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UTV Tires

SAND TIRES BUYER’S GUIDE

-- The top 12 ways to get traction in the sand -- In the dunes, specially designed sand tires can improve your machine’s performance more than any other accessory. UTV Action gathered the top new designs and proven favorites so you could see the styling and all the important specs to choose the best sand tires for your machine. AMS SAND KING Ply rating: 4-ply Sizes: Front: 30x11-14, 32x11-15; Rear: 30x14-14, 32x14-15 Features: Rear Sand King tires have 14 1-inch-tall paddles. Fronts use three-rib. nondirectional tread…

ALL-NEW ROCTANE X2

-- Two-stage, 10 ply radial from 27 to 32 inch -- STI Press Release: Built to chew up and spit out rocks, roots and mud, the all-new STI Roctane X2 will conquer trails with long-lasting performance. The Roctane X2 uses its large footprint and multi-edge tread to deliver sure-footed traction. Designed using a two-stage radial carcass, this 10-ply rated tire features dual-steel belts, stepped shoulder tread, and a deep rim guard. The leading-edge design produces a tire that’s more uniform and delivers superior handling…

HOT NEW UTV PRODUCTS

-- The latest hardware you should know about -- Not only are UTV jamborees great ways to experience a region’s trails and scenery, they’re places to see the latest and greatest UTV products. You get to see the newest hardware and hear the features and benefits from company representatives, often months before the products make it to company websites. Here is the latest in UTV technology from rallies and expos we've recently attended. ASSAULT FOX PODIUM RESERVOIR EXTENDERS As cool as the Fox Podium Internal ByPass (IBP)…

TOP 12 NO-FLAT UTV PRODUCTS

-- Buyer's Guide on how to avoid getting a flat tire -- Whether it’s racing the Baja 1000, trail riding in the desert, or hunting and fishing in the high country, nobody wants to deal with a flat tire. If you take your UTV farther than walking distance from the truck, you better be prepared. In the not-so-distant past, this meant carrying a spare, a jack and tools. Nowadays, you can leave all that in the truck with the help of these ingenious run-flat tire or puncture-resistant inflation systems. Options range from 15 bucks…

THE BEST UTV SAND TIRES

-- Buyer's Guide to the top 25 tires for the sand -- In any terrain, the proper tire setup makes a huge difference, and sand dunes are no exception. UTV-sized paddle options were limited a few short years ago, but this market has expanded tremendously to the point of having to limit this guide down to our favorite 20. Here are the top sand-tire choices for today’s high-performance UTVs—and there are even 32-inch tires for turbos! AMS SAND KING Ply rating: 4-ply Sizes: Front: 30x11-14. Rear: 30x14-14 Features: The rear…

HOW-TO: CONVERT YOUR UTV TO 32-INCH TIRES

-- Guide to the pros and cons -- With more and more manufacturers introducing 32-inch UTV tires, we’ve had to convert our long-term test UTVs so we could accurately test the new offerings. Very few UTVs come with 30-inch tires, and most are fitted with 27- to 29-inch rubber with very low ply ratings, so manufacturers can brag about low vehicle weight. With 32-inch tires being on the verge of replacing 30-inch tires as the new “normal,” let’s take a look at their benefits and drawbacks. WHAT ARE 32-INCH ADVANTAGES?…

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…

NEW ITP MUD LITE II

-- A NEW TWIST ADDED TO THE POPULAR MUD LITE TIRE SERIES -- Here's a new tread design from ITP designed for multi-purpose trail use with a focus on sure-footed traction in the muddy sections. The Mud Lite II has unique "tendons" that connect between the lugs to increase support and minimize tire flex and reduce wear. The centered line-dimpled V-shape lugs provide a smooth ride over hard-packed dirt while enhancing traction in loose dirt and mud. These tires are available in sizes ranging from 25x8-12 to 30x11-14.…

NEW COYOTE TIRE FROM ITP

-- Specifically designed for high horsepower UTVs, the 8-ply rated Coyote is a radial performance tire that is compliant with DOT standards and proudly made in the USA. For RZR Turbo, Can-Am X3, Wildcat XX, YFZ1000R and other UTV owners looking for traction and durability on the toughest terrains. ITP'S LIST OF FEATURES: Unmatched traction and side bite Predictable lateral stability Surgical steering response Premier desert tire for high horsepower vehicles Dominates rough, hard-pack, gravel and sandy…

GBC KANATI TERRA MASTER CONVERTIBLE TIRES

-- ONE TIRE FOR BOTH SOFT & HARD TERRAINS -- GBC Motorsports grew out of Greenball Corporation, and now in their 23rd year, GBC has a large share of the UTV market, with the Dirt Commander coming as OEM equipment on some UTVs and the Kanati Mongrel being a replacement-tire favorite. GBC expands the Kanati line with the new Terra Master, which offers owners the ability to mount them for hard-terrain or softer-terrain use. FEATURES: Terra Masters are molded with A and B sides. Mount them with the A sidewall out…

PRODUCT TEST: Arisun Aftershock XD tires and Raceline Black Mamba Beadlock wheels

WHAT IT IS: Arisun’s Aftershock XD is designed for extra traction and durability on hard and mixed terrain. Closely grouped tread lets it ride smoothly on hard surfaces while it adds protection from punctures. Tough eight-ply-rated construction includes a highly puncture resistant Aramid composite layer. At $175 for the 30x10R14 size, the Aftershock XD’s price is about $10 less per tire than other eight-ply tires. It’s also available in 28x10R-14, 28x10R-15 and 30x10R-15. Raceline’s Black Mamba beadlocks are…