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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Combo Trail and Road Tires

2014 Teryx LE. I want to drive this a lot on local neighborhood paved roads. I also need to be able to drag a driveway grader around my looong gravel driveway. So, I need a combination tread.

Tire sizes are 26-9-12 front and 26-11-12 rear. Local shop suggested Ripsaw and Mud Rebels. Another local shop suggested Moto Claw. I just don't know which way to go but I'd like to keep it local and just get on with it.

Does anyone have an opinion on these brands to do want I want or, what would be better. I want to stay with stock 12" wheels to save cash.

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I don't believe you would want a mud tire if you are riding on the road as they are rougher because of the tread and wear down quickly.

An all Terrain tire would be a better fit.

Discount Tire Direct has the STI Rocktane XD available in your stock sizes and all ATV/UTV tires and wheels are 15% off right now.

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The local DT recommended Moto Claw tires. They don't look great to me but maybe they are, I've only seen a picture. Would what you are recommending be better? Can my local dealer order from you and get them quickly and mount them for me? Thanks for your help.
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The local DT recommended Moto Claw tires. They don't look great to me but maybe they are, I've only seen a picture. Would what you are recommending be better? Can my local dealer order from you and get them quickly and mount them for me? Thanks for your help.
The EFX Moto Claw is a solid performing tire - though I don't think we can order this brand currently.

The Roctain XD noted earlier is durable tire that does well through a wide variety of terrain that also rides decent on-road. Your Local Discount Tire can order a set of these for you and install them on your wheels. DTD can also ship a set directly to the store so that you can take advantage of the their current 15% savings.

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Thanks Barefoot! I did check these out and they seem to be just what I'm looking for. DOT approved, too! Only issue is they only come in 27" for my 12" wheels, which I want to stick with. Current stock tires are 26" I wonder if I will have any rubbing, turning problems. They are for my 2014 Teryx LE. Any idea?
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Thanks Barefoot! I did check these out and they seem to be just what I'm looking for. DOT approved, too! Only issue is they only come in 27" for my 12" wheels, which I want to stick with. Current stock tires are 26" I wonder if I will have any rubbing, turning problems. They are for my 2014 Teryx LE. Any idea?
I had a set of ripsaw's when I purchased my Brute Force. For the ATV, I didn't care for them at all. However, I think they would work really well on your Teryx for your needs. They are a very hard tire with extra deep tread which made me feel like they would last forever. I don't know if they are DOT rated, but they are very much built like a truck tire. The stiffer sidewall should work well on our heavier machines. I would definitely consider them for what you describe.

The Tusk tires would probably give you more traction with their softer compound, but the Ripsaws would easily outlast them. The Tusk's are a very good all-around tire.

As for the Roctane's, I have a set now that have about 50% tread on them. 2 of them leak down daily and a 3rd has a slit in the sidewall I have no idea how it got there. They are supposed to be super rugged, but I'm not impressed with them at all. I am switching to Tusk's for my next set. For now, I am running my stock bighorns, which also work well for what you describe.

If your current Bighorns still have tread, run'em till they drop

Also, you wont have any rubbing issues with 27" tires if you decided to get the Tusk's

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Thanks Barefoot! I did check these out and they seem to be just what I'm looking for. DOT approved, too! Only issue is they only come in 27" for my 12" wheels, which I want to stick with. Current stock tires are 26" I wonder if I will have any rubbing, turning problems. They are for my 2014 Teryx LE. Any idea?


Agree with VirginiaHawk. You shouldn’t have any rubbing at all with 27 inch Terrabites. The run small too. Not true to size.


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Dial up Rockymntatv and get 27" Terras. Perfect for ya and size no concern. Remember the LE models are a 27" tire. 28" fit too. EFX are $$ and mud rebel is a mud tire. Rip Saw similar too your bighorns. Honestly ya could stick with the Bighorns, they are decent on asphalt..

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Thank you all for your really well researched and helpful answers! I ordered the Tusk Terrabytes. I'm sure they will be great for asphalt, which will be my main use most of the time. I hope they will work well on my loose gravel driveway for the two times per year that I need to grade it. Also hope they will work moderately well in mild snow, but that's not too important. I'm old, as in a great-grandpa, so I don't do a lot of off-road stuff. My mind says I WANT to but my body says, hell no!
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Thank you all for your really well researched and helpful answers! I ordered the Tusk Terrabytes. I'm sure they will be great for asphalt, which will be my main use most of the time. I hope they will work well on my loose gravel driveway for the two times per year that I need to grade it. Also hope they will work moderately well in mild snow, but that's not too important. I'm old, as in a great-grandpa, so I don't do a lot of off-road stuff. My mind says I WANT to but my body says, hell no!
Excellent choice. They should be perfect for your needs. No problem with loose gravel at all and can handle moderate mud/snow easily.

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Chicane 28-10x14's......8 ply rated...DOT approved......

thx DTD.......

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