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NEW UTV MUD TIRE BUYER’S GUIDE

June 23, 2016
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The current UTV and ATV mud tire market has been wide open for quite a while now. Bigger and higher-performance UTVs have been hitting the market rapidly, and the mud tire offerings are clearly following suit. Over the past few years mud tire sizes continue to grow taller and taller with more aggressive tread patterns. The other focus for many manufacturers has become ride comfort, as these mud-specific tires are often used on harder-pack trails to connect swamps and bogs. We put together this guide to showcase the latest and greatest mud-worthy tires for 2016.

Mud1_Swampthing-550

ARISUN SWAMP THING
Construction: Bias
Reason for being: Built for deep mud bogging. Arisun also offers the light-mud Tuffmudder in 22×11-8 to 26×12-12 sizes for sport and 4×4 ATVs.
Ply number: 6-ply
Sizes: 27×9-14, 27×11-14, 28×10-14, 30×10-14, 32×1014
Prices: Starting at $150
Worth knowing: The Swamp Thing features a monster tread that is cupped to churn through the swamp, and a medium to soft compound for improved traction.
www.arisuntiresusa.com

Mud2_BehemothF

CST BEHEMOTH
Construction: Radial
Reason for being: The Behemoth is designed with low-rolling resistance to excel in hardpack conditions, and the aggressive tread pattern enhances traction in the mud and provides sidewall protection in rockier terrain.
Ply number: 8-ply
Sizes: Front: 25×8-12, 26×9-12, 26×9-14, 27×9-14. Rear: 25×10-12, 26×11-12, 26×11-14, 27×11-14
Prices: $179–$224
Worth knowing: The Behemoth is CST’s do-it-all sport-utility tire, truly designed to provide confidence-inspiring grip at speed and still impress in the mud and rocks. The Behemoth will be perfect for larger 4×4 quads, as well as the performance UTV market.
www.csttires.com

Mud3_moapa-26-f-HR

DWT MOAPA&RUN FLAT
Construction: Bias-ply
Reason for being: The Moapa is engineered for a stable ride with plenty of traction in any terrain.
Ply number: 6-ply. Also available in 12-ply-rated
Run Flat Sizes: Front: 25×8-12, 26×9-12, 26×9-14, 28×10-14. Rear: 25×10-12, 26×11-12, 26×11-14, 28×12-14
Prices: $86–$150 each. Run flats $154–$199
Worth knowing: The Moapa’s aggressive wrapped tread design reinforces and protects the sidewall, also providing a wider contact patch for excellent traction in the toughest terrains and conditions. Designed for both full-size ATVs and UTVs.
www.dwtracing.com

Mud4_MotoBoss

EFX MOTOBOSS
Construction: Bias-ply
Reason for being: Deep-mudspecific tire
Ply number: 6-ply
Sizes: 28×10-14, 30×10-14, 32×1015, 34×10-16
Prices: $205–$246
Worth knowing: An angular V-pattern tread with an extended center lug for purging thick mud. The 2+-inch lugs can still provide a reasonably smooth ride on hardpack, as well as performing in the deepest of mud pits.
www.cocomponents.com

Mud5_SPARTACUS_1328_Stg_Rt_Open-0

GBC SPARTACUS
Construction: Bias-ply
Reason for being: Built with deep lugs, efficient clean-out and excellent ground contact for over-the-top mudding performance
Ply number: 8-ply rated
Sizes: Front: 25×8-12, 25×10-12, 26×10-12, 26x12x12, 26×9-14, 27×914. Rear: 25×10-12, 26×10-12, 26×1212, 26×9-14, 27×9-14, 27×11-14
Prices: $125–$190 each
Worth knowing: The GBC Spartacus features heavy-duty construction to resist punctures and tears so you can still ride in any terrain.
www.gbcmotorsports.com

Mud6_mt2_2

GORILLA SILVERBACK MT2
Construction: Bias-ply
Reason for being: The next generation to the extremely aggressive Silverback features tread improvements that provide an all-terrain-like ride.
Ply number: 6-ply
Sizes: 30×9-14, 33×10-15, and a massive 36×10-18
Prices: $214–$324 each
Worth knowing: The MT2 has massive 2-inch lugs across the entire contact surface, and its bead-to-bead lug design provides full sidewall traction.
www.gorilla-axle.com

