Maxxis Bighorns, any input?

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Postby Ken » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:24 pm

I can't wait to ride to check 'em out.
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Postby oldtrucks » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:26 pm

Ken wrote:I can't wait to ride to check 'em out.
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Postby Ken » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:50 pm

Yeah.....Ski day.

Saturday, Jack is coming up to my house and we're going to re-jet my Quad.
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Postby ontherks » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:15 pm

Actually there are alot of good tires for rockcrawling that are radials
MTRs , IROKs, Even TSL SXs There are many more too.
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Postby Ken » Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:10 pm

ontherks wrote:Actually there are alot of good tires for rockcrawling that are radials
MTRs , IROKs, Even TSL SXs There are many more too.

Super Swamper TSL SX's are Bias ply. I own them on Willys....I bought 'em specifically because they were bias ply. They're also one of the most popular.

The Super Swamper TSL/SX was designed for extremely tough off road conditions where sidewall strength and protection is needed to withstand the sever scuffing from running in ruts and snagging roots and rocks. This tire has a strong nylon or polyester bias ply body with dual belts under the tread and wrap-a-round lugs.


Super Swamper IROK is also bias ply. They do make a radial....but the Irok Bias Ply...is the original, and still most popular.

MTR is a radial....


Pulled from a 4x4 review site. I'm not makin' this stuff up.
Radial tires are known for being less forgiving of trail abuse than bias ply tires. Radial designs have a sturdy, puncture-resistant tread area and a flexible carcass that can wrap around the terrain and increase traction. However, bias ply tires have a thicker sidewall that is more resistant to punctures and are more tolerant of twisting and bending forces than a radial tire’s sidewall. Bias ply tires can also have the tread extend onto the sidewall, a more common trend among newer tire designs because of the increased grip in ruts and rocks.
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Postby ontherks » Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:15 pm

Sorry I meant TSL SSR for the radial and also I was talking about the Irok Radials

I have the regular TSL 36" ones on mine.
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Postby rangertom » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:40 pm

Mr. Miyagi wrote:Great tires...... Sorry to see them wasted on a Grizzly.... BLAM...... lol.

Just kiddin........ Nice tires.
I was just notified by the wifey...mine have arrived! I'll put them on this weekend and honestly, I just can't wait to try them out!!! I rode my brother-in-law's, 26", on his 700...loved them, but don't like the idea of the need to change my suspension right away. Mine will definately rub since his did...I've got more "squash" effect going on.

I'll post results, we do LOTS of trail, by our standards...not LOTS by many of the veterans here...

Not wasted on a grizz, though...lol...couldn't help it oldtrucks...
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Postby Ken » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:25 pm

Cool....Give some feedback after you've run 'em for awhile.
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Postby rangertom » Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:37 am

Ken wrote:Cool....Give some feedback after you've run 'em for awhile.
Count on it!!!
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Postby rangertom » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:27 pm

First ride/impression...AWESOME!!!

These tires increased the ride comfort greatly, and WOW, traction is also outstanding!
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Postby oldtrucks » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:47 pm

I'm getting to know mine. Huge difference in ride stability at speed, work well in the snow. As soon as I can I'll be putting to work on the rocks
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Postby Ken » Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:09 am

I'm curious too. I'd really like to hear how they do over time.


All the rocks I've been on...I've only put 1 hole in 1 sidewall in my 589's and that was 2 years ago with 3 lbs of air. I now run 3.5-4 and haven't had any pinch holes.

Scott put a hole in my wife's 589's on the front....BUT...he was doing the Fordyce from Winch hill 3 to Eagle Lakes like he was going to a fire. Speed did that one.
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Postby rangertom » Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:32 am

Over 100 miles now. 66.6 miles this weekend, varying terrain w/out any problems and only extreme comfort, traction, and durability to report. After riding on these, I'll never run anything else on the trails. These tires are simply amazing!

I run 6 PSI all the way around, and the ride is perfect.
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Postby Ken » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:23 am

6? holy crap.


But then again...it is a radial.
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Postby DAVE » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:43 am

I run 6 PSI all the way around, and the ride is perfect.
is that the recomended psi??? what is the advantage to the higher psi. It is my understanding that the radials have less side wall flex than a bias tire. I am running 4 psi in my xtr radials........... seems about right.

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