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Anybody else have any experience with Mudlite XL's, Kenda Bearclaws or Sedona Ripsaws on your Ranger ?
 

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so far my pitbull rockers have outlasted 3 others showing little wear in one year mostly loose hard packed gravel T&S
 

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had those on a 650 pararie 4 wheeler once they where decent tires will wear quickly on gravel not sure about mud and the rockers are expensive hell I paid that much for my super duty tires but you get what you pa=y for in utv tires JM2CW T&S Tire All-terrain vehicle Automotive tire Off-roading Vehicle
this is them after a year
 

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Kris-

I was going to go with the bearclaw HTRs until I looked at the load rating on them. they'd make a good atv tire, but no where near stout enough for a ranger.

The maxxis bounty hunters, the EFX motoclaws, and only a couple others have the load rating you'd want.

This might be why I had so much trouble with the sedona Rip Saw. I think they're rated pretty light too.
 

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Kris-

I was going to go with the bearclaw HTRs until I looked at the load rating on them. they'd make a good atv tire, but no where near stout enough for a ranger.

The maxxis bounty hunters, the EFX motoclaws, and only a couple others have the load rating you'd want.

This might be why I had so much trouble with the sedona Rip Saw. I think they're rated pretty light too.
Adam, It "looks" like the Bearclaws HTR's are just a little better than stock PXT's (ACT).

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I'm so old and confused............... 8 ply rating should give it a substantial load rating ?????

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Weight ratings are confusing as heck! The HTRs are similar to Big Horns yet no one argues that the BHs are too "lite." Not a whole lot of reviews on the HTRs, but what I've read has been good!
 

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I'll argue that the bighorns are too light. I've had more punctures to the face of a bighorn than any other tire I've owned. They're pretty much an overpriced light duty tire that rides well enough that the sidewalls will come apart after a couple years of hard riding. They were too expensive for me to keep replacing one after another when the sidewalls started coming apart from the inside out...

Plys come in all thicknesses. talk with atv outfitters. they really set me strait on this. Just because something is 8 ply, doesn't mean that that you've got more sidewall or face thickness than a 6 ply tire..

I've really started to become a believer in the bias ply. They ride good, they dig good, and for whatever reason they last longer than anything else. not to mention are ALWAYS cheaper.
 

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I ran Mud Lites on my Brute Force for about 6yrs. Put about 700 miles on them and only had about 3/16" worn off of them when i sold it. Hard pack trails, gravel and mud, with very little paved road use. I would put them on my Ranger, but i wasn't something with a rounded profile - any suggestions?

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I'll argue that the bighorns are too light. I've had more punctures to the face of a bighorn than any other tire I've owned. They're pretty much an overpriced light duty tire that rides well enough that the sidewalls will come apart after a couple years of hard riding. They were too expensive for me to keep replacing one after another when the sidewalls started coming apart from the inside out...

Plys come in all thicknesses. talk with atv outfitters. they really set me strait on this. Just because something is 8 ply, doesn't mean that that you've got more sidewall or face thickness than a 6 ply tire..

I've really started to become a believer in the bias ply. They ride good, they dig good, and for whatever reason they last longer than anything else. not to mention are ALWAYS cheaper.
Yikes! Hope I don't have the same experience! I have 9 of them but I don't work them near as hard as you do. Pretty sure you could give a box car wheel a good workout! :beaten: It is interesting that there are apparently few or no standards to tire plys - I'll try and learn more about that! Thanks for the heads-up!
 
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Don't get me wrong, I loved the bighorn tire. it's ride is probably one of the best, and it doesn't dry rot too fast. But for whatever reason I had a couple pairs of rears that the sidewalls were coming apart on the inside of the tire, causing a slow leak. My tire shop tells me it's just what those tires do when they get some age and miles on them. At $160-$180 per tire, they're too expensive to gamble with for me.
 

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Well guys, I thank you all for your input. I emailed Matthew @ ATV OUTFITTERS and he said they were a great tire even in mud. One of the big UTV tire outlets have them as #4 in the top 10 most popular tire sold and Amazon had this review :
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This review is from: Kenda K587 Bearclaw HTR - 26x9R14 (Automotive)
This is my 2ed set of these. I have the on my ranger crew. I drive it everyday and got 4400 miles on my 1st set. With on and off road driving in missouri on my ranch! They are a little taller and fatter than stock tires but there is nothing these tires can't do! Be careful in your yard when they are new because they will chew up your grass when they are newer!

I am really leaning to the BEARCLAW............
 

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Never had the htr's. But there's still a set of regular bearclaws on my old 04 since new that have wore like iron.
My 2012 wears Bighorn knock offs now. Strait up Claws will be on the machine next if that helps any.
 

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Thanks Rod. All input is appreciated especially when it is about the CLAWS .......................
 

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Kenda always has made a good tire. My last set of tires I was down to the HTR's and the MotoClaws. If the HTR's had a higher wieght rating, it would have been a no brainer for me with the reputation Kenda has.

I'd love to see how they'd perform on a ranger.
 

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I agree with the bighorn weight rating, awesome tire but it makes me skeptical. There are other tires out there with better weight ratings for the money, depends what you want to do with your machine. My favorite set of tires I've ever had on any machine was a set of Kenda Bearclaws, the original k299's. Machine wore out before them. Only gripe is the lug depth could be a little deeper, but that's also probably why they ride so smooth.
 
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