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Maxxis Bighorn MT's

Just curious if anyone is running, has run, or thinking about running the Maxxis Bighorn?

Looks to be a decent tire... especially for the money. I'd appreciate any feedback you all may have...

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i do not have experience with the bighorn, but i have had the buckshot mudder and buckshot xmt mudder.....they are excellent tires! i'm on my 3rd set! the first set lasted a good 40k.

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A friend of mine ran them. They were a great all around tire especially considering their cost. The only drawback that I see is they have limited sizes. I may be wrong but I recall them topping out at 35".


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I was quoted $880.00 out the door, for a set of 4 (315x75x16). Will most likely get them installed on my 2 door this Friday.

That's as big as I wanna go for now... I was very much toying with the 305x70x16 but, that's such a great price... and the tire looks great as well. Most of what I have seen online says they are a good tire.

Thanks for the input guys. I will post some pics in this thread once I get them installed... and do a little review myself.


Here is a picture I found on Google... nice looking tire!!!


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I ranbthe 32s prelift. Great tire especially for the price.

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Maxxis makes a quality tire. I run them on my quad. couldnt be happier. maybe i'll look at these for the jeep. really need 37's though
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I ran them on my TJ in 33 and my JK in 34, great tire for the money. My only complaint was how loud they were after rotation, but it's about the same for all MTs.
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I have 25,000 miles on mine, and they have been excellent on and off road. These are 33's and they do make a 35.


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I'm getting them installed on Friday.

315x75x16

Will post pictures once they are on.

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I ran them in a 33" they are a great tire for the price.
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I ran them on my TJ in 33 and my JK in 34, great tire for the money. My only complaint was how loud they were after rotation, but it's about the same for all MTs.
rotate often.....i rotate mine every 3k, makes for a much quieter ride!

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I plan on having the 5 tire rotation cycle. I rotate my tires every time I change my oil... (3k miles or so)

I'm thinking I will like these things. I will let you know...

I was gonna go with the Fierce Attitudes... but, these are more budget friendly for me at the moment. I have WAY too many hobbies!!!

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I currently have the 33" bighorns and like them. They are very capable.

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I ran them. worked great in FL swamp mud.

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315x75x16's will be on the jeep in less than two hours... I will post up some pictures later.

Thanks for the input guys.. have a safe day!

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I ran them on my YJ a few years ago... Good tire, but even back then they were a little behind in terms of technology... But they rode pretty nice and quite, and did pretty well off road... Balanced better than Trxus M/T's, but that's not saying much...
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Just subscribing to see pics as I have major interest in these.

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here's a couple pics, these are the buckshot xmt mudders







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Ok all... I had them mounted and balanced at Toby's Alignment in Palatka, FL on Friday. My Toe-In and Camber was out a bit, so they added an alignment as well. I have the 315x75x16's... mounted on ION ALLOY 16x8 (174's) and let me tell you... I love the way these tires look!!! (Pictures will be added tomorrow).

My total out the door price, to include the alignment, was $932.87

I have a new ION ALLOY 174 ordered, and will get the 5th Maxxis Bighorn in a week or so.

Ok, thus far...

The tires balanced with ZERO issues. The rubber is very consistent. The ride is very nice, compared to my older Liberator AT's... even for an MT.

The noise is a slight hum... but I find it pleasing. I have a Hard Top, and Full Doors... so, that makes things quiet. I know they will get louder as they wear... but I'm game.

There is little siping on them, so I don't know how they are in the rain...

My speedo is WAY off now. I'm running 4.88:1 gears, with Spartan Lockers... and with my 2 door Automatic, there is more than enough gear now. It stays in Overdrive with zero issues. Even with my GOBI roof rack.

My jeep is straight as an arrow driving down the highway. No bounce, no pull when I hit the brakes, just drives smoothly.

I have 4 Rubi 4Door Springs / Shocks with TF Pucks, and there is tons of clearance for these tires.

2.5" RK Stock Mod Lift with Billsteins coming soon.

All in all, I am very happy with these tires. Now my Jeep looks like a JEEP!!!!!

Pics will be posted tomorrow.

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Ok, I will get GOOD pics tomorrow... here are a few off of my phone camera.

Getting the front on...



The rear...



Here she is at work...



Before:



After:



Nice butt!!!





My Brother shooting from my roof rack:


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looks great
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Ok... took some pictures today. I measured with a tape measure, I know... not very scientific. The best I can tell, the tires mounted... with 35 psi cold... on a 16x8 wheel, net right at 34 inches tall from the concrete to the crown of the tread. My Jeep has 4.88:1 gears / Automatic and pulls these tires just fine.



The pinch seam is a decent distance away... and for now, will not interfere. Once I get my Rock Krawler kit on... and start going off road, I will trim them just to be safe.


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This is the night I brought her home a year ago... March 11, 2010...



Here she is now: March 13, 2011


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Since I am posting gratuitous pics... might as well through a few more up... I can't WAIT to get some action shots!!!





I drove over to St. Augustine today. These tires have a perceptible, but pleasant "hum" below 60 mph. Above 60 mph, I can't notice them. So far, I've put about 500 miles on them since Friday. I really like them.

I'm running them at 35 psi cold... should I go lower? The contact patch on the tires (the scuffing) is all the way across the lugs. I know some of you run your tires lower... I was just curious.

I will add to this thread as I gain experience with them. Amazing how tires make the Jeep look like a Jeep!

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So far, I've gotten close to 10k miles on the Big Horns to date. I just took a 1400 mile round trip up to Black Mountain, NC and back. Even went through Dahlonega, GA on the way home.

They are doing just fine... can't even see wear on them. I run them at about 32 PSI give or take, and I rotate them with each oil change.

They pull very well in sand and mud, haven't done any rock stuff with them. They have a nice "hum" on the road, and really are nice in the rain. So far, no complaints with them at all.

I do believe that the next set I buy will be a 305x70x16. Gas is really kicking my butt!

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