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I need some help with tires please. I purchase aftermarket tires dirt tamer and went up a size to 26-9-12 front and 26-12-12 on back. My problem is now it is harder to steer. So we are going to put these tires and wheels on my husband's ACE. Yes, we own 2 and really like them!!! Much better than a 4-wheeler.

I am thinking of going back to 25s due to the steering but I don't want to make another mistake and purchase something I hate so I welcome opinions!!!

I am looking for a tire more aggressive than the dirt tamer for climbing rocks--not a mud person--just some mudholes--but not deep.
We go to Windrock in TN a lot and while the dirt tamers do well on the rocks--I was just wondering if there was something just a little more aggressive but I DO NOT want mud tires. If dirt tamers ARE my best choice for the money please let me know this also

Here are some choices and I welcome others.

GBC Dirt Devils
GBC Dirt Commanders
Supergrip Superlights

Kenda Bearclaws --although I understand these seem to be a little smaller tire so certainly don't want to step down from stock tire size and I am hesistant about going up to 26 just to "try" these tires when I know that other 26 make it harder to steer.

I would really love some input on this. We traded for a while on the trail and the stock tires are just so much easier for me to steer and handle but I absolutely have to have more aggressive tires for the trails and rocks here so going back to stock is not really an option.

Also, if you have an opinion on offset wheels that would be great also. FYI-don't like all black. Reasonably priced please.

Thanks a bunch!! Look forward to your comments!!!

Please help!!!
 

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I'm interested in this too. I see a lot of people going with the Big Horns and they look awesome! But, have read they aren't great in mud? We have mud around here in our parks, whether you like it or not you're going to go through it. It's hard to pick a great "all-around" tire for rocks, mud, woods, and sand.
 

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I'm interested in this too. I see a lot of people going with the Big Horns and they look awesome! But, have read they aren't great in mud? We have mud around here in our parks, whether you like it or not you're going to go through it. It's hard to pick a great "all-around" tire for rocks, mud, woods, and sand.
My riding buddies and I used to do a lot of crawling around in the mud before it started getting too expensive in damaged gear.
The stock tires were terrible. We put BigHorns on and were amazed at the difference.
Of course, BigHorns are not going to be able to complete with something specifically designed for mud, like an ITP Mudlite XTR or something, but they do well enough.
That's the point of an all-around tire. The thing it excels at is being pretty good for all kinds of terrain. But it's not going to be best in any particular terrain type.
And that is why you see a lot of people going with it.

I've heard good things about the Pit Bulls too, but I am totally sold on BigHorns.
 

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We just bought 2 ace this past week for the kids girl 12 boy 10. And they love them, I am also looking for tires.Found a set of rzr bighorn take offs going to get them later today. Will let y'all know how they do later. I was also looking at the Zillas
 

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We just bought 2 ace this past week for the kids girl 12 boy 10. And they love them, I am also looking for tires.Found a set of rzr bighorn take offs going to get them later today. Will let y'all know how they do later. I was also looking at the Zillas
If you purchase new tires and wheels, would you be interested in selling the old set? I could be interested in the stock units. If you private message me maybe we can work a deal.
 

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I have the Kenda Bear Claws and love them. I bought them last year for my 2002 sportsman 400 until I had some electrical issues. Then when I bought the ace I swapped the chrome rims and tires from the 400 to the ace and haven't looked back. My buddies keep telling me they clean out well when you come out of the mud. I really like the ride of them on the trails.
 

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Maxxis Bighorn 2.0
good all around tire, ( trails, mud, sand, snow )

2.0 is the light weight version of this tire and that is key to not robbing power

Front 25/8/12
Construction: Radial
Diameter: 25"
Ply: 6 Ply
Position: Front
Rim Size: 12"
All Terrain
Tubeless
Width: 8"
Weight: 18.7 lbs


Rear
Specs
Construction: Radial
Diameter: 25"
6 Ply
Position: Rear
Rim Size: 12"
Tire Classification: All Terrain
Tube Type: Tubeless
Width: 10"
Weight: 24.95 lbs
 

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I have ran several different tires over the years and ridden with just about every tire out there and I can confidently say that maxxis zillas (not to be confused with mudzillas) are the tires you want. I know they look like mud tires, and to a point they are, but they have a smooth ride and are hands down the best all around trail tire I've been around. What makes them great is that they are extremely light. I cannot stress enough how important it is to keep your rotating mass as low as possible. The rubber compound is a little on the soft side, which means it may not last as long as some of it's competition, but it will grip and flex around rocks and other obstacles better than most. Forward traction is fantastic, and because they are lighter your ace will also have an easier time spinning them in thick mud as well as keeping your braking distance closer to stock. The contact patch is also smaller because of the wide lug spacing (less rubber actually touching the ground) so it should lighten your steering effort as well. They do run about an inch short tho so if you want 26" tires, order 27's. Pureoffroad.com is a great place to compare tires because they have the tire weights and tread depths listed as well as pretty fair prices (shop around, I've occasionally found slightly better prices). They also have a nice selection of wheels if your interested. Btw, I know this sounds like a sales pitch but a assure you I'm not affiliated with either company, I am just a VERY satisfied customer.
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How hard is it to change tires on the factory rims?
I am having good luck so far with the stock tires, but want to go just a little more aggressive when I swap out after they wear out.
I don't really want to get my tires from the Polaris shop around here if I can save the $$$ and change them myself.
 

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Bought a set of Grimreppers stock size. Love them they are 8 ply. Have to run 5 psi in rear and 4 psi in front for wash running. Really like them.
 

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Sure does.
 

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I use plenty of Dawn dish soap and also bought a couple of "real" tire irons. I was able to mount 27" Executioners with only minimal cussing. 25 or 26" tires seem to be more suited for this tire changer. The iron that comes with it is total junk. I bent it taking my stick tires off my stock rims. Also it's a good idea to wrap the piece that holds the wheel down with some duct tape or weatherstripping (or both) to keep from marring up your wheel when it slips (and it will).
 

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And as to getting the beads to seat: 30 lbs of air pressure then whack around them with a mallet. Or set them out in the sun.
 
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