Recommended tire slime/ sealant
So I went out on my first trail ride in the used 04 Sportsman 400. I quickly learned there aren't enough plugs for the thorns on the trails. I've been an avid mountain bike rider for a few years and use a slime/sealant in my tubeless setup on the bike and never have flats. What's the recommended tire slime/sealant for ATVs? I know Walmart carries a big pumper full of the "Slime" brand but I'm not sure if that's the way to go. What do y'all use?
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You don't say what tires you have so I am assuming that you have the stock 3 ply tires. I have used tire sealant in 3 wheeler tires with mixed results. It did seal the current leaks, but the next time I went into the bean field with the machine, I had problems again. I have also seen the results when you take the tire off the rim....not pretty
I would suggest better tires if you can swing it. I have 6 ply and 8 ply on my machines just for that reason. Even the Mud Lites on my 325 have stood up to the abuse. Maybe just newer tires. If there are any dry cracks on your tires, even a sealant isn't gonna hold up very well. Over time, the tire material dries out and gets brittle for lack of a better term. Or if the tread is worn out it could make a difference
2001 Magnum 325 with a blown engine; rebuilt 2004. Broke timeing chain 2016 rebuilt again and still running. Warn winch and Moose 60" plow
2007 Sportsman 500 EFI, Polaris Winch, 26" Bear Claw HTRs on Moose 427x Wheels. 12x7 front, 12x8 rear, QSC Clutch Kit
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I'm not sure if they are stock tires, probably so. By that is a good point, getting a thicker ply tire would go a long way.
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Like stated above get some 6-ply+ tires and then if the issue persists add a quality sealant like ultra-seal or Highlifter or quadboss.
2011 sportsman 800 efi
GURU front brush guard
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Polaris front lock n ride cargo box
Polaris rear rack extender
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ITP T-7 beadlock 14" w/OMF inner rim guards
Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x9 front
Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x11 rear
QSC clutch kit
EPI HD springs front n rear
ODI rogue 130mm grips
Ultraseal commercial grade tire sealant (front)
Highlifter tire sealant (rear)
CTEK 3300 battery maintainer
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Do everything you can to avoid having to use those sealants. If you ever have to get into the tire again it's a nightmare. But at least you're looking to use it for the right purpose. Just remember, you'll still need plugs in case there is a sidewall issue. or a larger hole than the sealant can handle.
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Badlands 2500 lbs. winch w/remote and Kong winch saver.
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