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post #31 of 49 Old 01-05-2012, 07:14 PM
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Yeah wider tires grab the sides of the ruts a lot easier & push you along. I ran 29.5x12's on all 4 and use to just walk through stuff like it was nothing. While others w/ skinnies had to work it.

But saying that, I'll add that there are conditions were skinny is better.


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IMO, the only time skinnies will out perform a wide is in "pit race" type situations with a lot of water and a moderate layer of silt on the bottom. You need the tires to drop quick, grab the hard bottom underneath and start pushing.

Outside of that, wides win. You don't want to go looking for bottom in a mud pit, or you're not going to go very far.

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28x10s or 27x11s

Alrighty fellas im set on zillas, just torn with the skinny wide show down. I want 28's. Just wondering, 10's or 12's for the rear. Biggest concern is i dont want the rear to float to hard. I want the rear to stay in contact with the bottom. My other thought is 27x11s all the way around. I know polaris425 runs them and loves them. Anyone done the 28x10s all the way around and have opinion on them? Oh yeah, 12" IRS ITP type 4 wheels.

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I run 27x11x14 which are bout an inch taller than my buddies 28 inch outlaws but they are pretty good in the mud and i still have top end even though it feels extremely sketchy...It turns ok but i find myself wishing i had power steering after a long day of riding

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28-9-14 all the way round mine. They were on the machine when I bought it, personally they don't fit my riding style or taste. They dig like crazy and my back doesn't float at all. Heck the front doesn't even float much.




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Ok I have 12.50 rears and 10.50 fronts. I guess that means I have all wides lol?


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No, that would be s/w combo.


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I had 29 s/w combo...did GREAT! Then went to skinny 29's...did GREAT. I liked the all skinny way better in water, they do grab bottom a lot better in the water, they don't make you wheelie as much. In the mud it's apples to apples...same thing IMO.

Now for 31's I run s/w combo and it does great!

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Mine just wants to float too much in the back. Only complaint I'd have with it.


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ok Ive read this whole thread and I need advice to push me into it im looking at backs but should I get 28 10 front and 12 rear or would 30 10 all around be better for almost the same price?? and with a 2 inch rdc lift would I have any ru issues with the 30's on a 2010 brute? any ideas would be great guys thanks! most of my holes have bottoms but I do ride swamps some too
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I prefer a skinny/wide combo. Skinnies on back just seem to dig down too much and not paddle enough. IMO I wouldn't run all skinnies unless I raced my bike because then you want it to cut straight to the bottom and pull.

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For the swamps you would be better with the wide rears, if you are riding hard bottom either will be fine. And with the RDC lift you shouldn't have any rubbing issues.

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so would the 10 be considered skinnys they dont make a wider for the 12 wheel i dont beleive?
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Yes 10s are skinnies. Typically 12" wheels have 10/12s, and 14" wheels have 9.5/11s for tires

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Yes 10s are skinnies. Typically 12" wheels have 10/12s, and 14" wheels have 9.5/11s for tires

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