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Anybody on the site have these tires. Im looking to get some these 26" tires mounted on the C-Series rim. I like the 6ply and the lightweight characteristics. Opinions good and bad are welcome.

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Yeah i do mud, sand, and trail, no steep hills or roads. More trail then mud, but i want a good lightweight tire that will do the job in the thick mud. Thanks for the relpy.

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Well since you don't do as much mud, why not consider the new Maxxis Bighorn Radial? That's what I have on order for my Grizzly...

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I'll check them out, you like them? What do you dislike about them?

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Nice tire, im sure they will do a hell of alot better than the stockers in the mud, and they are pretty lightweight, but i want a 26" tire, the biggest one was a 25".
 

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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.
 

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thanks redrin! The more i read about the Mudlites the more i want them.

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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

http://rincon.atvowners.com/index.cfm?action=profile&userid=965
 

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SWEET, when i decide to get the tires and wheels, im for sure going to get them. Thanks for all your help.

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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.
 

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I have 27 mudlites with c-series wheels they are great. I due all types of riding from racing cra (gncc) to trail riding with the same tires.
 

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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...
 

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BTW...going with the 26x10s on the rear instead of 12s saves a lot of weight and power and doesnt really sacrifice much traction...
 

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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
 

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The Mudlights may be your best bet... those or the Maxxis Bighorns. I can't comment on ride quality yet because I haven't ridden on mine yet, but they could be good.

The Blackwater XTs are really great tires but I personally feel they're too much tire for the Rincon since it doesn't have a low range gear.

My ATRs are holding up well. The rear tires do tend to lose air, but not too badly. No sidewall punctures yet on anything (knock on wood).

Best thing you can do, I guess, is give the Mudlights a try. If they don't last well, then you know not to buy another set...

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Rob,
Are you running the same size front and back?
 

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On which tires? On the ATRs, no, I use the 25x8's up front and the 25x10's in back. On the Bighorns, I will be running the 25x10's all the way around because they're so skinny.

On a Rincon with stock wheels, the 25x8's will be fine up front, but if you run aftermarket wheels, they're too skinny.

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matt, okie

hey i looked at you profile pics, is that the warn front bumper on your machines?????if not, what is it, and what is the part ##
also, i like the looks of the mud lites.....
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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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