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Can anyone give any firsthand experience with these tires. I will be using them mostly in South Texas where there is very little mud hole riding. I currently have 31" Outlaws and have a problem keeping the bead on the wheels rims seem to be fine and are not bent.
 

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That's odd. How much air you got in them? Are they skinnies?
 

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That's odd. How much air you got in them? Are they skinnies?
Yes they are skinnies. Can't remember the operating pressure but it's really low something like 9 psi or less.

I have been told if I tube them this will not happen seems to make sense...
 

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I have had three different sets of bighorns all of which were good, but my 30 inch Roctanes are AWESOME! These are some of the best trail tires for a heavy machine like the Crew 900, 8 ply radial with tread that wears great. If I ever wear my current set out i'll be putting another set of Roctanes on it again. As far as the MTC tires go, they seem ok, but the rubber is really hard. I had a hard time finding any good reviews on them?
 

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I have had three different sets of bighorns all of which were good, but my 30 inch Roctanes are AWESOME! These are some of the best trail tires for a heavy machine like the Crew 900, 8 ply radial with tread that wears great. If I ever wear my current set out i'll be putting another set of Roctanes on it again. As far as the MTC tires go, they seem ok, but the rubber is really hard. I had a hard time finding any good reviews on them?
Thanks for the input gunguy. I have heard really good things about them kind of like the look of the MTC's better but I rather have performance and reliability more and the 8 ply is a plus for all the cactus and thorny brush I ride through.
 

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I love my MTC's. They perform really well everywhere I've ridden so far; sand, mud, rocks and hardpack. I chose them because I wanted an "all terrain" tire (for the rocky/hilly terrain) but wanted the tread depth (1.25") since I ride a lot of sand and mud around here in Houston area. If you don't run a lot of mud, I think the Roctanes will be fine for what you are running in. The 8 ply is definitely a plus over the 6 ply MTC's when dealing with cactus and stuff. The Roctane treads are only .8" deep, and the pattern looks like it would work great on rocky terrain. I have no experience with them, but I do know that the MTC's are nice tires. I just wish I had gone with the 30's instead of 28's. LOL
 

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I love my MTC's. They perform really well everywhere I've ridden so far; sand, mud, rocks and hardpack. I chose them because I wanted an "all terrain" tire (for the rocky/hilly terrain) but wanted the tread depth (1.25") since I ride a lot of sand and mud around here in Houston area. If you don't run a lot of mud, I think the Roctanes will be fine for what you are running in. The 8 ply is definitely a plus over the 6 ply MTC's when dealing with cactus and stuff. The Roctane treads are only .8" deep, and the pattern looks like it would work great on rocky terrain. I have no experience with them, but I do know that the MTC's are nice tires. I just wish I had gone with the 30's instead of 28's. LOL
Thanks for your review that is really helpful and the 1.25" tread depth is what has me torn between the two and the good looks. I was just at the deer lease a couple of weeks ago and having to pretty much plow through monster cactus do to the tight senderos and horrible turn radius of the crew with my Outlaws these are also 6 ply. Anyway no flat tires it might just be a coin flip to see with tires I get. Thanks again buddy. Roger on the 30's!!!
 

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I didn't think that I would notice the 8 ply tire, but it does make a big difference; either way I think you'll like either tire.
 

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I love my Roctanes and highly recommend them. I think the 8 ply construction makes them superior for many conditions, especially on heavier machines like a SXS.
 
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Brian,

You might also look at the 8 ply Motoclaws. I've had them on both my crews (27" on the '14 and 30" on the '15). I've run over all sorts of cacti and mesquite with no issues. They really did well on some pretty rugged terrain when we were in Rocksprings last week.
 

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The one thing I noticed with deeper tread tires is that they tend to tear up trails more. My father-inlaw has the Sedona rip-saws and they root up trails in wet conditions. He is 81 years old and driving a Kawasaki Mule diesel , so hot-roding is not the case. I my-self am looking at a set of dot Mongrels that are 8 ply too. This is due to the oil roads I have to run to get to the hunting club.
 
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Yes they are skinnies. Can't remember the operating pressure but it's really low something like 9 psi or less.

I have been told if I tube them this will not happen seems to make sense...


Want to sell your 31's?
 

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I love my MTC's. I was down in south Texas near dilley last weekend, ran over cactus, small mesquite trees, and torn bushes to get some pigs we shot. still no flat tires
So my mind is made up it's gonna be MTCs only problem to go with 30's I have to change my rims to 16's and I was not really wanting to make the expense on brand new rims when these are brand new.... Any thoughts on putting tubes in my Outlaws? If they come off the bead again it should still hold the air and keep the tire from deflating right? If I can get these tires and rims sold then it would be no question straight to 30" MTC's and 16" Kore's.
 

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I'd have a real problem using 16" wheels. That greatly reduces your choices if you want to change to a different tire sometime in the future.
 

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I'd have a real problem using 16" wheels. That greatly reduces your choices if you want to change to a different tire sometime in the future.
You are right on that. Heck there is only one rim I've seen and it's the same ones I already have just bigger..... Decisions???? As much riding as I do being as I work in the oilfield I would probably never notice any difference and could probably run the same tires until my 5 year old son graduates from high school. Haha!!

I was looking at the Mudder Inlaw tires yes they are still for the mud but they have more tread surface area than the Outlaws and I don't think they would walk / Float when your driving as much. And they come in a 14" rim+++. I still want the capability to do be able to get out of the mud in some of those hard to reach hunting areas in the back of the ranch that everyone is afraid to go to due to getting stuck.
 

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I would also consider how much rougher riding you crew is going to be with those thin side walls.. Have you looked at both tires in person? You should before you buy, both are good, but theres no question the Roctanes are going to ride better(softer rubber).
 

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I sure would I was hoping to do that or trade them for something that would be better for my riding.
Let me know if you decide to sell. I would be interested
 

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Here is my setup and I'm extremely happy. 15" m22 30x10x15 itp black water tires. I ride anything from hard packed to sandy river bed and rock. Another thing I liked up this tire is they aren't really heavy like some but seem to hold up good. I forgot I also have wheel spacers
 
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