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can someone please tell me what the best tires for trail riding would be? i had the holeshots on the rear and today i ripped a hole in the sidewall big enough for my thumb to fit in. later (after i put my almost bald stock rears back on) i hit a rock in the trail that really wasn't that bad compared to things ive accidently ran over in the past, and i ripped a hole in the sidewall of my front tire that i could put three fingers in. ive had, im willing to give up some traction for more durability. my stock tires have a total of 11 plugs. i never had a flat on my ex at all!

sorry for the long post, i had to vent. :)
 

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This is a question I also had. After my first ride on my new Predator I realized what Dirt Wheels meant by excessive tire spin. I was thinking to myself "I am sure glad it isn't muddy out today" (Dry and dusty conditions here). I have been running Holesots XC on the rear of my 400 EX for about 2 yrs now and am partially satisfied with them. What other trail tires have you ran on your Predator? (minus any paddles) I am looking now at a set of Keda Klaws, GBC schredder, or going back to Holeshot XC's. I have already put my Holeshot xc's on the front. They will be alot better than the 2ply maxxiss tires.
 

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I think i will be interested in the kenda klaws or the shredders too. Just havent heard any reports about either.
 

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I guess I should add that I have run the shredders on my 400. Out of riding on the for 2 and half years in rocky terrain I only had 2 plugs in them and that was from where my back tire got wrapped around some barbed wire. My Hole shot xc I have on now 6 months I already have 3 plugs and a leak that I can't find. Anyone else try these tires out or do you like the maxxis razor's?
 

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How is the traction with the shredders? The tread on the rear looks really close together.
 

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I was really happy with them. Not a lot of wheel spin on the 400 and good predictagle sliding in corners.
 

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So hows was the cornering...would u say it would be better than a set of razrs all the way around?
 

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I am thinking they would be better since the razors have so much wheel spin.
I am just trying to get some input to what others are running and how they like it/
 

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i have only had the stock maxxis tires and the holeshot rears. im thinking about trying the kenda claws since they have a six ply rating and are innexpenive compared to others. i am also considering the fast treckers, they are only four ply, but they were pretty durable on my ex and they dont cost much either. i hate to spend the money holeshot wants for there tires when i already completely destroyed one after two weeks!
 

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I just installed a set of Kenda Klaws on the back of my Predator because I bruised a Razor trail riding and it couldn't be fixed. I'm happy with them so far. In the hard terrain position they seem to corner as well as the Razor's and they're certainly a lot more resilient in the rocks. Wheel spin doesn't seem to be as much of a problem, but with that much horsepower you're always going to be able to spin the tires.
 

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most after market tires will be more durable, maxxis made the stock razr's in the 2 ply special for polaris, to keep the weight down. the fronts are not even razr's, they are maxxis pro's. I've used to razr2 6 ply rears and they work really well, the only complaint I had with them is that they do not slide as well when needed, they definetly have more forward bite though and a deeper tread which helps for softer or muddy areas. the razr2 6 ply fronts with the razr 4 ply rears is what I have been running on my predator, I've only really trial rode it twice, once with the stock tires and once with whats on it now, I noticed a great improvement with the front razr2's. much more traction while cornering on any terrain, and better braking. if your tearing tires up, try the razr2's all the way around, the 6 ply design will certainly help, and the traction is much better than stock. the only downside is, unless they changed recently, the rears are only available in 9" sizes.
 

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well, i bought a set of front tires today. i got carlisle trailwolfs. they are only rated as a two ply tire, but they seem to be much thicker and a lot stronger in the sidewall compared to the maxxis front pro's, anyone know why that is? they are not the tires i really wanted, but i only paid 25$ a piece for them and figured, "what the hell". i try them and see how they work.

P.S.-whats really weird is that even though they are rated as two ply, they seem as thick if not thicker than my razr 2's on my Z in the sidewall.
 

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Ok guy’s ,

Now that you have had time to try your tires what is the review, I need to get some quick, money not a factor, what do you suggest?
 

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anyone have a pic of some kenda klaws?? im curious to see what they look like i seem to have an issue with my stock tires SUCKING so much...the rears have sucked up more nails and sticks into them then anything ive seen, and they actually quit leaking for some reason this week(maybe there was dirt in the bead?) im not gonna argue
 

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When i go off road i throw a set of razr2s on they have never got me stuck. the only complaint i have is that i race and when i take my 18 inch tires off and put on the bigger tires there is a huge diffrence. They take more to rev out the motor but that is all i dislike about them.
 

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i just put on a set of the itp xct's on the front and rear. 23's front, 22 rears both 6ply and they made a huge dif. they don't push around the turns and the rears have much more forward bite and are very predictable sliders. also more ground clearence and less to worry about bending a rim on rocks
 

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How do you think these would work? Also, is there any issues on ill-handling with 2" taller tire?

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/product_catalog/Product.jsp?skuId=642076&store=Main&productId=p642076&catId=108&leafCatId=10802

Thanks,
Mark
 

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I went with the 6 ply Razor 2 on all for, look good and work well.
 

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See, I liked the factory RAZR PR's. I ran those 18" ITP MX tires for a little while, until they wore out on me, but they had horrible traction.

I decided than the buy the REAL RAZR tires. They are noticably different to the "stockers". Hook up is better due to tall lugs. Not to mention, you get the cool little RAZR name on the side wall.
 

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I got the Kenda Klaws and man, WHAT A TIRE!!!! These things are flippin awesome! They hook up way better than the Razors ever thought about and slide very well in corners. In the soft terrain direction, on a motocross track, I have a problem with getting into a slide and it wanting to powerwheely while still sliding. I mean these things HOOK!!!! I would really recommend these tires to anyone. They are by far the best tires I have ever run, and very strong so they are lasting really good.
 
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