BTW - I plan on keeping the stock wheels if possible. Thanks.
From my experience of being out on the trail, I would not recomend the mud lites. They have a very weak sidewall and are prone to flats. Everyone that I ask where I ride despise mud lites. Matter of fact I have 2 xtr's sitting at the house right now both with holes in them large enough that it took 15 plugs per hole and a bottle of slime in each just to get back to the truck. I am not bashing or anything, I have talked to a few poeple that's had very good luck with them, but in my book the odds are stacked againsn't them.Alrighty...you're making me strongly consider the mud lite now. What about the new Mud Lite XTR? It's supposed to be a combination of the 589 and Mud Lite...supposed to be the best riding trail/mud tire...yada, yada, yada. At least, that's what the reviews on them had to say. Anyone out there auditioned these tires? Suggestions? Again, I'll be putting these on stock wheels and don't plan on installing a lift. I ride a combination of hard pack, mud, and sand. Sizing I was thinking for XTR are:
Sizing correct? Too big without lift? Suggestions? Thanks,
If you look at true details of the mud lite, only the tread is 6 ply. The sidewalls is only 4 ply which would be the same as stock tires. I do have one freind that has been running mud lites for over a year and hasn't had a flat yet but he runs 7 pound of air in them. I am currently just running some carlisle 489's like they have at Wal-Mart until I can get some Dirt Tamers. FYI- Carlisle, ITP, and Titan tires are all made by the same company. I can't tell you what would be the best but from what I have seen on the trails everyone that gets the Maxxis Bighorn loves it. It's not much of a mud tire but more of an all-terrain. Also the GBC Dirt Tamer has almost the exact same tread design but there only Bias-Ply tires but they are cheaper than the bighorn. From what i've heard Maxxis used to make a bias-ply bighorn and when they changed to radials they sold the rubber molds to GBC and that's why there almost identical.Good to know, BigVic.
What tire do you prefer? I would have thought that a 6 ply tire would hold up better than what you described. What kind of riding do you do? Thanks,