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Hey,

I already decided I'd scoop up some bighorns, and I had decided on the 26 inch (9x12 on the front and 12x12 on the rear)

the primary purpose of this is more clearance and better grip in the snow, i'm trying to reduce the 'hopping' when i lose traction...

the question is, can i go bigger? 27 inches or something? would it even make a difference?
 

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We've got a lot of snow on the ground here and I rode a little bit in it maybe a week ago. My Horns handled it pretty well, can't say perfectly though, not sure if there is a "perfect" snow tire......

Anyways, I have the 26" Horns that you're thinking of getting. I love them so far!
 

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We've got a lot of snow on the ground here and I rode a little bit in it maybe a week ago. My Horns handled it pretty well, can't say perfectly though, not sure if there is a "perfect" snow tire......

Anyways, I have the 26" Horns that you're thinking of getting. I love them so far!
Did you notice you could go any further into the deeper snow after the upgrade?
 

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This is the clearance I have with the 26's

Rear


Front


You might run into some rubbing issues on the front with the 27's
and it will be harder to steer.
 

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Any bigger would be a bad idea then.

Thanks for the nice photos.
 

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QUOTE ("nosidamde":2txsjhe4)
We've got a lot of snow on the ground here and I rode a little bit in it maybe a week ago. My Horns handled it pretty well, can't say perfectly though, not sure if there is a "perfect" snow tire......

Anyways, I have the 26" Horns that you're thinking of getting. I love them so far!
Did you notice you could go any further into the deeper snow after the upgrade?[/quote]

I actually purchased the tires before we got our first snow of the year and I did not have my Rubicon last winter. So I couldn't tell you how they performed compared to the stock dunlops....... but wait, I probably can now that I think about it. My 03' Rancher has my old Rubicon stock tires, and it didn't do as well as the Horns on my Rubicon when me and my friend last went out(when we were both in 4wd).

Those snow tires that you pointed out, I'm sure are nice, but they look like they are for sport quads because of the tire size.
 

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lucky u cant run that tire from maxxis the snow one. its for 2wd sport quads....


i say go with like a mudlite xl for snow there a great all round tire....
 

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Any bigger would be a bad idea then.

Thanks for the nice photos.
This is my opinion on the matter

I'm able to ride in just about every condition
I stay away from the deep mud mainly because
I had my fill of that when I lived on the frozen
tundra,the 3 hour clean up time became to much
work for me and the added maintenance

I did ton's of research when it came time to replace
the OEM tires and I really thought about my riding style and the conditions I ride in 90% of the time

Granted I only get up to the high country a couple of times a year to play in the snow and then it's
only for a day and I found the 'Horns' to work rather well

Here's a thought keep your stock tires and pick up
a set of chains for your deep snow adventures !
 
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