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This is the set of tires and wheels that I received prior to going on vacation. I have yet to test these out in the dunes, but there light weight and design, look promising.

If all goes as planned, I should be riding down in Oceano Dunes (aka Pismo Beach) this Labor Day Weekend. So if anyone wants to hook up, please PM or post up here.

Once I return, I will provide the riding results/impressions.

Getting back on point, heres the product information:

This are the Advantage Performance Wheels shod with the Achieva Innova Sand Gear Tires, IA-8025 Front and IA-8026 Rear.

Heres the front tire and wheel combination, the Advantage Performance wheels with the Achieva Innova Sand Gear Tire IA-8025:

When they arrive, heres what they look like (I removed the cardboard outer protective shelling for the pics):


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Thats correct, the total weight for the front set, tires and wheels: 13.4 lbs.




Heres the rear tire and wheel combination, the Advantage Performance wheels with the Achieva Innova Sand Gear Tire IA-8026:

When they arrive, heres what they look like:


A BRIEF WARNING TO NOT USE TAPERED LUG NUTS, YOU MUST USE THE CONVENTIONAL FLAT LUG NUTS, LIKE THE OEM ONES THAT ARE ON YOUR QUAD:



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Thats correct, the total weight for the rear set, tires and wheels: 18.6 lbs.


Make sure that you mention that your a Raptorforum.com member, if you so choose to get any of these products.



For those looking for tire sizes or more information, please click here:
http://achievatires.com/category.asp?level=2&FID=23

For those interested in picking up some of the Advantage Performance Wheels and Achieva Innova Sand Gear Tire combination, please visit:
http://www.advantage-on-line.com/index.shtml
or to download there tire catalog please click:
http://www.advantage-on-line.com/Catalog/300-311.pdf
or for a full catalog of what they offer please click here:
http://www.advantage-on-line.com/catalog.shtml


I REPEAT: Make sure that you mention that your a Raptorforum.com member, if you so choose to get any of these products.

Like I previously stated, once I return from riding on Labor Day Weekend, I will post up the results/impressions from that weekend.

As always, if you have any questions, please PM or post up here.

Enjoy!!!

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Mr. C







UPDATE, I HAVE RETURNED FROM PISMO WITH MY RIDING IMPRESSIONS, READ BELOW FOR FURTHER.

I arrived down at Pismo Beach on Saturday 09-02-06 at 0630 am. Since I forgot to bring my whip, (its required to ride the dunes!!!) I bought one locally for under $15.00 at the Taffy Shop. After finally finding a good spot to stay in for the rest of the day, I unloaded and got my gear on and went for a ride.

Based on SoCal Rednecks advice, I took it easy on them and did find them to be a little of a wandering tire, remember that all new tires have to be broken in and I gave them some time on them and at first I was disappointed that I had these tires, and that my 225 miles of traveling one way was a waste of time and money, and have a uneventfull day of poor riding.

So I head back to grab some breakfast from my SUV and started talking to some of the guys around me. They suggested that I take a look at the PSI in the tires. So one of them had 7.0 PSI and the other tire had 5.5 PSI, )thats the way they arrived) this was measured about 1 hour after I got back from riding them initially, and the ambient temp was 65 degrees. The guys suggested to lower it down to 3-4 PSI's, so I brought it down to 4 PSI and went for a ride. This small adjustment totally transformed the tires nature. It dramatically changed the feedback I was getting from the tires, and now the quad was firm and there was no wandering that was there before with the higher PSI in the tires. We headed back again and since the change had made a huge improvement, I decided to take it down even further down to the 3 PSI.

After riding all day with these tires, I feel that the main thing with this particular tire is the PSI, once I got that dialed in, it made a world of difference. These tires tracked really well going straight and were especially more fun sliding around, bowls, and making your buddies eat some sand too. I was able to hang with the guys that were using other brand names of tires, yes even the ones that use glue on there paddles. This is a very good tire and wheel combination, and I highly recommend them.




Heres some photos of my outting at Pismo, yes I did go photo happy, hope you enjoy them!!!:























































Until next time, PEACE!!!!!!!

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the fronts look good, the rears look kinda crappy, kinda like sand gheckos
 

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Like the flames on the front tires.
 

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700rider said:
Like the flames on the front tires.
Yeah, me too, there actually pretty cool.

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I am very interested in how the rears work out for you. I am more of a fan of the straight paddles like the Scat Trak Extremes or the Haulers. I have seen the fancy paddles really slow a quick bike down.

Has anyone ever weighed their Exremes or Haulers?
 

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I am very interested in how the rears work out for you. I am more of a fan of the straight paddles like the Scat Trak Extremes or the Haulers. I have seen the fancy paddles really slow a quick bike down.

