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My initial thoughts. Beefy, I got the 12 and 10 wide . Looking forward to getting them mounted up. I am doing a complete over haul on the kodiak this winter. My list of mods - of course tires , purple spring & 1.5 mm shims , uni filter air filter mod , and diy rad relocate . No snorkels , or grizzly roller weights . as I am trying to do a dual purpose mud / work atv . I have a idea in my head to do a low profile rad relocate and incorporating into the radiator frame a removable rack for work . I’ll do a full picture and wright up when I do it.
My wife’s kodiak will be getting my current 26 inch tires 1.2 mm shim and the uni filter mod and rad relocate also.
 

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You are going about it the way I would. Try to save a dollar but get extra performance.

Sounds interesting
 
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Nice tires they look a lot like the Zillas
 

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Nice tires they look a lot like the Zillas
Yes they are , CST is the parent company of Maxxis . They have a higher load rating and seem to be a bit better in the mud because of the extra side lug.
 

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Forgot my other mods I want to do a ehs fuel tuner and a diy exhaust tip.
 

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Yes they are , CST is the parent company of Maxxis . They have a higher load rating and seem to be a bit better in the mud because of the extra side lug.

lol totally wrong, not related in any way.
CST is one of the sub brands made by Chen Shin (spelling) rubber.
Maxxis is an independent Canadian company.
 

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lol totally wrong, not related in any way.
CST is one of the sub brands made by Chen Shin (spelling) rubber.
Maxxis is an independent Canadian company.
Okay let me be more specific, Cheng shin rubber owns cst and Maxxis brand tires.
Lol......
 

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Yeah after some research, Cheng shin rubber Canada bought out maxxis a few years ago. Huh, how fast the industry changes when you don't work in it any more...

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Tires look bad ***! How much do they weigh?
 

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Tires look bad ***! How much do they weigh?
26 front each and 29 rears each, the rears are only a 1.5 lb more than the zillas. So they are pretty light.
 

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26 front each and 29 rears each, the rears are only a 1.5 lb more than the zillas. So they are pretty light.
Wow, that's light! My little 550 turn 168 lbs of factory wheels and PitBull Growler tires!!!!! 26 x9 fronts 26 x11 rears. Was that on a scale or posted specs?
 

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Wow, that's light! My little 550 turn 168 lbs of factory wheels and PitBull Growler tires!!!!! 26 x9 fronts 26 x11 rears. Was that on a scale or posted specs?
That was posted, I’ll get some time this weekend I’ll weigh them.
 

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Wow, that's light! My little 550 turn 168 lbs of factory wheels and PitBull Growler tires!!!!! 26 x9 fronts 26 x11 rears. Was that on a scale or posted specs?
Ok got some weights on the tire’s , 27 front 32 rear . not sure my scale is super accurate but the weights are close enough to advertised.
 

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That is respectibly light for what they are!
 
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Inquiring mind here . . . any benefits to running square (same size tire at each corner)?

Does the smaller front enhance agility for running trails? EPS should (maybe) overcome the extra size on the front and make all 4 wheels/tires the same which would make it easier to have a 5th setup for a spare.
 

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Inquiring mind here . . . any benefits to running square (same size tire at each corner)?

Does the smaller front enhance agility for running trails? EPS should (maybe) overcome the extra size on the front and make all 4 wheels/tires the same which would make it easier to have a 5th setup for a spare.
Skinnier fronts make it easier to steer ( not really a issue with power steering now ), and for clearance when you go lock to lock. I know some are running same width tires all around so they can rotate them. But they are running the skinnies at all 4’s. I wanted wide tires for some floatation when in the mud. I carry a plug kit in my wheeler instead of worrying about a spare.
 

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Inquiring mind here . . . any benefits to running square (same size tire at each corner)?

Does the smaller front enhance agility for running trails? EPS should (maybe) overcome the extra size on the front and make all 4 wheels/tires the same which would make it easier to have a 5th setup for a spare.
You need to read Vincent’s thread “Skinny Growler Experiment “
 
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