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So we rode aoaa in p.a. over the weekend and the terrain is about as varied as one can get.

Rocks- We had loose rocks the size of volley balls to base balls that we were driving over and some were on steep hills. I only noticed a couple times when the big lugs had to spin a bit to find some grip ( this was on some pretty steep trails in low in 2wd) All in all they did well on the rocks , I found no chunks or pieces of tread missing after 2 days of riding . I was rather surprised and pleased .

Packed sand / loose dirt -we rode a scenic trail that they had just ran the bulldozer over to widen for jeeps and had cut new intersections. We rode up a very very steep new cut trail that was loose dirt and roots. This part I had it in 4 low as you could see others had spun it up pretty good trying to go up it. Gave the big bear a nice constant throttle the entire way and walked her right up. So again for a big lug tire it grabbed and didn’t spin.

Mud - So for moderate mud tire these things dig, I hit probably 12-15 true mud holes (thick mud not the watery mud puddle holes ) so in 2wd low my forward progress stoped In a few . So I backed out put her in 4wd ( no diff lock yet) and proceed to power my way through. There were 3 I didn’t make it out the other side they were deeeep, but I did successfully back the bear out so the wildthangs have good grip in reverse.

Slick logs - we had a few 6-8 inch diameter logs to go over , you know the ones that are slick from 100’s of tires going over them. I had one instance where the quad went a bit side ways on a angled log until a lug caught and pulled me over, this was in 2wd. So not bad , I kinda expected this to happen but it was only one time the others I drove right over.

General trail manners - aoaa is a old coal mining operation that they opened to trail riding so there’s some roads that are 30-40 ft wide, not smooth but not trail rough either. I gave the kodiak a few spirited romps on these roads and had it to about 40 and for a 27 inch tall tire it handled well as I was goofing around going side to side.
All in all I am very pleased with these tires. I also want to give a shout out to the original k299 bear claws I run them on my 3 other kodiaks and my wife has 26 inchers on her 700 and she followed me everywhere with no problem except the peanut butter mud holes ,she stays out of them.
 

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Excellent revue! Post pix of your bike.
 

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Can we have a closer look at your bike with fancy tires?

They look like revised version of Zillas
 
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Can we have a closer look at your bike with fancy tires?

They look like revised version of Zillas
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CST bought Maxxis tire some time ago and they are kinda sorta similar tire, the wildthangs have a bit different tread , higher ply count and weight rating.
 

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They look pretty good

Link to tire wildthang weights by size.

Wow they are light!

My 26x9 Growler weigh 29lbs and
26x11 weigh 37 lbs....
 
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They look pretty good

Link to tire wildthang weights by size.

I weighed mine and they’re a bit heavier than stated,I got 27 front 32 rear. Still light for a 28 inch 10 & 12 wide tire that is a bit short 27.5 inflated height .
I was actually going between zillas , mayhems and wildthangs all similar. I landed on the wildthings because they seem to be a tougher tire than zillas but lighter than the mayhems.
 
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