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    Quote Originally Posted by axemurder911 View Post
    Will Bear claw htr work with my x4 or they better suited for the lighter x2?And if so what would be the right psi for them(x4)
    I run them on my SxS and love them. I am running 9-10 PSI in the summer and a bit less now in the winter. Even so they're not squatting in there side walls. I would not be concerned about the rating. The flat profile on the Front and Rear unlike many give you a broad contact foot print which is what I want. Not a very rounded curve where you touch the middle two inches like the Bighorn 2.0 on the front same size. Note the 27" is equiv to a 28" in my opinion. Much higher that the bighorn 2.0 of the same size. Add a few more PSI to the rear for the X4 EG 12 PSI and you'd be golden.
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    I'm a huge fan of these tires and run them on my wildcat sport. I too was concerned with the low load rating so I contacted them. They advised me to not run them and directed me towards the mastedon. I eventually went with carnivores which have a similar load rating. Maxxis advised me to run a higher air pressure to up the load rating. I know there are some members that are running the HTR with no issues but I just didn't have a warm and fuzzy feeling.
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    FWIW- Not much experience on snow except one 10" snowfall about three years ago in my Rhino and driving on the streets. Had ITP Mudlite XTRs, 27x 9 & 11s. It ran great in deep stuff and pulling pan surfers lol. Did not get off road in real deep stuff.
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    Thanx guys for your feedback!The trails are groomed in the winter up at the cottage here in Quebec ,
    so it wouldn't get to deep before the groomer went bye.I want 27"s so i should get tires with a pattern with less space in between the lugs(more rubber)
    Maybe like a terraabite or tread pattern like that?

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    Noooooo
    Truck inspired/truck like tires are horrible in anything but hard pack & intermediate
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    I'd say to play it safe and look at the Maxxis BigHorns or the less expensive SUNF Power I tires if you don't want a dedicated snow tire.
    https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-...bighorn-radial
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    https://www.sunf.com/collections/utv...nt=44857068557

    Edit: SUNF seem to have a higher load rating btw.
    Last edited by SKELLEY521; 02-07-2020 at 08:01 PM.
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    OMG he's not getting it (I believe the cows on the farm go it. LOL) If it most flat trails a flat profile tire similar to HTR if look at something else. Bighorms are good but the front are way to rounded for me and would drop into rutts easily. It may depend on the size as well but the Bighorn 2.0 NO!!! Look at the regular Bighorns, there were good as well and should not cost a bomb, they're heavier thicker ply tire. The 2.0 are pretty thin like dunlop balloons.
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    I'v ran square profile tires on ATV's.
    Just some observation/experiences that I've had...
    Not my preference as they my look cool, they wonder and get worse as speeds increase.
    All tires seem to 'flat spot' after sitting for awhile. Square tires take a lot longer to get that spot out also as compared to round.
    Square tires also seem to pull the machine a lot more when they do drop in ruts or offroad and are harder to get them to pop up

    The latter I recently experienced, as I had a oncoming vehicle hog the road and forced me off at 30ish mph.
    My passenger rear tire dropped off the side of the road. It quickly popped back up, there is no doubt in my mind that had I been running a square tire, it would've been at least more of a fight or worse, whipped me off the road and down over a steep hill.
    I ride on all types of terrain as I live in town and drive on everything imaginable to get to the trails. Blacktop; gravel roads; dirt roads, rock/mud trails to mud pits & creek beds.
    I just prefer a rounder profile, especially on the front as it also has a lighter responsive input & feedback.
    Your preferences may very, these are just mine.
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    ITP STEEL WHEEL 14x7
    Kenda Bear Claw HTR Radial Tire 28x11-14
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    Yamaha Rear Cargo Box
    Yamaha Polycarbonate Front Windshield
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    Side X Side Enclosures Full Soft Cab
    Seizmik Halo-R Rearview Mirror & Pursuit Side View Mirrors
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELLEY521 View Post
    I'v ran square profile tires on ATV's.
    Just some observation/experiences that I've had...
    Not my preference as they my look cool, they wonder and get worse as speeds increase.
    All tires seem to 'flat spot' after sitting for awhile. Square tires take a lot longer to get that spot out also as compared to round.
    Square tires also seem to pull the machine a lot more when they do drop in ruts or offroad and are harder to get them to pop up

