Well, I finally recieved the Mud Lites I've been waiting for! (pics soon to come) Charictaristics are similar to that of the 589, but a little softer and alot lighter. Steering effort was, at least, cut in half from stock. They also share a trait with the 589 that is less praised.... in a mud hole, you'll go through or you'll go to china! You have to know when to say when, unless you have a killer winch! Awsome tire! I rode a mix of creeks, mudholes, rocks, hardpack trails, and, large logs. Very impressed so far.