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EXMARK
09-30-2005, 07:29 AM
Got my son a LT80 that I'm going to give him for christmas. I bought some douglas rims (stock size) to put on it but I want to put different tires on. What size front and rear and what brands should I look for?
You guys have some really cool little quads, hopefully my son will take to it and later we can modify his littel quad.
Thanks for any advice,
Duke

MadSea862
09-30-2005, 03:55 PM
Theres a thread a couple spots down from yours entitled LT80 Mods. there are some#'s and places to shop as well as a pic of the tires described in the thread.

redzoomer
10-02-2005, 03:05 PM
We use the 16x6.5x8 carlyle snow hogs.. I got them at tractor supply. they look like miniature holeshots or razrs.

LT80
10-02-2005, 05:51 PM
Beware of the snowhogs. I call them case breakers. Much too stiff for a LT80 IMO.Good for others, bad for a LT. :(
I recommend NANKANG 16x6.5x8. They are a soft sided tire and will out perform most any other tire on a LT80.They make a 18" tall tire also.(N700 style)
I run the stock fronts as they are soft sided and provide some more suspension.We've never needed anything else.
I don't like the turf tamers because a 9.5 wide tire is too wide.
Hope that helps. :)

bmurray
01-15-2006, 08:36 PM
18x9.5x8 Turf Tamers are great for the LT80's.

LT80
01-16-2006, 09:40 AM
ya, what's so great about them?

maggiesboy
01-16-2006, 10:24 AM
Originally posted by bmurray
18x9.5x8 Turf Tamers are great for the LT80's.

That is WAY TOO WIDE for the rear of an LT80. Takes too much power to turn them. I guess if you are just braffing around the yard, maybe. Anyone that is semi fast at the track has 16/6.5 or 18/ 6.5 on the rear. A 9.50 is just too darn wide. That is my .02, and the same .02 is shared by many.

18/9.5-8 tamers belong on full sized machines....

LT80
01-16-2006, 11:06 AM
Exactly.
I know some like the "bust-a-case" snowhogs on the front. I feel they are too stiff and lessen the suspension aspect of it.
In fact I have a rider that refuses to put the bigger fronts on. He also likes to be back of the pack:rolleyes: :blah: :devil:
I try explaining to him that 19 others in front of him have big fronts, but I don't know squat I guess. :D :D LOL

bmurray
01-16-2006, 08:35 PM
ya, what's so great about them?

first of all, for a non-race application (the way most LT's are used)the extra width stabilizes a very tipsy LT. The factor junk size is really crap , and when put on the other sizes mentioned, you loose even more ground clearance. This maybe ok on a TRACK, but not in everyday trailriding ect. My .02!

45 lt80
01-19-2006, 07:33 AM
Lt80

Where can you get the Nankang n700 style? I looked at tires unlimited there was no 16x6.5x8 listed. What size rim? 8x6 rim or
8x7?
45lt80:confused:

maggiesboy
01-19-2006, 08:54 AM
N700's can be purchased at your local dealer that has "Parts Unlimited" as a distributor. They are in the current 2005 atv catalog. they are around $24.00 each

EXMARK
01-19-2006, 09:26 AM
Maggiesboy, Do they have a web site so I can look at the n700?
I like the snow hogs myself but would like to stay with a tire that is relatively the same size as stock. We do not race yet, he just got his lt 80 for christmas.

LT80
01-19-2006, 10:00 AM
The Nankang N700 does come in a 18" tire, not sure of a 20".
I feel that the nankang or the GBC Shredder has more traction than the hogs. I know, it wouldn't appear so, but that's what I've seen. :)

EXMARK
01-19-2006, 10:06 AM
LT80, Is there a site I can go to to look at the n700 and the shredder?

dirtmomma
01-19-2006, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by EXMARK
LT80, Is there a site I can go to to look at the n700 and the shredder?
should be able to find them & a pic @ RMATV.com :)

EXMARK
01-19-2006, 10:44 AM
Thanks for the site

Livin4Real
01-19-2006, 03:37 PM
http://www.americanmototire.com/index.html?lang=en-us&target=d688.html

maggiesboy
03-02-2006, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by EXMARK
LT80, Is there a site I can go to to look at the n700 and the shredder?

here is a pic of them on the front of my boys KFX

dirtmomma
03-03-2006, 08:51 AM
Hmmm those look like Trev's stockers off the kasea!! I am thinking of runnig them @ RMC for the TT not sure on how his others will do on the clay bbut we will test them next weekend cuz I didn't order any A/R :o want to see how these will do right now!! :)

fitbmx358
01-08-2009, 09:00 PM
this sounds dumb, but im looking so hard to find some 18-7/8
mx tires, and i cant find them!
i dont want new rims, seeing as the stock ones are in perfect condition.
so who makes some tires that fit stock 80 rear rims