SANDCRAFT Destroyer Tires come in a variety of sizes and styles for you to get the very most out of your UTV. First choose your brand, then select your model to see SANDCRAFT’s tire suggestion for your specific setup.
SANDCRAFT Destroyer Tires come in a variety of sizes and styles for you to get the very most out of your UTV. First choose your tire size, then choose paddle type. Finally you can choose your paddle count.
ABOUT DESTROYER TIRES
SANDCRAFT MOTORSPORTS has completely re-invented the paddle tire market with our new lineup of DESTROYER Tires. Made in USA at our new headquarters in Phoenix AZ, these tires are now the standard that all other paddle tires should be weighed against. We are the first to research and develop specific paddle tires and mate them to exact horsepower ratings for optimal performance. Custom tailored tire components result in more power to the ground and less stress on a UTV’s drivetrain, transmission and belts. The Destroyers are currently offered in two paddle types: Slayer and Slider.
To complete the Destroyer set, the rear paddle tires are accompanied with our 2-ply rated (UTV specific) Mohawk Diamond Tread fronts that help pull your front tires in 4-wheel drive and have been designed to eliminate the push when turning on standard buffed tires. Our tires are precision buffed for better traction and light weight.
By providing the finest UTV paddle tires on the market, SANDCRAFT MOTORSPORTS guarantees the best off-road experience for any side-by-side enthusiast by helping their machine achieve the maximum performance it deserves.
A TRUE PERFORMANCE PADDLE TIRE
THE ALL NEW DESTROYER MOHAWK?
Our revolutionary new Front Mohawk Diamond design is turning heads.
We wanted to allow just the right amount of grip for control in 4WD but also allow the driver to point and go on demand. After several design concepts were tested, we settled on our three-dimensional diamond pattern.
This new radical design allows for precise tracking control and grip. This pairing of light weight and control makes for the perfect front sand tire driving experience. The angle of our three-dimensional diamond shape is also significant as it drastically reduces particulate kick up while driving aggressively and when turning.
“I really love that the new Destroyer tire is a vulcanized rubber tire with a buffed surface. The combination of the buffed tire with some of these new paddle designs is really next level – they just ride better. I can lower my air pressure if I want a little wrinkle in the tire and if you don’t want wrinkle, you just air up. You have the option to do that on these new Destroyers where on molded tires you can air down and they don’t wrinkle at all. The diamond in the front, it seems to do really good when you turn the tire, it gives a straight edge to the sand and tracks really well. The tire is also fairly wide so it gives a really good surface area/contact patch to the ground which is very important to me. The front doesn’t dig, it has flotation and the car doesn’t want to sink. To me, this is just as important as the paddle and the amount of acceleration I have. I would recommend Destroyers to my customers – these tires have been incredible.”
“I tested the Sliders and the Slayers in my Pro R 2 seater. Initially I really liked the Sliders – the name is exactly what it does, they break traction and slide really easily. When I got them in 4WD and lowered the pressure, they hooked up even better. I switched to the Slayers and it was like a drastic change, the Slayer is my favorite. l can drive more aggressively and it’s a lot more stable. In 2WD when you’re on the brakes then give it gas it’s still going to slide out for you but the traction is there. I’m gonna say it, I think the front steering tire (Mohawk) – that’s like GOLD right there. With either set of tires on the rear, the new front steering tire setup (Mohawk) hooks, it turns, there’s no more pushing. It bites, it goes, there’s no more sand coming in your face… that’s the MONEY right there, I’m really stoked on the front tires! We always recommend SANDCRAFT Destroyer tires to our customers, that’s what we’re running on all our cars – it’s a great tire.”
“For the rears, we run a 12 Slayer and these things hook real good and get you up on top right where you want to be. Man, this front tire really shows its direction and why that tire came to be. We’ve talked to many tire manufacturers for years and for me running 4WD that front tire is the key part of driving, steering, coming hard into dunes and being able to turn at the last minute, it’s incredible. I’ll be enlightening all my customers why these are one of our TOP tires, the construction, how they’re built – and they’re built and made in USA so what’s better than that! The way I drive, it’s a good safe bet!”
“We typically like to go real fast and hard through the dunes and it’s been a long run trying to find a tire to hold up to our fast riding styles and handle the weight of these newer cars. We’re running 14 Slayers and they are SUPER responsive. Being in a 2,600 lb car, I never feel the sidewall fold on it – super stable, 84 MPH in the whoops to power sliding/drifting around the bottom of the bowls. They slide when I want them to but track straight as can be when I want to go straight and fast – ABSOLUTELY EPIC! On the front – what’s awesome about this is there is no bad feedback in the steering wheel. It has a nice flotation and just enough bite to help pull this big car through the bottom corners but never feels like it’s pulling the steering wheel out of your hands. This is an all-around great tire if you’re undecided or don’t know what kind of duning style you do – you can’t go wrong with. It holds up going slow or 84 MPH+ to jumping, I mean, it checked off every box for me and I think anyone else would agree.”
“These new rear Destroyer paddles are AWESOME! It’s been a while since I drove a car with performance paddles on it and it makes a huge difference. These things track really straight through the dunes, the acceleration is awesome, way better than any molded tire I’ve ever run. I was really impressed with how they held a line on the side of a dune. These new front Mohawks are amazing. When some other front tires will search around or kind of follow other tracks, these Destroyer tires don’t do that. They actually find the line that you’re pointing in and allow you to steer the car where you want it to go. It is really surprising, these guys are onto something with this. I tell you what, these guys at SANDCRAFT – they’re hitting the nail on the head here, they have got a great product. They’ve got a lot of new technology in there and everybody is going to be super impressed, you need to get yourself a set of these tires!”
