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Sill on my quest for 35's. I have been researching all sorts of options. One of the concerns for me is the weight of the KRX. While browsing through all the different options, these caught my eye. I really wasn't wheel shopping as I like the OEM wheels that are lug centric. At this price, I think this is a good deal and it's an easy option to accomplish everything. I know most machines are lug centric so going this route won't bother me one bit. I'm curious is anyone has run these newer Roctane XR's? They kind of remind me of the Maxxis bighorn 2.0's for some reason and the 2.0's always did well for me. I do like the round profile as I sometimes have to ride the streets while in Moab. In fact, the last trip we did in November, we got lost and ended up having to do 65 on the highway for 15 miles. The wheels I would go with are the STI HD9's that carry a robust 1200lb rating and the tires are around 1300lb rated. For $1395 shipped, this seems like a good deal. As for the 18's, I usually prefer more tire but then again, these are 35's so it might not be a huge issue.

 

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I also forgot, the weight is extremely low at 42.9lb for a 35 tire. I ride 75% Moab Utah trails and 25% Colorado mountain trails.
 

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I would not advise any STI rocktane.. The absolutely the worst rag tires I ever waisted my money on.. out around, shakin, thumpin, no traction junk. couldn't stand it.. but wait.. I was stupid enough to buy another set of their light version that didn't make it 50 miles with out sooo many plugs in them they all 4 looked like porcupines.. one ended up with a hole in the face the size of a baseball bat that I grabbed ahold of with a pair of pliers and ripped the tire casing open like you were tearing a gunny sack..
so yea.. guess you could say I'm not a fan of STI"s
 

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I would be very leery of a tire that size that weighed so little. Looking at the tire I see where some of the weight savings comes from. There is no tread on the tire to speak of. Massive gaps between tread blocks makes them vulnerable to punctures and a small contact patch with the ground. I just wouldn't think they would perform very well in Moab with so little rubber actually touching the ground.
 

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Yea I'm not sure this is what I want. I also am questioning the 18" size. I think I'll just stick with the stock wheels and pick up some tires. I'm waiting on a price from one of the vendors on this board for the Pro Armor Crawlers.
 

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Yea I'm not sure this is what I want. I also am questioning the 18" size. I think I'll just stick with the stock wheels and pick up some tires. I'm waiting on a price from one of the vendors on this board for the Pro Armor Crawlers.
I have 5 of those on order! @Robman loves his. Good looking tire
 

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Yea I'm not sure this is what I want. I also am questioning the 18" size. I think I'll just stick with the stock wheels and pick up some tires. I'm waiting on a price from one of the vendors on this board for the Pro Armor Crawlers.
Yea, as a couple others have said I would not go with an 18" wheel - you loose the extra sidewall a 35 gives and that is going to impact the ride.
 
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