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Can anyone out there give me a little info.on the stock tires that came on my 2005 Grizzly 660. First of all I am new to this sport.I bought my Grizz about a month ago. Just picked it up from having the first service completed. This thing ran great before the first service and it runs even better after the service.I have had her in the creek already and on some sand dunes....have not found anything so far that she won't get through. I am in the process of setting up a trip to "The Badlands" in Attica Indiana. I live about an hour and a half from there and have not been there yet. OK heres my problem.....I was out last weekend ditch riding(not a whole lot of convenient places to ride around me..and when you get they urge to ride...it's hard to resist)brought her home...parked her in the garage...and noticed two days later that she had a flat front tire. There was a twig about a 1/4" diameter stuck right through the center of the tire.What the heck is going on...arn't these supposed to be more durable than this? I heard that these stock tires are only a 2 ply rating. I will probably by a new set along with rims. Looking for suggestions....can anyone help?
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Chanaba,

welcome to the group. I also had a flat one of the first few times i rode my grizz. they say if you let some of the pressure out then you have less chance of flats but then you loss handling and clearance. So I would recommend 26 - 28 inche mud lites. some of the other guys on here had the 26's so i thought i would try 28's. and i love em. in high gear you do lose some power, but snap it in low and theres nothing you can't go through. I can still ride a wheelie with my 28's. and thats completely stock. I'm sold on the mud lites, my second choice would be itp 589's, which when compared to the mudlites have almost identical tread pattern. the mudlites have a solid center lug for better ride on hard surfaces, and they are 6 ply too.
 

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First off welcome to the site!

Now for as tires go it all depends on what type of riding you mostly do. Me personally love to rock crawl and trail ride, not much of a mud person. So I purchased a set of ITP ATR's and so far love them. Recently went on a trip to Hurley Wi and ended up in some mud and they performed flawlessly. Take a look at this pic. If you want more go to my profile and you will see some more.
 

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Thanks alot for the info guys. I will probably end up with a set of mud lites. Do the 28's rub the plastic? I will get some pics.out here soon. Has anyone been to the Badlands and if so how did ya like it.

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Chanaba, Picking tires can be a difficult and challanging task. First of all you need to determine what your most likely riding conditions will be before you start looking to seriously. IMO if you go with larger and heavier mud tires you should also start thinking about clutch modifications, do you want to get into this? Howerver there are some all terrain tires that you can change to that are both more durable and provide better traction. The BigHorn's and ATR are the most common and I have some experience on the Bighorn's and can say that they are a very good tire that measuers up to a true 25" tall. For myself I run the 26" Mud Lites for a trail tire and find them to provide a very good ride and traction.
 
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