But have you considered what kind of tires you want? They can make a significant difference in your ride and your safety in different conditions.
You need to consider what kind of tread pattern you’ll need. Consider your terrain.
There are several different types of tread patterns for ATV’s:
- Mud Tires
The tread life on mud tires is flatters if you drive anywhere but mud. The aggressive tread pattern has a less than comfortable ride.
- Sand Tires which have a “paddle” or “scoop” type treads. This is the only tread pattern that provides good traction in the sand, but are so specialized they really don’t work anywhere else.
- Racing Tires – Racing tires are specialty-built, and are designed for hard-packed trails and courses and are designed for high-speed runs.
Tire size is another important distinction. You need to take into account the Width, Height, and Sidewall Height. Generally, for safety, it is recommended that you replace your ATV’s tires with tires of equal.
A smaller diameter tire – this will decrease the overall speed and increase the engine RPM. A wider tire will increase traction, particularly laterally. Too wide of a tire will diminish braking ability. Most ATV’s have had tires with very tall sidewalls which will produce far more flex. That helps off roading, but is a bad choice for high-speed course runs.