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Old 12-14-2016, 11:29 AM
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PXT vs. 489 tires

A couple years ago I picked up a set of almost new PXT tires as spares. The 489's on my 500 are getting low and I was thinking about swapping these tires. How do the PXT compare to the 489's? They appear to more of an aggressive tire. Should I just get new tires or will these tires give me the same performance and reliability as the 489?

Also the PXT are 26" and 489 25", will this give me any issues. They are both the same width.

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Old 12-14-2016, 12:43 PM
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I personally don't care for either one of them, but if you liked the 489's, you will be happy with the PXT's. You will never feel any performance difference due to the size difference.
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Old 12-14-2016, 03:26 PM
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1" larger you'll be fine.

As you've already got the tires. it doesn't hurt to use them so long as they fit the riding style that you like to do. the stock tires on most machines are fine for mild trail riding. but once you start getting into rougher terrain, or mud/snow/sand/rock then show their true colors.
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Old 12-14-2016, 05:06 PM
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Both suck.

Pxts suck a bit less.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:04 PM
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Thanks guys for responses. I just wanted to make sure they were at least equal. Its my wifes atv and its really only ever used for easy trail riding.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:11 PM
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In my opinion the pxts are probably one of the best stock atv tires available. They are much better than the 489s and are fine for normal trail use.
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:14 AM
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The PXT doesn't look like a bad set of tires from the factory. If the 489's were run without incident then the PXT's will serve you well.
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