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Narrower tend to dig a little better, wider tend to float better. The extra inch in height is fine for the use you intend.
Since I made a costly error with tyres not so long back I now advise anybody to go narrower if they go any bigger than 2" (from stock) in height.
 

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Those old fourtraxes can pull em no problem

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Unfortunately they DONT pull a bigger tyre, I found this out and it cost me a whole set of tyres doing so!
You have to consider that the OP is using this in mud and swamps, exactly the same as I do, I live for the mud!
If you go taller than a 26" you WILL need to go narrower or opt for a less aggressive tread pattern, or of course a GR.
Not sure how much tyres cost over in the USA but I should have done more research before buying bigger more aggressive tyres, I may as well have burnt a weeks wages!

Keep the thread going, I'm sure you'll get more opinions and advice on tyre choice and size.
 

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I was just saying that cause I live in East Texas usa and I ride in what we call clay, it's alot more thick than what y'all have and all and I'm running 30" silverbacks on my 350 rancher with nothing but a clutch kit

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Yeh we have clay here in the south of England, it's everywhere here. I'm talking fender deep in clay holes, and swamps (similar to skeg), the power just gets absorbed rapidly. This is exactly why I'm fitting a GR to run 28's.
Even running 30's on tarmac/asphalt, you notice power loss straight away, I wouldn't even entertain 30's unless I had a GR.

Just my opinion though, we all have our own :)
 

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the old 350's have lower gears and more power compared to the 300. They are more comparable to the 450 Foreman in terms of pulling power.

swamp lites are decent tires, i would check out mud bugs as well though, they wear a bit better than the swamp lites, and not as bad in sand.
 

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the old 350's have lower gears and more power compared to the 300. They are more comparable to the 450 Foreman in terms of pulling power.

swamp lites are decent tires, i would check out mud bugs as well though, they wear a bit better than the swamp lites, and not as bad in sand.
Thanks for clearing that up Mac. I didn't want to offer the OP false advice and have him ending up with a set of tyres that were useless, like myself!
For future reference, would the 350 pull 26 or 27's in the real boggy areas?
 

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I wouldn't be scared to put 27's on one. 26's would be no problem. The problem you will however run into is fitting 26"+ tires without doing mods or cutting plastic


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I wouldn't be scared to put 27's on one. 26's would be no problem. The problem you will however run into is fitting 26"+ tires without doing mods or cutting plastic


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25 is the max I was going to but on because of the running boards I put on.

Is there any problem putting narrow 8 inch tires on where I had a 9 inch tire.
 

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between those 2, Swamp Lite all day long. The ML would be the AT version? So junk, on par with the Kenda Bearclaws if you've ever seen those. Swamp lites are a bit more agressive than the AT mud lites. Bit tougher of a tire too.
 

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The mud lite AT are a six ply all terrain tire--that's why I use them--the mudlite xl and xxl have deeper cleats. Mud Lites they are Made in Merika Hoss:)

Swamp tires might be better for your use. Mud Throwers posts up good detail on atv rubber

ITP Mud Lite

http://www.mud-throwers.com/inc/sdetail/5628
 

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I have spares handy and a tube in one (due to wheel corrosion). I also have one with a cut in the sidewall
The gaps between the mudlite treads are pretty wide and seem vulnerable to sharp rocks and cactus which I try to avoid
 
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