work the Best. The guys at Fullerton gave me a line of Bull a few years back and talked to me like they were the Authority on sand tires and I was an Idiot and let me tell you what that Guy dave is full of crap and Im not Drinkin the Grape Kool-Aid he Sells.
He sells a Cheap Chinese Molded STU that makes him the Most Gross profit vs the Skat Trak . What do you think he wants to sell a tire that makes say for example a $100 profit or a tire that makes $300. that's a no Brainer. He sells the STUs combo all the way around for $2300 + Tax. OUCH. No wonder the Guys that own them Defend them and say how great they are. LOL cause they Got Sold........
 

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very true

I cant believe people spend that much on those things they look like they come free with a joyner purchase !
Yeah no kidding a joyner is right. $2500 for those things what a joke. Really Any performance minded guy can understand that a light weight tire and wheel combination like the Skat-trak will walk away from the heavy and flat tire profile of the STU. Fullerton Pushes the STUs because the STUs make the most money for them. PERIOD. Suckers now own the STUs and they defend there bad Buy to the End LOL. Buyers Remorse ..
Don't Drink the FSS Kool-Aid. lemmings.
Lighter is faster weather your dunning or running the flats or climbing Hills.:smile:
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The 30s are a great tire for people that want the big tire and looks. I still kinda like my 7 paddle 12" rim for its lighter weight which makes a huge difference in performance. I was talking with Skat-Trak last week and They have the tire Manufacturer trying something new to get more Roll out for this season. So I cant wait to see how much larger they grow in the Roll out. Should Make for a Sick Ass looking Paddle tire for this Season.
 

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I seen these abs as of now they look so stupid because there so tall and skinny . I will lose mph and run a blaster just cause the look . Roller skate rolling around . Skinny tires don't float they sink FYI
They sink huh. Shows how much you Don't know about sand tires. Your a novice even though you think you have done it all. Lol.
 

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Not this guy . I don't drink koolaid.If you asked warlock 2 -3 years ago he was drinking daves koolaid and would be making the same argument he is here, after taking a couple swigs off of Tims punch bowl he switched sides . He might have drank the entire punch bowl this time though .
Really you think so huh. I have never been a STU fan and never will and anyone who runs the Dunes for years now knows that the Skat-Trak tire has been and always will be the dominate tire. I believe people need a price point tire and the Sand strippers and all of the cheap Chinese tires hit a price point for people that don't want to spend much on a sand tire. STU tires are not cheap though and still perform like all Heavy molded tires. If Extreme Tire thought they could make a molded tire perform like a Skat-Trak they would have made one. They have the capability to make any Tire they desire. and Tim knows that he cant make a molded tire to be Better than the Skat-Trak builds so he builds a tire to work even better when Buffed and Paddles put on it. So sorry your so bitter but that's your personal problem as you are a no nothing hater. Have a nice day.:wink:
 

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The point is this. Most people don't want to experiment with tires like I have over the years as its not cheap to do. I have a lot of odd ball tires that I have tried and they suck and yes they were buffed and paddled by skat-Trak but the carcass was to heavy or rigid. Heres something for people to consider. Not all Skat-Trak paddled tires are the same if you buy from some of the online sellers like RMATV for example, they will go out and buy up a bunch of old left over knobby tires that some place could not sell off then they send them to Skat-Trak and have them buff and put the paddles on and sell them on the net as a Skat-Trak paddle tire. Well if you don't understand that there are different carcasses being used and don't know about Rollout then you get these things from RMATV and there 83" Rollout and a heavy carcass then you run them and they don't perform worth a damn and your buddies cars perform way better now your going to go and buy something else which aint cheap. So if your all monied up and can afford to have 2 different sets of tires to run for what ever special place your going that's great.
But for a guy that wants a great tire that performs awesome all the time and understands what Rotating mass does to performance then the Skat-Trak tire from Extreme Tire is the way to go for all of these machines.
The next Warlock Tire Mold is in the process right now of being modified and will be 13" wide so there going to be Bad Ass to for the guys that want a wide tire also.
Nobody I know of sits at a Hill drag racing a SXS all day so how anyone can make such a ridiculous statement is beyond me. Please show me these guys as I have never seen them LOL. We have a mix of cars in our group and they all run Skat-Trak tires and I don't push them on them they just hate it when the rest of the cars pull them on the rides.
Im just here to help educate the uninformed.
Skat-Traks been making Sand Tires work since 1967.
 

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Warlock . This question is for you . I'm wondering your thoughts between slingers and stu . Do you think they are about the same tire ?
I would run the STU if I was going to run a molded tire. Those sand strippers and slingerzz are way to damn heavy for my liking.
 
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