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Todd, was speaking to El Mamito about some good all around desert type of tires and he said that he has been using STI tech4 XC's with good results. I also came across a review by yourself on yfz central that you liked them in looser sandy type conditions. Im interested in the rears

Edit: other choices are:
-reg razr
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-razr xc

I usually ride in looser sand/harder desert type conditions with some wooded trails mixed in.

How are they at cornering, able to slide well but not slide out? They heavy? How do they handle looser sand vs hardpack?

Thanks so much for any help :)

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Right now its a toss up on what I want to get, GBC race rex (or whatever they call them now), razr xc, keep the gbc xrex i just got, etc.
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I have also been looking into these tires. I just haven't pulled the trigger yet.

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Yea for the price they seem worth it. I like the razr XC but man the price is nuts.

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IMO the Gbc xrex is as good as razr 2's.My buddy has a set of razr 2's now and just told me the other day his next set will be xrex's.I run Xrex's I haven't used STI's though

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Worried about how heavy the xrex are. Dont like super heavy tires.

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I tried running 4plys for a while but kept knocking holes in them.My last set had 3plugs in one and 4 in the other.I won't run anything but a 6ply from now on.
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CST abushes are cheap hook good, and come in 20-10/20-11/22-10.
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Im soo undecided lol. Do I try something new and find they dont work for me or go with something like the gncc or reg razr that I know are tried and true by many. Course theres also the razr xc which is supposed to work super well in loose/hardpack conditions

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Kenda Kutter Xc's are good tires also.

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Kenda Kutter Xc's are good tires also.
Also super heavy tho.

Honestly Ill prbabyl wind up with a razr in the end just b/c I know it worked for me before. Just dang $$$

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I ran the STi XC's half of last season and im running them again this season. i have ran them in all types of terrain. i have to say i am suprised they are still as cheap as they are. i have ran various other brands and i have to say these tires take the cake. the razr xc's hook up realy well but seemed to wear out realy fast and my ITPs were heavy. the goldspeeds were realy soft and also had a lot of wheel spin. as far as the STi's go, the fronts track well, they dont "push" to much. the rears are directional and can be ran backwards in the mud for better traction. i have noticed that they hook up pretty well in looser dirt. as far as i can tell they are a versitle good all around tire. it is worth giving them a shot. i have also been running the STI MC's with the same results.
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Go to denniskirk.com, they have all the tires weights listed
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CST ambushes', 13.5lbs 20-10-9, 15.35lbs 20-11-9, 4 ply rating.
I've had them for 2-3 months no holes.
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4ply wouldnt hold up to well.

snekee how did you like them drifting in corners? Do they grab and slide well, too much grab, to little? Thats my biggest gripe for most tires, poor side bite.

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