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    27" Blackwater Evos for Midwest Conditions?

    Hey folks, joined forum recently and first post. I'm looking at tire upgrade, but stay on stock wheels, and ready to pull the trigger on 27x9x12 & 27x11x12 Evos. My usage is 20% road, 60% field edges&deep grass/rocky trail/muddy&wet trail, 10% light mud holes, 10% light rock crawling. Hope to do some trips to Ken or Tenn off road parks soon. Got about 400 miles on stock tires and starting to have issues. Have read Wolverine wheel & tires section multiple times, and X2 General section as well. Seems the Evos would fit the bill. Do not plan to do clutching, lift, or new rims in near future. Anything I've missed that would make this a bad idea? Also, any issues with getting Evos through Amazon? Dealer wants more $ per tire, 2 weeks to stock, and 2-3 more weeks to mount. Thanks for any comments and for all of the great info on the forum!
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    They should work well for you and welcome to the forum!
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    Evo's are an excellent tire for what you are looking for. 27" tires are the perfect size so you don't have to mess with clutching.
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    I have a set and they have great traction on many surfaces. I'm trying some Maxxis Carnivores right now, but the Evos are better in the mud. Deffinately a great tire.
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    I am partial to Kenda HTRs. I ride a variety of terrains and they do well in everything. Really surprised how well they work in sand and snow. They are one of the lightest 8 ply tires and they are tough. I have 27" on my wildcat sport and have put 1200 hard miles on them.

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    400 miles on my evo's and no complaints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tevo View Post
    Hey folks, joined forum recently and first post. I'm looking at tire upgrade, but stay on stock wheels, and ready to pull the trigger on 27x9x12 & 27x11x12 Evos. My usage is 20% road, 60% field edges&deep grass/rocky trail/muddy&wet trail, 10% light mud holes, 10% light rock crawling. Hope to do some trips to Ken or Tenn off road parks soon. Got about 400 miles on stock tires and starting to have issues. Have read Wolverine wheel & tires section multiple times, and X2 General section as well. Seems the Evos would fit the bill. Do not plan to do clutching, lift, or new rims in near future. Anything I've missed that would make this a bad idea? Also, any issues with getting Evos through Amazon? Dealer wants more $ per tire, 2 weeks to stock, and 2-3 more weeks to mount. Thanks for any comments and for all of the great info on the forum!
    I run in very similar conditions and I am quite happy with the Evos so far.
    Better ground clearance over stock and no more flat tires.
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    My son has the Blackwaters (28x10x12 I think) on his '09 RZR 800 and loves them. Our typical usage is very similar to yours.

    I just put tires (27x9x12/27x11x12) on my Gen 1 Wolvie. I was torn between the Blackwaters and the Kenda Bearclaw HTRs
    I ended up going with the Bearclaws, mostly because of availability/delivery time.

    Either tire is miles ahead of the stock ones, and I think you would be happy with either.

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