❏ No matter what kind of ATV you ride
or UTV you drive, the tires you choose
to install under them can make a
huge difference in how they handle.
Lately there have been a few big
developments in tire technology that
are really catching on in the world of
off-road. We contacted each of the top
tire manufacturers to see which tires
are performing well for them, everywhere from the dealership to the dirt.
We tested the new Radial Pro in last
month’s issue on a utility quad. It provided smooth rotation and great grip
in most conditions. AMS has stepped
up sizing options to reach the popular 30x10-14 size. The tire has DOT
approval, a thick rim guard and an
eight-ply rating. ATV sizes start at
25x8-12. Expect to pay $170 to $190
For more street riding, AMS offers
the unique Street Fox. It has a DOT
rating and a cool flame tread pat-
tern that can add to the look of any
golf cart, Low-Speed Vehicle or utility
machine that you might use daily
at work or for fun on the weekends.
The Street Fox only comes in 21x7-10,
20x11-9, 25x8-12, 25x10-12 and 23x11-
10 sizes, ranging from $92–$145.
com or any Parts Unlimited dealer
The CST Behemoth ATV/UTV tire
features an aggressive tread pattern
for grip on any terrain and equally
massive shoulder lugs for predictability in ruts. The Behemoth’s radial
construction provides ride comfort at
high speeds on the trail, confidence
in the deep mud, and confidence
that you can make it out of the backwoods. The Behemoth is eight-ply-rated to handle heavy loads and is
extremely durable when you find
yourself in the nastiest of conditions.
A huge range of sizes from 25x8-12
all the way up to 30x10-15 will fit any
size machine. Price range is very reasonable, from $159 to $224.
Contact: (800) 245-4118 or www.cst
DWT has one of the largest tire
selections in the business for both
ATVs and UTVs. Among all tires
offered, DWT has a couple of the
strongest in their run-flat line. For
sport quads, the XCV3 tire has held
up to the rigors of Baja racing with
winning results. The XCV3, comes
as a 23-inch front or 22-inch rear
12-ply tires and will never leave you
stranded. The tire comes with DWT’s
yellow-label, hard-compound rubber
that wears extremely slow too. Prices
start at $110.
For larger utility ATVs and UTVs,
the Moapa run-flat gives that same
12-ply rating and run-flat abilities.
This tire basically removes the need
for a spare tire or even a plug kit.
The tread is predictable enough for
racing applications, and a big size
range is available for most machines.
Those sizes start at 25x8-12 and reach
28x12-14. Prices start at $155.
Contact: (800) Race-Rim,
For sand, mud and trail
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
RP Advanced markets a set of paddle
tires that is built to equip all four tires
with traction-grabbing scoops. It makes
sense, since all UTVs that they fit are
four-wheel drive. They work great in
deep powder without throwing sand in
your lap. They also ride very smooth on
hardpack, thanks to a strong center rib
that runs around the whole tire.
Most of the new technology for utility
quads these days comes in the form of
smooth-rolling radial construction. Both
directional and non-directional tires are