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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Tires Consideration

Something to consider before dropping big bucks on aftermarket tires, especially if you're looking for routine reliability: New take-off tires.
I certainly like after market tires, particularly BigHorns.
Having said that, I was surprised that the Maxxis on the stock 2012 Foreman have proven somewhat unstoppable for me in climbing 45 degree sloped gravel roads in 18 inches of snow, related muddy roads at lower altitudes toward town, and typical mudpit in ranch roads. Similarly, they didn't hesitate when chained and pushing a 60" snowplow. The rocky northern New Mexico trails have not yet offered and tire related challenges. Honda did some good work contracting for these proprietary treads.
I couldn't pass up a chance to score a spare set of zero miles Foreman wheels and tires from a fellow who replaced his before he picked it up new at the dealership. A good buy at $200.
I guess I'll be putting the BigHorns off for awhile.

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