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I'm looking for a good 26" tire for mudding for summer months while not being shook up on the trail, as i will use the bike to hunt also. (rims are staying stock and would like something that does ok in the snow)
 

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My criteria for tires was the same. I went with 27" maxxis zillas. Haven't had a chance to put much mileage on but they fit great on my stock rims and no power loss.
 

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I have heard they are a good tire, but being a thin tire, in the summer a lot of the mud riding will be in swamps so it concerns me on how much it will take to puncture them. anyone have any experience with the STI Out&Back or heard anything about them?
 

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I run 27" Mud Bugs 10"front and 12"rear wide on my Big Bear for 10yrs. still on it. no plugs, about 1/4 tread or more left. over 10000klm on them. will be putting set on Kodiak soon. good trail manners and awesome in mud :)
 

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30X11X14 Gorilla Silverback will be my next set of tires. got mud lites now.
 

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Yearwood, bought 26in Carlisle mud wolf tires on amazon. 26x9, 26x10x12 6ply with a very hard sidewall. No complaints, good all around tires, just need to get them balanced.
 

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I've been runing 26" zillas 11 wide in the back and 9 in the front for abut a year now and im fairly pleased they're great in the deep snow, in swamp i can keep up with my friend with 27" silverbacks, very light tire nut they aren't that thin they're 6 ply and there are only a handful of tires that are 8 ply, no power loss at all, my local dealer is putting wild thangs on the 2017 grizzlys, i dont know anyone with theses tires but i've been told that its just a cheaper version of the zillas they do look very similar but dunno about performance and wear but id consider them, but i do highly recomend the zillas
 

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I've been runing 26" zillas 11 wide in the back and 9 in the front for abut a year now and im fairly pleased they're great in the deep snow, in swamp i can keep up with my friend with 27" silverbacks, very light tire nut they aren't that thin they're 6 ply and there are only a handful of tires that are 8 ply, no power loss at all, my local dealer is putting wild thangs on the 2017 grizzlys, i dont know anyone with theses tires but i've been told that its just a cheaper version of the zillas they do look very similar but dunno about performance and wear but id consider them, but i do highly recomend the zillas
I have the same Zillas and just want to say ditto. Everything you wrote is exactly what I would say about them. I would add the traction is awesome for plowing too.
 

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Here is a couple pictures of my Zillas.
 

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I've not had any issue with my Zilla's in really rocky terrain, for the most part that's where the bulk of my riding is done....mud & rock.. The Zilla's really seem to dig well going up (and down) steep climbs with rock & mud.

I'm running 26-11-12's and 26-10-12's on the stock rims.
 

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I'm looking for a good 26" tire for mudding for summer months while not being shook up on the trail, as i will use the bike to hunt also. (rims are staying stock and would like something that does ok in the snow)
Zillas would be the best bet. They are very light but people often report they run short. I've also observed this. So a 26" will be closer to a 25" tire mounted on the bike.
 

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Thats a sexy tire combo. Bike looks kickass. I just ordered 27x9x12 and 27x11x12 cst wild thangs. Will post pics when i get them installed
 

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They have a bit of a vibration and at high speeds it has road wander ( until it wears in a bit). Only put 15 min on them but there is no power loss and they hook up amazing. A foot of snow and it just walks through in 2wd with out the need to throttle out.
 

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