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Postby ryno » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:36 am

Who else makes a good 14" tire for UTV's? I saw BFG AT's, and Maxxis makes a mudder for them. Otherwise your going back to a quad tire. Looking for something with the profile of a MT Baja Pro. I like the idea of a 27" tire for more ground clearance as well.
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Postby GMCrunner » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:28 pm

I would almost say stick with the 12" rim and the Maxxis Bighorns. We run them on the Race Rhino and have yet to have a flat with over a thousand miles of race on them but if not our friends that race them also run the BFG's on theirs and as long as you dont let the air pressure down too low when in the desert they work pretty well
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Postby Ryan_P » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:43 pm

We love our BFG's on our Rhino.
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Postby ryno » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:37 pm

GMC-

the air down point was a concern, but that's also why I want to get ITP Beadlocks. a 14" wheel clears everything better, also lets me run a larger tire, but costs me some HP. Bighorns look like great tires, but no 14" size. I am considering Intercos, they look like what I want, and about $60 less than BFG's.
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Postby GMCrunner » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:46 pm

ryno wrote:GMC-

the air down point was a concern, but that's also why I want to get ITP Beadlocks. a 14" wheel clears everything better, also lets me run a larger tire, but costs me some HP. Bighorns look like great tires, but no 14" size. I am considering Intercos, they look like what I want, and about $60 less than BFG's.


yeah i know but the side wall is the problem when you are out ridin hard. you can easily put a hole in those so i wouldnt run under 14 psi in those beadlocks or not. and if you do decide to get the BFG's or Interco amke sure they are LT's and not P's on the side right in front of the size. the P's blow out REALLY quick since they dotn have near as many plys in the sidewall as the LT's
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Postby ryno » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:36 pm

Interco makes a quad type 14" tire that I'd want rather than a normal truck tire. I did find Bighorns in 14" today, and 27" tall. It's a playtoy, not a racer. But now I see how guys can dump another 10-15k pretty quick.
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Postby GMCrunner » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:25 pm

haha yeah. it can get addiciting really fast. Specially when your friends own a rhino shop.
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Postby ROBB VAUGHAN » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:57 am

I run 12 inch beadlocks and big horns and they work great and there rugged. I wouldn't want to run anything bigger and make rhino anymore gutless than it already is. Those bigger tires and wheels are also gonna be hell on those notoriously weak spindles and rack and pinion.
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Postby 951PRERUN » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:38 pm

I wouldn't use anything bigger than a 25" tire. From personal experience it will kill the already little power that it has!
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Postby GMCrunner » Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:42 pm

yeah but a better carb, mild port and polish, mild cam, little higher compression piston, clutch work and dual exhaust with the right jetting and those things wake right up!!! The one i built ofr my parents pushes 38 hp on the dyno (stock is 22) and will run 60 mph all day long.
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Postby 951PRERUN » Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:23 pm

Good to know, I think those will be my next upgrades!
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Postby Ryan_P » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:33 am

Our Rhino runs just fine with an LT kit and 24'' BFG's. Sure there is a little power loss, but its just a toy.

When we broke down at the MORE race, our Rhino was one of the first vehicle to get to us from camp.

They do come in handy.
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Postby 951PRERUN » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:29 pm

Ryan did you mean 27's?

Yea they are just a camp toy but I would like it to go fast enough to get into trouble :D

I'll post some pics of my new toy later
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Postby Ryan_P » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:50 pm

951PRERUN wrote:Ryan did you mean 27's?

Yea they are just a camp toy but I would like it to go fast enough to get into trouble :D

I'll post some pics of my new toy later


Yeah sorry, 27's ha.
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Postby GMCrunner » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:06 pm

So nyou guys wouldnt race them at all?
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