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    Default Riding through Muskeg

    I did my first moose hunting ever this year and I got to ride through alaska Muskeg. I must say I've drove in some muddy areas in my time but nothing compared to muskeg. My question is does anyone make a tire that goes through this Muskeg stuff better? I was riding on stock tires and a yamaha 450. We ended up riding for about 8 to 10 hours and got stuck round 10 times. Muskeg has no mercy!!! Thanks for all the help!

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    coming to Alaska from Louisiana, and doing the mudding thing in LA and East TX, I thought the worst 4-wheelin' was behind me. Say hello to muskeg. Dirty south mud has nothing on muskeg.

    For what it's worth, my Vampires did pretty good. I don't know if there is a stand out tire for muskeg, but any tire with deep paddle-like lugs seem to work the best. My experience has been with 589's, mudlites, stockers, and vampires... the vampires performed the best in my experience.... .02
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    Number 1 mud tires are Outlaws followed by Mudzillas then a host of other good mud tires. But they are ROUGH riding on trails so you give up a smooth ride when you go for the best mudders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dws View Post
    Number 1 mud tires are Outlaws followed by Mudzillas then a host of other good mud tires. But they are ROUGH riding on trails so you give up a smooth ride when you go for the best mudders.
    Unless you go with the MudMachine BiTri Claws.
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    One hint that may help you, When you see a short patch that looks like you will sink no matter what then get off the wheeler and walk along side of it as you give it a little gas. Sometimes removing the weight of the rider from the atv gives it just enough floatation to get it through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwolfe View Post
    One hint that may help you, When you see a short patch that looks like you will sink no matter what then get off the wheeler and walk along side of it as you give it a little gas. Sometimes removing the weight of the rider from the atv gives it just enough floatation to get it through.
    Aww.... that just takes all the fun out of it

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    I use woolyboogers and love them for tundra. havent had a problem that was the machines fault.

    My wife one time literally sunk her bigbear on tundra once. I swear the hole was the exact size of her machine. Her racks were a couple inches above the tundra. took forever to get her out.

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