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Tuesday Tread: Pro Armor® Hammer Tire & Wyde Wheel

UTVs are sold all over North America, and it hardly makes financial sense to equip machines headed for different parts of the country with different tires. Pro Armor knows that not every stock tire is most effective for where each rider may live. The Hammer uses 20mm tread blocks that are fairly close together, 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 […]

AMS PACTRAX TIRES

— DIRT WHEELS TIRE TEST — Great grip at a great price —   Some say that traditional, solid-axle sport quads are dead and that there is no point in directing product development towards them. We have two problems with that thinking: there are more far more beloved sport ATVs in the garages of off-road […]

TUESDAY TREAD: GBC DIRT COMMANDER TIRES

— DIRT WHEELS TIRE TEST — When a company is building a UTV, it isn’t a one-man job. There are teams for sub-sections of the machine: motor guys, chassis guys and suspension guys. We can tell you that the suspension guys yell loud and long to make sure that the tires are light to show […]

TUESDAY TREAD: GBC SPARTACUS TIRES

— TIRE TESTING,  By the staff of Dirt Wheels —   Now that we’re in fall and winter is fast approaching, we’re starting to get the itch to get a little mud on the tires. But, there’s nothing worse than going into battle with mud without the proper weapon. I’m sure we’ve all been in […]

TUESDAY TREAD: AMS M1 EVIL TIRE

— By the staff of Dirt Wheels — The M1 Evil looks aggressive just resting there. It has 1-inch lugs, and its eight-ply design has immense puncture protection. Our YXZ1000R SS loved the M1 Evil. It helped with traction in every situation, including low-speed crawling.     The AMS M1 Evil is a multi-use, radial and […]

TUESDAY TREAD: GMZ SPORTECH BEADLOCK RIMS & XC TIRES

Practically bulletproof By the staff of Dirt Wheels     The desert is a relentless land of insanely rough terrain—from deep silt that will swallow a quad whole to mountains covered in boulders and coarse sand. The woods mixes mud, tree roots and big rocks on the trails and requires a good tire. Whenever we ride […]

TUESDAY TREAD: GBC GRIM REAPER TIRES

A match for sand, mud or snow By the staff of Dirt Wheels     Stock UTV tires are a necessary compromise. A company can’t very well supply different tires for machines heading to different parts of the country. Most brands sell the same machine in California, Washington, Maine and Florida, even though the terrain and […]

TUESDAY TREAD: BKT AT 108 ALL-TERRAIN TIRE

— Awesome tire at a low cost —  By the staff of Dirt Wheels.     Dirt Wheels is constantly testing ATV and UTV tires. They range from highly specialized tires like those for rock crawling, desert or even mud tires. But, what if you’re one of those enthusiasts who is looking for a tire […]

TUESDAY TREAD: STI WHEELS & TIRES

HD5 beadlock wheels mounted with Roctane XS tires By the staff of Dirt Wheels     In the expanding UTV industry, more tire companies and models keep popping up; however, some tire companies have stuck around. One such company is STI Tire & Wheel. STI offers multiple tire varieties to handle many types of terrain. The […]

TUESDAY TREAD: FUEL GRIPPER TIRE & VECTOR BEADLOCK WHEEL

— DIRT WHEELS TIRE TEST: Tire and wheel that “fuel” your off-road fun — We were impressed with the performance of the Gripper tire. It helped our Can-Am climb some gnarly rock terrain, worked great in the sand and improved the handling of the car on high-speed sections.   When you hear the name Fuel […]

TUESDAY TREAD: STI Outback Max Mud Tire

When you think of a description of a mud tire, the word “smooth” probably doesn’t come to mind. However, that was the first word that popped into our driver’s head when he first tested a machine equipped with STI’s new Outback Max mud tire. This huge tire has an aggressive V-shaped pattern with stepped lugs […]