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hey

2 weeks ago i got new mudlites and have 4 rides on them. last week i cut the side wall about an inch. it will hold air but have to fill it up once during rides. these tires go great and dont have any problems except with clearance.

now for the question. im riding black mountain next weekend and want a new tire for the rear. i am thinking of going to the mudlite xtr's with 26" on the rears with 25" still on front. id hate to go with new on front seeing how they only have 80 miles. will this help clearance any and will it hurt drive train or any thing doing that?

ill be ordering on tuesday am so any help will be appreciated.
 

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you'll be fine with 26's I have 27's all around and they dont hurt a bit
 

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26's in the rear and 25's on front? I don't think it's a good idea!
 

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oh yea get ya some real tires

am i the only one who hates mudlites
 

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I third that mudlites are horrible for the mud but if you do only trail riding then they are okay
 

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well i do a lot of trail riding as well as some mud and water a little on the road as needed. i want something comfortable all around. friends recommened them and didnt have any problem in deep mud last week until i would bottom out.

i initially got talked out of 26" tires and now want them. i dont think i want to go to 27" because of being too high up and having stability problems. also dont want the excessive wear and tear on my equipment that you get with the larger tires.

i figured i would definately have to go to 26" all around. if anyone has any recommendations for tires for all conditions im open to suggestions. i do have someone who will buy the 3 good mudlites.

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I would say either gators or mudbugs since you do alot of trail riding but both of these tires pull really well in the mud without sacraficing the ride
 

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I went from Bearclaws(stock size) to 27" Gators. The height difference is slightly noticeable, the mudability is greatly improved. Trail riding is, to me,no different.
I got them last year with admittedly not that many miles but have not noticed any strain on the driveline.
Mudbugs are the same tread as the gators but gators are cheaper. I've had no air pressure in one of the front tires during a trail ride and no air pump. I was able to ride a few miles back to the truck with no damage to the tire, didn't even break the bead.
The only thing I didn't like about the 27's was the loss in power,but hey , that's what pipes and jet kits are for.
 

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I would say either gators or mudbugs since you do alot of trail riding but both of these tires pull really well in the mud without sacraficing the ride


hey i also ride on road when i need to. will these allow me to keep up with others there without much problem. what about 27" tires? can i do this without too much wear and tear. i have a new set of itp 12" wheels that i wont get rid of.
 

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Yeah i dont think that with the mud bugs that you will have any problem at all i had 25's on my old rancher and it didnt change the top end speed much at all
 

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If I was to get a multi purpose tire I would need to rate my needs in order first. Trail performance, mud performance. If you trail ride mostly I would recommend something like the Mudlite XTRs and a shorter tire like a 25" or 26". Along with the XTR, I like the new Outlaw MSTs! I think they resemble the XTR alot! I personally would pick this tire except for the price. Bighorns seem a good trail tire but not good in mud at all! If you have no intentions of mudding at all go with some holeshots!
 

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ive decided to go with 27" bi/tri's with my black itp type 7 wheels. they are sharp when clean. i guess ill put the mudlites on my stock wheels and change them out as needed.

how difficult is it to change out tires on wheels? i may try it myself, locally its going to cost $10 a wheel for a total of $80. thats crazy!!!
 

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shop in campbellsville will do it for 6.50$
 

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shop in campbellsville will do it for 6.50$

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thats $15 in gas for me probably. not a bad price though. hey when are we go going to get together for a ride? got any good places around bradfordsville?
 

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sometime, i wanna go to this place over in casey that i've been hearin about, i can't remember the name though. but then again i did sink mine in about 5 feet of water tuesday, got it runnin good now though i might get to go friday afternoon for a while though
 

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sometime, i wanna go to this place over in casey that i've been hearin about, i can't remember the name though. but then again i did sink mine in about 5 feet of water tuesday, got it runnin good now though i might get to go friday afternoon for a while though
chestnut flats maybe? ive been a few times. lots of mud. glad you got your bike running. i was scared when i sank mine a few weeks ago. all better now.
 

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thats the place, and yea i was just sorta standing beside in chest deep water goin oh sh**, got pulled back with a trx 300 2wd, funny thing it starts better now, pm if you might wanna run out chestnut friday.
 
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