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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 08:18 AM
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i have the Carlisle 489's and they ride good and wear good, price is good also...a good all around tire for the money. lots of better but you pay a lot more....

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ATV tires tend to be bouncy, so keeping the weight low might help your ride, as will running pressure on the low side. I have 25” big horn radials on mine. They provide good traction, excellent wear, and are super awesome puncture resistant. They do slide nicely, but can feel floaty on sand. They are also very heavy, but I don’t notice that much degrade in ride.

I think if soft ride is high on the priority list, I’d think about ITP Terracross radials in 25”.

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I think if soft ride is high on the priority list, I’d think about ITP Terracross radials in 25”.
If we are talking about weight, they are heavier then Carlisle A.C.T.:
- Terra Cross R/T 25x8 20.7lbs and 25x10 25.2lbs
- Carlisle A.C.T 25x8 16.7lbs and 25x11 23.3lbs

Interesting is, that bigger 26" A.C.T (23.1lbs) are lighter then 25" (23.3lbs). Probably because they are narrower (25" are 11" and 26" are 10"), but also 25" are 3* and 26" are only 4PR.
I think I read somewhere that one star equal 2 ply. So, 3* (on 25") would equal 6 ply against 4PR on 26". So, may be it's exactly as mrbb says, that OEM tires are cheap, light. Because 26" A.C.Ts (only 4 ply) are OEM mounted on CanAms.

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stick with at least 6 ply tires, they will be way better at NOT getting you any flats
lighter tires might NOT be 6 ply, but many are
so at least try and stick to brand names and good 6 ply tires
the 489's have been a round a LONG time and a decent tire
Bearclaws bighorns, also decent tires!

and yes there is SURE a lot of different types and brands of tires, way more than I think we need, but also keep in mind when buying tires, price alone is not how to shop, cheap tires many times do NOT last as long, so your not really saving
this tends to be the name of the game in KNOCK OFF of popular branded tires, or clones of the REAL one's
they might LOOK The same, but seldom to they perform the same or last as long, the compound and construction of the tire makes a difference and better built tires tend to cost more,
one way to look at tires is costs per yr, over just price up front
saving a 100 bucks to get 1/3 less life or more, maybe worth ti to some, but NOT to others, as is durability of cheaper tire to a brand name one
as getting a flat in middle of now where is, more of a hassle to some than saving a few bucks,as down time can be wasted $$ and or more dangerous pending where
and this is also why there are so many tires options, and prices to them!
to help maybe make life easier, about ANY brand name 6 ply tire wil be better than the STOCK OEM tires, so, of OEM lasted this long, new brand names will last longer for you and be an up grade!
My Foreman has 2.5 year and 6000km with stock tires. Rears are on half of the pattern, front on 1/3 but on some places on the markers :-( They are 2*. Before I had 4 year Kawasaki Prairie 360 with Bighorns (at that time a didn't know that they are heavy for that ATV). And never every had flat on ride. Had flat only once (on Bighorns) when I hit some piece of metal on farmer courtyard. I often ride thru scrub so, the tires are as sieve but they hold the pressure. I have SLIME tire sealant in them.

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Get the 489's. For your intended use they will work fine.
They are only 4 ply

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They are only 4 ply
But for your intended use that will likely be fine.


You might also look at the Kenda Bearclaws.


Zillas have a soft compound and are more of a mud tire.


I have a couple of ACT's I picked up in trade and they puncture easily.


I love Maxxis Mudbugs but they're a bit aggressive for your intended use.

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I'm not convinced my new "knockoff" tires will vaporize in the first few hundred miles.
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I'm not convinced my new "knockoff" tires will vaporize in the first few hundred miles.
they won't, but they will also NOT last as long as the originals bighorns
there are many copy's of this tread and none to date have lasted as long as originals, and this is why they cost less
never said BAD tires, just they honestly don't last as long, , to some it matters to some not so much!
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But for your intended use that will likely be fine.

You might also look at the Kenda Bearclaws.

Zillas have a soft compound and are more of a mud tire.

I have a couple of ACT's I picked up in trade and they puncture easily.

I love Maxxis Mudbugs but they're a bit aggressive for your intended use.
Bearclaws are heavier then 489's. Bearclaws weight 17.4lbs (25x8) and 20.79lbs (25x10) against 489 14.1lbs (25x8) and 16.8lbs (25x10).
But on the other hand they are 6 ply.

I read lot of positive reviews on Bearclaws HTR. But they are heavy.

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So, now I'm deciding between:
1) Carlisle 489 - bias, 4 PR, weight of four 61.8lbs
by specification they measure 25.3x7.4 (25x8) and 25.3x9 (25x10). So, they are narrower.

2) Kenda Bearclaw - bias, 6 ply, weight of four 76.38lbs
by specification they measure 24x8 (25x8) and 24x9 (25x10). So, they are lower.

3) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 - radial, 6 ply, weight of four 82.2lbs
by specification they measure 25.3x8 (25x8) and 25.4x10 (25x10). So, they should by on the size.

No big difference on weight between Bearclaws and Bighorns - 6lbs, but it's about 10%.
Big difference on weight between 489s and Bighorns - about 30% more.

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