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post #1 of 13 Old 09-30-2011, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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the best snow tire in your opinion?

Snow is comming! So im not sure if my26x10x12 executioners should be switched out for something better in the snow
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I searched for a year, heard several bad things about the Tundracross. A few good about the EX's.

I literally just picked up my Outlaw MST's from FedEx.

Read many positive things about em from several forums.

Your 650 may not like tractor style tires in the snow, whereas my 400 isn't gonna sling em like yours could. I also read good things about the Bearclaws, Grim Reapers and Bighorns being good in snow, not just plowing.

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I heard the bighorns are good in the snow / well that's what the web site says and that's what I hope cause that's what I have. The best thing for snow are tracks.
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Problem is once your wheels start digging too much, instead of staying on top of the top is where the problem comes. Lugs don't matter when your framed out.
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Snow conditions change constantly, wet heavy or light and fluffy, or somewhere in between.
The quad max tires that came stock on 09's wheel hopped too much. The goodyear stockers of 07 were just about the worst tire in all conditions including snow.
Kenda Bounty Hunters are great in snow, GBC Afterburn are just as good. The carlise tires that can am puts on their 2010 models did very good in snow w/o wheel hop.
I plowed 2 seasons with Kenda Bearclaws that did as good as any tire I have seen in snow.'
Bighorns look like they would do great just by their design, but I haven't owned a set (yet)



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Did a snow run at the end of last season. I was running my 04 400 FIS auto with BN Bighorns (not the 2.0's) in stock 25-8-12/25-10-12 size. They primarily dug deep requiring me to back up and go forward repeatedly to get anywhere and sometimes it just would'nt make any more forward progress. There were however a few times when the snow was just right that I would walk through an area that others would have to work at. I think the issue is that my lil 400 just didn't have the grunt to spin the tires and power me up, out and through the snow, even in 4lo it would bog down and stop spinning the tires. I have since added a '10 700 H1 EFI LE to the garage and put the Bighorns on it and the stock 700 Quadmax's on the lil ol 400. We'll see how the 700 fares with em this winter. Bighorns are heavy and run big, the 25" Bighorns dwarf the stock 25" Quadmax's.
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best snow ability......Camoplast tatou 4s tracks lol

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nah tracks will be easier on axles if anything seeing they have a gear reduction built into them...Now if you get a track stuck in a ice hole and dont know when to call it quits yah maybe....they will be harder on ball joints and bearings tho much like larger tires

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