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Just reached 250 miles and have suffered two torn side walls on the stock Carnivores......not a cheap issue. First blowout I saw coming although would not have been concerned with past tires on Teryx 4s that I’ve owned. Second time I couldn’t find anything that could have caused the tear and had been reversing at less than 5mph in to open trail.
Is anyone having similar tire issues in the tighter northeast U.S. riding spots? Any suggestions on heavier ply sidewall without adding too much weight?
Have only suffered 4 tire punctures in my 12 years of SXS riding so I’m hoping to find other folks that have found similar issues!
 

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You are going to have to add some weight. One way they keep the weights down on Maxxis tires is lighter sidewalls. Their load carrying capacity also shows this. I was interested in the Maxxis Rampage until I saw that at max 18 psi, they are rated for 550 lbs per tire. (2200 lbs total for a set of 4) Completely maxed out on the KRX when you add a driver and passenger. The Carnivore barely carries it with a 619 lb per tire rating. (2476 lbs total)
The BFG KM3 tires I put on my KRX are rated for a maximum 1150 lbs per tire (4600 lb total) They are about 43 lbs each vs 37 lbs each for the Carnivore. They are also 32" instead of the 31" oddball size Carnivore. 24 lbs of total weight gain and 0 worries about the tire sidewalls. They are also cheaper than the Maxxis, and not on back order. (at least when I bought mine)
I beat the hell out of them in the rocks a couple of weeks ago, 275 miles worth, and they show zero damage or wear.
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Good lord man! Can’t believe I overlooked this obvious part of our equation. Great info and based on it I’m headed toward the Mongrel due to some additional mud capability as I see it often. Seems like a good balanced design although KM3 is fully legit.
Mongrel carrying weight on the 32” is claimed at 1050 which should put me in a much better position coupled with 10 ply sidewall. After buying two Carnivores the price point is certainly helpful as well.
Appreciate the pics....you’re on a similar level that I’m wrestling and nice to see for comps.
Please share any Mongrel insight if you have it👊🏽
 

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Picking up our new 2020 KRX on Tuesday.
This tire info is good to know... had the 28" Kanati Mongrels on our Teryx T4 LE they were freaking awesome, loved the 10 ply.
Were the BFG's LT tires? (light truck)
I believe that roughly 5lbs per corner would be very acceptable for a tire upgrade..
 

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Picking up our new 2020 KRX on Tuesday.
This tire info is good to know... had the 28" Kanati Mongrels on our Teryx T4 LE they were freaking awesome, loved the 10 ply.
Were the BFG's LT tires? (light truck)
I believe that roughly 5lbs per corner would be very acceptable for a tire upgrade..
5 pounds each shouldn’t make much of a difference in this beast. Glad to hear you’ve run this tire with good results. Frustrating that Kawi didn’t utilize the proper equipment.
 

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Side note....have noticed lots of folks give props to the Carnivore although seem to be in different riding conditions. Tight trails in Ohio provide my input but 2 tires in 250 miles tells me enough. Couldn’t find the tear from last weekend until tonight when I added air.....wasn’t even a sidewall issue which I had assumed. Tread tear.
 

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I just got home from a three day 162 miles total. Rough loose square edged rocky conditions. Not hard riding, taking it pretty easy speed wise. Punctured the tread on a rear Carnirvore tread surface between lugs, apparently on a sharp rock. After changing it, on closer inspection there is also damage to the sidewall, a section of the rubber about 5" long x 2" wide is scalloped off of the tire, and cords showing about the size of a quarter. Apparently cut off by a sharp rock. I've been riding in these mountains for over 50 years, dirt bikes, full size pickups and four-wheelers, and never had a single tire issue due to the rocks. Not overly impressed with the carnivores from a durability standpoint. Traction is awesome however.
 

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Picking up our new 2020 KRX on Tuesday.
This tire info is good to know... had the 28" Kanati Mongrels on our Teryx T4 LE they were freaking awesome, loved the 10 ply.
Were the BFG's LT tires? (light truck)
I believe that roughly 5lbs per corner would be very acceptable for a tire upgrade..
No, they are UTV tires. The tread pattern is the same as the LT tires, but this tire is lighter and more flexible for the much lighter UTV's. Regular LT tires would ride super hard in comparison due to the difference in sidewall flex. So far an absolutely amazing tire.

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Just wanted to share I had a Carnivore blowout this weekend doing some high speed stuff.
I'm not surprised it happened because the tires feel very thin like a basketball.

To add: It was the rear driver side and the puncture was in between the tread about 1.5". Must have been a rock because that's all there was.
 

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I think the tire construction on the Carnivore is very similar to the Bighorns which have a long history of blowouts. The 31s look undersized on this pig and only really measure 30”. Go bigger IMO.
 

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Well.... Got the Mongrels on.
I know most folks don’t care for these tires but based on there performance on my 2018 Teryx T4 and the riding we will do in the new KRX they deserve a FAIR shake IMO.
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I think the tire construction on the Carnivore is very similar to the Bighorns which have a long history of blowouts. The 31s look undersized on this pig and only really measure 30”. Go bigger IMO.
Looking at MRT's in 35". Would love to try Roxxzilla's but Maxxis is leaving a bad taste in my mouth.
 

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Looking at MRT's in 35". Would love to try Roxxzilla's but Maxxis is leaving a bad taste in my mouth.
LOL. Sorry, couldn't help myself when I read this. Don't know if you are old enough to understand this. My apologies in advance, no offense intended in any way.

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Carnivore vs Motoclaw
It's no wonder we are having issues with these Carnivores. This Carnivore has about 200 miles on it.
I hope the video comes through, I've never done this before.
 

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Well.... Got the Mongrels on.
I know most folks don’t care for these tires but based on there performance on my 2018 Teryx T4 and the riding we will do in the new KRX they deserve a FAIR shake IMO.
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First ride last weekend on the Mongrels and seem to be perfect for my riding needs and little sidewall roll as some have mentioned as an issue in previous reviews (we all ride different). Ran them through the paces (exposed rock/mud/road) with no issues although only 30 miles in. Hitting the dunes in Sept and looking forward to the great performance reviews they have in that application. Look forward to hearing more insight as we experiment with these beasts👊🏽
 

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Well.. I just ordered some 35" Roxxzilla's for my KRX.
Figured I'd give them a whirl and after having a few miles on them I will give a ride report here.
I tend to drive like a maniac so we will see if I break things, power delivery, and over all tire performance.
 
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