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post #1 of 33 Old 06-18-2019, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Guys that run Maxxis Zillaís or if u have a buddy that runs them .

So I want to run these tires and have been doing a bunch of research on them . The one negative I see occasionally is they do not do well in reverse, but no one elaborates on this. So my question is , how poorly do they do in reverse ? Thanks in advance.
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Never seem to have any problems. Haven't got stuck in mud ever and I take it through somewhat nasty stuff They don't grab as good in reverse as for most "mud tires" I've had

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I agree with Levi, I put some 28's on about a month ago, and haven't had anything but good things come from them. My theory is, if you have lost enough momentum that you can't keep going forward, it's already hopeless to go in reverse, I don't care what kind of tire you're spinning, lol. I've been very impressed with what I can get through in just two wheel drive, where as my stock tires would have struggled in 4.
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So basically I shouldnít worry about it .
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I personally would not, but that decision is up to you:)

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What type of riding do you typically do? One negative Iíve heard on zillas is that they are a soft compound. Do you ride on paved roads to get to the trails? If so, they wonít have great longevity. If you are a trail rider, thereís other tires out there that will work better for you IMO.

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What type of riding do you typically do? One negative I’ve heard on zillas is that they are a soft compound. Do you ride on paved roads to get to the trails? If so, they won’t have great longevity. If you are a trail rider, there’s other tires out there that will work better for you IMO.
Very little paved roads, so not concerned with wear. We ride- muddy, rocky trails with lots of mud holes, I run 26 inch kenda bear claws now and some holes I have to go around, they are dug out and I high center on them . I am looking at running 28’s or might do 30’s as I see they run small.

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Very little paved roads, so not concerned with wear. We ride- muddy, rocky trails with lots of mud holes, I run 26 inch kenda bear claws now and some holes I have to go around, they are dug out and I high center on them . I am looking at running 28ís or might do 30ís as I see they run small.
The zillas should work well for you. Keep us updated.
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I think they're great tires. My experience with them is limited, as I swapped them out after a couple rides with a more all around tire. From what I have ridden on them, I think they did well. I crawled through a mud hole with my 27" Zillas in 2wd, after my uncle struggled somewhat in 4wd on his Rincon with 26" Mudlite XL's. I was impressed, to say the least. As far as reverse traction, it doesn't look to be as good as the foreword pattern, but if it comes down to that small detail in the mud, you were probably going to get stuck anyway. Which reminds me, I still need to buy a winch, lol.

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Never really tried reverse too much. A buddy of mine has them on his 2016 kodiak. For the most part they do okay. He goes everywhere I go with my grizzly on terms, he may just have to use 4wd. Now you wanna know how they work for him if he tries to back up in mud....weíll if he canít go forward anymore he is usually to far in the hole that reverse doesnít help him much, but that can be said for a lot of tires. This is where the winch and your buddies come into play. I like how light zillas are making them easy to spin however they donít seem to measure true to size. My buddy has 28ís on 12 inch rims and his measure 26 1/4 roughly .
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I've got 28" zillas on a 660 and 30" wild thangs (very similar) on a 17 and love them both. Mud, creek, sand, riding is what we do and love that they're light weight and really pull through just about anything that I put them through. I'm not easy on them either. I've never had any issue with them in reverse unless I'm already sitting on the frame and that would be with any tire. I think you will love them, they do run a little smaller than advertised like others have mentioned.
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I've got 28" zillas on a 660 and 30" wild thangs (very similar) on a 17 and love them both. Mud, creek, sand, riding is what we do and love that they're light weight and really pull through just about anything that I put them through. I'm not easy on them either. I've never had any issue with them in reverse unless I'm already sitting on the frame and that would be with any tire. I think you will love them, they do run a little smaller than advertised like others have mentioned.
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How true to size do the wild thangs run? , From reviews I have read they seem to run more true to size and possible a little bit thicker plyís for better puncture resistance. For only a few lbs more .
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I like a tire true to size. When I order a tire if I'm going from a stock 25 or 26 inch tire to say a 28 inch I'm thinking more ground clearance. Hey this tire is 3 inches bigger, so I should get 1.5 inches more and yes I do realize the tread wears down so i will lose some of what i gained. In a 28 12 inch tire they are almost identical in weight and tread depth. I would probably look at my rim size if I had 12 inch rims then I know I cant go past a 28, unless you are wanting to buy new rims. Aftermarket rims are nice and flashy, but for me they just get covered with mud and scratched up. I say chose the cheaper tire option, don't think you can go wrong with either.

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How true to size do the wild thangs run? , From reviews I have read they seem to run more true to size and possible a little bit thicker plyís for better puncture resistance. For only a few lbs more .

My wild thangs were darn near dead on. When I decided on them I was coming from a set of mudlites that had a ton of plugs in them and that was a deciding factor for the thicker plys as well. I would purchase them again if was needing tires. Actually have a friend of mine that is running the 30x9s and likes them a lot as well.
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