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Old 09-25-2009, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone water-filled front tires on a rzr?

been doing some crawling with my rzr S at the same places i take my buggy

its a ton of fun in that thing. the front end seems to be so light though that it has a hard time with climbing things and keeping the front tires on the ground. the rhino's engine is quite a bit farther forward than a rzr which helps a lot.

thought about adding some weight to the front of the frame somewhere hidden to help a little.

then i thought about water filling the front tires to keep the weight right where it needed to be. i was thinking maybe 1-2 gallons in each. i know it would put extra stress on the axles and diff, but as long as its driven right............

1 gallon of water weighs about 8 pounds.

dont know how that would act going over 10 mph though
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no experience with water, but I drove a 4x and a 6x ranger that had the tires filled with the foam that they fill construction equipment tires with. I never noticed any vibrating or anything and I dont think that have ever been in with broken drivetrain stuff, and they are abused pretty badly... ( not by me) IIRC that foam is pretty heavy.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've used liquid in over the road truck tires. Comes in a gallon bag and looks like antifreeze. But a thought on off road, what happens when tire is rebounding off something? I think the fluid would magnify the rebound, could make a big difference on a light weight rig.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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nice rzr what kind of cage is that?
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I wouldn't add any extra weight to the front tires/wheels. The supporting parts, e.g. hubs, are a bit on the delicate side as it is.

I never had any difficulties climbing in mine.



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Old 10-15-2009, 06:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Put a winch on the front of it. That weight will help out and be handy on the trails.
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been doing some crawling with my rzr S at the same places i take my buggy

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Old 10-18-2009, 07:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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nice rzr what kind of cage is that?
thanks, i built the cage
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Run them over half or the will shake like crazy. I would try it for sure.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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