Currently have 26/8/12 & 26/11/12 stock tires. For a recent Birthday, my wife bought me 4 Mudlites (XL) 27/9/12. ($400.00). I decided to see if I could get them a bit cheaper and found them for 228.00 delivered to Wasilla. I could get the XTR's for another $100.00
I spoke to one of the guys at Eagle River Polaris who was really helpful. He thought that 27" was a bit much for the 500, and that I should get a thinner tire in front for handling purposes. He also cautioned me from getting anything too agressive as I might exceed what the 500 can handle. He did recommend the XTR's over the XL's.
Before I make my order, I wanted to see if anyone had any advise on the following.
1. Mudlite XL's VS Mudlite XTR's (Radials)
2. 26" VS 27"
3. Thinner tire in the front.
I am leaning towards towards XTR's 26/9/12 (front) & 26/11/12 (back).
I have aluminum rims for the stock tires and am assuming these rims will still work for these tires.
Appreciate any feedback!