Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
vook

Tires??

24 posts in this topic

I'm looking into puttin some new rubber on my Suzuki 750 KQ... I think 26's are what I am set on right now. My question is what brand of tires do you think are best for snow and mud. I'd like to use it on the lakes more this year so I'd appreciate any advice on the subject. What works for you? I've heard Interco Swamp Lites and the ITP's 589's...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

from my experiance i would stay away from a agressive mud tire if you will be useing it in snow they dig to much. i have 26" outlaws and they are one of the best mud tires i have used but they are terrible in snow i had a buddy pull my fish house out with his yzf450 and not have any trouble and i need to drive in 4 wheel drive or i would dig down and get suck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I second the Maxxis Big Horns, as soon as I get my new wheeler they are going on...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

get the itp terracross they are the best tire around

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Big Horns are great tires and last a long time. We are running them on both of our machines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will echo what everyone says about the Maxxis Bighorns. Seen them in action. where other machines will be buried, the machines with the Bighorns walk through the snow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys! So the concensus is that the Bighorns are the best for deeper snow too?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, they are as good as they get for snow tires, still won't beat tracks though. I'm running bighorns and just picked up another set for my dad. Another nice thing is they wear like iron.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys! So the concensus is that the Bighorns are the best for deeper snow too?

If the snow is too deep for the BigHorns then your machine is already going to get stuck high-centered.

Realistically to go thru anymore snow than the Bighorns(aired down to 1-3 psi)will go thru you should consider tracks. For the average MN/WI user the BigHorns shine in all except for extreme mud.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok now where can I get the best deal? I see that they are pretty spendy anywhere I look...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Regardless of the cost that you'll find most anywhere, they're well worth the money.

Sometimes the best deals can be had right at your local dealership who gets some of their parts from Parts Unlimited. But you have to be a dealership to order parts through them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

rocky mountain or [YouNeedAuthorization]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RockyMountainATV has been real good to me. Check around you may be able to find a 10% off code.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ask for Larry at westside tire in Hamel

I run terracross but heard bighorns are good as stated above, I have 14" rims lil better clearance, but there is no answer to high centering in the snow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ask for Larry at westside tire in Hamel

I run terracross but heard bighorns are good as stated above, I have 14" rims lil better clearance, but there is no answer to high centering in the snow

Sure there is. Tracks!!!!!!!!!! grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The bad thing about tracks. If you ever do get stuck, noone will ever get to you. blush

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: KLoopBinaction
ask for Larry at westside tire in Hamel

I run terracross but heard bighorns are good as stated above, I have 14" rims lil better clearance, but there is no answer to high centering in the snow

Sure there is. Tracks!!!!!!!!!! grin

No way< if ya need tracks<,,, get a sled..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No way< if ya need tracks<,,, get a sled..

You may be able to get there faster on a sled but the tracks will handle deep snow better than any non-mountain sled. You can keep your sled for the 2-times a year they are worth owning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You may be able to get there faster on a sled but the tracks will handle deep snow better than any non-mountain sled. You can keep your sled for the 2-times a year they are worth owning.

100% Agreed! The resale value of a wheeler is alot better than a sled also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: KLoopBinaction

No way< if ya need tracks<,,, get a sled..

You may be able to get there faster on a sled but the tracks will handle deep snow better than any non-mountain sled. You can keep your sled for the 2-times a year they are worth owning.

lol ya the 2 times a year, true, but then those tracks are two times a year in the same breath, waste of money

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the price of tracks you can have a sled to go along with your wheeler and not have to swap tracks and tires spring and fall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ATV's with tracks or snowmobiles, no matter which you choose, all have their place. wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • If you planning on doing any hand pulling at all then do not get the lodge she is a tank and would not fit in a short box. As long as your not 300+ lbs you'll be perfectly comfortable with 2 adults in the cabin. Also a cheap alternative to Hifax are a set of old downhill skis (normally $7-15 @ goodwill) I pull mine across parking lots all the time behind the wheeler and they hold up really well. An added bonus is if you cut them off at the end of the sled then they work great for loading and unloading the shack from your pickup box by yourself because the steel sides dig into the ground a bit keeping the bottom from sliding out.
    • tip to a couple good friends   Len,
      Thank you for the stream recommendation, Len! I love the layout of this stream. Fished it from 3pm until 6:30pm.  My brother threw panther 9s and I threw 6s. We scored a brookie/brown/bow trifecta.    
    • Nelson has been down in recent years in terms of Walleye fishing. Depends on what kind of water you like to fish. The flowage and Moose Lake are good if you like fishing really dark water. Grindstone and Lac Courte Oreilles, maybe even Round are also good walleye lakes, but those lakes have very clear water and will fish completely different than the dark water river impoundments in the area.
    • I think it would be an offensive and experience(post season) up grade. I all reality, we dont have the means to make the trade.  We are nearly out of money(cap space) and only have 11 players.  We need food cheap role players right now.   Only way would be to package Wiggins with future draft picks.  If the analysts are actually correct on how improved we will be, those draft pick wont carry a ton of value.
    •   Well not as many as up by the Emily-Outing area but a few.
    • Still on the fence between going with the cabin or lodge, my dad has a normal lodge and it has tons of room which is great but it also is somewhat heavy for 1 guy to load and pull it seems. I mostly fish with just 1 other person and maby 25% of the time by myself so that was why I was leaning to the cabin which also seemed to have plenty of room for 2 it seemed to me. Also from what I understand the cabin will fit in chevy crew cab box and the lodge won't? I have a 04 crew cab short box so one more incentive for the cabin if thats true.
    • Sounds perfect, thinking your guys reviews will seal the deal for me once I can see one in person again, a hyfax kit will also be on my list as I plan on pulling it behind my sportsman 570. Thanks for the review also AAmerican, it's early to be thinking ice fishing but I'm sure there's people out there like us that are a little anxious!
    • The Chippewa flowage would be a great place to start. I will be honest. Walleye are not what I have ever chosen to Target when I fish up there but the flowage is a great fishery.    Nelson lake would be another choice.
    • I have had 3 of the otter pro xt's, a cabin, lodge and resort. I still have the resort and recently purchased the cabin. I have not had many different brand portables but have fished in other brands buddies have. They are the nicest portables I have personally owned and until I try something I like more I wouldn't change from them at all. The resort is heavy and not something I like dragging far by hand especially loaded with gear and much snow on the lakes. But it has tons of room and I have fished 4 people in it before, a little tight but doable. The cabin I purchased for more hand pulling and an extra for if I have people along. They are very warm and I have fished in them down to -30 deg F. A regular buddy heater keeps them plenty warm, if it isn't to cold or the house is banked well its easily t-shirt weather inside. The resort needs a big buddy heater for colder days sometimes due to the larger size but isn't terrible with a regular. Overall very happy with them all and have been very durable. Also no dripping of water from the ceiling. Highly recommend a set of hyfax for the bottom. I had over 1000 miles pulling my old lodge and they hyfax held up great but I always pulled on snow and not across asphalt much at all.   Changes I have made to them: - added a battery box and inside LEDs  - used stainless screws on the band that hods the fabric to the tub only because I don't like the look of the rusted screws.     If you think you'll be purchasing one I would recommend stopping at a Gander Mountain if you have one near by and getting a set of hyfax since they are going out of business there is a good amount of ice gear. I found hyfax recently there for $15 a set.
  • Our Sponsors