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Well, my package arrived yesterday with my rims/tires I ordered from Sled-Parts.com.

WOW, that was fast. I expected to order my stuff and wait about a week for it (which is usually what I wait when ordering by mail) but I had it in just 2 days. The packages arrived in great condition and FAST!

I wasn't sure what to expect. I ordered the Dirt Tamers, they are commonly considered a Bighorn knockoff, but because they are bias tires they're a little less expensive. I will be finishing mounting them tonight and will get pics up tomorrow.

First off, I'm glad I ordered the 25" kit, not the 26" kit. When measuring the tires out, the stockers are a little less than 25", but the new Dirt Tamers are actually slighlty bigger than 26". So if you are ordering these tires, keep this in mind. Second of all, any pictures I've seen of these tires DO NOT do justice to the tread. The cleats on these things are incredible for a "non-mud" tire. Very deep, very aggressive, they make my stockers want to curl up and die. If they perform as good as they look, I'm all set! Unfortunately they are substantially heavier than my stockers, so we'll see if a clutch kit is in order.

The wheels I ordered were the Bruiser Black wheels. They look just like I thought......only one difference. The finish is a matte finish, kinda dull, I guess for some reason I expected a satin or low gloss finish, but they have a powdercoat appearance. That's okay, they look really good on the bike because the bike is black, and after a few of my rides, it has no shiny finish either.
The kit came complete with center caps and lug nuts, but my guess is one funky stone/stick hit and the center cap is toast.


The package sizing is kinda throwing me, though......the kit includes (2) 25x8x12 front tires and (2) 25x9x12 rear tires. When holding them against the stockers, the rears seem to be about 1/4" narrower and the fronts about 1/4" wider.....but I guess it goes to show that each manufacturer measures differently.

I will finish mounting them tonight, they WILL get abused this weekend, and a review is soon to follow.
 

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Well, my package arrived yesterday with my rims/tires I ordered from Sled-Parts.com.

WOW, that was fast. I expected to order my stuff and wait about a week for it (which is usually what I wait when ordering by mail) but I had it in just 2 days. The packages arrived in great condition and FAST!

I wasn't sure what to expect. I ordered the Dirt Tamers, they are commonly considered a Bighorn knockoff, but because they are bias tires they're a little less expensive. I will be finishing mounting them tonight and will get pics up tomorrow.

First off, I'm glad I ordered the 25" kit, not the 26" kit. When measuring the tires out, the stockers are a little less than 25", but the new Dirt Tamers are actually slighlty bigger than 26". So if you are ordering these tires, keep this in mind. Second of all, any pictures I've seen of these tires DO NOT do justice to the tread. The cleats on these things are incredible for a "non-mud" tire. Very deep, very aggressive, they make my stockers want to curl up and die. If they perform as good as they look, I'm all set! Unfortunately they are substantially heavier than my stockers, so we'll see if a clutch kit is in order.

The wheels I ordered were the Bruiser Black wheels. They look just like I thought......only one difference. The finish is a matte finish, kinda dull, I guess for some reason I expected a satin or low gloss finish, but they have a powdercoat appearance. That's okay, they look really good on the bike because the bike is black, and after a few of my rides, it has no shiny finish either.
The kit came complete with center caps and lug nuts, but my guess is one funky stone/stick hit and the center cap is toast.


The package sizing is kinda throwing me, though......the kit includes (2) 25x8x12 front tires and (2) 25x9x12 rear tires. When holding them against the stockers, the rears seem to be about 1/4" narrower and the fronts about 1/4" wider.....but I guess it goes to show that each manufacturer measures differently.

I will finish mounting them tonight, they WILL get abused this weekend, and a review is soon to follow.
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Okay, okay....went home at lunch today and finished the install here are some pics.

The pathetic stock tires




And the new ones mounted up




Happy now?

I am.

Thanks to Sled-Parts.com for quick shipping and an easy transaction.

Review to follow!
Hey merlin just wondering is this the new king quad 2up and how does it fair carrying 2 .
 

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Hey merlin just wondering is this the new king quad 2up and how does it fair carrying 2 .
Technically it is still a single rider. I bought the Quadrax (MC Plastic) box for the rear so my 5 year old can go for little rips around the trails with me. **DISCLAIMER** The box is sold as a "trailside relaxer" seat and there are stickers everywhere that say "Not Intended For Passengers". However, the rear rack is rated for about 150 lbs., and since junior weighs about 50 lbs., I figured I was safe. I notice no difference in handling with the light load out back
There are two ways to mount it; you can simply strap it on, or use the supplied u-bolts to permanently attatch it. I did the latter. Even my dealer, unofficially, said this setup should be fine for toting around the little guy.

Mrs. Merlin doesn't ride, so getting an actual 2-up was sort of a waste.

As far as I know, BRP and Polaris are the only two manufacturers that offer a true 2-up machine. I expect that others will follow.
 

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they look really good. how much cheaper were the tires than bighorns?
When I have priced the bighorns out I usually see them anywhere between $80-$100 a pice. Sled-Parts has the kit on sale for $449.00 (25" kit) including tires, rims, lug nuts, and center caps.

I have seen the Dirt Tamers for sale many places for anywhere from $50.00-$70.00 a piece. Just bear in mind that these are bias ply, not radials.
 

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Technically it is still a single rider. I bought the Quadrax (MC Plastic) box for the rear so my 5 year old can go for little rips around the trails with me. **DISCLAIMER** The box is sold as a "trailside relaxer" seat and there are stickers everywhere that say "Not Intended For Passengers". However, the rear rack is rated for about 150 lbs., and since junior weighs about 50 lbs., I figured I was safe. I notice no difference in handling with the light load out back
There are two ways to mount it; you can simply strap it on, or use the supplied u-bolts to permanently attatch it. I did the latter. Even my dealer, unofficially, said this setup should be fine for toting around the little guy.

Mrs. Merlin doesn't ride, so getting an actual 2-up was sort of a waste.

As far as I know, BRP and Polaris are the only two manufacturers that offer a true 2-up machine. I expect that others will follow.
you forgot artic cat
 

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It will be interesting to hear how your machine handles these tires. My upgrade was a huge plus, there now is enough grip in the mud that I have to use low much more or the belt really barks!!!!
 
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