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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-21-2019, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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I need some help, I have a 15 t4. Right now I am running innova mudgears on and they have been decent. The tires are pretty decent all around but are getting wore out. The tires have about 3k miles. I need help on tires. I live in ND and we have dry, we have wet clay mud, and we have snow. I want 26" tires and contemplating non directional tread and 10" all the way so I can rotate tires to extend life. I have used BH2.0, Original BH, and the mudgears. The BH both had lots of plugs due to the wide spacing and picking up random garbage in the ditches. I am contemplating mongrel tires or chicanes but not sure how they do in the snow. I know my mudgears do ok but dig quick and that sucks and generally makes me get stuck worse. I was thinking the more all terrain style tire of the mongrel or chicane would keep it from digging as fast and with throttle control now dig as quick. I ride 60% dry gravel, dirt, and grass, 10% mud which is just what I cant avoid on our trails but generally not much our clay soil is like glue mixed with peanut butter, and 30% snow. The snow I just want it to do decent because 12" ground clearance is the major limiting factor I get high centered and tires do not touch ground so it doesn't matter what tire I run. I find myself riding some roads so the radial DOT rating seems nice and the long tread life. As I have gotten older I find myself more on the trail vs off the trail and with two kids we ride our fair share of hard pack.

Any input on those tires and any other tires. I am thinking this spring of changing.
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I need some help, I have a 15 t4. Right now I am running innova mudgears on and they have been decent. The tires are pretty decent all around but are getting wore out. The tires have about 3k miles. I need help on tires. I live in ND and we have dry, we have wet clay mud, and we have snow. I want 26" tires and contemplating non directional tread and 10" all the way so I can rotate tires to extend life. I have used BH2.0, Original BH, and the mudgears. The BH both had lots of plugs due to the wide spacing and picking up random garbage in the ditches. I am contemplating mongrel tires or chicanes but not sure how they do in the snow. I know my mudgears do ok but dig quick and that sucks and generally makes me get stuck worse. I was thinking the more all terrain style tire of the mongrel or chicane would keep it from digging as fast and with throttle control now dig as quick. I ride 60% dry gravel, dirt, and grass, 10% mud which is just what I cant avoid on our trails but generally not much our clay soil is like glue mixed with peanut butter, and 30% snow. The snow I just want it to do decent because 12" ground clearance is the major limiting factor I get high centered and tires do not touch ground so it doesn't matter what tire I run. I find myself riding some roads so the radial DOT rating seems nice and the long tread life. As I have gotten older I find myself more on the trail vs off the trail and with two kids we ride our fair share of hard pack.

Any input on those tires and any other tires. I am thinking this spring of changing.
You and I have the same issue and the same questions!! I just put a post on here as well.
I love BH tires, but the 2.0 just don't seem durable enough for a SXS. I have a set of BH Original radials on my Brute Force and I love them. I'm looking at 8ply radial tires. Let's see what others chip in.

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Wow,

No real responses.

What about some decent all terrain tires that run flatter tread area
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Wow,

No real responses.

What about some decent all terrain tires that run flatter tread area
My riding is a lot like yours, I stay away from mud and am on mostly trails, road or snow. My Teryx came with some big lug mud tires and they wore out really fast on the road / trails and just dug down in the snow.

I replaced them with Duro Frontiers after doing some looking around. So far they are vastly smoother and more fun to drive on hard pack and trails and WAY smoother on pavement. On hard packed snow they do slide around a bit but are decent in deeper snow and dig down way less than the mud tires. Also they were relatively inexpensive.


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I'm currently running STI X Comp 30x10x14 on my T2 on the JBS Fall ride and some more while camping above Ashland Resort riding on Outlaw and H?M trails. these are a 10 ply dot tire that pulled me thru several mud holes others could not clear and also rode 30% on paved roads. this tire exceeded my Mongrels, Pitbull Braven Ironsides and others I have used over the last 3 yrs on my Teryx. Until I get another couple more thousand miles on them I will be ready to give a better accessment on them but this first 1K has put them ahead of these others I've used so far. Another tire I had to hold up good was the Dirt commanders if you kept them off the pavement.

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Thanks for the recommendations.

Ya I just want a decent all terrain style tire. My tires work great in mud but ride rough on trails and roads, wear quick and dig like crazy in snow which sometimes is ok but I feel I would be able to back out more with a less aggressive tire. Plus with the majority of my riding hard pack dry trails I feel a good radial all terrain would be nice.

Do you guys run same widths front and rear? I was thinking of running 10" front and rear so I could rotate them and extend the life even further
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A good size to run on all four corners in stock form is a 28/10R-14 tire with a 14x7 4+3 wheel. I put this size on a friend of mines Teryx 4 and he loves it.



A couple of good all-terrain tires at Discount Tire Direct are the Rage Mohave or Gladiator X-Comp ATR. I have been running 30/10R-14 Gladiator X-Comp 10 ply radial tires on my side by side for almost 2 years with excellent results.



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Is there any rubbing running the 28x10 mongrels on that rim with the factory floor protectors? Also any performance loss?
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My friend has had the 28x10R-14 Kanati Mongrel tires on Three Five two 14x7 4+3 wheels on 2 different T4's with no rubbing. It's a good all-terrain setup.

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Nice, Did he say if he noticed a huge power loss? Those are pretty light tires. That black T2 looks awesome with that setup I have the same teryx except a T4
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Not much difference with this set-up, as you mention the Mongrels are light. His is a T4 with the rear seats out.

