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Tellico450

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PostSubject: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2008 12:27 am

I was thinking either 25 or 26 in.........hoping the 26in doesnt eat up to much of my power on the little fo fiddy.

The two choices are:

TerraCross

or

BigHorns

Which one would be the better tire? Which one would do better at say Windrock.....Wilburns....that'll be the type terrain I'm on 99% of the time besides the road getting there! LOL!. I want everyones opinion. THanks in advance.....cuz I'm stuck between which two to get. I REALLYYYYYYYY like r6realtors set up....I like how they have that low profile(terracross)......however I like the bighorns as well. But which is better? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2008 3:28 am

Those both should be good tires but I have only run the Maxxis BigHorns. Go ahead an get 26" ones its not a huge step up an will help out allittle.

Bighorns hold up the best in the rocks an over the course of lots of miles.
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2008 8:28 am

If you want to keep all your power, I would stick with the 25". 26" will increase your final drive ratio, and reduce your power. Bighorns tend to be taller than actual size, so a 25" Bighorn will measure 26". There will be extra weight to deal with too on a larger tire. I've read that Terracross are good tires, but dont wear near as well as the Bighorns. Another option is the Duro Power Grip which I have, and have nothing but good things to report about them. They are a 6ply Radial that only come in 25". They have the same tread pattern as the Bighorn, But tend to be wider where the Bighorn tends to be taller. This is probably due to the Bighorns rolled shoulder where the Duros have more of a square edged tire like a truck tire. The Duros also have more lugs which will give you a better contact patch with the ground. Here are 2 good pictures of both to compare. The first being the Bighorn, and second pic the Duros. You can get the Duros at Rocky Mountain ATV for $68.00 for the 25/8/12, and $72.00 for the 25/10/12 with free shipping.

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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2008 3:19 pm

The bighorns dont run a whole size bigger but they do run more true to correct size than others, most 26" tires will only be 25.5 but a 26" bighorn runs 26.5 (and this is from the maxxis site) So now your factory 25s are really about 24.5 you can measure but ive checked many brands and they all tend to run small. So if you go to a 25 bighorn you will get some extra ground clearance but very little power loss, but if you go 26 you will impact your power. As for the two tires you named, the bighorns are tuffer and work better IMO. I just put them on my prowler because I didnt like the terracross my friend has on his.
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2008 3:55 pm

I like the look of the Terracross' better... but, when it comes down to it... everyone and their mom have the bighorns and swear by them, so that's what i'll end up getting.

not that this helps...
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2008 3:58 pm

Wheels wrote:
I like the look of the Terracross' better... but, when it comes down to it... everyone and their mom have the bighorns and swear by them, so that's what i'll end up getting.

not that this helps...

considering the source......I think I'll have to think about this for a bit! lol! lol! Seriously though, I love how the Terracross looks...and I love the flat look, just seems like it would be more stable. But as you said.....the bighorns are tried and true and you can't go wrong with them!
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2008 4:42 pm

Tellico450 wrote:
Wheels wrote:
I like the look of the Terracross' better... but, when it comes down to it... everyone and their mom have the bighorns and swear by them, so that's what i'll end up getting.

not that this helps...

considering the source......I think I'll have to think about this for a bit! lol! lol! Seriously though, I love how the Terracross looks...and I love the flat look, just seems like it would be more stable. But as you said.....the bighorns are tried and true and you can't go wrong with them!


From what I've read in a lot of different places, The Terracross's have a very poor sidewall design and are prone to pinches and cuts.
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2008 4:53 pm

ridepate wrote:
Tellico450 wrote:
Wheels wrote:
I like the look of the Terracross' better... but, when it comes down to it... everyone and their mom have the bighorns and swear by them, so that's what i'll end up getting.

not that this helps...

considering the source......I think I'll have to think about this for a bit! lol! lol! Seriously though, I love how the Terracross looks...and I love the flat look, just seems like it would be more stable. But as you said.....the bighorns are tried and true and you can't go wrong with them!


From what I've read in a lot of different places, The Terracross's have a very poor sidewall design and are prone to pinches and cuts.

Yes they do tend to get busted on rocks rather easily and I can tell you they dont have the traction the bighorn has either. Another plus, from looking at your avitar the good side wall traction will help you a bunch lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2008 6:46 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2008 6:50 pm

Gunrunner wrote:
wall traction will help you a bunch

HaHa. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2008 9:04 pm

I have 27" Dirt Tamers on my Ranger and I really like them.
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PostSubject: Tires   Which Tires??? EmptyThu Jan 24, 2008 10:05 pm

I know you didn't ask about any other tire but, If I had it to do over, I would have done the Kenda Bear Claws, I had them on my PoPo 500 and on the rear of my Scrambler 500, they were AWESOME, I rode them HARD for over three years (close to 5000 miles) and they still had fantastic traction when I sold it!

As soon as these Mudlites wear out, I am going to put them on my Rhino!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyFri Jan 25, 2008 12:09 am

Hey Just get you some DirtDevil2. I have the DDXL'S and have rode rocks,Sand,trees,and all over Chatsworth GA behind a Bright Yellow Banana (will notsay Name No ) Really do have alot of miles on them Hard pack and Pavement and not showing alot of wear and they hold there own in the Mud and climb good. Just passing it along :)
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyFri Jan 25, 2008 10:55 am

Since you have 12 inchers I can tell you the best trail and mud tire is the 589, these go anywhere and are long wearing, also have the rim guard to keep your rims from getting bent on the edges by rocks. They dont make them in 14" or I would have put them on my prowler
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyFri Jan 25, 2008 11:30 pm

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From what I've read in a lot of different places, The Terracross's have a very poor sidewall design and are prone to pinches and cuts.

This was true, however, ITP has supposedly redone the terra cross with a stiffer side wall and a new mold, this is what I was told by Mike at Dicksatv.com just before I purchased mine. I have two sets and they have been really good, never once had a tear/slice or puncture, and they drive excellent smoothest tires I have ever owned seem to be a great all around tire. Just my opinion though I have been very pleased so far.
Jason
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptyFri Jan 25, 2008 11:51 pm

roll with the swamp lites :D
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptySat Jan 26, 2008 12:54 pm

shawnley1222 wrote:
roll with the swamp lites :D
How do you like the swamp lites. When I get mine its between the Swamper swamp lites or the ITP 589's.
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptySat Jan 26, 2008 1:03 pm

i like em only time i get stuck is nasty stuff and when i get cocky and try it in 2wd and bury it.... last time i was stuck i was seat deep in a muddy creek...perfect example of how good they are was in a creek leanin to the drivers seat my asss was gettin wet that how deep i was gf hops in back i hop in passenger seat(to keep it from flippin cause it was sinkin) put in in reverse then back in low and pulled rigght out no pics though Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptySat Jan 26, 2008 1:27 pm

Cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Which Tires???   Which Tires??? EmptySat Jan 26, 2008 6:36 pm

I have Bighorns and love them. WVYankee has the Duro Power Grips. The Duro's actually scored higher in testing than the Bighorns did. I ride with a few people who have the Duro's and love them. They are a very good tire. you can get them for around $280 a set as well. 25 inch BH's are $350. If you want t tire like that and want to save money go with the Duro's you will love them. Rocky Moutian ATV is the cheapest place to get them.
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