SHAKEDOWN: RAGE Thunder Tires
We get to ride a lot at UTVUnderground.com and in the process we get to test a lot of new products! In this SHAKEDOWN we take our brand new 2015 FOX Edition Polaris RZR XP1000 and SHAKEDOWN the all new RAGE Thunder tires by Discount Tire! In addition, we also got to test their new MB11 wheels!!
The Rage Thunder is a DOT approved 8-ply radial and comes in 8 different sizes ranging from 26” tall to 30” tall and is available for 14” and 15” rims. We opted for the 30” tall, 10” wide Thunder on a 14” MB11 wheel for all 4 corners. It’s a wheel and tire combo that’s perfect for the RZR XP1000.
Due to the wide variety in tire sizes offered in the Thunder lineup, you can duplicate the tire sizing that your UTV came with strait from the factory!
We did notice after a full day of riding that the Thunder tires did show signs of surface wear or as we referred to it as scarring. The reality is there is a tradeoff to softer, sticky’r compounds and surface wear is one of them. Something rock crawlers have been used to for a long time. We can’t wait to put these tires in the Moab slick rock and see how they do!
We had a blast getting out of the office and putting these new wheels and tires to the test in one of our favorite backyard riding spots here in Southern California!
Rage Thunder Tires: http://www.discounttire.com/
The durable 8-ply rated Rage Thunder is a cross between a Mud Terrain and All-Terrain tire and delivers exceptional performance even in the toughest of terrain. Available in 14-inch and 15-inch wheel sizes, with tire diameters ranging from 26-inch to 30-inch, the Rage Thunder fits a broad range of ATVs and UTVs.
• Stepped tread blocks improve stability and help reduce stone retention
• Wide void ratio and reptilian surface design for efficient clean out of mud and debris
• Radial design for optimal ride comfort
• 8 Ply rated construction for puncture resistance
• Wrap around sidewall tread lugs for improved side bite
MB11 Wheels: http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/wheels/mb_wheels/product/byName.do?tmn=11+ATV&typ=ATV?utm_source=utvunderground&utm_medium=textlink&utm_campaign=launch_mb11
MB Wheels has created an innovative ATV/UTV wheel that not only looks great but is functional.
Introducing the MB Wheels 11 ATV/UTV, a tough mesh wheel design that comes with bolt on
scratch guards to protect the lip of your wheel.
Popular 12-inch and 14-inch sizes
Bolt on nylon scratch guards included
Zinc plated scratch guard hardware included (grade 8.8)
One piece snap-in cap
Lifetime warranty on the structure of the wheel to be free from defects in workmanship and materials.
1-year warranty on finish
Load capacity: 12×7 1150 lbs., 14×7 1300 lbs.
14×7 4+3 ~15lbs
12×7 4+3 ~12lbs
Two finish options: matte black w/machined face or full paint matte black
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