Originally Posted by Phil In Bonney Lake
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