The cactus and thorns are so thick here that I run foam filled tires on my Kubota 4x4 tractor/loader/backhoe.
Been running ITP Vampires on my Rancher 350 4x4 for years here.
It is a daily use vehicle used to check cows, fence, game cameras, haul corn, cut firewood, fix fence, etc. and sees more use in a week than quite a few see in a year.
The tall chevron treads hold the tire body up off the ground and helps keep thorns to a minimum.
Slime is the trick until you hit something that puts a pencil sized hole in your tire, then you plug it and add more slime.
I run them until they are more thorns than tire, then replace them.
I treat mine like a tractor or tool and not a show and shine vehicle but it does get good scheduled maintenance.
Generally, bigger/wider/more ply tires and rims will turn a nice handling ATV into a slug pretty quickly that handles poorly, bump steers and is rough as crap so do your homework before you jump in.
Edited by Vern1 (02/20/15 12:09 PM)
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