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Thanks to everyone for all the advice about tires on a previous post of mine. Decided to get the Bighorn 2.0's on ITP SS312 rims. Can't believe how much smoother the radials are on the trail. Anxious to see how they do plowing my driveway. I stayed with the 25" tires, they still added a bit to the height, no spacers required. Rocky Mountain ATV delivered them to the door for under $800.00!

I aired them up to 6 psi, is that about right for trail and blacktop plowing, or should I drop it down a bit? Thanks.
 

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Looks good, Rocky MTN ATV is where I got my Horns.You should be ok with 6psi or 7. Run mine at 7 & rides really smooth.
 

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Looks good, Rocky MTN ATV is where I got my Horns.You should be ok with 6psi or 7. Run mine at 7 & rides really smooth.
I was really surprised at how much of a difference the tires make. Much smoother ride. My original thought was just to get rims, glad the Carlisles are gone now.
 

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Looks good, Rocky MTN ATV is where I got my Horns.You should be ok with 6psi or 7. Run mine at 7 & rides really smooth.
I was really surprised at how much of a difference the tires make. Much smoother ride. My original thought was just to get rims, glad the Carlisles are gone now.
Yeah I've run the horns through all kinds of terrain & couldn't be happier with them. My next investment will probably be rims & a rear bumper.
 

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Question, is your rear rack a Strongmade brand? I'd like one for my Touring but they dont make an application for it. I'm wondering if the rack they make for a Sportsman would work. How did yours mount to the factory back rack?
 

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Really can't beat the BH's for an all around great tire. I run them at 5 psi.
 

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Question, is your rear rack a Strongmade brand? I'd like one for my Touring but they dont make an application for it. I'm wondering if the rack they make for a Sportsman would work. How did yours mount to the factory back rack?
Not sure of the brand name. Got it from Amazon, under a $100. with free shipping. It also came with a front rack that was way to ugly & heavy, so it went on CL. I have seen the set on a few websites, Amazon was the cheapest. I cut off a 6" extension that was on the front of the rear rack because it hung over to far for my liking.
I have 4 screws that came with it holding it on. The front 2 have fender washers on the bottomside of the lock and ride holes, and go up through the mesh in the basket. The 2 rear screws go through the mesh, plastic rack and frame. Very sturdy and easy to take off for cleaning.
 

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Really can't beat the BH's for an all around great tire. I run them at 5 psi.
Thanks, I dropped them down to 5 PSI, still a great ride. I was'nt sure because the tire says 7 PSI max. Did not know if running them at the max was a good idea.
 

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Beautiful!! Did you happen to notice if the BH's are any heavier that the stock 489's? Tires are my next upgrade.

Thanks to everyone for all the advice about tires on a previous post of mine. Decided to get the Bighorn 2.0's on ITP SS312 rims. Can't believe how much smoother the radials are on the trail. Anxious to see how they do plowing my driveway. I stayed with the 25" tires, they still added a bit to the height, no spacers required. Rocky Mountain ATV delivered them to the door for under $800.00!

I aired them up to 6 psi, is that about right for trail and blacktop plowing, or should I drop it down a bit? Thanks.
 

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Beautiful!! Did you happen to notice if the BH's are any heavier that the stock 489's? Tires are my next upgrade.

Thanks to everyone for all the advice about tires on a previous post of mine. Decided to get the Bighorn 2.0's on ITP SS312 rims. Can't believe how much smoother the radials are on the trail. Anxious to see how they do plowing my driveway. I stayed with the 25" tires, they still added a bit to the height, no spacers required. Rocky Mountain ATV delivered them to the door for under $800.00!

I aired them up to 6 psi, is that about right for trail and blacktop plowing, or should I drop it down a bit? Thanks.
From what I was able to find, they are as follows:
Carlisle Rear 25X11X12 - 22 lbs.
" Front 25X8X12 - 17 lbs.
BH 2.0 Rear 25X10X12 - 22.7 lbs.
BH " Front 25X8X12 - 18.4 lbs.
Of course being the curious sort, I weighed the stockers with rims- Frt. 23 lbs, R's 30 lbs.
BH's with the ITP's- Frts. 31 lbs., R's 36 lbs.
So I gained a bit of weight, probably because of the rims.
 

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From what I was able to find, they are as follows:
Carlisle Rear 25X11X12 - 22 lbs.
" Front 25X8X12 - 17 lbs.
BH 2.0 Rear 25X10X12 - 22.7 lbs.
BH " Front 25X8X12 - 18.4 lbs.
Of course being the curious sort, I weighed the stockers with rims- Frt. 23 lbs, R's 30 lbs.
BH's with the ITP's- Frts. 31 lbs., R's 36 lbs.
So I gained a bit of weight, probably because of the rims.
Thanks a lot. I am leaning towards Swamplite Reptile Radials right now, but who knows for sure.
 

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That looks great! I also stuck with 25's when I recently upgraded. I didn't want to put more stress on the drive train or have to work with spacers. Love the way yours came out.
 
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