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I have a question.

I plan on ordering a set of wheels and tires.
I want 28" and I need something a bit agressive with deep treads.

Here is what I am considering:

Wheels : ITP SS212 14"
Tires : Interco Swamp Lites
28 x 11 x14 in back - 35 lbs - rating 450 lbs
28 x 9 x 14 in front - 29 lbs - rating 520 lbs

Anybody has experience with these tires?

Should I have any concerns about clearance?

I like the BIG Horns 2.0, but I would like something more aggressive with deeper threads.
 

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i ran the swamplites on my 450 foreman (29.5x10x12 ) and i liked them alot EXCEPT !!!!! in deep mud (i had the 30in silverbacks for the mud) smooth on hardpac, good on wet rocks, great trail tire but if they sit for a few days they will get flat spots and thump a little bit (2 mins) but that was with 2psi in them (so i think the pioneer would run atleast 6-8psi or more in them and may not flat spot) .......i think for trails and light mud the swamplites fit the bill but not for skeg....
 

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Thanks for the info rich459es.
Based on your information and the usage I intend for them, they seem to meet my requirements.
Let us wait to see if anybody else can share info on them.
 

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I have swamp liters on my Arctic Cat 650 H1 and like them. I am going for BH 2.0's though for my Pioneer as my buddy has a Rhino 700 and I have gone through some of the worst mud imaginable and climbed out of a steep muddy washout with a moose split in two in the back, absolutely amazing performance. I would have pish poshed such a notion, but I am a believer now. Also, the load rating of the BH 2.0's is twice that of a swamp lite.
 

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Iv seen the bighorns outdo the swamplites in first person. And it wouldnt of bee as bad but the 2.0 were 25s and the swamplites were 26s.
 

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You guys are making my decision harder......

I was looking at the BH 2.0 and liked them, but I had 2 concerns :

1. Thunderstix, like you I go moose hunting every fall and I always try to get as close to the animal as possible to haul it out. Sometimes, that will imply asking a lot from my little red beast. Done in by foot in the past, but past that age now.

So I was very concerned about the treading on the BH. It did not seem agressive enough to go through forest floor which as you know can be very soft, very hard, very wet, very rocky, etc..
But you guys, based on real experience, tell me that they will equal or outperformed a Swamp Lite.

2. As the treads are not very deep, will they wear easily and loose their grip very rapidly?

But one thing for sure. I thought I had my decision made and now, the BH 2.0 are back on my shopping list.

Any more feedback I can get will help me finalize my decision.

Thanks for helping
 

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You guys are making my decision harder......

I was looking at the BH 2.0 and liked them, but I had 2 concerns :

1. Thunderstix, like you I go moose hunting every fall and I always try to get as close to the animal as possible to haul it out. Sometimes, that will imply asking a lot from my little red beast. Done in by foot in the past, but past that age now.

So I was very concerned about the treading on the BH. It did not seem agressive enough to go through forest floor which as you know can be very soft, very hard, very wet, very rocky, etc..
But you guys, based on real experience, tell me that they will equal or outperformed a Swamp Lite.

2. As the treads are not very deep, will they wear easily and loose their grip very rapidly?

But one thing for sure. I thought I had my decision made and now, the BH 2.0 are back on my shopping list.

Any more feedback I can get will help me finalize my decision.

Thanks for helping
The BH's will handle anything the forest floor can throw at them. And I am also past the age of packing moose out on my back (just look where I live, 100 miles from the Yukon, these are big moose), but still do elk :)
 

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I hunt for the meat I like....and I do not like goose....maybe not cooked the proper way. I still go once in a while with friends who inherit my kills...when any....

I hunt for moose and whitetail every year and caribou once in a while.

We hunt caribou either by float plane in August / September or what I prefer, by snowmobile in November December or January. But that is a more expensive hunt. So only once in a while.

And yes, I envy you for the size of the moose.
But a moose is still a lot of meat when it is standing at around a 1000 lbs.

Unfortunately no elk in the east.

So I will see how much would be the BH in my area.
 

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I run 27 swamp lites on 14 hd's. My buddy tried some 29's and the rub, and drag on the transmission. Iam happy with what's on them for now!
 

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I just put a set of GBC dirt tamer tires on my pioneer and there is a world of difference in how the pioneer rides and turns. it is so much better than the factory tires and they are 27 inch tires and no rubbing on the factory rims. if I were you I would look at these tires they look just like the BIG HORN tires and are 6 ply but they cost 200 dollars less than the BIG HORN tires and I got them off of ebay and free shipping at a cost of 450 dollars they are great tires. and they look bad ass on the pioneer.
 

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Depends on the width? I went from factory 8" wide in the front to 9". You need to take that into consideration on aftermarket purchases. I would think that 28s would be max in a stock application. Any other would require lift kit and a performance chip, when something is avail on the market.
 

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just came back from the woods and the GBC dirt tamer tires did great and rode like a champ glad I bought them and the price was great and I put them on the factory rims which look great and gave it more ground clearance. I took the tires from the pioneer and put them on my Honda rubicon which was in need of some tires. the turning is so much better with the GBC dirt tamer tires.
 
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