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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2017, 07:46:42 PM »
I have a set of these if you want to try them out ? A Kick back of day gone by !
Maybe I should SELL them to a COLLECTOR ? HEE HHEE  whistling

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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 07:23:46 PM »
I was more worried about what might get caught between them. Anything big
Enough would surely lock the wheels up and maybe break a chain.

Oh...now he tells me.  :o Actually they were quite a cush ride, especially when driving over river rocks, but I prefer a little less bite on the open road. It's all about the terrain that you ride in & how you plan on using the machine. Sometimes when you hear people rave about a particular tire they end up being useless for someone else. It all seems to be an experiment to find what YOU need & if they work best for those needs. We don't need a mud tire, soft tire, but we do need a tuff tire.

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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 07:05:08 PM »
I mounted up these for the StarCraft but may try them this winter on the Max 2. ( Snow )
I Like the fact that thy are close to the old V tread NangKang tires of old.
Gives you a little wheel spin and is not so hard on the drive line.

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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 06:56:38 PM »
I put 25 rawhides on the Model Citizens SS once and there was only about
1/4 space between the tires. They never did flex much or touch each other.
I was more worried about what might get caught between them. Anything big
Enough would surely lock the wheels up and maybe break a chain.
I thought they rode pretty smooth but then again it was on a springer.
You could run any tire and it would feel good.
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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 06:43:10 PM »
May have to work the body a few times to get it to set . Take your time with the heat gun as you don't want to thin the body out to much !

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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 06:37:29 PM »
I ended up ordering 6 24x11-10 swamp witch tires from simple tire and then 6 10x8.5 rims from Jims tires. Got the tires for only $400 shipped to the house with a discount code and the rims were $230 delivered to the house. SO next week I will have some wheels to wrestle with and then some body clearancing.

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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 05:53:58 AM »
Thanks for the replies guys. I do plan to have to stretch the body and on the max II the axles are 25" center to center as well. So that's the big issue is that alot of 25" tires can be larger than 25" or even if They are just under 25" as they spin faster They can expand and will rub each other.  I would love to get some mud bugs but the new 25" ones say they measure 25.2" where the older ones for sure measured more like 24.5" which were perfect.

 Yep, different situation, similar dilemma. If I can not get the R III's on my Argo to cooperate as mentioned here http://6x6talk.com/index.php?topic=201.msg2544#msg2544 there are few choices that I feel comfortable with to replace them. All for the same reasons. Furthermore, mine are on 9" wheels which makes buying new 8" wheels a must. If I must go this route this is probably going to be my decision.
http://www.argoadventure.com/127-158L--TIRERIM-ASM-ARGO-24-LEFT_p_7917.html

Yeah, times 6. Ouch.
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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 09:29:14 PM »
Just remember that these Machines use the tire in a Reverse Pattern so as to Cup the Ground under the tire to get Bite and Flotation .
You Don't want the tire to Dig down and High center your machine.
That is why the AT 101 was such a good tire.
I have the older NangKang chevron tires on my Amphicat. As that machine has Small axles and Chains.
On My Max 2's I ran the Rawhide tires and thy fit the type of riding I was doing.
The Runamucks seam to work Real well also and Ride very good to boot.
It is really all in what your looking to do with your machine really.

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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 04:18:36 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys. I do plan to have to stretch the body and on the max II the axles are 25" center to center as well. So that's the big issue is that alot of 25" tires can be larger than 25" or even if They are just under 25" as they spin faster They can expand and will rub each other.  I would love to get some mud bugs but the new 25" ones say they measure 25.2" where the older ones for sure measured more like 24.5" which were perfect.

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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 01:31:55 PM »
You said you would like to put 25" tires on your Max II.  I have seen 1 Max II with 25" tires and that was at Pine Lake this year.  He said they measured about 24.5" and he had VERY LITTLE room between the tires, Less than a 1/2".  He also said he had to expand/stretch the tub once or twice a year so they don't rub.  I don't remember if he had to use wheel extenders.  To expand/stretch the tub he said he would heat it and use 2x4's to expand/stretch it.  I don't remember the type/brand of tire he was using but he did say some 25" tires were too big and hit each other.
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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 12:33:27 PM »
 Not sure if this will cover all the bases,but here goes;
I have an Argo Conquest 6x6 (a Bigfoot with a liquid cooled engine) running the Goodyear Rawhide III's (the ones from 2000 that are no longer being produced). Not positive about the diameter but i believe the Argo axles are 25" center to center. With 2-3 psi they can not be more than 24/24.5" as they do not contact one another on the machine. They swim well but not as fast as the Goodyear Terra Tire with the 12" wheels found on many Max IV machines. They do very good in mud (for what I ask of them). They do not ride very nice at all in general.

I'm running old Goodyear Runamuks on my two Attexs. They swim well and do ok in mud but nowhere near as agressive as some other types (easier on axles in my opinion). The size of these I know. I go by circumference, not diameter. They run 69.5/70" on 7" wide wheels at anywhere from 1-5 psi depending on how worn down the thread is. They ride like little marshmallows  banana.
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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 11:54:37 AM »
Monkstr, I have the same tires and size as you.  I also have a Max II.  I don't have experience with other sizes or brands but I find mine to be a good all around tire.

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Re: Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 10:32:54 AM »
I have a Max II with goodyear rawhide III 22x11x8. They swim ok, and handle most terrains well. They do not clean out very well, but that can be a good thing. I have a setup for duals I run as well but it's just to wide like that. I want to go to some 25" tires at some point.

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Post your tires and how you like em!
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 10:29:18 AM »
I posted this a few other places with pretty low reply. Post up what tires you have, what size you have and what size they ACTUALLY measure, how you like them, how they swim, how they handle mud and other terrain, and what machine you have them on. I know there are alot of discussions about tires but I am hoping to get more info all in one spot! Thanks ahead of time.