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I am looking for 26x9 and 26x11 14" tires. Dont have any issues running actual truck tires but I am looking for somthing great on the trail, will be riding in snow, go through some mud here and there, and ride fast around bends on a race track here and there.

So pretty much a good all around light tire, any suggestions? I am new into the offroad world so I dont have much info to start out with other than on road track tires for cars and motorcycles.
 

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Artrex ctx radials from motorsport.com. Check them out, great tires.
 

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GBC Afterburn would be another choice. Worked great for me, and pretty light. Also, they are radials.
 

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I don't quite remember...I think it was around $600 for all of it
 

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Discount tire direct. You can get a set of 26" pro comp radial and 4 Vision wheels for around 600.00
 

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I have the Pro Comp Extreme X on my ACE and they hook up very well. 26x9x14 on front 26x11x14 on rear. They are not a real heavy tire but you can tell a difference from stock tires.
 

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Yep, I got the rims from discount tire and the tires from sams club actually.
 

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I have 26x9-12 Maxxis Big Horn 2's all around on STI beadlocks on my 570 and they work really good so far. I don't know how they do in snow.
 

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The regular BigHorns do pretty well in snow. The 2.0 has a slightly shallower tread, so maybe not quite as good but they shouldn't suck.
 

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Can you guys post pictures of your setups?

What are the major differences in 14s compared to 12s? I was sold on 14s for a while but seems like alot of people run 12s. I figure side wall flex would be bad on the 12s.
 

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The main difference is in sidewall height.
If the tire size is really big and the wheel size is 12", the sidewalls will have a lot of flex.
So you go up to 14" wheels to keep the sidewall ratio down, to keep the tires from knuckling under too much on sidehills and sharp turns.
Alternatively you can go with 14" wheels and small tires if you like that look, but you will be at high risk of pinching your sidewalls on rocks.

If you have super tough super stiff tires like the Sedona Rip Saw, sidewall flex on large tires with 12" wheels won't be as bad.

There are also weigh differences of course. I am not sure whether the reduced weight of a shorter sidewall is offset by the increased weight of the larger wheel.
 

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Yeah the amount of rubber and air needed may be more than a light aluminum wheel. I have a 570 not sure if sedona rip saws will really be heavy enough to make a difference.
 

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I have a 570 not sure if sedona rip saws will really be heavy enough to make a difference.
Just some data points here for comparison:

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[B]Tire                   	Size          	Tread Depth	Weight[/B]
Carlisle AT489*   	25x8x12    	16/32        	14.1
Carlisle AT489**   	25x10x12    	16/32        	18.7

Maxxis Bighorn   	25x8x12    	28/32        	23.6
Maxxis Bighorn 2.0  	25x8x12    	23/32        	18.4
PitBull Growler   	[B]25.5[/B]x8x12 	32/32        	25.2
Sedona Rip Saw   	25x8x12    	36/32        	26.9

Maxxis Bighorn   	25x10x12    	28/32        	27.8
Maxxis Bighorn 2.0  	25x10x12    	23/32        	22.7
PitBull Growler   	[B]25.5[/B]x10x12 	36/32        	31.5
Sedona Rip Saw   	25x10x12    	36/32        	31.7

Maxxis Bighorn   	26x9x12    	25/32        	25.2
Maxxis Bighorn 2.0  	26x9x12    	25/32        	21.2
PitBull Growler   	[B]26.5[/B]x9x12 	32/32        	30.6
Sedona Rip Saw  	26x9x12    	36/32        	32.6

Maxxis Bighorn   	26x12x12    	25/32        	29.9
Maxxis Bighorn 2.0   	26x11x12    	25/32        	25.7
PitBull Growler   	[B]26.5[/B]x11x12 	36/32        	38.8
Sedona Rip Saw  	26x11x12    	36/32        	38.4
*Stock front tires on the ACE
**Stock rear tires on the ACE


References:
Carlisle
PitBull
Maxxis #1 - This site did not have weights, so...
Maxxis #2
 

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2 rides I was on a few weeks back my buddy pinched his stock set up and damaged the aluminum rim at the bead on his yamaha, another ride someone else's with 14" rims popped a bead.both took a bunch of ride time to deal with.
I just got the 26 pit bulls 6 ply STI Bead lock 12" rim , the rim is buried deep into the tire and has a thick rim guard and is well protected and very tight to the outer headlock ring .
I was running low pressures 3 psi in the back and 2 in the front leaving plenty of rubber between the trail & the rim to absorb hits, sidewalls are curved outward further protecting the rim.
Comparing to stock set up I feel it was so much more planted, stable rock climbing on steep side angles and at speeds on turns I plan on removing the sway bar to see
I can only compare to the stock set up which tends to roll under, the outward curve and the much firmer sidewalls seems to dampen/ deaden the hits adds strength that counter acts the roll.
The set up came with 6-7 psi and I was all over the trail,kept dropping pressures, what a difference a few psi can make
 

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Can you guys post pictures of your setups?

What are the major differences in 14s compared to 12s? I was sold on 14s for a while but seems like alot of people run 12s. I figure side wall flex would be bad on the 12s.
Here are some shots of the front and rear.
Pro Comp Xtreme Trax 26x9x14r front
26x11x14r rear
Sixr Wheels
Purchased as package when I bought ACE. View attachment 2144 View attachment 2145
These tires are 6 ply and may not be light enough for you. Never really ran stock tires, have had these on since the beginning.
 
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