NEW UTV MUD TIRES

— BUYER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST CHOICES —

The right mud tire makes all the difference in the swamps and pits. Many of these options are equally as good on the slippery trails, and size selections are getting larger and more diverse to power high-performance UTVs through deep mud and water. Not only are outside diameters getting larger, today’s mud tires are accepting ever-larger rims for looks, lighter weight and less sidewall to puncture.

AMS MUD EVIL

Construction: Bias

Reason for being: The Mud Evil uses a relatively smooth-riding all-terrain tread pattern that searches for or creates traction in muddy ruts!

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: 28×10-14, 30×10-14, 32×10-14

Prices: $226.95–$278.95

Worth knowing: A confidence-inspiring six-ply nylon casing provides great durability and protection against punctures.

Contact: www.amstires.com

ARISUN SWAMP THING

Construction: Bias

Reason for being: Built for deep mud bogging but ready to take on the toughest trails in between.

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: 27×9-14, 27×11-14, 28×10-14, 30×10-14, 32×10-14

Prices: $153–$220

Worth knowing: Arisun uses their composite N4D material for unmatched puncture protection and all-around durability.

Contact: www.arisuntiresusa.com

CST SLUDGE HAMMER & WILD THANG

Construction: Radial

Reason for being: An extreme mud tire with 1.75-inch lugs and a tread life that outlasts the competition.

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: 28X10R14, 27X10R14, 30x10R12, 30x10R14, 32X10R14, 35X10R14, 35X10R17, 38X10R18

Prices: $239–$340

Worth knowing: One of the few true mud tires that are still rated for the heavier loads that your UTV is capable of carrying. CST’s Wild Thang has smaller lugs and comes in smaller sizes (25×8-12-28×12-12) for Aces and UTVs with 12-inch rims.

Contact: www.csttires.com

CHAPARRAL/OCELOT P375

Construction: Bias-ply

Reason for being: Thick mud and soft-terrain performance at a budget-
tire price point

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: 25X8-12, 25×10-12, 26×9-12, 26×12-12, 27×9-12, 27×12-12

Prices: $65–$98

Worth knowing: The Ocelot’s large, spaced-out tread design is also
self-cleaning.

Contact: www.chaparral-racing.com

EFX Moto Boss

 

Construction: Bias-Ply

Reason for being: The MotoBoss is the best of both worlds with an all-purpose design to claw, climb, push and overcome any obstacle.

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: 28x10x14, 30x10x14, 32x10x15, 34x10x16

Prices: $150-$225

Worth knowing: The improved lug pattern of the MotoBoss tire was specifically designed for optimal ride quality so that you can enjoy your ride home after a day in the mud pits. EFX has always been known for the details and the MotoBoss is no exception, incorporating a diamond pattern into the shoulder and carcass that looks as good dirty as it does clean.

Contact: www.efxtires.com

 

GBC SPARTACUS

Construction: Bias-ply

Reason for being: A great all-around tire that still shines in the mud, the Spartacus now comes in new 28x10R14, 30x10R14 and 32x10R14 sizes.

Ply number: 8-ply

Sizes: Fronts: 25×8-12, 25×10-12, 26×10-12, 26x12x12, 26×9-14, 27×9-14. Rears: 25×10-12, 26×10-12, 26×12-12, 26×9-14, 27×9-14, 27×11-14, 28×10-R14, 30×10-R14, 32×10-R14

Prices: $125–$197 each

Worth knowing: Heavy-duty construction gives the Spartacus the durability needed to ride it anywhere you could possibly want. New larger sizes will fit the biggest UTVs on the market.

Contact: www.gbcmotorsports.com

ITP CRYPTID MUD TIRES

Construction: Bias-ply

Reason for being: Specializes in conquering the gnarliest muck, the proven chevron-style tread provides mud-churning performance. Paddle-like shoulder lugs provides maximum side bite for climbing in and out of the mud without compromising trail comfort, while grooved center lugs channel away mud and debris.

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: 30×10-14, 32×10-15, 34×10-17, 36×10-17. New sizes: 27×10-14, 28×10-14, 30×9-14, 30×11-14

Prices: $215–$295

Worth knowing: Made with a super-durable rubber compound right here in the good old US of A.

Contact: www.itptires.com

KENDA EXECUTIONER

Construction: Bias-ply

Reason for being: A great all-around mud tire with reinforced knobs to reduce knob rollover at lower pressures for increased comfort and tread life.

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: Front: 25×8-12, 26×10-12, 27×10-12, 28×9-14. Rears: 25×10-12, 26×12-12, 27×12-12, 28×11-14

Prices: $107–$170

Worth knowing: The Executioner features an extra-tough casing and rim saver for protection against rock and rut damage.

Contact: www.kendatire.com

HIGH LIFTER OUTLAW 2 & R2

Construction: Bias-ply

Reason for being: The Outlaw 2 is an all-in mud tire with massive scoops to pull, dig, and paddle through mud and water. The R2 features a flatter, more multi-purpose design.

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: Front: 28×9.5-14, 29.5×9.5-14, 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; R2 33×9-18, 35×9-20

Prices: $184–$240; R2, $194.95-$199.95

Worth knowing: The Outlaw 2 features massive 2.5-inch-tall lugs that are 1.75 inches wide with full sidewall tread for increased traction in the ruts. The R2 features a slightly tamer 1.5-inch tread and is available to fit up to a previously unheard of 20-inch wheel.

