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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-19-2018, 12:01 PM
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Swamplites are terrible for mud. Basfnb called his sucklites when he had them.


I would try Mudbugs or Zillas. Mudbugs have a paddle tread like an outlaw but are a lot lighter and cheaper.


Basfnb went from Swamplites to Outlaws and now has Mudbugs.


Have a link to that gear reduction? I've been all over Honda for 10 years now and I've never seen anyone who had a gear reduction for the Hondamatic equipped Rubicons.

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28" mudbugs or 27"? I just talked to the guy behind reduction boss on Facebook said it would be around $600 plus core charge or send mine in.
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Did you specify that it was for an 01-14 Hondamatic equipped Rubicon, or did you just say Rubicon? Totally different animals.


I would run 27's. I have 28's on one of my bikes and it really needs a GR with the 28's.

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I told him I had an 06 Rubicon 4x4 auto didnt know to specify that it's a Hondamatic. Cool I'll stick to 27s prob keep the outlaws for now and switch to MSTs. Might look at mudbugs or zillas.
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I put 28" zillas on my girlfriends 450 and so far so good, but we havent put it in any thick mud yet. I do have a gear reduction but i havent put it in yet.

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I told him I had an 06 Rubicon 4x4 auto didnt know to specify that it's a Hondamatic. Cool I'll stick to 27s prob keep the outlaws for now and switch to MSTs. Might look at mudbugs or zillas.
The new Rubicons have gear driven transmissions. The 01-14 are more like a hydrostat.

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I got ya. Probably doesn't realize I got the gaymatic. Lol i know it's a good quad just dissed about the GR... back to the mudbugs.. best set up skinny wide combo all skinny all wide. What would be the best for these things I know I got buddies who run skinny wide combo and love it and then theres buddies who got 12 wides all around and say they love it so I'm at a toss up.....
Mudbugs but which size I'm sticking with a 27" tire. Just don't know what width.
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I have skinny wide. Skinny/ skinny sucked bad in the mud. Front tires dug a trench and rear tires didn't have anything to bite on so I ended up sitting on the frame.


I'm running 10 wides front, 12 wides rear, Basfnb has 8 wides front, 12 wides rear.


All wides wouldn't be fun on trail riding. I guess you could do it on a mud bike.


If you ride water the wides make you float, which means if you don't have good balance you roll over and sink your bike.

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I have 28" swamp lites on my rancher and it doesn't have a problem turning them. But i still hate them, when the rear end breaks loose on a hill or while pulling a log it bounces a lot. I'm going to get me a nice set of mud lites.
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Right on thanks for the input skinny wide combo it is. Wish they made the mudbugs in a XL version for deeper lugs
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