“I really like the new Destroyer tire with the 14 Slayer paddle on the Pro R. I like how thick the sidewall is and how it slides, the traction is really impressive. I love the new front Mohawk design with the diamonds. I was really nervous about how it was going to track all over the place on sand highway but it doesn’t do that, it keeps you going straight. It gives you a little bit of traction and you can turn a bit more especially in the two seat Pro R. I do recommend these new Destroyers to our customers, we’re going to get our order in right away and we’re excited to sell them at our shop.”
“I tested three different sets on my Turbo S – 10 Slayers, 12 Slayers, and 12 Sliders. The 12 paddle Slayers were a little but much for my stock Turbo S, but the 10 Slayer work great, the have awesome dig and pull out of the hole really hard. For me and the type of riding that I do my favorite is definitely the 12 Slider. The drivability of them is out of control and the floatation of the whole package is just ridiculous! Any of the soft sided hills that I normally bog down on, you don’t have any of that anymore, these things just really rip out here! The front Mohawks are a different design than what we’re used to, it’s a diamond shaped mohawk. There was no weird tracking, nothing weird on the flats or on any of the faces when you’re in the ruts, they just kind of point and shoot where you want to go and they’re super predictable – when you steer the car, that’s where they’re wanting to go. These Destroyer tires are the best on the market man, they are crushin’ it right now!”
“We like to dune hard and fast, we wreck cars. I have been running 34” Rogues and these new Destroyer 14 Slayers were quite a bit different, they hold a lot better coming off bowls – I’m used to it sliding out a lot more. It is solid, it gives a much more solid feel to the car. The new Destroyer front Mohawk steers night and day better compared to my old smoothies. Just turning a little bit you can feel the car going where you want it to, it’s a lot easier to manipulate your driving. I would recommend these new Destroyer tires to my customers BIG TIME! I can’t wait to try them out some more and get used to them!”
“I like to go pretty fast and carve the dunes and I usually run SANDCRAFT tires. The light weight is always a factor for me because the higher rotating mass is putting stress and wear on your parts (axles, brakes, suspension). These new Destroyer tires really hook good, I run them on my Can Am and my Pro R and the paddles are a lot stronger than my old Talons. I used to feel a little bit of friction and now they are just digging. With the Front Mohawks, they helped turn better and felt like they grabbed a lot. They’re a lot lighter and l love the taller paddle. I definitely recommend these tires!”
“These new Destroyer tires are great on my Pro R 4 seat, the front’s got lots of bite but I feel like once it gets up to a heavy speed, the front floats up on top of the mohawk and gives you less drag. The rears (14 Slayers) are awesome, they give you just enough slide along with the perfect amount of bite so when you’re in the corners you’re able to kick it loose but you’re also able to just gun it and get up on top whenever you need to. The first thing I noticed when we were pulling onto the side of a dune, my gas pedal just seemed to work a lot better. I like how wide the fronts are, they just feel more cushy but it doesn’t have any of that extra bead roll, it just gives you that extra floatation.”
DESTROYER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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- Are all of your paddle tires called “Destroyers”? What are your paddle choices?
Yes, all of our paddle tires are called “Destroyers”. We provide several options of paddles for all horsepower ratings from 75 to 440+. We currently offer Slayers and Sliders. See our Destroyer Horsepower Ratings to find the best option for your application.
- How much do your Destroyer paddle tires weigh?
Our 2-ply rated tires are the lightest, yet strongest, on the market. For our front Mohawks, the 31” tires weigh 21 lbs and the 32” weigh 23 lbs. The rear tires weigh slightly more depending on paddle count.
- Why are your paddle tires buffed?
We precision buff our tires to provide tons of grip and the most lightweight tire to always pull ahead of the competition.
- Why are your tires not buffed on the sidewalls?
Keeping our sidewalls not buffed provides less body roll in turns, longer durability and less chance of air leaking out of the sidewalls.
- Why do your front tires have a mohawk? What’s the diamond for?
Our Mohawk design provides two major advantages in a front tire: It pulls harder in 4WD and acts as a steer tire instead of pushing in turns like a standard buffed tire. The diamonds pull harder than our classic mohawk and the design reduces particulate kick up.
- What Destroyer paddle tire do you recommend for drag racing?
Our Slayer paddles are the perfect choice for drag racing and it all depends on your rear wheel horsepower output and the distance you’d like to race. See our Destroyer Horsepower Ratings to find the best option for your application.
- What does “roll out” mean and why do my front tires have a taller roll out than my rears?
Roll out tells you the exact circumference/outer-diameter (in inches) of your paddle tires, which can also tell you the diameter using the following formula.
Formula: ROLL OUT / π = EXACT DIAMETER For example: 102 / 3.14 = 32.5”.
- Are your tires a true 31”, 32” & 35″?
Our new tire carcasses are oversized unlike our competitors who tend to fall short.
- I want an all-around dune tire. What do you recommend?
We recommend our Slider paddles for all-around duning. They give you the best of both worlds as they’re great for bowl riding/sliding and full top-speed runs with few restrictions.
- Are your tires specifically made for UTVs? And what ply are they?
Yes, our tires are manufactured in the USA and specifically rated for UTVs only. They are 2-ply rated for lighter construction. It’s all about rotating mass and we get that.