Mud7_highlifter-outlaw-2

HIGH LIFTER OUTLAW 2
Construction: Bias-ply
Reason for being: Mud tire
Ply number: 6-ply
Sizes: Front: 28×9.5-14, 29.5×9.514, 32×10.5-14, 34.5×10.5-16. Rear: 28×11-14, 29.5×9.5-14, 29.5×11-14, 32.5×10.5-14, 34.5×10.5-16
Prices: $184–$240
Worth knowing: The Outlaw 2 features a full tread wrap to the rim for increased traction in the ruts and a flatter profile for a smoother ride. There’s a 1 5/8-inch tread depth at center and 2 3/8-inch at the shoulder.
www.highlifter.com

Mud8_cRYPTID01

ITP CRYPTID MUD TIRES
Construction: Bias-ply
Reason for being: A brand-new, super-aggressive, purpose-built mud tire.
Ply number: 6-ply
Sizes: 30×10-14, 32×10-15, 34×1017, 36×10-17
Prices: $215–$295
Worth knowing: Named after the “mythical swamp monster”, the Cryptid features graduated tread depth, a special tread compound and wrap-around lugs.
www.itptires.com

Mud9_kenda-executioner

KENDA EXECUTIONER
Construction: Bias-ply
Reason for being: Mud tire
Ply number: 6-ply
Sizes: Front: 25×8-12, 26×10-12, 27×10-12, 28×9-14. Rear: 25×10-12, 26×12-12, 27×12-12, 28×11-14
Prices: $107–$170
Worth knowing: Reinforced knobs reduce rollover at low pressure, improving ride comfort and increasing tread life.
www.kendatire.com

Mud10_Mudzilla

MAXXIS MUDZILLA
Construction: Bias-ply
Reason for being: Extremecondition mud tire
Ply number: 6-ply
Sizes: Front: 25×8-12, 26×9-12, 27×9-12, 28×10-12, 28×8-12, 30×914. Rear: 25×10-12, 26×12-12, 27×12-12, 28×10-12, 28×12-12, 30×11-14
Prices: $158–$255
Worth knowing: The Mudzilla is Maxxis’ ultimate mud tire with massive tread bars designed for maximum traction in the mud. Also designed to flex more in mud-accumulating areas.
www.maxxis.com

Mud11_Zilla_l

MAXXIS ZILLA
Construction: Bias-ply
Reason for being: Trailfriendly, mud, snow and softterrain tire
Ply number: 6-ply
Sizes: Front: 24×811, 23×8-12, 24×8-12, 25×8-12, 26×9-12, 27×9- 12, 28×10-12, 26×9-14, 27×10-14, 28×9-14, 30×9- 14. Rear: 22×10-9, 25×11- 9, 22×11-10, 25×11-10, 24×10-11, 23×10- 12, 25×10-12, 26×11- 12, 27×11-12, 28×12-12, 26×11- 14, 27×12-14, 28×11-14, 30×11- 14
Prices: $100–$200 each
Worth knowing: The Zilla is Maxxis’ all-around-use mud tire. Lightweight yet with a mud-slinging pattern that is also a comfortable ride on the more hard-pack trails.
www.maxxis.com

Mud14_ANARCHY-mud-tire-pro-armor

PRO ARMOR ANARCHY
Construction: Armor belt
Reason for being: Super-durable mud-specific tire.
Ply number: 8-ply
Sizes: 29.5×9-14
Prices: $229
Worth knowing: The Anarchy features 2-inch-deep lugs that continue all the way to the wheel.
www.proarmor.com

Mud12New_Pro-Armor-Dagger

PRO ARMOR DAGGER
Construction: Armor Belt
Reason for being: The mud-specific tire weighs 35 pounds and has a 1330pound load rating at a recommended 15 psi.
Ply number: 8-ply
Sizes: 27×9-14, 27×11-14
Prices: $209.95–$219.95
Worth knowing: The Dagger mud tire uses 1.5-inch studs and 3/4-inch side bites to propel through the deepest mud bogs and swamps with speed and power.
www.proarmor.com

