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2017/12/26 17:17:30 (permalink)

8 vs 10 inch wide front tires

Looking at maxxis mud bugs front tires and see they're available in 8 or 10 inch wide. Trying to decide which to go with.

Riding is any "trail" we can find. If it fits we'll try to ride up/down it. Washouts, gully, etc. Fairly regular mud/water. Lots of gravel bottoms.

4 wheeler is an old school ac 250 with the high low and stupid low. Rear tires are 27x12x12 gators. Replacing the 3.1 front dif with a 3.6 so need 27" fronts.

I'm also open to other tire recommendations but bugs are in the budget and I know exactly what to expect from them aside from what width.
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    doveman1
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    Re: 8 vs 10 inch wide front tires 2017/12/26 17:47:44 (permalink)
    You'll be fine with either or.

    There's so many tire options out now days pick one you can afford and you're happy with and run with it.

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    Re: 8 vs 10 inch wide front tires 2017/12/27 10:44:58 (permalink)
    I've got 10 wide Bugs on the front on my Foreman, my buddy has 8 wides on his.  Both are running 12" rears.  His is a little easier to steer.  I'd get the 8 wides unless you plan on riding in a lot of soupy mud where the flotation would help.
     
    The gator tread pattern is almost the same as the Bugs, so it should look good.
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    Re: 8 vs 10 inch wide front tires 2017/12/27 11:01:35 (permalink)
    That's kinda where I'm at. I figure the 8s will definitely turn better but is there any other performance advantage with the 10s. There's a little soupy mud but I can't turn anything fast anyways.

    Do the 10s do any or much better climbing/ pulling?
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    Re: 8 vs 10 inch wide front tires 2017/12/27 11:18:33 (permalink)
     
     
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    Re: 8 vs 10 inch wide front tires 2017/12/27 11:23:53 (permalink)
    Don't give your front tire any more thoughts. Go with the 10". It's a no brainier. The 10" will give you more tread to the ground in 4x4 mode. More tread equals more traction and or flotation regardless of the surface.

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    Re: 8 vs 10 inch wide front tires 2017/12/27 15:10:07 (permalink)
    Yea I'd agree with Dan. More surface contact equals better pulling, climbing and stability. The 8's of course will steer the best but lack in surface contact. So at the end of the day it's all up to you. I been running big tires on my 300 Honda forever so double handing one side of the handlebars to turn sharp is just a normal day on the trails for me.

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    Re: 8 vs 10 inch wide front tires 2017/12/27 19:44:07 (permalink)
    Thanks for the replys Bushhog and nutt. That's kinda been my mentality just wanted to make sure it was worth it.
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    Re: 8 vs 10 inch wide front tires 2017/12/27 20:13:43 (permalink)
    No problem and come back anytime.

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