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It's tire time again opinions?

Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by DieselFume, Dec 6, 2017 at 11:00 PM.

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  1. DieselFume

    DieselFume Adam Moderator

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    2013 XP 800 Ranger, 3 2017 Polaris 570 Full Sizes. All doomed for hard ranch work, long hours and rough conditions. 5 years or bust!

    Well, The GBC Dirt Commanders on my ranger are done. The rears have about 2/32nds left on them, and the fronts are leaking air through developing dry rot.

    So- I'm looking at a couple options-

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    The Sedona Coyote-

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    19/32nds tread depth, which isn't alot, but the tread lugs are siped, which means good in snow. They are also close together which means less chances of face punctures. Every sedona I've owned have had a carcass that has been tough as nails. My knocks on the rip-saws were that they ran small to size, and rode really rough. These tires come in a 27x12 size which is what I'm looking for. 6pl only.

    Next is the

    Carlisle versa Trail ATR

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    I know I know I've always said I will never run a Carlisle tire again! But...... These really look like they might have tried this time. I really like the blocky tread pattern that would block sticks/cactus punctures, and wear really well on the hard pack gravel roads we run on primarily . 6pl only.

    Last, the tried and true, GBC Dirt Tamers-

    These tires are most likely the best I've ever seen in terms of longevity, durability, wear and cost.

    If I can't make up my mind, I'll default to these tires.

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    Opinions, suggestions?
     
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  2. Curt

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    I really like my Motoclaws. The only downside to them is weight.
     
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    I am stuck on Bighorns I think the are the best all around tire out there and your tried and true are just like the bighorn tread so I would vote for them!
     
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    Seastacker Carl Moderator

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    Adam, Have you considered going over to a light truck tire? I know some guys run super swampers or similar. I have also seen a few sets of BFG mud terrains.
     
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    Carlisle????? really! piss poor rubber compound. I'm liking my maxxis ceros, 3500miles of hard roads with little to no wear, got one slow leaker but think it's a locust thorn.
     
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    Curt-

    I liked my moto claws too!

    But I found that going into year 3 the dry rot on the fronts was so bad that the tire started coming apart on the inside! I had to retire them.

    Carl- I've really considered it! but by the time you buy new rims for around $500, and find some 27 inch tires (pickins are slim) you're at $1000!


    Larry- My exact thoughts on Carlisle............ I'd like to think they've changed, but I still find that knot in my stomach everytime I lean that way..... been burned too many times.

    Maxxis are good tires. Just wildly expensive. at least around here!
     
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    I don't hate the looks of that Carlisle tire, but I would never own one. I hated the 489's on my stock Ranger. Also working pretty extensively with RV's, any time I see a Carlisle tire I cringe. Just a matter of time before it blows. The Carlisle falls into the "China Bomb" tire category for me.
     
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    I got mine from Rocky Mt Atv, weren't all that expensive and free shipping, ordered on a Wed and had them Fri.
     
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    It may be the difference in environment. I’m on Year 4 for my Motoclaws with no signs of dry rot.
     
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    How about the tusk terrabites? You can get the 27s for about $100. Those are the tires I’m going with here pretty quick. Seem to have great reviews and are talked highly of
     
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    2013 XP 800 Ranger, 3 2017 Polaris 570 Full Sizes. All doomed for hard ranch work, long hours and rough conditions. 5 years or bust!

    I like the looks of them, but aren't they supposed to be a low grade tire? You are correct, the reviews are good
     
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    Check out the Rage Storm series from Discount Tire. 8 Ply and hold up pretty good in our mountain/desert climate.
     
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    I dont know if I would say low grade. They are Rocky Mountains in house tire brand which is why the pricing is pretty good. They’re 8 ply and light weight. I’m ordering them this week. Rocky Mountain took the tread design of the kanati mongrel and the side wall of the pro armor crawler and came up with the terrabite. The should be great tires
     
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    I like the looks of the terrabite. Typically 8 ply and light weight don’t go together though, lol.
     
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    Interesting.... I didn't know they were a house brand. I like the tread pattern on them, Maybe that's what I should do?
     
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    For $100 a corner, it seems like it is worth a try. They look to have a very off road truck like tread to them. The Conditions and miles you run in would be the ultimate test.
     

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