Mud17_Mudder-Inlaw

SEDONA MUDDA INLAW
Construction: Radial
Reason for being: The InLaw is Sedona’s all-in, super-aggressive mud tire.
Ply number: 8-ply
Sizes: 28×10-14, 30×10-14, 32×12-14
Prices: $215–$250
Worth knowing: Designed for an exceptionally smooth-ride, long-wear, and extreme-deep mud performance. The InLaw’s lugs are 2 inches deep in the center and 2 1/4 inches at the outside edge, and built to paddle you through mud pits quickly
www.sedonatires.com

Mud13_PBGrowlerXOR

PIT BULL GROWLER XOR
Construction: Radial
Reason for being: Mud, snow, sand and trail tire for ATV and UTV applications.
Ply number: 6-ply
Sizes: Front: 25.5×8-12, 25.5×8-14. Rear: 25.5×10-12, 25.5×10-14
Prices: $161–$185
Worth knowing: Designed to replace your ATV’s stock 25-inch tires with a little more height, a lot more bite and the most technically advanced tread pattern on the market.
www.pitbulltires.com

Mud15_QBT673

QUADBOSS QBT 673
Construction: Radial
Reason for being: Extremecondition mud tire with a load rating up to 1200 pounds
Ply number: 8-ply
Sizes: 30x10R14, 32x10R14, 32x10R15, 34x10R14
Prices: $199.95–$269.95
Worth knowing: The QBT673 has a built-in rim guard and siped tread design with up to 2-inch lugs for maximum traction. Quadboss also has lessaggressive QBT672 mud radials in sizes 26x9R12 to 30x10R14 with 1.25-inch lugs for mid-sized to large UTVs and 4x4s.
www.tuckerrocky.com

Mud16_RebelRT_rear

SEDONA MUD REBEL RT
Construction: Radial
Reason for being: Ultimate traction with longer tread life.
Ply number: 6-ply
Sizes: Front: 24×9-11, 24×8-12, 25×8-12, 26×9-12, 27×10-14. Rear: 25×11-10, 25×10-12, 26×10-12, 26×1212, 27×12-14
Prices: $120–$160 Worth knowing: A heavy-duty, sixply radial tire designed for both stability and control. The RT features a special long-life rubber compound to outlast the competition.
www.sedonatires.com

Mud18_outbackMAX34

STI OUT& BACK MAX XLT
Construction: Bias-ply
Reason for being: STI recently expanded this model lineup at both ends with the new Max XLT 27×10-14 and a massive 36×10-18 offering.
Ply number: 6-ply-rated carcass for low-pressure operation.
Sizes: 27×10-14, 28×10-14, 30×1014, 32×10-14, 31×10-15, 32×10-17, 34×10-17, 36×10-18
Prices: Starting at $235 Worth knowing: The Outback XT features stepped-lug construction, true sizing and 1.25-inch center tread depth and 2-inch tread depth at the shoulder.
www.stitireandwheel.com

Mud19_30by14OUTBACK

STI OUT&BACK XT
Construction: Bias-ply
Reason for being: STI has midsized to large UTVs and 4×4 ATVs covered with the Out & Back XT with 1 1/8-inch-tall lugs, and STI also has HT in 23 to 25 inches for 10–12-inch wheels.
Ply number: 6-ply
Sizes: 26×9-12, 26×10-12, 26×1112, 26×12-12, 27×9-12, 27×10-12, 27×11-12, 27×12-12, 27×9-14, 27x111428x9-12, 28×11-12
Prices: $88–$153
Worth knowing: The Outback XT features stepped-lug construction, true sizing and 1.125-inch center tread depth.
www.stitireandwheel.com

Mud20_ASN-Assassinator-Tire-1

SUPER ATV AssassInator
Construction: Bias-ply
Reason for being: Mud-specific tire for UTVs or big-bore ATVs
Ply number: 6-ply
Sizes: 29.4X8-14, 32×8-14, 36×7.520, 40×7.5-20
Prices: $209–$349
Worth knowing: The Assassinator’s industry-leading 3-inch tread depth provides unmatched grip in the thickest and slickest mud. A Super ATV 5-inchwide wheel is recommended for the skinnier 7.5-inch models.
www.superatv.com

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