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Wheels and Tires
DuneGuide.com is in the process of building
a Rhino up for dune and desert rides (more details). Our Rhino will
appear in Product Reviews, Magazine
articles and be part of many events at dunes throughout the United States. Stay
tuned as we research and select the products that will be used.
Selecting the right wheel and tire combination for varying
terrain can be difficult. You wouldn't think of taking a paddle tire on a desert
ride, and a normal knobby won't fair as well in the dunes.
The Yamaha Rhino comes stock with 25x8-12 front tires and
25x10-12 rear tires. Stock wheel offset is close to a 5+2 that is available in
the aftermarket, and the bolt pattern is 4/110.
Some people will use a 2+5 offset wheel to increase the track width, but this
does add more stress to the spindles.
So if you want to drive in different types of terrain, you
either need to get two sets of tires, or sacrifice. Since our Rhino will be
seeing double duty, we will be looking for tires and wheels for each type of
If you want a tire & wheel combo that will do both, it is
our opinion that you should stick with 25" tires and not get tires and
wheels that are too heavy. Otherwise the performance loss in the sand is not
worth any benefit gained for dirt/rock terrain.
Spotlight on Rhino Tires & Wheels
Here are the Tires & Wheels we have chosen to use on the
DuneGuide.com Project Rhino: