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Yamaha Rhino

Wheels and Tires 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 terrain.

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 Project Rhino:

  • Tires & Wheels

PDS - ITP Wheels and 25" Carlisle 489 Tires

Carlilse 489 Tire mounted on ITP C-Series Type 7 in black
Carlisle 489 on ITP C-Series Type 7 in black

25x9x12 Front, 25x11x12 Rear

  • Desert/Rock Tires & Wheels

OMF Performance Products

12" Billet Center Wheel with Polished Center, Black Rim Shell, and Blue Beadlock Ring with Maxxis Bighorn Tire

Side by Side Tires for Yamaha Rhinos

  • AMS Tires

Tires: Aerospeed

AMS Aerospeed - Rhino Paddle Tire


  • Carlisle

Tires: Carlisle 489

Carlisle - 489-1   Carlisle 489 on ITP C7 black wheels


  • Dunlop

Tires: Quadmax


  • Fullerton Sand Sports

Tires: Front Dune Tires (made from ITP Mudlites), Paddle Tires (Fullerton Sand Sports, STU)


 Fullerton Sand Sports - Front Rhino Dune Tire   Fullerton Sand Sports - Rhino Paddle Tires   Fullerton Sand Sports - Rhino Paddle Tires (Skat Trak & Custom Fronts)

Rhino Paddle Tire   Fullerton Sand Sports - Rhino Paddle Tires   Fullerton Sand Sports - Rhino Paddle Tires   Fullerton Sand Sports - Rhino Paddle Tires  

Rhino Paddle Tire - Fullerton Sand Sports   Fullerton Sand Sports - Rhino Paddle Tires     

  • GBC (Greenball Corporation)

Tires: Dune Streaker, Paddle Master, Dirt Devil, Dirt Tamer, Sur Trak


  • Goodyear

Tires: Rawhide Camo, MTR


  • High Lifter

Tires: Outlaws, Outlaw MSTs


  • Interco

Tires: Vampire, Super Swamper TSL /ATV, Swamp Lite


  • ITP

Tires: Mud Lite, Mud Lite XTR, TerraCross R/T, Holeshot ATR, 589 M/S, Dune Star

ITP  - UTV DuneStar Paddle Tire   ITP - Mud Light XTR   ITP  - UTV 589 M/S Tire   ITP Terra Cross R/T


  • Kenda

Tires: Bearclaw, Executioner, Bounty Hunter

Kenda Executioner - Rhino Tires   Kenda Bearclaw - Rhino Tires


  • Maxxis

Tires: Maxxis Bighorn

Maxxis BigHorn


  • Sand Tires Unlimited

Tires: 26" Sand Blaster Paddle Tires


STU-SandBlaster26-1.jpg (44443 bytes)

  • Skat-Trak

Tires: Haulers, Smooth, Hawk, Edge


  • Xtreme Tire

Tires: 25" Rhino Paddle Tires (Lumberjack) & Smooth Fronts

Website: None


Paddle Tires for Rhinos

Xtreme Tire - Rhino Paddle Tire   RhinoDuneTireRear.jpg (2563 bytes)


Side by Side Wheels for Yamaha Rhinos

  • Beadlock Specialties

Wheels: Douglas Rattlesnake Beadlocked, Douglas BilletStar Beadlocked, BilletStar II


Beadlock Specialties

  • Douglas

Wheels: Douglas Rokstar, Douglas Rattlesnake, RS14 - New DWT Rockstar PB beadlock now available


  • High Lifter

Wheels: High Lifter XL2


  • ITP

Wheels: C-Series Type 4, C-Series Type 5B, C-Series Type 6, C-Series Type 7, C-Series Sport Lock, Delta Steel, SS Alloy SS106, SS Alloy SS112

ITP C-Series Type 4 Aluminum Wheel - Rhino   ITP C-Series Type 5B Aluminum Wheel - Rhino   ITP C-Series Type 6 Aluminum Wheel - Rhino
ITP C-Series Type 7 Aluminum Wheel - Rhino   ITP - C-Series Sport Lock Wheel - Rhino
ITP SS106 Alloy Wheel - Rhino   ITP - SS112 Alloy Wheel - Rhino   ITP - SS112 Chrome Wheel - Rhino


  • Maxxis

Wheels: MaxLite 8-Spoke


  • Motorsport Alloys

Wheels:  Casterlock, Climax, Pikes Peak


  • OMF Performance Products

12" Billet Center Wheel with Red Center and Red Beadlock Ring   12" Billet Center Wheel with Orange Center, Black Rim Shell, and Orange Beadlock Ring

Wheels: OMF Beadlock Wheels


  • Vision Wheel

Wheels: Outback, Bruiser


If you manufacture or sell parts and accessories for Yamaha Rhino's, and are interested in having your product be part of the Rhino Buildup, please send us an email .

A link back to from your website is always appreciated.


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