When it comes to throwing your UTV through the dunes, across river beds, and up rocky slopes, you are eventually going to destroy some tires. While products like the Sidewall Slug exist to get you back home, you’re going to need new rubber sooner or later. Thankfully the booming side-by-side market means that more tire options are available all the time. Here is a quick collection of some of our favorite rubber available to buy in 2021.
For the folks tearing into the mud and the rocks, Pro Armor has its new Pro Runner model. It is eight-ply to help with puncture resistance and it comes in a 33-inch size. We like using Pro Armor for replacement tires because the company also sells a great collection of wheels, making it easier to get a good-looking combination shipped straight to your door. And if you need something larger than a 33, Pro Armor also has a new 35-inch Crawler XG tire. proarmor.com
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If you are the kind of person who really likes the idea that your UTV tires match your truck tires, BF Goodrich is the choice for you. Thanks to the massive size of the company, BF Goodrich offers dozens of sizes for its various tire models. When it comes to your UTV, the BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 is available for 14- or 15-inch wheels in sizes from 28 to 32 inches. That should fit most factory wheels for a lot of Polaris, Yamaha, and Can-Am models. When it comes to sizes for your truck, this KM3 can be had for wheels up to 22 inches. bfgoodrichtires.com
Our final choice for a new UTV tire is for the desert runners out there. Maxxis is already one of the top names in UTV tires, both for OEM and aftermarket applications. The new Razr XT adds dual steel belts for puncture resistance and a new tread compound that improves resistance to tearing while increasing traction. Of course there is a revised tread-block design as well to maximize performance on as many surfaces as possible. You can pick some up now from Maxxis directly, but the company says more sizes will be available at your local dealer starting in the spring. maxxis.com