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2017/06/12 11:56:12 (permalink)

Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads

Not so much worried about wear or smoothness as I am stability and mud performance. I like the zillas but the 3/4 lug don't seem to be enough. My wheeler is a 99 sportsman 335 4x4 so I don't want to go too much but I do want a tire that will perform. I was thinking maybe itp mayhem.
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    Jeepwm69
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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 12:20:53 (permalink)
    Mudbugs.  More of a paddle lug like an Outlaw than the Zillas.  Very light, and not expensive.
     
    I have 27's on a Foreman, 26's on the wife's Rancher, and am putting 28's on my other Foreman.
     
    Took a set of 26" Outlaws off of a buddy's Rubicon this weekend, and replaced with 27" Mugbugs.  He said they pull as well in the mud as his outlaws (granted, the Bugs are new, and his Laws were probably 60-70%) and they ride 1000x's better.   More power with 27" Bugs than he did with the heavy 26" Laws too.
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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 12:59:00 (permalink)
    Yep mudbugs are a good tire and won't break the bank. Super swampers are still a good tire too.

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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 15:30:05 (permalink)
    The only thing I have against mud bugs is the website I plan on buying from doesn't have them and that website has the best deals I've been able to find on wheels and tires combos. Which given my 10inch wheels tires choices are very limited so I will be going to 12 inch wheels. Not opposed to other places to shop if anyone has any ideas.
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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 15:44:45 (permalink)
    Hey go to interco tire and check their blem list. Maybe something might catch your eye and be a little easier on the pocket book. They also carry full warranty!

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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 15:48:41 (permalink)
    Yeah the interco blems are great, especially if you're where you can pick them up.
     
    Mudbugs are out of stock a lot of places now.  I think their popularity is growing.
     
    Definitely get some 12" wheels.  I picked up a set of Foreman wheels a few weeks ago for $40 that will go on my 300 project I just bought.  Lot more tires to choose from for 12" wheels.
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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 16:05:12 (permalink)
    I hear a lot about zillas but in a 25 inch they only have 3/4 inch lugs where mayhems have 1 inch lugs. I've heard the zillas run small and a 26 would come more than a 1 inch lug. I just don't know if they will fit
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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 16:27:45 (permalink)
    You need to watch weight.  Zillas are super light.  Mudbugs are heavier than Zilla but lighter than Mayhems.  Mayhems are 22lbs vs 14.8 in a Zilla for a 25x8x12 and will rob power.
     
     
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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 16:34:14 (permalink)
    Yea that's why I want to try the zillas I will more than likely be doing some clutching but still only have 335 turning them. Even a 26 zilla is lighter than most 25s. Anyone know where I could look to see if I can fit a 26x9 on the front with a itp delta steel wheel
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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 17:35:57 (permalink)
    You don't have to look anywhere because I'll tell you it will fit.

    Only thing about a Zillas is they are soft and will wear quicker than others.

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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 18:34:02 (permalink)
    How much quicker? I expect any mud tires to wear faster than all terrains. But if we're talking eating tread like my old chevy does gas when I put it on the floor I'm out
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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 19:01:45 (permalink)
    Nothing does it like an old chevy. Zillas are considered an all terrain tire in my book.


    It's back and forth. Some people say they wear like junk and others say they don't. I read they have thin sidewalls so more likely for a puncture. Read some reports of people ripping lugs off while riding on highways.

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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 19:16:26 (permalink)
    I don't ride pavement much but I do so maybe just baby it on the pavement
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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 19:33:59 (permalink)
    What about the old bear claws?

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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 19:50:58 (permalink)
    I like the looks but if I'm going to stay all terrain I can pick up stock polaris tires and wheels for 200 all day long so I'd be kinda dumb not to do that. It's the carlisle/itp/titan 489. Thinking that's what I ought to do anyway
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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 20:03:43 (permalink)
    Hey man cheap and easy!!!

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    Re: Best 25 inch tire for mud and gravel roads 2017/06/12 20:30:26 (permalink)
    I just don't like how they do mud
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    2017/06/14 22:59:35 (permalink)
    From my experience zillas dig so if your in bottomless stuff you might want a tire that paddles. I've ran many different aggressive all terrain tires over the years. Bugs are my favorite but the machines that see a lot of road use I prefer bear claws. I run the originals and the htr radials. The htr is very surprising on how they perform. Even the originals with shorter tread do great on lighter machines. They will perform better than a 489 in mud just because of the tread design.

    Zillas seemed to wear decent on roads but lacked the performance I need in my terrain and seasons. I've always wanted to give the HL mst a try it haven't, yet.

    If your shopping in one particular place and have limits on products it hard to say which is best. Especially not knowing the mud type your riding on and the percentage if that compared to trial/gravel.



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    Re: 2017/06/15 04:47:15 (permalink)
    Living in here in Arkansas it's a bunch of gravel even the mud will eventually turn to rock. I'd say 50 % gravel so far I haven't put 100 miles on it yet about 40 of that was on gravel or hard pack. Mud varies from puddles with rock bottom to thick gumbo that seems to have no bottom
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    Re: 2017/06/16 10:22:55 (permalink)
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    Living in here in Arkansas it's a bunch of gravel even the mud will eventually turn to rock. I'd say 50 % gravel so far I haven't put 100 miles on it yet about 40 of that was on gravel or hard pack. Mud varies from puddles with rock bottom to thick gumbo that seems to have no bottom

    Where are you in Arkansas?  I'm over in East Arkansas right along the Mississippi River.  There is no bottom in most of the places we ride.
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    Re: 2017/06/16 12:21:18 (permalink)
    I live in Bryant and do not discriminate where I ride. Right now around Arkadelphia is the only place I know of
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    Re: 2017/06/16 12:30:59 (permalink)
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    Living in here in Arkansas it's a bunch of gravel even the mud will eventually turn to rock. I'd say 50 % gravel so far I haven't put 100 miles on it yet about 40 of that was on gravel or hard pack. Mud varies from puddles with rock bottom to thick gumbo that seems to have no bottom

    Where are you in Arkansas?  I'm over in East Arkansas right along the Mississippi River.  There is no bottom in most of the places we ride.


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    Re: 2017/06/19 09:56:15 (permalink)
    I don't ride a whole lot outside of hunting season anymore.  Wife, two kids, and projects around the house eat up most of my leisure time. 
     
     
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    Re: 2017/06/19 11:51:13 (permalink)
    I hear you there is take my wife with and our daughter is too young for riding so we have to have a babysitter
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