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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-20-2011, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation best rhino tires?

hey im thinking about swapping out my stock tires on my 660 rhino for some good all around tires, now i just got some real agressive tires for my foreman that are great but a little to much for my rhino cause i dont do any mudding with it but could use more traction! now i dont want a heavy tire cause rhinos dont have that much power so i still wanna be able to spin them easy! and i want a nice strong sidewall to help with some stability! thanks for anything you say!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-20-2011, 04:57 PM
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Strong sidewalls and lightweight are a contradiction in terms...

My personal favorite is the Carlisle, 4-pr, AT-489 25x11x12 on all four corners with 1.5" or 2.0" spacers on the rear only...

That is the best non-paddle sand tire and is one of the best in snow...not so great in mud...they are very light weight, have directional tread for excellent steering/handling...even with fat ones in front...and it helps to have same wheel tire on all four corners for a variety of reasons...

NOT a tough tire...compares to ITP 6-pr tires...which are NOT tough tires either...same g/c as stock tires...

If you keep the air pressure up they will not cut as easy and be easier to spin on hard-pack...and the wide footprint helps with stability along with the correct offset wheels and spacers in the rear...

They are one of ... if not the cheapest tires you can find anywhere for the Rhino that are worth having...

DON'T GET the cheaper and more available versions of that tire in 2-pr and 3-pr... for one they don't come in 11" wide in those ratings...and the max pressure is too low...they are not strong enough IMO....

Not saying the 489s are "best" for what you want but IMO the shortest/lightest tire that will to the job is what is best...

Not sure from what you said if DO or DO NOT need traction...??? But the 489s do hook up well on hard pack IMO...

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I'm loving the Big Horn originals that I just put on a week ago. Everyone here swore by them and now I know why!

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I'm loving the Big Horn originals that I just put on a week ago. Everyone here swore by them and now I know why!

NOT everyone... lol...

And if we get together in the sand or snow sometime YOU will find out why...

And I KNOW what you are thinking and NO you are NOT going to bait me into getting into sharp rocks... I don't do rocks...!



Bighorns ARE very good tires and very tough with super smooth ride ... not lightweight at all and poor steering/traction by comparison to tires that DO ...

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I'm loving the Big Horn originals that I just put on a week ago. Everyone here swore by them and now I know why!

NOT everyone... lol...

And if we get together in the sand or snow sometime YOU will find out why...

And I KNOW what you are thinking and NO you are NOT going to bait me into getting into sharp rocks... I don't do rocks...!



Bighorns ARE very good tires and very tough with super smooth ride ... not lightweight at all and poor steering/traction by comparison to tires that DO ...


I think my bighorns work great in the snow! I ride in all sorts of stuff and love them. 18xx miles and not one problem. Still over half tread left.

Just happy to be riding again
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-20-2011, 06:42 PM
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Original Bighorns are a great all-around tire.


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Speaking only from atv experience.

Bighorns are a good trail tire. Do everything well but fall very short in any kind of mud.

Mudbugs are good at everything including mud. Trail manners aren't quite as good as bighorns but the mud capabilities out weight that. Very smooth ride for a more aggressive.tire as well. Anything more aggressive rides very rough!!!
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 09:33 AM
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I'm in Massachusetts and 99% of my riding is trails.

I put on a set of the Big Horn 2s and I have been astonished at how good they are. Believe the hype.
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And to think my stock tires were great in sand..... NOT

These are a huge upgrade and the chances of me mud bogging, riding in snow or using them at the dunes is pretty nil.

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NOT everyone... lol...

And if we get together in the sand or snow sometime YOU will find out why...

And I KNOW what you are thinking and NO you are NOT going to bait me into getting into sharp rocks... I don't do rocks...!



Bighorns ARE very good tires and very tough with super smooth ride ... not lightweight at all and poor steering/traction by comparison to tires that DO ...

Rockin the Rhino in AZ
2011 700FI, Hot Rod Sheave-16 greaseless, Rhino Giant 4 seater cage/seat covers, Progressive HD shocks, SSV Works WP-OU4 Stereo System, Rutting Rhino Windshield kit, Rutting Rhino seat belt bar, Rutting Rhino Passenger Grab Bar, Arm Rest, 2500 Winch, Rugged Radios 686 Intercom/MotoTalk 4 place system, Big Horns on ITP 313's.
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I have been real happy with my 27" ITP Mudlite XTR's. Never thought about UTV tires needing a radial but man they are smooth and do well in the mud or anywhere.
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 06:02 PM
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big horn originals all the way!!!! great radial tire that will last and last and last!!!! if you dont like wasting money buying tires all the time,then this tire is for u,unless ure a dunner then u better get u some paddles!!! but for trail and pavement,this tire lasts!!!

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 06:02 PM
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489's are a good all around tire that last.
You should get a six ply tire and keep them aired up.
We play out in the mud and ride trails,waiting to wear my factory ones out. Have bearclaws on the back of my polaris 500,they bite good, clean out well, but are fairly stiff
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I'm loving the Big Horn originals that I just put on a week ago. Everyone here swore by them and now I know why!

NOT everyone... lol...

And if we get together in the sand or snow sometime YOU will find out why...

And I KNOW what you are thinking and NO you are NOT going to bait me into getting into sharp rocks... I don't do rocks...!



Bighorns ARE very good tires and very tough with super smooth ride ... not lightweight at all and poor steering/traction by comparison to tires that DO ...


I think my bighorns work great in the snow! I ride in all sorts of stuff and love them. 18xx miles and not one problem. Still over half tread left.
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HCR 720CC,FALICON SUPER CRANK,STAGE 2 RHINO CAM,PORTED, POLISHED,JBS DESHROUDED VALVES,DYNA IGN,FCR CARB
,MUZZY DUALS,2 KRAGEN 4''HIDS,SUMMIT HEATER KIT,TCP TRIPPLE PASS RADIATOR FAN AND SHROUD,VIPER 5000 LB WIDE SPOOL WINCH,HOT ROD SHEAVE!!,14 GRAM GREASELESS ODS,ORANGE SPRING,JBS RADIATOR SHIELDS,AF,VOLT,WATER TEMP,OIL PRESSURE GUAGES,TACH,RAPTOR CAM CHAIN TENSIONER,K&N, 400 WATT AMP,60 AMP ALTERNATOR,UNI STEER,NERI STYLE EDGE SEATS,JBS ROOF,SPORT RESI SHOCKS :
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My Goodyear Mud Runners have over 4000 miles and still have lots of life left in them. A friend put 13,000 on his.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 07:39 PM
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i heard big horns are a good solid light tire.
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