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I run the 28x10 tensor regulators and love them so far, they’re pretty good for the price but lots of people in my area are using them and they have really good things to say about them.
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Cody I'm not gonna tell you which tire to run, but lots of us that ride in WV Outlaw and H/M trails have run the Mongrel with marginal results. Even a friend that ran a 10 ply didn't like ruff ride but if you ran just a little under pressure we pinched sidewalls , and some punctures as well that were questionable. Just a heads up on issues we had.

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I never knew they rode rough. Any other all terrain tire recommendations. I’m still in researching stage waiting on tax refund haha.
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Cody I'm not gonna tell you which tire to run, but lots of us that ride in WV Outlaw and H/M trails have run the Mongrel with marginal results. Even a friend that ran a 10 ply didn't like ruff ride but if you ran just a little under pressure we pinched sidewalls , and some punctures as well that were questionable. Just a heads up on issues we had.
Hey Keeter, I ride the same area's and am still running the original big horn 2.0's. Seriously thinking about upgrading this year but I want to keep my 12" rims (base model) and get a 27" tire. What do you think would work best for me? I am looking hard at the Tusk Terrabites
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VirginiaHawk I've got several friends that ride them and love them in about everything they go thru. I'm real ruff on tires between riding all type rocks and locust bushes with thorns in SC where I deer hunt and push brush and snags where we cut brush. One of the guys tat lives in SC that ride in WV, and WINROCK has Terrabites on his Grizzly and his Rhino. He already said he will put more on when he needs more.

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I like the tensor regulators and I see you review highly but I am looking for a 26" tire, don't want to lose performance running a larger tire.

I looked at duro frontiers but I really want a 10" non directional so I can run on all 4 and rotate.

I am now looking at the STI Chicane and Mongrels but I see some say mongrels have weak sidewalls and ride rough?

So much info on tires and its hard to find a all around decent tire. Especially wanting one that is decent in snow and hard pack and wears decent.

EDIT: Now if I throw out the 10" all around idea and run the stock 9" front and 11" rear I am looking at the maxxis ceros as well and the duro frontier which looks very similar to the ceros.
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I run the Tusk Terrabites in a 28x10 on all for corners. They are a good cheap tire. I ride mainly West Virginia and I have not had a problem. They do decent in mud but not good in deep mud which I try to avoid. On hard pack and on the road I couldnít ask for anything better. They look like a light truck tire. I looked at a bunch of reviews for them and there was hardly any bad ones. I usually buy name brand stuff and was concerned about them not being as good as some others but I would definitely buy them again. They also did good in the snow I rode in.


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Did you notice a huge performance loss running the terrabites being heavy and larger diameter? Also what about rubbing issues? I am on Gen3 Bandits so it is a little higher than stock but have the oem metal floor board protectors in.
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Did you notice a huge performance loss running the terrabites being heavy and larger diameter? Also what about rubbing issues? I am on Gen3 Bandits so it is a little higher than stock but have the oem metal floor board protectors in.


Well since Iíve had the Terrabites Iíve had a JBS clutch. I did run 28x10 pro armor crawlers which are roughly the same weight I believe and I didnít have any problems with power really unless I was on a really steep long hill. I never ran my Teryx with stock wheels and tires. I took them off the day I bought it. As far as rubbing, I didnít have any issues with rubbing but I did have 14x7 0 offset wheels. I also have the metal floor board protectors.


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My terrabites in 27x9-12 and 27x11-12 just showed up and am hesitant to mount them. They are measuring 25” unmounted. I have a hard time believing they are going to grow 2” once inflated.

They seem really nice but I think I’ll be stuck around 26” again.


I too did not want to lose power or add a ton of rotating weight. The Tensors in 28x10 would add 61lbs!
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My terrabites in 27x9-12 and 27x11-12 just showed up and am hesitant to mount them. They are measuring 25Ē unmounted. I have a hard time believing they are going to grow 2Ē once inflated.

They seem really nice but I think Iíll be stuck around 26Ē again.


I too did not want to lose power or add a ton of rotating weight. The Tensors in 28x10 would add 61lbs!


My Terrabites looked like they had a flat profile on the tread when I got them, but once they were mounted they grew and rounded out. My 28s measure 27.5 on a 8 inch wide rim.


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I'm liking the maxis carnivores light tire and 8 ply rating the rzrs I ride with run them also and love them. They are pricey but work great
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Thanks for all the help guys.

I am really torn here, so so much info and mixed reviews on tires online.

I have been doing tons and tons of reading and it seems most of the tires I like like the mongrels, the terrabites, and all the true truck style all terrains don't do too great in snow. I keep seeing original big horns come up as the best all around tire. I had some on a RZRS and they were decent they were about half wore at 2500miles so I figure an easy 4k miles not sure how that compares to the more all terrain style tires?

I do know I need to figure out something soon because my current tires are pretty wore.
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I bought the terrabites in 27x9 and 27x11 and am very dissapointed. I had them mounted and they measure 25” with 16psi. They’re also an inch narrow. They’re actually smaller than my worn out, uninflated big horns. After getting the run around I am sending them back to Rocky Mountain. I bought the Tensors in 28x10 and they measure 27x1/4” unmounted so they should be pretty close to size. Rocky Mountain is known for good customer service but this has really soured me on them.
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