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I'm not much for long-winded posts so i'll get right to it with my take on the ACE's performance in the dunes of Winchester Bay Oregon.

First of all I have to say that I had an absolute blast!

Power:
Power was very acceptable but don't expect it to make the huge climbs super fast. I was able to get up everything that I tried including Banshee Hill, but I was only able to make it in low gear. In all honesty I found that low gear was where I spent most of the 4 days we were there. The few times I had a chance to do full speed runs I switched it to high, but those just didn't happen much. I would like to see shift-on-the-fly but it's not a deal breaker. With the paddles I found that top speed was in the 48 MPH range (sand there was quite dry and soft).

Handling:
Never felt like I was going to roll over even when riding the bowls. The suspension seemed adequate for most everything I did (including getting lots of air) but I have to admit that the thing kicked like a bull when riding through the whoop-di-do's. It was demon possessed at those sections.

Tires and wheels:
ITP SS212 12x7 4+3 wheels. ITP Dune Star 26x9x12 fronts. ITP Sand Star 26x11x12 rears. These things hooked up like nobody's business. I couldn't have been happier.

Overall fun factor:
I had more fun riding the ACE than I have in all my years of riding quads on sand. Everyone I ran into wanted to know more about it and it was really turning heads. We kept seeing people parked in RZR's just watching us fool around.

I've started a new YouTube channel that i'd invite anyone to subscribe to.
I've started by dumping my dune videos up there first, but i'm going to use it as kind of a 'video diary' for my ACE. There are just not many practical videos out there that show different aspects of the ACE's performance in various terrains and I just want to have at least one good resource I can use.

Here are the first videos:









My personal favorite: (airtime)

 

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Glad to hear just bought mine today. I like riding in sand so hopefully it'll be a blast. Were the paddles a huge factor or will it be fine in stock tires on sand?
 

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Very nice. I got a set of the same wheel/tire combo for the sand. Took my 570 to Pismo beach a month ago and had a blast, very fun machine for dune riding. Glad you had the same results
 

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So we're you in 4x4 most the time or 2wd with just the rear paddles. I bought some rear paddles and wondering what gear would work best
Yea for the most part. There really isn't enough juice in the 570 to rooster tail it around. I found that in 2WD it just plowed more when I turned so I just left it in 4wd.
 

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My wife drives hers in the dunes around Florence and has no problems with stock tires. She is not trying to go up the largest dunes but has never had a problem. I drove it one evening and it was just fine. I only used 2D and it went up the dunes with no problem. Lots of wheel speed in high gear to get up the dunes but made it just fine. I could see with paddles it would need to be in low gear to pull the dunes without bogging the engine.
 
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