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Okay, so I get this used Honda Rincon with a nice 650 cc motor in it. But it really needs some new tires with some of the mud my brothers and I ATV in sometime. I've been looking at STI Black Diamond XTR or Kenda Bear Claw at https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/. I've also been looking at Journey P350's at www.discounttire.com, which are "J" speed rated (this thing will easily do 50+mph), but I'm pretty sure they're made in China and there's a "grain of salt" factor on specifications from them. Some comments have the Journey's almost a full size smaller when you check the diameters. Discount tire said they would mount any tires I bring in for $10 each. Anyone have any experience with the Journey's or better suggestions?

The owner's manual calls out for AT25x8R12's in the front, AT25x10R12's in the rear. But I've also saw a post where someone did AT25x10R12's at all four corners and it worked out pretty well. Again, anyone with any experience one way or another? I don't ride enough that I'd see ever putting another set of tires on this, so better to do a little research for the best option. Not much rocky stuff, just dusty trails, some mud, some snow...
 

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Thanks, those two seem to be a favorite in Michigan and about any place with mud. Where did you get them, or did they come with the machines?
 

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I shopped online. Even with shipping the tire and wheels were much cheaper than anywhere I could find them in Michigan.

Search Bigfoot ATV tire kits.
 

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I shopped online. Even with shipping the tire and wheels were much cheaper than anywhere I could find them in Michigan.

Search Bigfoot ATV tire kits.
I also shopped on-line and got a good price. Discount tire in St. Louis (MI) matched the price and ordered them for me (no shipping, but there was sales tax). I also had them put them on for an added cost. I looked through their catalog (at the store) and they can get just about any ATV tire you want.

If/when I have problems, I have a real and nearby place to go to get it taken care of quickly.

Steve
 

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Don't overlook the ITP Mudlites. They're great in mud, competitively priced, and lighter than most mud tires which helps minimize the horsepower you lose when mounting up oversized mud tires.
 

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Finally got some STI Black Diamond STR's on tonight. Can't wait to try them out. Discount Tire changed them out for $16/tire (ouch; they told me $10/tire but neglected to do the "oh, you want the old ones off?" number). But they look really good on the quad, I can't wait to try them out. I have to pick up a decent low pressure tire gauge, the front tires look almost in-line with the wheel (probably at 10 PSI) and I'm afraid side rocks/roots will damage the aluminum. I have another quad that will probably get the Kenda Bear Claws eventually, but will have to wait until I can get some more funds and find a cheaper way to mount them.
 

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I have a couple set s of Kenda Bear Claws and they are a good all-around tire and excellent in snow. I took mine to Walmart and they switched them out for 5.00 bucks a tire.
 
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