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Old 10-07-2013, 08:15 PM
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Best Tire and wheel combo for 850 XP?

I have a 2012 Sportsman 850 XP HO Orange Madness. I'm checking around to see which tire and wheel Combo will look good and will handle the trail riding I do mostly in mountains in Ky and occasionally going thru mud holes. Right now I have stock tires and rim at front 26x8x14 and rear 26x10x14. I'm thinking of going maybe 27 or 28. Look forward to hear from y'all and help me decide on which one to get for this ATV.

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Old 10-08-2013, 05:12 AM
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I am interested in hearing some opinions on this as well!
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:14 AM
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If you want or need to keep it 50" wide or less, then there is only one aftermarket wheel to choose from. It's the STI HD2. Tire choices are endless.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:39 AM
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If you want or need to keep it 50" wide or less, then there is only one aftermarket wheel to choose from. It's the STI HD2. Tire choices are endless.
Yup, I ended up back on my stock rims due to the aftermarkets being too wide for the trails and my trailer.

If your going to be a primary trail rider an 8 ply radial will be the best option for you. There are lots of opinions and options out there so be ready for everyone to say theirs is the best. I do like my ITP Mudlight XTR's as they do a little better in the mud but are a heavier tire and take away some top end but I only race up to like 60-70 on the straight aways anyway and then your just cruising after that. If I were to buy a more trail only tire i think I would do the grim reapers, Kenda Bearclaw HTR, or Pitbull Rockers... But I do think the XTR's are a good combo tire for both, SO good luck in your decision and prepare your head for some spinning, LOL..
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:32 PM
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i just went with ss 216 and blackwaters man those are some nasty ass tires pics dont do them justice till you see them in person
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:44 AM
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Yep, going to get a thousand answers. I love the Ripsaws on my 850.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:51 AM
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Yep, going to get a thousand answers.
I think the better question to ask is what tires to avoid. There are a lot of good tire choices out there.


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Old 10-12-2013, 06:40 AM
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Very happy with my 28" Zilla's 11's on the back 9's on the front. They're light, have enough claw for the mud while still having a pretty smooth ride on the trails.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:50 AM
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i just went with ss 216 and blackwaters man those are some nasty ass tires pics dont do them justice till you see them in person
Those do look like a nice 8-ply tire, are they pretty solid in the mud? Holy crap are they spendy, I just did a quick search and they appear to be around $170+/tire for 27", DOH!
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:39 AM
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X2 On the Gream Reapers recommended below. Now, because they are not produced anymore by GBC in 26", you can find stock at a much lower price. I just purchased two full sets of four for about $85 a tire average (free shipping)...

Sizes are 26x9R14 and 26x11R14. Don't see any reason to increase diameter...



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If you want or need to keep it 50" wide or less, then there is only one aftermarket wheel to choose from. It's the STI HD2. Tire choices are endless.
Yup, I ended up back on my stock rims due to the aftermarkets being too wide for the trails and my trailer.

If your going to be a primary trail rider an 8 ply radial will be the best option for you. There are lots of opinions and options out there so be ready for everyone to say theirs is the best. I do like my ITP Mudlight XTR's as they do a little better in the mud but are a heavier tire and take away some top end but I only race up to like 60-70 on the straight aways anyway and then your just cruising after that. If I were to buy a more trail only tire i think I would do the grim reapers, Kenda Bearclaw HTR, or Pitbull Rockers... But I do think the XTR's are a good combo tire for both, SO good luck in your decision and prepare your head for some spinning, LOL..
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