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I have a Honda Foreman 500cc and i am about to buy some tires. I have been doing lots of research and i think i have narrowed it down to the Zillas or the Mud lites. I was hoping someone could help me out and give me some recommendations.

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Oh also what size can i got up to? I have read if i go with the zillas i can get 27's because of the tread size without having to adjust anything.
 

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I don't have much experience with 4x4 tires but 27s could do a number on your tranny.
 

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Well from the stock tires to the Zillas it's a night and day difference. Mud holes i use to have to haul ass to make it through i can now just take my time through. 3mph and make it through them no problem. Don't get me wrong because you will still get stuck sometimes, but i wanted an all around good tire without having to adjust anything on my foreman. They are a pretty awesome tire in my opinion. My buddy has the ITP Mudlite Xls and i would say we are pretty much even. Anything below 7mph is going to be a little more bumpy but not that bad and then at high speeds 35mph + i feel like i don't have as much control as i did, but like i said it's not that bad. I would give them a 9/10 and i would highly recommend them.
 

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I run mudd lites on all my atvs, they are a lighter tire and one of the best riding for a rough tire. I,ve had my Rincon up to 60 with very little diff in the control. But you sill made a good choise the zillas do a good job. Go to superatv.con and check out the new TERMINATOR tires, would love to put some on my Rancher but its noway it would pull a 32" tire.
 

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Caryfire has the mudlites and i have the zillas and we pretty much have the same pros and cons with the tires. They are both good tires either way you go.
 

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Really the cons are very minor. Little bumpy at low speeds and it gets a little squirelly at high speeds on trails. Nothing major.
 

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I have mud lites on the rear of my 400ex 20x11x9 I just blasted it down the field and the ground is froze it gets no traction on hard surface. but the are a champ in lose muddy crap.
 

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Vadafallon I see you went with the 26" zillas, I am still trying to decide if I want to go with the 27" ones, do you think they would fit ok? I hear the zillas run small.. I'm like you I don't want a lift as I have the three year extended warranty.. Thanks..
 

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I have tried Mudlites, XTRs, and Zillas all 27" on my Rancher ,and the Zillas pull the best and are about 3 to four pounds lighter than the Mudlites, and about 10 pounds lighter than the XTRs, they are one of the lightest tires on the market. Brother-n-law has the Mudlights on his Rincon and Sister has XTRs on her Forman. Brother-n-law is now getting a set of Zillas.
 

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I just popped two Zillas yesterday. Not sure what i hit but it popped em. My buddy who has ITP Mudlites did not get a flat. Luck of the draw i guess.
 
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