I didnt see anything about the ITP BAJACROSS tires, dose anyone have these tires? I am looking at buying these in a 28" or the Swamp Lite tires. How do the swamp lite tire wear?
I have 29.5-12-12's on all 4 corners right now, and I really like um, but not for just riding around on hardpack or asphalt. So I am looking for something I can put on my brute just for riding around on my land.
So, I did quite a bit of research for a "all around" tire before I bought my Zillas and I havent got to do a full test on mine, but did do some riding on a buddy's rancher with them. I was real happy with them so I bought mine.
I've road a hand full of the popular tires all on different wheelers for up here in MN. Mudlites, 589s, Bighorns, Blackwater XTs, XTRs, Zillas.
I cant say I've given any of them a COMPLETE study, but I love the Zillas.
I wore out 2 sets of MudBugs on my previous ride... Excellent tire... I gotta say, phreebsd is right... they will surprise you. They are light weight, and clear out decently, and are a good price!! I am getting a set to put on when I don't want to run my Laws...
my opinion i have the mud lite ats and there not too bad in the mud but trails and snow i never got stuck with them yet but if your lookin for something more aggresive then the zillas are good and some ppl say the pitbull tires and gbc grim reapers are good but never tried them
I have mudlite xtr's and like them at all speeds but i ride some sand and snow and they dig a little to much for what i do. The guys i ride with have the bighorns and can get farther than me almost every time except in all out mud. My bighorns will be here on thursday .
in my eyes a good tire for all around riding needs to wear good,be durable,have no wobble/shimmy (some tires are notorious for this),clean out when needed/grip when needed and track straight...one also has to consider the terrain/seasons that he/she rides in and their riding style also though,thus the perfect tire is always different for different riders...it's very hard to say one tire is better than another for these reasons as well as the cost of the tires...i have ridden on many sets of tires over the past few years and the best way to purchase them is used as long as the seller is trustworthy...lots of tires come to mind when i think about a great tire that does well overall
now i live in nebraska and ride all year round,thus need a tires for all listed here...lots of mud,clay,snow,ice,hills,sand,river bottoms,woods,gravel roads,fields,prolly something i am forgetting...when i think about all this durability comes to mind for punctures from sticks and bean/corn stalks,wear because of the gravel roads,traction in dry/wet/slick conditions,clean out in the mud and clay (we have it from very thick/sticky to watery as most do i am sure),traction/floatation in the sand and the snow (most of the time the snow here will not ball up yer tires like a big snowball...most of the time being the key,lol),ability to climb hills and downed logs...i have not run many true mud tires or trails tires because none of them meet my overall needs...so my list of tires and a little about them will be listed below,some didn't stay on my quad long enough to get more than just a short summer time review...keep in mind,these are my views for how i ride in my terrain in any given season
itp 589...old tried and true,good wear and durability,not the best lateral traction,good climber,digger,easy steering,good price,good in the snow as long as you are easy with the throttle in the deep stuff,overall a top choice for trail and mud
terracross...great dry trail traction whether forward,reverse or laterallly,hates mud (lol,but seriously they do),a bit spendy yet if i wanted a true trail tire this would prolly have been it
bugs...light weight,good wear and very durable in 26" and under/27" and up are not quite as good in these areas,very forgiving floater which will paddle you thru most anything full throttle or crawling,good sand manners on the 27" and up,not the best climber on hard slick hills or wet logs,not the best lateral traction,great in the snow,heavy steering,wanders a bit on gravel,priced right and another top trail mud choice
swamp foxes...a good inbetween of bug and 589 as far as floatation/digging goes,good wear and durability,decent lateral traction,climbs decent,a fair bit of wobble around 30 mph or so,good price
mudlites...much much better tire than they get credit for,good in snow,better than bugs in the sand,good floatation,easy to steer,fair durability and wear,great price,top of the list for A/T tires
super lights...mudlite knockoff,a bit taller and wider,much better wear,more durable,everything else is same as mudlite
badland xtrs...great forward dry traction,good wear,durability is fair,lateral traction is decent,good price
vampires...skinnies run way short (they work awesome for me in the local mud drags as long as ground clearance is not a factor)/i would not run wides with skinnies at all/either all wides or all skinnies,they climb like nothing else i have used as long as there's something for them to grab,not the best lateral traction,the only tire wider than a 27x12 vamp that i have seen in a 27" and under tire is the 26x12 asx,very durable,good wear,heavy,big time digger/good throttle control is key,they hate sand,if you want a mud tire that climbs this is it,heavy steering,when running all skinnies it is a wandering drunk on gravel roads,good price (one of my fav combos is the 27x12 vamp and 27x9.75 bi tri for all around riding when mud and hill climbing are involved regardless of the season)
mst...great wear and durability,good climber,very easy to steer,goes exactly where you want it to on the trails at any reasonable speed,good mix of floatation and digging,not as good as bugs in the sand,nice flat tread profile,best traction around 3 psi,if one would run wides on all four the climbing and mud ability is much better,a bit pricey (as of now,my favorite tire overall)
growlers...heavy,everything else is to be seen/lol,very spendy
executioners...run fairly short,very durable,wear great,digger,climb well,hates sand,not the best lateral traction,decent price
mudrunners...very durable,good wear,fairly equal forward and lateral traction,good overall tire,fairly spendy (definitely better tires out there for the money imo,yet i have a set of 4 skinnies for mud drags,lol)
bi claws...heavy,very durable,wear good,climb well,good match with the wide vamps imo,tend to understeer/not a good higher speed trail tire,spendy
mudlite xtr...fairly heavy,did not really like them from the get go thus they didn't see much time on my quad (thus my views are not very good on this tire),didn't do nearly as well in sticky mud as i thought they would,grabby at roots and such on the trail,overpriced (i would buy the 589 or regular mudlite over these)
bear claws...wear good,fairly durable,not great or terrfible in any area,if you want a tire that not a lot of people run this is one of them,good price
i really hope i like the growlers as much as my mst...i am looking for them to excel in all areas,except maybe in wear and mud ability...i switched down to a 25.5" tire though as i am second guessing my need around here for that extra 1" of ground clearance vs. the power to weight loss ratio...we will see in due time...these will replace my vamp/bi claw combo
Okay guy I’ve got a 2013 kawi bruteforce 650i that I’m looking to make pretty mud capable. The machine has 8000 kilometres on it (still mint don’t worry lol) and in its retirement years I think it should become a decent mud/trail quad. I’ve got a 2 inch lift in the mail and already has a snorkel...
I was curious what are the pros and cons of having a 4” lift or not given 32” assasinators will fit on xmr 1000 with new floor boards. Just seems lift just makes breaking things easier while not going through any more mud?
Hey guys i have a 2008 kawasaki brute force 750 its all stock i ordered 28x10x12 and 28x12x12 maxxis zillas for it and im wondering if they will fit i know they will fit but i mean like on stock rims will they be sticking out enough on stock rims?
Looking for a Set of Bowman Mudwalkers to go on an old Honda i picked up and not having any luck finding any. I know they dont make them anymore so if you have a set or know someone that has a set and you want to get rid of them Id like to take them off your hands. Thanks in advance
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