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sammudder



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PostSubject: Tire opinion for rocks   July 20th 2015, 9:15 am

I got 3 sidewall punctures this weekend in the rocks. I'm running Bighorn 2.0 tires on a heavy Teryx.I run about 8psi. I just want some opinions on a strong tire that will take a beating.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 20th 2015, 11:46 am

I run dirt commanders which has tire pattern close to Bighorns but tuffer tire like the Bighorn originals, the 2.0 have 4 ply side walls making them lighter and weaker. Also hearing good things about a cleated tire that working real good in mud and on rocks made by Interco called the Intruders I think. A buudy of mine is having good luck with Ripsaws and love em, look good pattern like big horn but more side cleats.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 20th 2015, 12:15 pm

I have ran dirt commanders with real good luck and also really have had good luck with my roctanes I run on my 900xp. Can't really complain about either one for wv style riding.. I have even found nails bent over in the lugs of the dirt commanders that bent before ever puncturing all the way through
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 20th 2015, 12:37 pm

Keeter has mentioned some good ones. Pitbull tires are good also. Kanati Mongrel is a great rock tire.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 20th 2015, 4:06 pm

Yea be sure and check whatever tire you plan on getting to check the spec's. On UTV's you about need an 8 ply tire if running in rocky terrain due to tire sidewall pinching the rim on impact with rocks. Tires with 6 ply ratings usually 2 to 4 ply sidewalls that can do fine on ATV's but need sturdier tires for heavier SXS's. Also lot's of people have been having issues with 14" rims which also have less sidewall causing pinching issues on rocky terrain.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 20th 2015, 5:05 pm

8lbs is not enough.thats why your busting them...12-16 lbs
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 20th 2015, 8:36 pm

WV Hot Rod Rhino wrote:
8lbs is not enough.thats why your busting them...12-16 lbs
Agreed
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 20th 2015, 10:24 pm

Dirt Commanders here.  6-8 psi and no failures.  Took a 1/2" stick thru the tread and I didn't know it until I saw it on the trailer the next day.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 21st 2015, 12:48 am

While original Bighorns are said to be tougher than the 2.0s, you do need to run more psi in them.  Yes, some tires need to be aired down in the single digits to get grip on rocks, but only at very slow speeds.  Bighorns will flex like crazy at 12 psi on the front of a Rhino, and that is a little lighter machine than the newer Teryx.  I would run Original Bighorns with atleast 12 in them.  If they don't grip enough, groove them.  I have seen pitbulls go where my Bighorns can't even come close, but they are heavy and expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 21st 2015, 7:40 am

I suggest more air pressure & original Big Horn. Stay away from 2.0
Also, I would look at Rocktanes
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 21st 2015, 3:45 pm

 I HAVE HAD 2 SETS OF TIRES CALLED ABUZZ RAN THE FIRST SET 3100 MIELS NO FLATS SECOND 2600 MILES STILL ON THE CAT I GOT RID OFF NO FLATS ON THEM. THEY DON'T COST AN ARM AND A LEG. GO LIKE HELL IN ALL TERRAIN CAN'T BEAT THEM. RAN ON TERYX 4 AND WILDCAT TRAIL. JIMBOB APPROVED.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 21st 2015, 3:53 pm

Yeah I checked all the pressures and guess what the one tire that didn't take any damage had 13psi. Live and learn.Thanks for the suggestions though. My next tire will be an 8 ply.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 21st 2015, 9:00 pm

I run roctanes but I did get a sidewall flat last ride out.  But it could have been operator error I was running through the indian ridge pinnacle creek connector about 50 mph and at that speed I can't miss all the rocks.  A lot of not getting flats is being aware of where the rocks are and and how you place your tires on them or miss them if you can.  I know guys who always get flats and I know guys who almost never get flats.  

They all get flats some just more than others.

You probably should consider more air pressure especially if you go fast.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 23rd 2015, 10:40 am

I have the ITP Black water Evolutions that are 8ply.   I hit a rock and gauged the sidewall but it's still good. No loss of air and still pretty thick in the bad place. I will prolly get another set when I wear thses out.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 23rd 2015, 11:46 am

good one   I have another point of view to consider.  All the tires that have been recommended are great choices.  My suggestion is that which ever brand you select, make sure it is the closer lug design and not the design where the lugs are far apart like some of the SGT stripe tires.  Your question pertains to rocks and IMHO, the tires with closer design lugs protect the tire better than the SGT stripe tires.  The stripes tread leaves a large gap between them for the tire to get bruised and get weak in those spots.  The closer lug tires won't allow the rocks to get to that part of the tire.  Right, wrong, or indifferent, that is what I have found and along with the 6-8 ply side wall to be the most important aspects of riding on mountain trails that are full of large rocks.  Always thinking...MD
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 23rd 2015, 9:49 pm

The 4 ply Big Horn 2.0s you guys are talking about are the ones that come from the factory on the Can Am Mavericks, Commanders and AC wildcats. The BH 2.0s you buy from any aftermarket vendor are 6 ply.  I had good luck with mine (6ply version) and put over 3000 miles on em with only a few plugs here and there. Still remains the smoothest riding aftermarket tire I've ever owned.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 27th 2015, 9:33 am

You need more psi in tire like James said but I would look at an 8 ply tire
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 27th 2015, 11:30 am

original bighorns will take big rocks at 40mph with the right pressure...ask foley...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 27th 2015, 11:39 am

^lol james is right!! I watch James hit rocks at 40-50 mph and no issues. But for some reason if I do I get a flat SMH. I'm ordering 28" RXD or BFG KO2 today. I want 8ply
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 27th 2015, 3:58 pm

WV Hot Rod Rhino wrote:
8lbs is not enough.thats why your busting them...12-16 lbs

Yep, I run 13 front and 15 rear on my Maverick. The 2.0's takes the rocks at 40 MPH no problem with those pressures. Of course the 16" suspension travel helps out a bunch also to relieve tire stress.

bcfatvs wrote:
The 4 ply Big Horn 2.0s you guys are talking about are the ones that come from the factory on the Can Am Mavericks, Commanders and AC wildcats. The BH 2.0s you buy from any aftermarket vendor are 6 ply.  I had good luck with mine (6ply version) and put over 3000 miles on em with only a few plugs here and there. Still remains the smoothest riding aftermarket tire I've ever owned.

The 28" 2.0's that come on my Maverick XDS are 6 ply, not 4. Not sure about the 27's that come on the regular Mavericks?
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PostSubject: Re: Tire opinion for rocks   July 28th 2015, 2:58 pm

I ran with 16psi this weekend no problems.
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