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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Talking new tires ...how big?

i want to put a more aggressive tire on my 700 xtx manly for mud .i don't drive in 3ft deep stuff, but was a little disappointed in the factory tires i don't know whether to go bigger or just stay with the factory size just more aggressive any feedback will be appreciated.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 01:34 PM
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Huh, how big do you wanna go???
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it really depends on where and how you ride...since your talking about mud...if your staying stock..no lift..assuming your staying with 14" rim..i would say:
strictly for mud .. gorilla silverbacks or highlifter outlaws
light mud more general riding .. mudlite or zilla or highlifter MST

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 07:03 PM
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mud lites are good tires, had them on my atv and loved them! another worth looking at are the swamp lites, when i upgrade my stock tires i think i'm going with those.
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I had the swamplites on my king quad and they burned off quick. I'm not a fan of them.

I put Grim Reapers on my Prowler and with over 800 miles of various terrain they still look new.

As far as what size you've got to decide how you want it to look. I went with 27's myself.

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I had the swamplites on my king quad and they burned off quick. I'm not a fan of them.

I put Grim Reapers on my Prowler and with over 800 miles of various terrain they still look new.

As far as what size you've got to decide how you want it to look. I went with 27's myself.
any noticeable power loss with the 28's . I don't want to have to use 4 low all the time, i know it is necessary some times. but i want to still be able to get through small mud holes with out stopping to gear down .
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I just put on the 27x11 and 27x9 mudlite xtr's and they are awesome.

I was in 2 hi all saturday and with the old stock tires I for sure would have to have been in 4.
I went through some pretty big mud holes.

On the trail I found a guy on a 660 griz stuck giving her the old side to side # in a spot I had been through 3hrs b4 in 2wd.
I pulled up to him in 2wd then put it in 4 and pushed him right back out of the pit.

I really like these tires. Seems they did slow the machine down though.
But I ride in 2wd where 4wd and stock tires have had a hard time in the past.

I have a 08 650xt
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Well I've got a machined sheave to get back low end so about the only thing I lost was maybe a little top speed.

No low end power loss at all with the 27's. Only use low when I want more control or major climbs.

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......I had the swamplites on my king quad and they burned off quick. I'm not a fan of them...

like Plowboy stated, depends on how and where you ride, if you are mostly in mud they should last a while. if you like to hang it side ways lots then yea harder rubber would suite you best ! it boils down to ones riding style imo
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Are the Gorrila tires anygood? I too am in need of an upgrade.
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