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PostSubject: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:06 am

Anyone know anything about these? I like the Bighorn tread but I'm too cheap to spend the money on them.

Do they perform well?

Are the sizes pretty true?
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:17 am

You not really saving that much. Keep looking at all the web sites n im sure you can find the bighorn for the same price with free shipping.
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:26 am

GBC dirt tamers are ok, just a clone of the Bighorns( and they are not radial).

Like the Cajun says, look everywhere for better deals. Maybe matt at Mudthrowers can help.
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:26 am

I sent you two pm's Dan with some prices. Let me know if you want a bigger size. The Bighorns have went up everywhere in price in the last month or so. The Dirt tamers are a quit a bit cheaper no matter where you go. Just let me know...you can also email me if you want. That may be faster.

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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:41 pm

Yes, in the 27's the bighorns are $150 more. That's really not that much but it takes them from 350 to 500 so that makes a good bit of difference
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:13 pm

Stick with bighorns. Rangers don't wear cheap shoes.
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:20 pm

I'm interested in the Dirt Tamers, too. I had originally thoought the BH 2.0s would be my next tire, then I thought ok I'll go with the reg BHs. I have no problem going with a copycat tire. The super grips I'm running now are just mudlite copies and they have been a good tire for how I ride. If anybody can chime in on the Dirt Tamers I'd sure appreciate it. Rich
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:36 pm

The only other differences that I know of is the Tamers have a little deeper tread and the are not radials,
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:17 pm

Does anyone know if these two tires run true to size? I have always heard the BH's run a little bigger than advertised.???? Tamers?
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:26 pm

Look at the Moto MTX tires. They say they run inch and a quarter tread depth and though they are not radial they look like a more aggressive tire.

Only bad thing is you need a 14 inch wheel to run them.

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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:32 pm

Bighorns run a little larger than they say on the sides.

Here is a third party review.

http://www.atvobsession.com/bighorns.html
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:24 am

The main reasons for looking at the Tamers was 1) the Price and 2) the weight.


The price. the Weight

BH is $478 113 lbs (set)
DT is $345 116 lbs (set)

The weight...I've been looking around and it looks like I might not be comparing apples to apples,. The Bighorns seem to run a little bigger than the stated size and the Tamers seem to run pretty close.

It's probably not fair to compare the weights if you are getting a larger tire with the BH...

Also , it sounds like the Bighorns have a little more puncture resistance on the sidewalls.

And the BH's are RADIALS.

I measured my Mudlite XTR's and they run short of their stated size. they are 27 and the fronts measured 26 and the rears measured 26.75
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:28 am

Wylde,

Do the BH 2.0 measure true or are they a little bigger?
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:07 am

The Tamers actually run small to size from my experience.

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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:58 am

I had Dirt Tammers on three of my Quads, and they were a very good tire and wear really good. I ran the 26' size and they ran true to size on the set's I had...the only reason I switched to the BH was for the ride quality of the radial, and it's a night and day difference!!
The Tammers have a very stiff sidewall and made for a stiff ride on a quad, but that would probably an advantage on a sxs due to the weight difference. JMO
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:47 pm

like a tractor tire if you do a lot of hard road/payment running the dirt tamers will wear out faster being a biase ply tire verses a radial tire, known fact. other than that fact on the trail I wouldn't don't think ride comfort between a radial and non radial will play into account
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:59 pm

danb303 wrote:
Wylde,

Do the BH 2.0 measure true or are they a little bigger?

i have 26" on mine but they look and feel like 27" I will go measure in a bit.

One inch bigger ain't going to make much of a difference as you are only gaining 1/2 inch overall ride height.

And mine are lighter than the regular bighorns. Mainly from them taking some of the rubber from the tread. The BH 2.0's have thinner lugs, but i've not had a problem with them. They seem to clear out faster than the regular BH's.

And the new Can-am Commanders Xt and X pkgs come standard with these in a 27".

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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:42 pm

This the proper way to measure going by what Maxxis told me.

"Inflate the tire to 7psi let set for 24 hours, measure the circumference while the tire is laying on its side and off the ground with no pressure on it...then divide by 3.14. It should be within 0.4 inches of the stated size."


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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:50 pm

I guess the 2.0s are for me. If they run true to size and from what people are saying the ride radial vs bias is well worth the price difference I guess I will try these out. Thanks for the help.
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:31 pm

When i went from bias ply tires to radial it was like night and day.

Bighorn 2.0 handle pretty well in the snow we just got sunday night. You won't be making a mistake with these.
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:48 pm

Sounds good. I will be screaming for some come fall. I just put a set of the hl springs on my rancher and a softer ride will be a good thing..HA!
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PostSubject: Re: GBC Dirt Tamer tires   Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:23 pm

the tamers i have been around are HEAVY!! and the guy i know had 27's and they measured 28.5
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