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Old 02-01-2012, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mudlite XL's or Swamp Lite's

I can't decide between these two brands for my 02 350 Rancher. I ride logging roads, rocky trails, small mud holes, and use my bike for hunting and snow plowing.

Also thinking about moving from stock size to 25x10x12 at all 4 corners on new rims.

What would you choose?

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For what you do they are both a pretty good match, can't really go wrong either way.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My dad has the same wheeler and he put swamplites on his. He really likes 'em. They really grab. We are not really into the mudding, so I don't know how well they'll perform in serious mud. But they do great on all the terrain we ride: hard pack/ real rocky.
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i have the XL's and like them ALOT. they really dig in the snow though, if you are in more than 10 inches of snow you are screwed cause there gonna keep paddling till you bottom out...but they still get my vote...at 50 mph they handle surprisingly well
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I have swamplites I m very happy with them
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i run the Mudlite XL's 26x10x12 front and 26x12x12 rear. i hear they do great in the snow and ice. and the mud and trail riding they have my vote hands down. i have a 00 Rancher 350 ES 4x4 and let me tell you it got dubbed the Mud Grimlin for a reasion. its pritty much unstopable. steep mud hills, sand, black swampy mud, deep holes, ruts, rocks, penut butter mud the works. they clean great. also Look at the ITP 589 A/T's thows are also great my buddie runs them on his Sportsman 700 and they go just bout anywhere my wheeler will go.


lil tip thow the wider tire you run up front the more of a bear it is to turn expecialy at low speeds and while in the trail in mud i notice mine is a lil harder to turn vs running a 8 or 9'' wide tire up front.

but i plan on going bigger to like 28's or 30's when thes Mudlites wear out. prolly will end up runing the same tire just bigger or i might step up and get the MudZillas cause i love to mud and swamp crawl it.
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lil tip if you thow the wider tire you run up front the more of a bear it is to turn expecialy at low speeds and while in the trail in mud i notice mine is a lil harder to turn vs running a 8 or 9'' wide tire up front.
i agree 100%. i have 10 inch wide all the way around, that's my only issue with them....turning radius cut down and they are a bear to turn in 4wd...that's why i put them on my foreman 400 because it has the warn 4-2-4 system.
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lil tip if you thow the wider tire you run up front the more of a bear it is to turn expecialy at low speeds and while in the trail in mud i notice mine is a lil harder to turn vs running a 8 or 9'' wide tire up front.
i agree 100%. i have 10 inch wide all the way around, that's my only issue with them....turning radius cut down and they are a bear to turn in 4wd...that's why i put them on my foreman 400 because it has the warn 4-2-4 system.

thats one thing i wish mine had was the option of 4wd or 2wd. cause when i do get stuck boy is she STUCK.

if your not in ruts or anything your fine. but trail riding its hard not to get in a rut lol.
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i got swamplites in 25's for my 2000 fourtax 350 4x4. They are awsome in sloppy swamp and muskeg we have around here. What part of canada you from?
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XL's!!!
Swamplites don't seem to work well in the mud around here.
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