Anybody else have any experience with Mudlite XL's, Kenda Bearclaws or Sedona Ripsaws on your Ranger ?
Adam, It "looks" like the Bearclaws HTR's are just a little better than stock PXT's (ACT).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.
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!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.