    The latter I recently experienced, as I had a oncoming vehicle hog the road and forced me off at 30ish mph.
    My passenger rear tire dropped off the side of the road. It quickly popped back up, there is no doubt in my mind that had I been running a square tire, it would've been at least more of a fight or worse, whipped me off the road and down over a steep hill.
    I ride on all types of terrain as I live in town and drive on everything imaginable to get to the trails. Blacktop; gravel roads; dirt roads, rock/mud trails to mud pits & creek beds.
    I just prefer a rounder profile, especially on the front as it also has a lighter responsive input & feedback.
    Your preferences may very, these are just mine.
    No doubt experiences will be different. My short by farms access from my place get ruts and I found after putting HTR's on I could climb out without much effort as well as on the gravel trail than the Bighorn 2.0 (not recommended). No trouble when I had the original Bighorns on my ATV though. As this is my first winter with the HTR I find it does slide laterally. HOWEVER, the base under the snow if there is frozen slush, wet snow or ice so that why IMO its not biting as much as I expected. The lug pattern in the snow is excellent however with enough space and depth to keep clean. Dry and dirt and gravel trails (as I have on mostly rail bed) they do perform well without pulling. I can drive as fast as I dare!! Which is not WOT by a long shot. The regular Bighorns do have some rounding of the carcass of the front and weren't excessive. I like the flat profile which (for me) gives bigger contact point on what I drive on. Noisier on pavement, lug generated but acceptable.

    I'd stay away from any Light Versions of any tire. Lugs and carcass plies are reduced to reduce weight. I personally don't care about any loss of speed etc since I don't drive to fly on the SxS nor WOT on pavement and I can hit 80km/hr with WOT which is fast enough to keep cars from catching up to me on the secondary roads should I want. I don't want a tire more venerable to punctures either and have to repair when out on a ride.

    @SKELLEY I'll keep the iinfo in mind when I am drving on trail which doesn't have a sub layer of some type of ice or frozen slushy snow type ice. As may we like the looks and its primarily for non winter driving anyway.
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    BearClaw HTR 27 inch tires
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    Yamaha Warn 3500lb Winch & Synthetic rope
    LED Headlights, Yellow Light Bar

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    I agree.
    Don't get me wrong, I don't like really round tires because I air down until the entire contact patch is flat with a smooth surface, i.e. blacktop/concrete to get the most available traction.
    Really round profiles will end up with very low psi to achieve this and then you run into more problems entirely...lol
    Video for a example.


    Everyone I know hated the Bighorn 2.0's so I never gave them a look.
    It's hard to help someone with tires as everyones driving style/conditions are different. However we users do have our experiences that we can relate to help them decide if it fits their situation.
    A good quality tire is never a bad choice.
    Cheers
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    2019 WOLVERINE X2 R-SPEC SE / Tactical Black
    ITP STEEL WHEEL 14x7
    Kenda Bear Claw HTR Radial Tire 28x11-14
    Warn AXON 45RC Winch w/ Synthetic Spydura Rope
    Yamaha Rear Cargo Box
    Yamaha Polycarbonate Front Windshield
    Yamaha Rock Sliders
    SuperATVís Half Windshield
    Rogue Powersports Powerscreen mesh windshield
    Side X Side Enclosures Full Soft Cab
    Seizmik Halo-R Rearview Mirror & Pursuit Side View Mirrors
    Throttle-MAXX pedal
    Weller Racing ECU Flash, Stock Exhaust

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