View Full Version : new tires for lt80?

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,

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.

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.

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. :)

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

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

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....

01-16-2006, 11:06 AM
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

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

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

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

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.

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. :)

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

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 :)

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

01-19-2006, 03:37 PM

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

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!! :)

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