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    Senior Member turbodieseli4i6's Avatar
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    Going to do a Trailer wheel mod. What's your tire choice?

    I plan on setting up my TW with a trailer wheel tire combo in the next few months. In your opinion, what's your pick in an ATV tire and size
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    Depends on so many variables and personal preferences....12” or 14” rim? Need DOT rating? Riding in mud and/or public roads? Extending swing arm to permit wider tire selection? Concerned about top speed and rotational mass? Noise? Vibration and stability at speed on the road? Service life? Directional or non-directional tire so it can be reversed following wear? Square or rounded profile?
    For example just for a 12” rim you can get a ~14 lb sand tire or a 22lb mud tire with lots of choices of weights, tread depth and tread patterns in between.
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    I do not recommend the Sedona Rip-Saw which I chose. While it looks gnarly, those tall lugs result in squirrelly handling on the road and hard packed dirt. Joemama also claims that it does an outstanding job of ejecting rocks at the rider behind me.



    I am considering replacing it with either a Ceros or a Duro Power-Grip.

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    Go with the 12" rim. There will be no additional modifications and you can pretty much pic any tire you want. Tire size will be 25x8x12 just do a google search and there are a few online sites that have hundreds of tire choices

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    Of note: The new Duro PowerGrip V2 in a 12x26x9 is out and hits all the high notes for an improved alternative to the ever popular original Power Grip: s-l300.jpg Plus Rocky Mtn has them on closeout for $90closeout-tag-160-product.png


    • The Duro Power Grip V2 is a new version of the popular Power Grip line
    • Featuring radial construction and a 6-ply rating
    • The Power Grip V2 has a more rounded profile
    • It's lighter, features more spread out treads and has additional puncture resistance between the tread blocks and shoulder area
    • Rim guard integrated into tire design
    • Non-directional tread patter
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    Thanks for the replys. So the 12'' sounds like the best choice for wheel size. I don't really want to extend the swingarm. This will be on the pavement, mud, rock and everything inbetween.

    If the Duro PowerGrip V2 in a 12x26x9 would be your choice, I'd try it.

    DOT would be a big + but not a deal breaker. I want this thing to get traction anywhere! If I get pulled over for a non DOT tire, I can add one later. The deeper the tread the better.
    I'll probably do the dual sprocket setup in the future also and will probably build a single wheel trailer also. I may even tow the log splitter to the woods with the TW.

    I just need to take the tire off the spare wheel and send the hub to McGeachy. If you have the exact wheel part number and link, that would be appreciated.

    I'm pretty ignorant about this and don't mind copying someone that has already done it.
    Thanks for helping!!
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    Here's the one that I got for my second trailer wheel build. I ordered it with a valve stem for a total of $16.00. Economy shipping cost me about the same. You might consider shipping it directly to Mike to save the cost of reshipping it from your place to his.

    12X4 4-Lug on 4" White Spoke Trailer Wheel

    Here are a couple of pics of this modified wheel and the modified hub.

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    Trailer wheel 2.jpg

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    Not sure if the Duro V2 is the best, but it sounds better than the original which I have ridden on for a good 6,000 miles which seemingly worked well on snow, mud, sand, hardback, slick rock and twisty asphalt. The squarish profile of the original Duro PowerGrip does have it’s occasional drawbacks so the V2 is intriguing.
    Lots of other seemingly clones of this tread pattern whose bold cross bar lugs do not flex as readily as smaller knobs of tires like the Ripsaw. They sure afford good traction in loose terrain, and aired down to 4psi will allow you to swim through stuff that stops a stock tired TW.
    Please feel free to look into others.
    The Cerros is a recent favorite too. Somewhat less aggressive, likely a bit lighter too. So many options!
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    I run a a EFX 350 tire which is a "duro knockoff" in a 25x8x12.

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    It has a very round profile and six ply sidewalls and loves low PSI!
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    i was going to mention that a round profile is very important... but that efx 350 looks assume... the new front utv tires they come out with are definitely the tire to go with...round profile.. makes a big diff on hard cornering on any surface....

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