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Guys, just chasing some info. Don't have much in the way of options here in Australia and looking to replace the original maxxis on Wolvey. A couple of mates run Grim Reapers in 8ply on their quad's and are happy with them for puncture resistence etc. Main thing for me is puncture resistence.
So options are Grim Reaper 25x8-12 and 25x10-12. Even though they list as an 1" shorter, they appear to be similar in dimension when you stand the original and Grim's side by side.
Other option is the Kanati Mongrel but for the front is a 26x9-12. Will it fit the standard front rim.
I'm swaying towards the Gim Reaper, as I've seen this in action.
Appears I can get Kenda Bearclaws also. They claim to 8 ply but only listed as ATV tire so not sure on load rating.
Any feed back appreciated.
 

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You can run an inch shorter. Sounds like the Grim Reapers are the tire for you if you have limited availability. I swear by the STI Roctanes but, again, if your tire choices are limited then the Grim Reapers would be a good choice. Decent all around tread pattern and high ply rating.

I have been through bighorn 2.0s on my last 3 machines. I didnt even run the Wolverine more than once with them before I switched them out. Definitely one of the LEAST puncture resistant tires. Even less than the Carlisles A.C.Ts I had on my Outty.

I ran 1 inch shorter on machines in the past and didn't notice much difference. I think tire brands differ enough in actual height that you may not even end up noticing.

Good luck.
 

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Thanks Wolfie. Been doing my head in looking at all manner of tire reviews. Sometimes it's better to just stick with what you know. Maiden trip is coming up on 18th of this month
 

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Thanks Wolfie. Been doing my head in looking at all manner of tire reviews. Sometimes it's better to just stick with what you know. Maiden trip is coming up on 18th of this month
Good luck!

Why are your options low? Is it shipping cost there or do some places not even ship there? It's hard to imagine UPS/FedEx not shipping somewhere. Heck. They even ship to the Pyramids in Giza :)

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STI Roctane
Sedona RipSaw (unless you ride all hard packed)
ITP Blackwater EVO
Origional BigHorn
 

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Good luck!

Why are your options low? Is it shipping cost there or do some places not even ship there? It's hard to imagine UPS/FedEx not shipping somewhere. Heck. They even ship to the Pyramids in Giza :)

My Faves

STI Roctane
Sedona RipSaw (unless you ride all hard packed)
ITP Blackwater EVO
Origional BigHorn
Yeh options very low here and not very many specialised stores. The $US exchange rate kills us at the moment also. I think I will go the GBC Dirt Commander. They are available in the size I need and 8ply. Not alot of mudding in my area - too dry. It's mainly make your own trail so tyres can get a real hammering. My best to date is 6 punctures in 3 hours but that was super dry, stick country, where the sticks were as hard as rail spikes. I regularly carry a spare tyre and rim and plenty of plugs.
 

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Shipping to Australia is insane. As far as tires go, I mainly ride desert, which includes sand, but not exclusively. Pretty much nasty terrain, with sticks and real rail spikes, in the middle of no where. I have the GBC Dirt Commander in 27" which is a pretty good tire filled with Slime. I actually need a tougher tire than that so I am switching to a steel belted radial truck tire. I am not sure what is available in AUS, but truck tires are really tough and they will outlast utv tires ten times over.

 

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Thanks Tinken. I'm now swaying for to a all terrain for that reason. Won't get them done in time for my trip at the end of this week but the property I'm heading to is not too bad. It has a few trails but mostly open farming / grazing country, so less chance of punctures.
 

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Just for reference, the tire I am going to is the Maxxis Bighorn MT-762. No idea if they are available in your neck of the woods, but others who may stumble upon this post in the States, they are 27"x8.5"x14 and about $115 a tire. Seen below mounted on a Rzr, I believe those are 30's.



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A driver in Australia reports that he is planning to ride his Maxxis Bighorn MT-762 radial tires for an estimated 100,000 kilometers.

As an electrician and refrigeration mechanic, Bob Stokes travels frequently to rural areas, and he has already driven his Bighorns for 80,000 kilometers, as reported in Australia’s 4WD Action magazine. Stokes told the publication that he expects to drive for another 20,000 kilometers on the same set of tires before replacing them. “To get 100,000 km out of a set of mud tires is great,” he told 4WD Action. “I’m also happy with the size of the tires. They are big enough to get me where I want to go without making the engine struggle on take-off.”
 
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