So I finaly broke down and bought mud tires for my suzuki 250 LTF 2wd. Sorry, but the 4wd is not running quite yet. Anyway, I was initially wanting 25-12-10 ITP 589s, however ITP has decided to discontinue their 12 inch wide tires so I have ended up with 25-11-10 Maxxis Mudbugs. They are actually nice tires, not to heavy, I can actually do wheelies eaiser due to better straight line traction. Side traction has been noticably sacrificed but is not horrible. Overall opinion so far is they are great tires, just make sure your quad has a low range for when the mud gets deep. The ride on hardpack is even accaptable especially for the single A arm IRS.
Anyway, here are some pictures. It may look like I should not have got stuck, but I thought i was invincible with these tires and therefore hit the mud hole at the worst possible angle I could find. My 4wd Tacoma with 33" bf goodrich mud terrains hesitated in 4low while pulling it out. Anyway, just thought I would share it with everybody.
The atv with the tires just installed, I am going to pait the front wheels this week to match the back with the same silver that is stock
A rear view of the tires
Stuck for the first time less than a week after being installed
Stuck so deep that the ruts hold all the water
I've never seen mud settle on the frame like this