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MIKE_D
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PostSubject: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyTue Sep 10, 2013 6:20 pm

While having the time of my life at Alpine in the T4 I managed to find the weak (hopefully defective) spot on the driver rear of the Machine. Good thing I had a spare!!  lol  Look at my gimpy T4 Broke a wheel...Decisions..... T4_spa10The cast aluminum wheel cracked inside near the a-arm.  Looks like a rock or something got in there but I am going with the whole found a defect story. Broke a wheel...Decisions..... 9695  The jury is still out on whether or not Kawasaki will warranty this as a defect. I have to take it to the stealership and they will assess the isssue take pictures and ultimately send all this info to Corporate to determine if they will warranty this issue. (2 weeks) Broke a wheel...Decisions..... 607262   SO...I need your help on a new set of wheels if Kawasaki will not warranty this issue.  Since this (single) wheel is $324 from Kawasaki I am looking at STI HD Beadlocks (Slik-Kote) and having the rings powder coated red.  What are your thoughts?  Love it? Hate it? Suggestions? :iamlost: 

Decisions decisions decisions... :feedback:
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t4fireman
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyTue Sep 10, 2013 7:40 pm

It will look good are you going to stay with 12 or go up to 14's. One good thing about going up to 14's maxxis buckshot mudder truck tire that comes in a 27 8.50 x 14 and also you can get a couple of super swamper truck tire in 14's. that is what i am planning on doing later on because i do alot of running on a chip paved road to the farm during hunting season and boy it eats up my bighorn 2.0's and, i am hoping truck tires will preform good on the trails to.
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyWed Sep 11, 2013 10:20 am

Picked up a set of the STI HD Beadlock Wheels 12x7 5.0 + 2.0 Slik-Kote with Machined Rings. Should be here Friday. Gonna keep stock BH 2.0's for the moment. When the time comes it will probably be 10's all around.
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MIKE_D
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyThu Sep 12, 2013 6:39 pm

Wheels came in today.  Can't wait until Sunday to put them on.

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Question!  Anyone interested in a "gently used" trio of 2013 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE wheels?
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MattN03
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyThu Sep 12, 2013 9:14 pm

Those are sweet looking wheels!
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyThu Sep 12, 2013 9:32 pm

X2! they look good.
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MIKE_D
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyFri Sep 13, 2013 3:32 am

Thanks guys! Are the swamp lites the only decent 28x10x12 tire on the market?
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyFri Sep 13, 2013 6:07 am

Depends on what you are wanting. I'm a believer on the Original Bighorns, but I'm itching to try Pitbull Rockers too.
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyFri Sep 13, 2013 7:22 am

Been looking into the Rockers myself......27.5x11x12....1 1/8" tread.... would be nice on all four corners!!
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyFri Sep 13, 2013 7:45 am

Let me know if you get them. I've never seen them in person. Only seen Growlers once.
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyFri Sep 13, 2013 5:07 pm

GBC makes a few good looking tires. I have heard good things about the roctanes also.
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyFri Sep 13, 2013 5:47 pm

I would not run another set of Pittbull Rockers if they were free...after 500 miles they loose all traction. They are an amazing tire when new...but that doesn't last long. The growlers are a much better tire and hold up better in our terrain.
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MIKE_D
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyFri Sep 13, 2013 6:06 pm

JodyT wrote:
I would not run another set of Pittbull Rockers if they were free...after 500 miles they loose all traction. They are an amazing tire when new...but that doesn't last long. The growlers are a much better tire and hold up better in our terrain.
That is NOT what I wanted to hear Jody... njcraddock LOVES his. Size difference maybe. Ever ridden with him. They were on his S and now on his XP????
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyFri Sep 13, 2013 6:08 pm

Bluedevil wrote:
GBC makes a few good looking tires. I have heard good things about the roctanes also.
Looked at GBC, Neil should be a sales Rep. LOL!! They don't offer 28's in a 12 do they?
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyFri Sep 13, 2013 7:10 pm

I'd like to hear more on the Rocker issues too.
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyFri Sep 13, 2013 10:08 pm

once the sipping wears down and the edges wear round you have a tire that will not bite. They are a tough tire...just not a tire I would recommend to anyone
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyFri Sep 13, 2013 10:09 pm

That sucks Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptySat Sep 14, 2013 12:02 am

MIKE_D wrote:
Bluedevil wrote:
GBC makes a few good looking tires. I have heard good things about the roctanes also.
Looked at GBC, Neil should be a sales Rep. LOL!!  They don't offer 28's in a 12 do they?
No they do not offer 28's in 12 or most likely that is what I would have! lol I love GBC's 8 ply line up I've been running them for several years with no issues todate!!! I love the Dirt Commanders but wish they were a little bigger, my 27's run about 26.25-26.5"..

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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptySun Sep 15, 2013 7:58 pm

No cleaned up poser shots yet.  Just got finished with them and went to move hay.  Here are some pictures that Kelly and Hannah took while riding around me on the tractor today.  I must say though VERY time consuming, beadlocks are the easiest set of wheels I have ever put tires on.  

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Looks awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyMon Sep 16, 2013 12:48 pm

Looks good brother!

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PostSubject: Re: Broke a wheel...Decisions.....   Broke a wheel...Decisions..... EmptyTue Sep 17, 2013 4:08 am

Thanks guys. First set of beadlocks. Can't believe how easy they were. Still got three good stockers. Any body need a blingy spare?lol 
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