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Off road Tires for ATV, SUV, Light Truck and 4x4s
ATV Tire FAQs
do I determine the ply rating of my ATV tires?
On the sidewall of your ATV tire you will find star
imprints. Each star equals 2-ply. For example: three
stars on the sidewall of a tire means the tire is rated
ATV came with tires rated at 2-ply. Why would I want to
install tires rated at 6-ply?
If you are riding in conditions that demand a great deal
of strength from your tires, using a tire with a higher
ply rating is recommended. For example: when riding in
rocky conditions, use a higher ply rated tire to reduce
the chance of puncture.
What air pressure should I run in my ATV tires?
At Maxxis we always suggest running the air pressure
recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. The maximum
air pressure listed on the sidewall of the tire is not
necessarily the pressure you should use.
do I tell the size of my ATV Tire?
Most ATV tires are generally sized using the following
format: AT25x10-12. The letter "R" may replace the dash
to denote radial construction. The first number
represents the Overall Diameter (O.D.); the second
represents the section width (S.W.); and the third
represents the wheel diameter. All measurements are in
inches. Note that these numbers are approximations and
individual tire sizes may vary. For example, a 25x10R12
Maxxis Bighorn has the following specifications: O.D. =
25.4", S.W. = 10" (Of course, the rim diameter is 12".)
Should I replace my current tires with the same size, or
can I use larger tires?
When replacing tires of
different sizes, it is best to check with the vehicle
manufacturer. You will generally be okay with small changes,
as with from a 20x10-9 to a 20x11-9. However, it is
always best to check with the vehicle manufacturer to
ensure proper operation.
Buyers should be advised that due to variables like shock and spring
condition, rider weight, riding style, manufacturers
changing components, etc, no guarantees can be made as
to what may occasionally rub fenders. It should be expected that any 28" tire
will require a lift kit although a few may not.
What can cause air loss in my ATV tire?
There are a few items you should check if you experience
air loss in your ATV tire. First, check for punctures,
cracks, and impact damage to the sidewall and tread
region of the tire. Second, check your valve stem and
valve core for leakage. A damaged or aged valve stem and
a loose valve core can result in tire air loss.
there any specific care instructions for my new tires?
Take care while becoming familiar with the new handling
characteristics of your replacement tires. While
braking, accelerating, and cornering, special care
should be taken until you have become accustomed to your
What type of maintenance should I perform on my
The most important maintenance function you can perform
on your all-terrain vehicle is a frequent check of tire
pressure. Under-inflated tires will result in a variety
of problems including premature wear, poor handling,
fatigue, or sidewall cracking. It is also a good idea to
routinely make visual inspections of your tires. Be sure
to check for foreign objects located in the tread
surface or sidewall.
can I get better mileage out of my ATV tires?
There are a few key riding habits that can help increase
the life of your tires. Avoid fast starts and panic
stops. Make sure to always check and maintain your tire