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Looking for tires to buy for a 500 foreman 4x4 ES narrowed down to these.

Zillas
Mud lights
Bear Claws
Mud Bugs

I drive desert roads, trails, dsert rock, sand washes also Rocky mountain stuff(no snow if I can help it) I mostly putt but do like to get it on a few times a ride.

Which would you think was best for me ?
 

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None of the above...lol


I like my bighorns for those conditions...
 

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my vote is the mudlites ( runs off into the distance now ).
 

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I would think something like Pitbull Growlers, Big Horns, Blackwater Evo’s or similar would be much better suited than any of the tires you listed.


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My theory on tire choice is , talk with people in your area , soil conditions are different across the nation, what works well in one area doesn't work well in others
 

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Bighorns, STI Roctane, or Artrax CTX Radial (the only acceptable Bighorn knockoff), based on your described conditions.
 

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My theory on tire choice is , talk with people in your area , soil conditions are different across the nation, what works well in one area doesn't work well in others
could not have said it any better ^^^^.
 

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Yep, with the terrain you're in, I wouldn't get any of those you listed. They're mud tires.
true..mudlites are '' some what '' mud tires ?, but !.. the best thing they have going for them is weight, and they are 6-ply tires.
 

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Well got tires ordered today and didn't order any that I listed. I've been looking at tires for days and just was overwhelmed and going crazy. The Rip Saws I bought were just to heavy of a tire and sold for a small loss, lesson learned. The tires I mentioned were ones I saw good reviews on this forum. Then today everybody was saying ,"none of those" for my style of riding, and I agree. I ordered stock size Tusk Trilobites from RMATV, they have a similar tread pattern of the Bighorn. There is just to many choices in 12" I drove myself crazy looking. I'm sure they will be better than the original tires that came on my machine and will match up with my style of riding. Thanks to all for your input.
 

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Ive ran the trilobites with no issues. they are definitely on the softer side, but the tread design will suit your riding style very well.
 

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Man I'm glad you found some tires.I know what you mean about making a decision on a set of new tires.I keep going back and forth on what tire will replace my stock tires.When the day comes to buy I will go with my gut feeling,and hope I make a good decision.
 

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Yep, with the terrain you're in, I wouldn't get any of those you listed. They're mud tires.


true..mudlites are '' some what '' mud tires ?, but !.. the best thing they have going for them is weight, and they are 6-ply tires.


6 plys of what? They are as puncture proof as a wet paper bag. If all you’ve ever owned is stock tires, than Mud Lites I’m sure would seem like great tires.....and I’m speaking of the AT’s. The XL’s are garbage too but in their own way. Either way neither is appropriate for the desert and dry ground lol


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Yep, with the terrain you're in, I wouldn't get any of those you listed. They're mud tires.


true..mudlites are '' some what '' mud tires ?, but !.. the best thing they have going for them is weight, and they are 6-ply tires.


6 plys of what? They are as puncture proof as a wet paper bag. If all you’ve ever owned is stock tires, than Mud Lites I’m sure would seem like great tires.....and I’m speaking of the AT’s. The XL’s are garbage too but in their own way. Either way neither is appropriate for the desert and dry ground lol


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i've had mine over some very sharp rocks and all kinds of stuff..maybe they dont like Canada ??..lol.
 

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