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    i need some help please!

    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)

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    According to replies in the HTR thread, they fit.
    My only concern is Max Load capacity.
    I assume you are using OEM 12" wheels. If you average the tires in that size max load, it averages around 1820.
    Wet weight of a X4 is 1663. 1820-1663= 156 lbs.
    That is insufficient with me and couldn't recommend them based on that.
    Will they fit, yes. Will they be fine for everyday general use, I would think so.
    Would I try them, no.
    The final decision is up to you.
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    Yes going to stick with stock wheels!
    4-5 months are snow covered trails so i was looking for a tire that can also handle groomed snow trails a little better then most.
    The Bear Claws get great reviews but i think their mostly on x2's at 8ply wonder why there load rating is lower?

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    The only rating they put on the sidewall is for atv's. The max pressure for atv's according to the govt is 7 psi so they rate the load carrying ability at 7 psi.
    They are fine for your X4 at any rated psi that Yamaha calls for according to the hundreds of posts I have seen from people using the HTR's.
    My personal experience is 8 psi at 1600 pounds but I have beadlocks so you would need to take that into consideration, but that is where they work best for me.
    My average speed is 6-8 mph on typical eastern hilly trails.
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    I found this thread interesting but felt I did not have any contribution so decided to visit the Kenda website and reviewed their info. I have no experience with Kenda tires and no prejudice. I believe the comments offered about psi rating for ATV, but have seen the tires from other manufacturers with two different ratings on the same apparent labeled tires, a 7 psi tire and an 18 psi tire. And that company changed their tires to avoid any confusion of application. The Kenda published catalog on their site says "MAX PSI" where it provides the "7" for the tire in question. I personally would not purchase this tire for any UTV application until I saw the side of the tire did not say '7psi max' embossed in it but something which fits what psi it is for. (I have seen "7 psi max" on other tires.) Or I took the time to contact Kenda and get them to send me something in writing that these tires were proper application as their catalog indicates and you can run manufacturer's recommended pressures that achieve the load ratings. They could have said "LOAD RATING @ PSI" for that column and given a max psi rating for the tire but that is not what the catalog says. It irritates me that a company that is happy to take your money and wants to provide such critical items that affects peoples HSW, can not get the simplest of information correct to inform consumers. Some Bubba at a dealer looks this up and will give you a hard time when trying to adjust a tire problem when he has a revelation you had too much pressure in the tire, ugh!
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    Ya thats my dilemma! So many people run them with great reviews but with two little kids and sometimes being 1hr from cottage in middle of winter im just a little shy about pulling trigger on them!I wish Kenda would just make bear claw htr utv tires so nothing in too question.Any recommendations thats great all around tire and and is better then most in snow?
    Thanx for your replies!!!

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    Most of the tires that do great in snow are average or below in other conditions.
    Snow tires are designed 'not' to dig so you don't bury your UTV.

    I don't know how much snow you are talking about.
    Maxxis makes a snow tire, but it's only offered in 25"-12 and 27"-14 rims.
    https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-446-110-snow-beast

    Edit: adding Amazon link for price comparison.
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Maxxis+Sn...ref=nb_sb_noss



    Quote Originally Posted by axemurder911 View Post
    Ya thats my dilemma! So many people run them with great reviews but with two little kids and sometimes being 1hr from cottage in middle of winter im just a little shy about pulling trigger on them!I wish Kenda would just make bear claw htr utv tires so nothing in too question.Any recommendations thats great all around tire and and is better then most in snow?
    Thanx for your replies!!!
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    Well I have driven both Bighorn (standard full lug tires in snow) and perform quite well as well as Bearclaw HTR now and not sure if one is better than the other. Both have a big rubber lugged pattern as well as the same lug depth as far as I can tell anyway. Note neither is build with Winter rubber, which would be totally different formula (softer etc) Looking at the Maxxis in the link I would not use them. I plow in the winter on an ATV and the thread lug space is far too wide (too much open area). Our rubber does get hard and if you're on pavement they are going to spin easily. Doesn't matter which tires you're using. Hence the need for chains if more traction is needed and most likely the cheapest fix without buying different set of wheels.

    Both these tires are used on a lot of ATV's in the winter as well. PLOWING SNOW Both Proven products in all environments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripplec View Post
    Well I have driven both Bighorn (standard full lug tires in snow) and perform quite well as well as Bearclaw HTR now and not sure if one is better than the other. Both have a big rubber lugged pattern as well as the same lug depth as far as I can tell anyway. Note neither is build with Winter rubber, which would be totally different formula (softer etc) Looking at the Maxxis in the link I would not use them. I plow in the winter on an ATV and the thread lug space is far too wide (too much open area). Our rubber does get hard and if you're on pavement they are going to spin easily. Doesn't matter which tires you're using. Hence the need for chains if more traction is needed and most likely the cheapest fix without buying different set of wheels.

    Both these tires are used on a lot of ATV's in the winter as well. PLOWING SNOW Both Proven products in all environments.
    There ya go, give one of them a try. ^^^

    I use to look for 'balloon' tires with horizontal lugs to run on my mud trucks during the winter. I've driven miles on snow 4-5 foot deep, but once they would dig in, I was done.....lol
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    I am not sure what you mean. I can tell you if you in deep snow and the wheels are spinning and its deep. You'll get hung up on the under chassis. I had done this with SUV's as well. The vehicle has to be moving if not it maybe best to stop, reverse and then give it a go again. It all depends. Just be sure to carry a long strap, rope to reach a winch point. No fun watching all 4 wheels rotating while you determining what to do. I have tried digging out the snow but they won't be enough traction and its a waste of time. One second of trying and you're hung yet again.
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