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I have a 420ES 2WD. I have been told that if I take the stock rear tires off and put something more aggressive on them that my trail performance would increase (leave the stock front ones alone). There is absolutely nothing wrong with the stock Maxxis tires on there now (they only have about 300 miles on them - no pavement). I primarily ride this at my Dad's farm (nothing major) and use it to deer hunt with (lots of trail and woods riding). Last year I had several instances where those stock tires just didn't "grip" like I wanted them to. Case in point would be through some "clay" spots and getting "bridged" on a log (having clearnace but the tires would not grip to go over it - just spin).

I have done some reading here and looking as well.

The stock rear tires are 24x10-11. I was either looking at the ITP Mudlite AT or the Kenda K299 Bearclaw.

Both of them are 6Ply which is a good thing. My stock tires are 4 ply I believe. I thought I would go with a 25" tire as well. I don't believe that would cause any problems with the fender wells.

Both of those tires come in a 25x10-11.

What are ya'lls opinions? Any negatives?

Is there a good on-line source to purchase those tires and have them delivered?
 

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I dont see why it would affect anything, i personally would keep the stock tires on until they are worn. and i would change all four tires. i dont see why it wouldnt work.
 

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alot all depends on the type of riding you do. if you go mudding, your gonna have a hard time anywhere due to the fact that its 2wd.
 

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alot all depends on the type of riding you do. if you go mudding, your gonna have a hard time anywhere due to the fact that its 2wd.
No "mudding". Trail riding (not aggressive) during the off-season. Deer hunting (riding in the woods) during that season. Only mud it sees is on the trail right after rains. I don't use this machine to go looking for mud have fun in.

Just stands to reason that if all the power on my machine is coming from the back wheels then a tire with a more aggressive tread is going to transmit that power to the ground better than a stock tire designed for just general riding.
 

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I have experiance with the Mudlite. Have a pair on the rear of my 400ex and dad has a set on his 4x4 Yamaha BigBear. GREAT tires!
One size up will not effect the performance of the quad that much. I put a pair on my 400ex and it does great on the trails and even in the mud for a 2wd sport quad.
 

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if you do trail riding and use it to hunt deer like me, i would save the money and wait until the stock tires are worn. more aggressive tires will not neccesarily give you more power. it wont be long before the back tires are worn because its 2wd. since only the rear wheels have power, the back tires will wear first. i personally would not replace them.
 

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Welcome to the forums. I run Mudlites and like them pretty well, but they're on 4X4s.
 
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