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Probably would be a good idea after its driven under power ( creating a water way ) to retorque the nuts.

I could see the ride suffering quite a lot over a low pressure quad tire but I don't imagine running typical dirt bike tire pressures would work, assuming they are fitted with tubes as the tires could be apt to spin on the rim if they hook up good as there are no rim locks like on dirt bikes. Slow turns and staying off side hills should keep it upright though !

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Did you make the wheels yourself?
No, just bought them and bolted on article here

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Now guys, not to be a wet blanket, but you have your permits, right???
Funny how I just happened to drive from slough to slough, didn't mean for the water to follow me... honest!

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Probably would be a good idea after its driven under power ( creating a water way ) to retorque the nuts.

I could see the ride suffering quite a lot over a low pressure quad tire but I don't imagine running typical dirt bike tire pressures would work, assuming they are fitted with tubes as the tires could be apt to spin on the rim if they hook up good as there are no rim locks like on dirt bikes. Slow turns and staying off side hills should keep it upright though !
It's actually quite stable, because the machine still remains quite wide, as the offset on the stock wheels are really high, so there is really just all the rubber missing towards the inside of the quad. Actually should make for easier cleaning.
I tried out some donuts, and with all the ground pressure, it actually doesn't spin as easy as one would think. The knobs are quite aggressive.

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Good point about the offset of wheels as some quads are more offset to the outside then others and would screw up the stability and for that matter the front to rear tire tracking.

Hopefully the tires have enough traction, there just isn't such a thing as huge tall knobs on bike tires or nothing run of the mill like that, on the other hand they weren't stupid and put on a dual purpose DOT tire that is useless in mud and would be pathetic for an application like this. I guess you will soon know when you "dive in" to a field.
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