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I have narrowed down the tires I like to:
Swamplite
Reptile
Sparticus
Grim Reaper
Does anyone have experience with any of these?
I am trying to pick the best tire for how I ride: my average ride consists of about 30 miles of trails and I hit 3-5 mudholes. With my stock tires i usually get stuck in atleast one of them. So out of the tires listed above, I would like your opinion on which ones will be better in the GA mud and not suffer to much on the trails...

Thanks for any help!
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I have been researching all morning on these tires and this is where I am:

Swamplites - not a radial, is 6 ply, nice looking deep tread but read that this is a softer rubber tire that wears much quicker than others. Out of the four tires, sounds like it would handle the mud the best. Another pro is they have the size I need 26 x 9 x 12 (26lbs) and 26 x 12 x 12 (31lbs)

Reptiles - radial tire, 6 ply, nice deep treads, read this tire does everything good but not great except on wet rocky trails which has little traction on, but this would not be a problem for me. They also have the sizes I want. Basically the same weights as the Swamplites.

Sparticus - radial 8ply tire, aggressive treads, possibly the second best tire in the mud. Negative for me is I would have to switch to a size 14 rim, which everything I read online recommends sticking with the size 12. Less wear than the Swamplite.

Grim reaper - radial 8 ply tire, sounds like a great all around tire, but weaker than the Sparticus in the mud. Same negative for me with having to change to a 14 rim. Also less wear.

Is there any other pros and cons to add to these tires?
 

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A friend has a set of reptiles, good all around tire. I will get a set when i upgrade.


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Will
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Any of them will be better than your stock tires, even the 4th rated mud tire is better than stock. You need to pick a tire that does 80-90% of your riding and not worry about the other 10-20% so much. If you don't want to buy rims too then I would recommend the reptiles. If you think you need a little more mud ability do the swamp lites. If you want to do rims, then I'd say the grim reaper would be my #1 choice for what you ride. Smoothest ride on the trails and good in the mud too. And when your done if you need a clutch kit, hit me up.
 

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I have started looking into the pitbull growler uber xor tires and I must say they have become the front runner! These tires look mean, deep treads, radial 8ply tire. My only concern is I have not read enough on how they handle in a mud hole? Anyone out there that has experience with them in the mud?
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I was doing the same search as you.. I went w/the Grim's available at Costco under 400/set in the 25/8's and 25/10's on factory rims.. NEVER been happier. They look 10x better on the machine than on the rack. I drop'd from 26" to 25's but NO biggie.
 

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I have been testing the PitBull Growler Uber XOR tires in the mud in Arizona lately. It's not super thick mud but it is a sticky clay based mud. They have been cleaning out great.



I even had to use my quad with Growlers on it to pull my dually and 26 foot toyhauler out of the mud.



Let us know if we can be of assistance.

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Well after 12+ hours of researching tires online I decided to go with none of the four brand tires I was originally looking at in the beginning of this thread! I Decided to go with the Pibull Growlers UBER XOR tires - my reasoning is: it's a badas* looking tire for an all terrain tire with decent abilities in the mud, has 1" deep tread, grips from every angle, its a radial and from reviews I read these tires last for several thousand miles.
I just ordered: (2) 26.5 x 9 x 12 for the front and (2) 26.5 x 11 x 12 for the rear.
And the Elixir M17 wheels in black.
I will post some Picts when they are installed.
Thanks for all the advice!
 

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Sounds like a good choice. I bet you will like them. Let us know how they perform. I looked at them too, but went with the Sedona Ripsaws as they were available locally for half the price of the pitbulls and so far am very happy with them.
 

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I agree, can't go wrong with pitbulls. They are going to look great on the machine, and you were able to stay on the 12" rim like you wanted.
 

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Well if you have not seen them in person...just wait. There will be one big smile when you lay eyes on them. Not had mine in the Georgia red clay but did get to bush hog some here in the hills,been a record wet year. Was able to mow in 2 wheel where with the Goodyear P's I would have to use 4 wheel.
 

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Well after 12+ hours of researching tires online I decided to go with none of the four brand tires I was originally looking at in the beginning of this thread! I Decided to go with the Pitbull Growlers UBER XOR tires - my reasoning is: it's a badas* looking tire for an all terrain tire with decent abilities in the mud, has 1" deep tread, grips from every angle, its a radial and from reviews I read these tires last for several thousand miles.
I just ordered: (2) 26.5 x 9 x 12 for the front and (2) 26.5 x 11 x 12 for the rear.
And the Elixir M17 wheels in black.
I will post some Picts when they are installed.
Thanks for all the advice!
Well, here are the picts of the new Pitbull Growler tires on Elixir M17 wheels!:veryhappy:

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Well after 12+ hours of researching tires online I decided to go with none of the four brand tires I was originally looking at in the beginning of this thread! I Decided to go with the Pitbull Growlers UBER XOR tires - my reasoning is: it's a badas* looking tire for an all terrain tire with decent abilities in the mud, has 1" deep tread, grips from every angle, its a radial and from reviews I read these tires last for several thousand miles.
I just ordered: (2) 26.5 x 9 x 12 for the front and (2) 26.5 x 11 x 12 for the rear.
And the Elixir M17 wheels in black.
I will post some Picts when they are installed.
Thanks for all the advice!
Well, here are the picts of the new Pitbull Growler tires on Elixir M17 wheels!:veryhappy:

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So how does it ride with the Pitbull Growlers UBER XOR tires and how have they held up? Also, what did they cost and where did you get them. How is the traction in the snow, etc.? Any issues with them? Would you buy again or go with GB Grim Reapers or Spartacus??
 

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What machine are you running madness? The growlers are stout and heavy tire.
 
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