Has anyone ever weighed their Exremes or Haulers?
I have no idea what the weight is on them, but this is not a debate about which dune tire is the best, or anything like that. This was just for folks to have options, and not always have to buy ITP or Skat Trak. Also keep in mind, that those paddles you speak of are usually for dragging. Fancy paddles, must be the flames that are slowing them down. LOL. Don't know, we'll see if the sand can put out the flames, LOL.

I do not have the separate weight of the wheels, or the tire, just the complete tire/wheel fully mounted with air in them, not nitrogen.

We'll see how they go, maybe I'll get to smoke some guys with there ITP or Skat Trak tires on. Maybe the flames will smoke thema out, LOL.

But seriously, its all good. I'll report back after the riding session this weekend!!!!

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Peace.
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I had the same rears. came from the dealership like that. not a real big fan of them. they do all right and are molded instead of glued like some brands which I prefer. they corner/slide fairly well but straight line they left a lot to be desired. they like to make the rear wonder at times, makes it real slightly unstable.
 

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I had the same rears. came from the dealership like that. not a real big fan of them. they do all right and are molded instead of glued like some brands which I prefer. they corner/slide fairly well but straight line they left a lot to be desired. they like to make the rear wonder at times, makes it real slightly unstable.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll try them out and let you guys know what I think afterwards.

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Please read the original post, it has been updated.

Enjoy.

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As always enjoy the pics and updates.I've been having trouble locating the AC racing blackline nerf bars with the yellow netting for my 06 se raptor.Once I saw them on your quad I had to have them.Any website or dealer phone number would be appreciated.Thanks and keep the pics coming. :help:
 

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As always enjoy the pics and updates.I've been having trouble locating the AC racing blackline nerf bars with the yellow netting for my 06 se raptor.Once I saw them on your quad I had to have them.Any website or dealer phone number would be appreciated.Thanks and keep the pics coming. :help:
Per AC Racing, they made the yellow nets a one of for my SE. But you could always call AC Racing and ask for John over there and tell him that your a member on Raptorforum.com and see what they can do. There contact information is on there home page, right on the top banner:

http://acracing.com/

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Re: Advantage Wheels & Achieva Innova Sand Gear Tires "Better Option%subject%quot;

CaliRaptor700r said:
pile0g00 said:
I am very interested in how the rears work out for you.  I am more of a fan of the straight paddles like the Scat Trak Extremes or the Haulers.  I have seen the fancy paddles really slow a quick bike down.

Has anyone ever weighed their Exremes or Haulers?
I have no idea what the weight is on them, but this is not a debate about which dune tire is the best, or anything like that.  This was just for folks to have options, and not always have to buy ITP or Skat Trak.  Also keep in mind, that those paddles you speak of are usually for dragging.  Fancy paddles, must be the flames that are slowing them down.  LOL. Don't know, we'll see if the sand can put out the flames, LOL.

I do not have the separate weight of the wheels, or the tire, just the complete tire/wheel fully mounted with air in them, not nitrogen.

We'll see how they go, maybe I'll get to smoke some guys with there ITP or Skat Trak tires on.  Maybe the flames will smoke thema out, LOL.

But seriously, its all good.  I'll report back after the riding session this weekend!!!!

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Peace.
Mr. C
You seem offended…  I was not trying to insinuate that you was a fancy boy on fancy tires or anything  :) .  I guess I may have chosen the wrong wording.  By fancy tires I meant something other than straight paddle.  I have ridden sand most my life and I saw straight paddles on buggies, two, three, and four wheelers all the time.  When I first saw the V paddles I was excited to try them, but soon realized how heavy they are.  I actually like the flames on the front and would run those without question, I was mainly concerned about the rears.

For example my bro has an older 400ex and I watched him smoke a fully broke in, but new, Suzuki 400.  The difference was the paddles.  The next time riding the guy had a new set of extremes and could beat my brother buy a couple of bike lengths.

Point is I was actually hoping that these tires would work out good, because I would like to have something different.  I just dont want to be disappointed when a similar or slower bike beats me.  Sounds like they worked OK, but don't think I would ever run them.

Thanks for another great product review  :thumbsup:
 

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I'll see what I can do thanks again. :thumbsup:
 

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Mr. c way to hook me up second set of yellow nerfs on the way thanks again.
JIM :thumbsup:
 

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How much are they?
 

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I talked to John at AC racing. Once I mentioned the forum he reduced the price from $329 to $279 he had to add freight because I'm in N.Y. his ext. is 11 and the Phone number to AC racing is 1-714-808-8330. I can't wait to put these bars on my SE BIG ride in the PA mountains next weekend.Good luck.
 

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Mr. c way to hook me up second set of yellow nerfs on the way thanks again.
JIM :thumbsup:
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Glad to help!!!

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