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what tires should i get for my quad? i have the ITP mudlites on here now but the rear ones have the side lugs tearing off and they are only 4 years old? they are 6 ply by the way. im looking for a softer riding tire that is decent in mud and more for trail riding with occasional mud holes and muck. once again like a 2 ply tire would be nice. would the duro mud and sand tire be good.i se them on alot of trikes. any suggestions would be appreciated thanks!
 

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Swamplites maybe? You won’t get a good mud & trail Tyre combined, it’s one of the other unfortunately. I run innova mud gear tyres, quite a smooth ride on hard pack and good in the mud, but not great.
 

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what tires should i get for my quad? i have the ITP mudlites on here now but the rear ones have the side lugs tearing off and they are only 4 years old? they are 6 ply by the way. im looking for a softer riding tire that is decent in mud and more for trail riding with occasional mud holes and muck. once again like a 2 ply tire would be nice. would the duro mud and sand tire be good.i se them on alot of trikes. any suggestions would be appreciated thanks!

My Kenda Bearclaws were awesome. Also, I have had very good luck with the Duro mud and sand tire. They are a soft/compliant ride for sure.
 

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what tires should i get for my quad? i have the ITP mudlites on here now but the rear ones have the side lugs tearing off and they are only 4 years old? they are 6 ply by the way. im looking for a softer riding tire that is decent in mud and more for trail riding with occasional mud holes and muck. once again like a 2 ply tire would be nice. would the duro mud and sand tire be good.i se them on alot of trikes. any suggestions would be appreciated thanks!
Most important thing for others to know when recommending tires... Is what machine you are putting them on. Is this for your 400FA with the stripped drain bolt?
 

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If you want a decent mud and trail tire your going to be looking for something similar to the Mud Lites, mud bugs, outlaw mst, swamp witch, swamp lite, etc. I really wouldn’t recommend anything less than a 6ply just because the ride doesn’t seem to get much better it just means the tire punctures easier, if you want a soft ride id look a the suspension first because what you are running now is by no means a rough tire.


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my dad has the maxxis MU20 that are 4 ply i think And they are much softer and give better ride. my bike is the rancher fourtarax gpscape with the stripped oil plug.i really want a tire with smaller lug like the duros vs the mud lites which have bigger lug and leads to rougher ride.i know i said i need a mud tire as well which defeats the purpose of getting small lug tires but i mean the mud around here isnt terrible.i also would like a fatter tire like the mudlites.whats the fatest i can go with?
 

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Are you looking for bias or radial tires? I recommend radial tires, they ride smoother carry more and last longer, and (no flat spots). STI makes their Black Diamond radial, witch I plan to get a set eventually when these are worn. I'm tired of flat spots every time I ride like today after 2-3 weeks.
 

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i have 24.10.11 on my bike rear now(not sure if its 12 or not)? would a 25.12.10 work? looking at deestone d930s?
Not sure how much different the 400 rancher is from the previous 350 rancher. But you might have to be careful on the width.

I have 25x13r10 tires on the rear of mine. They fit fine once you remove the heatshield off the muffler. Previous owner let the shield rub the tread off the inside of the tire.
 

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i have 24.10.11 on my bike rear now(not sure if its 12 or not)? would a 25.12.10 work? looking at deestone d930s?
Stock rear rims are 11 on your Rancher.

The 400 has the power to turn 25's no problem, but I still don't recommend it. So much so that I actually run 23's on mine. Problem is the centrifugal clutch, it just won't hold up long with 25's because there is no dedicated low range and the starting gear ratio isn't as low as a footshift Rancher.

So if I were you, get 24's with the best tread for what you're describing, just don't get really heavy ones.
 

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what tire rides smoother radial or bias.i believe i hear the old trikes use radial so i assume for smoother ride
 

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Get a set of 12" rims for the back and get a set of Radial Reptiles... I have them... They are great..

I'm going to try Mud bugs next I think..
 

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I would use what came from factory, they rode smooth and soft... i bought a 96 300 and it had 1/2 worn bear claws on it... ah.. i thought they were ok...but for the money, I went with dirt devil a/t's... first ride seemed pretty decent.... cheapest I have found and i have looked all over... my advise?--- although those super swamper tires look excellent and gnarly... they ride like crap,,are hard on your machine, and made for deep soupy mud.. which I will never take my trx.... i don't want mud and sand in all my bearings.... so check out the dirtdevil a/t's.. thats what i recommend...
 
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