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Old 10-01-2008, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ATV tire recommend

I have a 2002 Yamaha Big Bear 400 that I am going to replace the stock

tires on for hunting season. I was thinking of replacing the worn out 2 ply 25"

Dunlops with 26" Mudlites. I want to do the lift kit but would I need the wheel

spacers as well. Any opinions on the Mudlites or is there something better in 6

ply that won't be too harsh on the rest of the drive train?

Thanks.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have 26 mudlites on my 450 foreman. It's an amazing improvement over the dunlops, I really haven't seen anything work much better if it's wet and still be a decent trail tire. They fit on mine without a lift with no problem.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I like the 589's alot more than lites. Lil rougher but hook much better
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Tell us about the type of terrain you will be riding in. (20% mud etc)

FWIW... Bighorns are a great tire but not if you ride in much mud.
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I had 589's. The bighorn is a much better tire and alot better ride.
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I had 589's. The bighorn is a much better tire and alot better ride.
I'll double that. The ONLY advantage 589's have over Bighorns, is mud. That's it. So unless you spend more than 50% of your riding in mud....Bighorns.
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Tell us about the type of terrain you will be riding in. (20% mud etc)

FWIW... Bighorns are a great tire but not if you ride in much mud.

It's a mixed bag. Everything from dust, rocks, bush, old skidder trails, no

trails to all out northern Ontario mud holes. Not a whole lot of road use.

My only concern is going too aggressive with

tread. I don't want to start replacing axles and clutches.

Pretty sure I am going to go with the mud lites. Tomorrow is shopping day.
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i would go with 26" mudlites, i run them on 500 foreman and they pull like a sun of bitch in the mud but still are decent for trails ride 50 % mud and 50% trails and packed rocks along the train tracks
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