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Old 12-02-2019, 02:50 PM   #1
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I've never bought UTV tires before. I use my FIL's Ranger around the ranch, and after plugging 7 holes in 1 tire (no idea what I ran over), I decided I might try to get him a set of tires for Christmas. Not sure if they would be for his benefit or mine, but that's neither here nor there.

Anyway, are there certain brands that at better than others? I don't know that he has ever replaced them. A lot of immature mesquites on our place, which I'm guessing is one of the main culprits, so I'm thinking a higher ply, but what is the ply range on utv tires? Does 4-8 ply sound right? And as far as pricing, I'm guessing CL and FB Marketplace could be my friend? Just looking for some input from the GS.
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:56 PM   #2
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Obviously it depends on your terrain. I bought Kenda Bear Claw Radials. They are a great all around terrain purchase. I travel a ton of mud and muck, which does dry out. They work fine for me.

Other people buy super aggressive tread. They work great except for back the next day when I wake up. Lol got a set of mudders on another Atv I use.


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Old 12-02-2019, 03:47 PM   #3
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Wheel size will determine your options
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:51 PM   #4
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Nebraska tire company - mug gear tire - can run tire flat due to big claws if need be
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:57 PM   #5
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https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/t...-radial-tire-p

I went with these this time, great tire so far from south Texas to northern Newmexico, zero issues.
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:07 PM   #6
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Wheel size will determine your options
25x10x12- Fronts
25x11x12- Rears
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:28 PM   #7
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Essex are pretty much run flat tires assuming you can stick a hole in one.
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:03 PM   #8
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Put the higher grade tire sealant in just about any tire and do just fine. For general durability, would start around a 6 ply.
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:09 PM   #9
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https://www.greenballtires.com/brand...kanati-mongrel

best ATV tire I have ever seen on a UTV. They are 10ply and we have put them to some serious test running over cactus, big thorn bushes, cedars, mesquite.... you name it!
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:48 PM   #10
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:59 AM   #11
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Essex Run flats if you do not want to ever worry about tires again - have run them for years in South Texas through rough terrain and thorns -
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:41 AM   #12
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Thanks guys! Lots of good stuff. This may be a dumb questions, but does the sealent last forever? Or should we be "re-sludging" every year?
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:41 AM   #13
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I'm a huge fan of Essex run flat tires. I could drive over just about anything with zero concern.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:44 AM   #14
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In and following.
a friend of mine has enough atv to need about 100 tires. I noticed they all have the Kendal bear claws on them.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:01 AM   #15
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I run Tusk 10ply radials on mine. have held up so far.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:27 AM   #16
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I ran ITP mud lite tires on my Rzr on my lease in Comstock. Put about 3x the recommended amount of slime in them and went years between flats. And that’s gotta be the thorniest place on earth.

I have also had good luck with maxxis bighorns if you want something less aggressive.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:49 AM   #17
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I went to a family owned tire store here in Bastrop and he ordered 8 ply for the Ranger and her 4 wheeler. Have not fixed a flat since and we are covered up in mesquite. The cost per tire was a little more but in the end it is well worth it.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:52 AM   #18
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Thanks guys! Lots of good stuff. This may be a dumb questions, but does the sealent last forever? Or should we be "re-sludging" every year?
sealant typically last for years - by Essex and you do need sealant
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Old 12-03-2019, 11:01 AM   #19
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Best I ever ran on my Polaris were Kenda Bear Claws. Even with no air they still held the weight of the 4 wheeler and me without collapsing.
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