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Old 06-03-2012, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question, what type/size of tire would give the best ride? I have seen a lot of ppl saying that flat rears are the best, and that is what is currently on it, but I was just wondering what the best thing was. Also, why is it that on utility quad, the rears are bigger than the fronts, but sport quads, (at least mine) they aren't?
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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On Utility ATV's, rear tires are larger so that they will add extra traction. Since the front tires turn the vehicle, it would make it much more difficult to turn if the tires were/are wide. For the best performance (steering, handling, power, etc.,) stay with stock sizes!
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I would say go with a 20x11x9 tire. You want a flatter profile for predictable sliding into and out of turns. Flat profile helps with that, and the fact that you don't have a open differential. As in bigger in the rear, do you mean taller? Cuz they are definatly larger with the width.
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Yeah, I meant taller.
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Ah, I'd say its just part of the dynamics of getting good traction with the wheels that receive power, and not making them too heavy, and gearing and handling characteristics. Front tires are narrower to cut in and help you turn.
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Gotcha. Thanks for the input!
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Ya because with the suspension when you gas it the rear end drops lower and then presses on the tires for goof traction.
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I run 22x11x9 mudlites on the back of my 400ex and 20 inch holeshots on front. It's really good for the dirt but the rearend likes to push in the mud
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Holehots are IMO one of the greatest DESIGNS out there. Now i have run Badlands (loved them to death and got me through stuff my old warrior was never intended for) and also holeshot xc and xct's. My buddy has run razrs and an off brand that i cannot remember and they held up awesome. get at least a 4 ply for handling and durability and stick with a 20 inch for best all around performance.
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