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been struggling with what tires to buy all winter long.caught between itp mud lites & holeshot atr's. i drive alot of hard pack last year but looking for mud this year!! any pros or cons would be greatly helpful.
 

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I'm with you dam. I don't know which tires eithers. I'm torn as well. But I'm leaning towards the 25" XT Mudlights. I just don't feel like putting a clutch kit in for new tires. And is a 1/2 really noticable in ride height?


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The 1/2 inch isn't noticeable in height but what you do notice is the width and stability that comes with it. With 26" tires you really don't need a clutch kit but you will find yourself staying in low range more than what you were used to with the 25" tires. Don't know what width the XT Lites come in but what would be nice is a 25" tire in 11" width for the rear and 9" width for the front. When I got my 26" Lites thay only came in 10" width for the front and now they have a 9" front tire which is a better tire for trail riders.

Another very good tire in 25" size is the Mud Bug.
 

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The 1/2 inch isn't noticeable in height but what you do notice is the width and stability that comes with it. With 26" tires you really don't need a clutch kit but you will find yourself staying in low range more than what you were used to with the 25" tires. Don't know what width the XT Lites come in but what would be nice is a 25" tire in 11" width for the rear and 9" width for the front. When I got my 26" Lites thay only came in 10" width for the front and now they have a 9" front tire which is a better tire for trail riders.

Another very good tire in 25" size is the Mud Bug.
 

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The 1/2 inch isn't noticeable in height but what you do notice is the width and stability that comes with it. With 26" tires you really don't need a clutch kit but you will find yourself staying in low range more than what you were used to with the 25" tires. Don't know what width the XT Lites come in but what would be nice is a 25" tire in 11" width for the rear and 9" width for the front. When I got my 26" Lites thay only came in 10" width for the front and now they have a 9" front tire which is a better tire for trail riders.

Another very good tire in 25" size is the Mud Bug.
 

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I agree with Rob on this one. IF you are looking to do some serious mudding or any deep mud than the MudLites are the way to go.

Although if you are on hardpack most of the time and hit the occasional mud hole like me than the ATR's are a great choice. Been in a couple deep spots of mud that I just gould not go around so had to go through and have not got stuck once yet.
 

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Rob,

What happened to your Maxxis Bighorns?
Did you not like them?
 

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Sorry for the triple post guys. As I mentioned before I am an unpaitent web person and if I do not get results within a couple of seconds I move on. Last night I think I hit reply couple of times then just went and watched TV, it must have replyed for each click!
 

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Thanks Xtremegriz. Ireally like the ATR,s. I'm a little concerned about the tread filling up with mud. Have you had any problems.
 

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TRIPLEdam,

In the pic is about the deepest mud I have been in so far and the wife was folling untill she decided to not follow my path and she sunk up to almost the top of her rear tires. She put it in reverse and backed right out of it to my surprise, I thought I was going to have to pull her out.

The mud was not a real sticky mud but never once had a problem with them getting loaded up with mud. When they seemed to all you had to do was give it some gas and spin them and they would clean perty good. Them mud hole in the picture was a good three blocks long as we stuck to more of the sides hopeing it would not be as bad but was still perty nasty. We were able to just crawl through most of it and did not really have to use any speed.

I have a pic on 35mm of a stock Polaris with stock tires following behind my wife in the same path we went and he ended up stuck for about a good 20 mins untill his group of riders and I got him out. Not sure he was really expecting the mud though because he was wearing like dress shoes or loafers on his feet..lol Needless to say he never got off to help other wise he would have lost his shoes.

I guess it all depends on how much mud you try to go through and how thick as how well they will perform. For me so far I could not be any more pleased so far for the performance I have got out of these tires so far.

Keep us updated as to how the mudding is going and the limites of the ATR's.
 

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bought my new tires 26 inch ITP mudlites with type 5 c-series rims. gotta say they look pretty cool . gonna go play tomorrow. see what they can do in the snow!!!
 
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