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UTV Tires

GBC KANATI TERRA MASTER TIRES

-- TESTING THE NEW DUAL TREAD PATTERN TIRE --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels When we first saw the GBC Motorsports Kanati Terra Master tire, we were intrigued with the unique tread pattern that GBC calls “asymmetrical non-directional.” For those of us who like smaller words, the tire has two different tread patterns. It is essentially divided along the center with tread for harder surfaces on one side and more sideway lugs and open space on the other. The sides of the tire are labeled “side A” and “side B.” We ordered…

CST DINGO UTV TIRE

-- TIRE TESTING By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- A Dingo is a wild dog found mostly in the wilds of Australia. It is a tough and wily survivor that adapts well in the wild. Considering that definition, the CST Dingo is well-named. In 30-inch, the Dingo only comes in 30x10.00R14 and is designated a front. We mounted our set on four stock Polaris front rims, then tested them on a Polaris RZR Turbo 4 Dynamix. THE TREAD CST Tires has given the Dingo a rounded profile with aggressive tread lugs that have medium spacing…

ALL-NEW ROCTANE X2 TIRE

-- Latest tread design from STI -- STI Press Release: Built to chew up and spit out rocks, roots and mud, the all-new STI Roctane X2 will conquer trails with long-lasting performance. The Roctane X2 uses its large footprint and multi-edge tread to deliver sure-footed traction. Designed using a two-stage radial carcass, this 10-ply rated tire features dual-steel belts, stepped shoulder tread, and a deep rim guard. The leading-edge design produces a tire that’s more uniform and delivers superior handling and comfort in…

UTV & ATV TIRE BUYER’S GUIDE

-- TOP CHOICES FOR ALL TERRAINS -- If you own a 4x4 quad or UTV you want a tire that will work for multiple terrains, an all-terrain tire with the capability to tackle the wet season would be ideal. We’re not talking large-lugged mud tires; rather, smaller lugs with enough channels to push water aside and keep the traction moving in the right direction—tires that can deal with soft conditions but cross over to hard dirt as well. There are many ATV and UTV tire brands to choose from. Tires that range from basic tread…

OCELOT TG VICTORY TIRE TEST

-- Tons of tread that'll last a long time at a good price -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Tire testing never ceases at Dirt Wheels! Chaparral’s house brand Ocelot Racing has a vast selection of tires for UTVs and ATVs. The Ocelot line includes these new TG Victory tires. We picked up a set of 30x10-14, which is a standard replacement size for desert dwellers on sport performance UTVs like our Polaris RZR XP 4 1000. CONSTRUCTION The Victory tire is no lightweight. When we first installed them, we figured they…

ITP’S NEW MUD LITE II

-- A GRIPPING NEW TREAD PATTERN ADDED TO THE POPULAR MUD LITE TIRE SERIES -- Here’s a new tread design from ITP designed for multi-purpose trail use with a focus on sure-footed traction in the muddy sections. The Mud Lite II has unique “tendons” that connect between the lugs to increase support and minimize tire flex and reduce wear. The centered line-dimpled V-shape lugs provide a smooth ride over hard-packed dirt while enhancing traction in loose dirt and mud. These tires are available in sizes ranging from…

NEW OCELOT TIRE LINEUP BY CHAPARRAL

CHAPARRAL ENTERS THE HIGH DEMAND ATV/UTV TIRE MARKET With ATV and UTV season in full swing, Chaparral Motorsports is proud to offer offroad enthusiasts its line of Ocelot tires that deliver quality and performance at an extremely affordable price. Sporting most of the sizes that ATV and UTV fans need and with an array of tread patterns, the Ocelot range of tires has something for everyone. As one of the largest ATV and UTV tire dealers in the country, Chaparral knows exactly what consumers demand from their tires and…

TUESDAY TREAD: MAXXIS BIGHORN 3.0 TIRES

-- DIRT WHEELS TIRE TEST -- The front Maxxis Bighorn 3.0 tire is now directional, which helps with turning, while the rear has a bigger tread surface area that helps with traction. Maxxis has a great relationship with multiple UTV manufacturers. Companies like Kawasaki, Yamaha, Polaris and more use the Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires on their stock machines. There is no doubt that the 2.0 tire provides good traction in many different types of terrain, and for years there was no reason to upgrade…

TUESDAY TREAD: Moto Race Tire Hammer on OMF HP1 wheels

The tire wars are going full steam ahead right now. We are not talking about 18-inch MX tires or big lugged mud tires; these are 30-inch UTV tires. The most popular aftermarket tire choice for the 1000 high-performance sport machine is 30x10-14. However, some of us don’t like to follow the norm, and so we searched out something different. Instead of just putting the new Moto Race Tire Hammer tire to the test, we tried to create a tire and wheel package that would complement each other and provide a great end result.…

TUESDAY TREAD: BFGOODRICH KR2

UTV desert tires from a car tire company By the staff of Dirt Wheels BFGoodrich (BFG) has a long, impressive history in four-wheel off-road racing. Until recently, BFG only had tires for cars and trucks, but that has changed. UTV drivers can tap into that BFG history and racing success. BFG’s UTV tires only come in one tire size—30x9.5-15—so they won’t fit on the stock wheels. We tested the KR2s on a set of trick OMF beadlock wheels. The BFGs are about 2 pounds per tire heavier than the STI tires we tested in the last…

TUESDAY TREAD: AMS Radial Pro UTV Tires

Eventually, everyone will want new tires on their UTVs, and when they do, there is always the question of, which ones do I buy? A lot of factors come into play when choosing the right tires to better suit your driving style and terrain. Recently, we tested a set of the AMS Radial Pro on an Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport 700. We decided to mount the front 26x9R12 and rear 26x11R12 tires on the stock rims. The Radial Pro is a DOT-approved, eight-ply, directional tire with staggered V-shaped lugs in the center and…