Contact: www.highlifter.com

GORILLA SILVERBACK MT2

Construction: Bias-ply

Reason for being: The Silverback is built to dominate the mud pit, and the MT2 has been refined for a smoother ride on the way there.

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: 30×9-14, 33×10-15 and a massive 36×10-18

Prices: $199.95–$274.95 each

Worth knowing: A three-stage lug design and flattened profile are used to increase ride quality on harder-pack terrain while still providing excellent traction and flotation.

Contact: www.gorilla-axle.com

MAXXIS MUDZILLA

Construction: Bias-ply

Reason for being: Maxxis Tire’s extreme-condition mud tire with massive tread bars for maximum traction.

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: Fronts: 25×8-12, 26×9-12, 27×9-12, 28×10-12, 28×8-12, 30×9-14. Rears: 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’s specifically designed tread pattern is constructed to flex in mud-accumulating areas for increased clean-out.

Contact: www.maxxis.com

PRO ARMOR ANARCHY

Construction: Armor belt

Reason for being: Built with 2-inch lugs for the deepest mud pits and swamps.

Ply number: 8-ply

Sizes: 29.5×9-14

Prices: $249

Worth knowing: The Anarchy’s lugs continue all the way to the wheel for unbeatable side bite and sidewall protection.

Contact: www.proarmor.com

MAXXIS MAXXZILLA PLUS

Construction: Bias-ply

Reason for being: Their most aggressive tread design with deeper lugs to power through the thickest mud.

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: 32x10R14

Prices: $287 but found online at $207

Worth knowing: The 32-inch Maxxzilla uses a complex, stepped 3D pattern for incredible mud traction.

Contact: www.maxxis.com

PRO ARMOR DAGGER

Construction: Armor belt

Reason for being: The Dagger uses a fuller lug pattern and rounded profile for a predictable and compliant trail experience.

Ply number: 8-ply

Sizes: 27×9-14, 27×11-14

Prices: $209.95–$219.95

Worth knowing: The Dagger comes in separate front and rear sizes and tread configurations

Contact: www.proarmor.com

PIT BULL GROWLER XOR

Construction: Radial

Reason for being: An extremely durable off-road radial that can perform and prevail in any condition from mud to snow, as well as the rocky trails.

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: Fronts: 25.5×8-12, 25.5×8-14. Rears: 25.5×10-12, 25.5×10-14, 26.5x11R12, 26.511R14, 27.5x11R12, 27.5x11R14

Prices: $161–$220

Worth knowing: These Pit Bull XOR tires are made in the USA. Extra-deep rim guards will protect your wheels, and the half sizes are perfect for the guy looking for that extra little edge when it comes to ground clearance.

Contact: www.pitbulltires.com

SEDONA MUDDA INLAW

Construction: Radial

Reason for being: Built specifically for the mud pits, but still comfortable enough for those longer hardpack transfer sections in between.

Ply number: 8-ply

Sizes: 28×10-14, 30×10-14, 32×12-14

Prices: $226 to $265

Worth knowing: The 2-inch-deep center lug increases to 2.25 inches at the outside edge for a paddle-like effect in soupier conditions. These are built to perform in deep mud.

Contact: www.sedonatires.com

STI OUT & BACK XT & XLT

Construction: Bias-ply

Reason for being: Designed to be that mud tire that you end up leaving mounted all year long.

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: 26×9-12, 26×10-12, 26×11-12, 26×12-12, 27×9-12, 27×10-12, 27×11-12, 27×12-12, 27×9-14, 27×11-1428×9-12, 28×11-12; XLT: 30×9-14, 30×11-14, 30×9-17, 30×11-17

Prices: $88-$325

Worth knowing: While they work good in the soup, they are even more impressive on those loose, muddy trails. The XLT features a taller profile and the 14-inch and 17-inch wheel sizes.

Contact: www.stitireandwheel.com

QUADBOSS QBT 673

Construction: Radial

Reason for being: An aggressive mud tire that is built for today’s biggest UTVs and available through just about any local dealership.

Ply number: 8-ply

Sizes: 30x10R14, 32x10R14, 32x10R15, 34x10R14

Prices: $199.95–$269.95

Worth knowing: These extreme mud tires feature an impressive 1.75-inch-deep tread and radial construction for a smoother ride.

Contact: www.tuckerrocky.com

SUPERATV ASSASSINATOR

Construction: Bias-ply

Reason for being: Extremely deep 3-inch lugs for unmatched grip in the thickest and slickest mud with a self-cleaning design.

Ply number: 6-ply

Sizes: 29.4X8-14, 32×8-14, 36×7.5-20, 40×7.5-20

Prices: $209 to $349

Worth knowing: SuperATV recommends using the 5-inch-wide SuperATV Healy wheel with their 7.5-inch-wide tires.

Contact: www.superatv.com

STI OUT & BACK MAX

Construction: Bias-ply

Reason for being: Built to be comfortable while still gripping in all conditions.

Ply number: 8-ply-rated carcass for low-pressure operation

Sizes: 27×10-14, 28×10-14, 30×10-14, 32×10-14, 31×10-15, 32×10-17, 34×10-17, 36×10-18

Prices: $87–$325

Worth knowing: The 12-inch sizes are 6-ply while the larger ones are 8-ply for heavier loads.

Contact: www.stitireandwheel.com 

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