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I was just wondering how the 2.0s that come stock on the wolverine compare to the regular Bighorns? I had a set of the originals on my last 4 wheeler and loved em. I know I am eventually going to get the originals, but I was just wondering if the 2s will make me want to make that change sooner rather than later?
 

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So the "specially designed tires" are basically their regular stockers with the bighorn tread pattern, because I know the normal 2s are 6 ply radials like the originals. Looks like I'll be getting a set of originals pretty quick.
 

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Yea I noticed that too. Its cool that they're nice and light, but only a matter of time before one pops. Does anyone make a decent 26*8*12 yet?
They do make the 6 ply radial bighorn 2 in that size, at least they have that size listed on Maxxis' website.
 

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And that version of the 2.0 in 6 ply that came with our Commanders and maverick were still a big POS. The original version of maxxis bighorns on a machine that rides with us has not even had one flat or any issue in 4 years.

I will avoid the 2.0 and will be upgrading the wolverines tires soon to something I can trust.

I have had the Sedona ripsaws on a couple rigs and they were excellent.
 

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With a vehicle as heavy as the wolverine I would probably go with the original Big Horn in 9 and 11 widths, in possibly a 26 but probably a 27. JMHO.

Or with Kenda Bearclaw HTR 8 ply radial in 9 and 11 width and probably 27 height. I know, they aren't even rated for a sxs but lots of people use them even on vehicles as heavy as the Teryx.

I don't know of anyone that makes an 8" wide in 26 yet. I think all the popular ones are 9" wide.
 

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Just ordered a set of real big horn 2.0's 26-9-12 up front and 26-11-12 in back, mounted on black steel wheels, my buddy has had 2.0's on rhino for years with no issues, hopefully mine will follow suite. First ride out with stocker A rock cut the sidewall which I wasn't surprised.
 

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The 25x10x12 Big Horns are just slightly bigger then the 26 2.0 big horns. I need the performance in the high speed sand washes so I'm running the 25x10x12 front and rear on ITP alloy wheels. After 800 miles I top out at about 46 mph in deep loose slightly up hill sand. I usually cruise at 40 to 45 on the fast sections so will stay with the stock belt drive. Large tires just kill the performance and need the belt drive kit and the wet clutch slugs. I change my belts at about 8,000 miles with new grease and a check up at 4,000. I use a 1mm belt wear limit. I'm careful on take off, get it moving right away and use low range for prolonged speeds under 25 mph. In high range the belt drive back shifts good to keep the rpm above 4,000 rpm at speeds above 15 mph. The belt temp is very low on the wolverine from 130 to just over 180 after a 10 mile up hill run in deep sand. Most of the time its from 130 to 160 and takes a long speed uphill to get over 170 degrees.
 

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no shit eh, I was wondering what some of these tires actually measure out to. the 26 inch mud lite xtr I had on my rhino sure seem taller than these stock 26 bighorn 2.0 on the wolverine. any idea on weight difference?
 

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You guys must ride different area than I do.. I took my wolverine out in a field that I ride in to test and mess around. My lifted grizzly 550 on 28in mud lite, doesn't have a problem. The big horns almost got stuck.. it's not even deep.. I know I had a few inches more ground clearance on my grizzly.. the only reason I didn't mount mud lite is I need to buy large aftermarket lug nuts... these big horns are coming off asap..lol
 

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Just received my big horn 2.0's fronts, backs still on a truck somewhere being delivered. Side by side the "real" big horn 2.0's seem to measure about an inch taller than stock and also in a 26 inch tire had to get an inch wider 9's, 8's were not available in this tire selection.... In case anyone was wondering.
 

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I have only seen BH 2.0's in 6 ply. Just look at the side wall and if it has 3 stars, it is 6 ply! I have run these tires and they are good an tough. When I get the Wolverine I will run them for a long while and when the time comes to replace I will get the original Big Horn with the deeper lugs.
 

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They are 2 ply non radial. No stars. 2PR. NHS rated. No ATV rating. No R in the tire size.

The 2.0 Big Horns that come on the Can Am Commander say 4PR on the sidewall and are NHS rated only, no ATV rating so no stars.

My 2.0 Big Horns have 3 stars and have a NHS pressure rating and an ATV pressure rating and are 26.5 inches tall in a 26x9R-12.

It looks like the Yamaha Big Horn is just a bias ply 25" tire with a 26 stamped on it.
 

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The one at my local dealer says 2PR on the sidewalls on the front tire, I didn't look at the rear, and yes they are NHS rated. Any SXS should have NHS rated tires on it from the factory. :)

Even 4 ply is cheap. Yamaha bait and switch show tires.

Polaris uses the original Big Horn radials on vehicles that come with big horns.
 

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Alright, I found the wheel/tire combo I want, but I'm not sure about the sizing on the wheels. I want 26 inch Bighorns (originals) and I like the looks (and price) of the STI HD3 14 inch wheels. I went to the kit builder on Rocky Mountain ATV and its saying the wheel for the kit I'm building is a 14x7 5.0+2.0 for both front and rear, but the tire sizes are 26x9x14 for the front and 26x11x14 out back. I just wonder, will a 7 inch wide wheel hold an 11 inch tire? My last 4 wheeler (2007 Honda Rancher 420)had 2 different widths of rim on 25x8x12, and 25x10x12 tires (or maybe they were just different offsets, because I know those fronts were almost flat across the outside and I needed an extension on my socket to get the back wheels off). I know that was a straight axle quad and this an IRS UTV, but I'm confused. I hope to be able to pick up my Wolverine Tuesday afternoon and I'm heading straight out to my parents' house to break it in, and I will do some measuring on their Rhino and see what the wheel/ tire widths are on it, because I know they are different tire widths front to back, but I never paid that close of attention to the wheels when I was working on it for them. I know this may be easy info for those of you that are more knowledgeable than I am. but the Honda I just got rid of was the only thing I've ever bought wheels and tires for, and it was pretty simple plug and play on the website I bought them from. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. I just want to make sure I'm getting what I need before I click buy and throw down that kind of money.

Apologize if this seems to ramble, but its almost 3AM and I'm on my 3rd of 4 midnight shifts and I still have a little over 3 hours to go in this one.
 
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