i have 26 mudlited on c-series wheels and they are the best there is for the price, i do mostly trail and woods and hard pack. the only thing is the wheels stick out pretty far and you get a lot of mud and stones that kick up. if i where to do it again i would put those tires on stock rim.
Hey 650ccMatt,I have Mudlites on my Rincon and really the way they handle the trails.They are a little bouncy at low speeds on the road or really hard pack.And don't get as smooth a ride as with the stockers.But the looks are killer.Check mine out at
Is the general recommendation the 26"/12" rears and the 26"10" front mud lite tires? How does this fit with the stock fenders on stock wheels? Is there a big power reduction going to the 26" tires? I just put a set of 25/12/9s on the rear of a trx-300, and it went places that the 4x4s could not, so they are good pulling tires.
They wont handle like atrs but theyre a good all-round tire...I have 26x10s all thge way around.
I dont "mud a lot", but up here in Maine you need to be ready for any type of terrain if you ride off of the snowmobile trails. I ride only mountain trails whenever possible. So that means hard pack, sand, mud, creeks, grassy bogs, snow, slush...I have to be ready for it all.
The lites are a good all-purpose tire with decent mudding ability. Meaning, that they arent the "best" for fast hard pack trails, or the "best" for mudding, but a good tire for what ever you come across...
Rob or anyone with experence in this please answer. I would like to know what tire is better for durability, ride, and some mud. I don't like to get into the really DEEP mud (it tears up things!) but I do enjoy the occasional mud hole. My wife has a bad back and needs a good ride. I have heard that the ITP mudlite tires are a very soft compound that wears fast, and that it has rough ride at slow speeds or on hard pack surfaces. I have heard that the ATR's are smooth but that the lugs tear off, it doesn't bead well on the rim, and that they puncture easily on the sidewalls. Can someone give me a "shootout" on these two tires? ITP Mudlite and ITP Holeshot ATR's
I recently purchased 25" ITP 589's. I dd not do mud, but when traveling through the woods with wet leaves and some slippery mud underneath, the 589's dig in and get me out. The OEM tire/wheel combo weighs approxiamtely 92 lbs, and the 25" ITP 589 with C-series wheels weigh approximately 130 lbs. My rincon has no problems getting through anything I have encountered and very rarily do I have to use 4 wheel drive. I do not plan on running the 589's except when know I am getting into a similar situation. I will stick with the OEM for trail riding until they wear out. Then I don't know what I will get, but it will be a radial.
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