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I am getting ready to order tires and wheels from ATV Outfitters and I am debating getting 10 inch or 12 inch wide tires in the rear. I was thinking 10s would be good so I could rotate them, but the 12s fill out the wheel well better. Just looking for some opinions and comparison photos if possible. thanks alot.

Oh and BTW, the plan is a 2 inch HL lift kit with 27s wrapped around polished ITP Type 4s. Havn't decided on Mud Lites, Gators or 589s.
 

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I just finished mounting some 26" Bighorns on mine and used 26x9s on the front and 26x12s on the rear. Here are a couple of photos for you.
 

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I think 12's look better on the rear too,but I chose 10" wide for all four wheels instead.I think it takes lees power to turn the narrower tires and the rear won't have to plow through,they just track in the same ruts as the fronts.A wider tire on the rear will "ride up" on the sides of the rut which means the center of your rear tires are doing nothing for you.A lot of it has to do with the type of terrain your riding on.For me,the same width works great.
 

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Could you by any chance post any pics? I have seen all kinds with 10s in the front and 12s in the rear, but can't think of any with 10s all the way around.
 

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I just finished mounting some 26" Bighorns on mine and used 26x9s on the front and 26x12s on the rear. Here are a couple of photos for you.
Nice looking ride, GT. I have the same exact setup except for the rims. I see you turned your white letters in. That looks very sharp.

I have often wondered what it would look like with 9" all around. (for those who don't know - Bighorns don't come in 10"wide, even though they really are that wide.)

I think it would be interesting to ride mine with 9s all around becuase it would probably be a bit more sporty with less weight, but I can also see the benefit of wider tires for more grip and spreading the weight of the bike out better on soft ground.

My wife has a Recon and I would like to put 25" x 12" x 9" on all corners of hers. I think that would be a perfect setup for a smaller bike like the Recon.
 

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Nice looking ride, GT. I have the same exact setup except for the rims. I see you turned your white letters in. That looks very sharp.
Thank you very much. Actually you are partially responsible for me getting the BigHorns. Your recent thread/review here got me to leaning more in that direction. Best decision I have made, thanks!

Concerning the white letters I kind of grew out of rasied white letters back in the 70s For me personally it certainly wouldn't look right on an ATV, especially since they would be dirty all the time.


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My wife has a Recon and I would like to put 25" x 12" x 9" on all corners of hers. I think that would be a perfect setup for a smaller bike like the Recon.
I agree! When I get my wife a Rancher 420 a little later it will certainly have Bighorns on it too.
 

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Kewl! I am happy to help out my Honda brethren!

I like those Honda rims as well. It's a shame they will just get dirty like the white letters!

I can't say enough good about the tires. So do you think my review was correct in your opinion?

I recently discovered that Maxxis makes Bighorns for trucks as well. I have been thinking about putting a set on my FJ Cruiser when the time comes.
 

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Kewl! I am happy to help out my Honda brethren!

I like those Honda rims as well. It's a shame they will just get dirty like the white letters! .
ON NO, don't say that I was told that nothing would stick to those

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I can't say enough good about the tires. So do you think my review was correct in your opinion?
Yes, it was dead on, great job!

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I recently discovered that Maxxis makes Bighorns for trucks as well. I have been thinking about putting a set on my FJ Cruiser when the time comes.
Too funny, I noticed that too and was considering them for the next tires on my Jeep Rubi after I get rid of those tough, but harsh riding Goodyear MT/Rs
 

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I just noticed you have a winch on the back, too. You aren't playing around, are you?
I am always playing around, just ask my wife
 

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Ha Ha! Yeah, strange coincidence, huh?

It's just hard to go against the venerable BFG AT/KO's. They are extremely well known for good grip, durability, and crazy mileage. The Bighorns for trucks cost the same as the BFGs, so it would be a roll of the dice.

If I knew your wife, I would ask her. Ha Ha!
 

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Alright just for the record I got the order placed today. 27-9-12s in the front and 27-12-12s in the rear. AMS Swamp Fox Plus. Real eager to get em on
 
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