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post #1 of 21 Old 01-28-2019, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any input on new aftermarket tires? What is everyone running and do you love them or hate them? I'm still on the fence about what new tires to get I really like the look of the STI Outback max 27x10x12 but I'm guessing I would have to get new rims as well since they are 10" wide tires all around vs the stocks are skinny fronts and wider rears. Another draw back of those tires are the weight vs stock.
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I'm running 27" maxxis zilla's on mine. 9" on front and 11" on back. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever. Head and shoulders above the stockers. They are not a heavy tire and aggressive thread. I lost no power with them. I used the stock rims on my eps.
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I'm running 27" maxxis zilla's on mine. 9" on front and 11" on back. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever. Head and shoulders above the stockers. They are not a heavy tire and aggressive thread. I lost no power with them. I used the stock rims on my eps.
I'm gonna be that guy, because it's one of my pet peeves from working in tires years ago.....

it's TREAD not THREAD.
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I'm gonna be that guy, because it's one of my pet peeves from working in tires years ago.....

it's TREAD not THREAD.
Well, I'm gonna be that guy who hates auto correct on his iPad lol. Anyway, I just ripped my sleeve.....gotta go get some "tread" lol.........ya,ya....I know.......it's thread!
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Well, I'm gonna be that guy who hates auto correct on his iPad lol. Anyway, I just ripped my sleeve.....gotta go get some "tread" lol.........ya,ya....I know.......it's thread!

sorry for making fun, I didn't realize you were handicapped..... to be fair you should inform people of that right away.... its not obvious right away that you're an Apple guy...... roflmao

sorry, couldn't resist . lol


btw.... i'm sure that my death will be linked to auto correct somehow someday ....lol
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AMS Slingshots are a beast of a tire. Worth looking at. I run them on mostly rocky, hilly, technical trails with some mud medium to hard pack mostly and they go thru and up anything. Never let me down on lots of different trails.
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AMS Slingshot XT.
I don't have but about 50' on mine so I can't say yet, but all the reviews were really excellent.
I went 1" over stock.
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AMS Slingshots are a beast of a tire. Worth looking at. I run them on mostly rocky, hilly, technical trails with some mud medium to hard pack mostly and they go thru and up anything. Never let me down on lots of different trails.


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AMS Slingshot XT.
I don't have but about 50' on mine so I can't say yet, but all the reviews were really excellent.
I went 1" over stock.
I've also read excellent reviews on the resonably priced AMS slingshots and have recommended them to others who did in fact buy the 26" versions and love them.

I've never had the pleasure to compare my PB Growlers to stockers so I'd love to hear what you guy's think of your tire upgrades.

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I run 26" forerunner maxx plus, they are described as a sort o slingshot xt knockoff.
I only have 30KM on them, but they seem great, very aggressive , they throw rocks like an 8yo boy.... seem to really paw through snow really well.

I already ant a different tire, I want the interco reptile radials. I didn't know my tire place stocks them and has a great price on them. now i need to find a buyer for my practically new tires. lol
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I've also read excellent reviews on the resonably priced AMS slingshots and have recommended them to others who did in fact buy the 26" versions and love them.

I've never had the pleasure to compare my PB Growlers to stockers so I'd love to hear what you guy's think of your tire upgrades.
I looked into the PBG's.
They make different levels of tread depth, and they had great reviews, but the cost, especially for the really aggressive ones, was just too much for me.
The stock tires are very squishy. I'm heavy and didn't feel very stable trying to do a donut or really even turn around quickly on the rocky roads we have in the mountains. I wanted a stiffer carcass. The stock tires squished horribly when I lifted the large snow plow, but the XT's felt significantly more supportive. We may get snow here in a couple days. If we do then I'll be able to speak about how they are in the snow.
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