There’s something magical about mud. We know it’s special from a young age when we’re drawn to it, and we, in our dad’s oversized rain boots, run pell-mell through the deepest mud hole we can find. Our boots fill with mud, our hair is caked to the roots, and we end up walking home barefoot—our boots lost to the sucking mud. But we have no regrets. A few of us haven’t forgotten that magic of mud, we just play a little differently now, and we play a little harder.
We sure haven’t forgotten where we came from and we’ve been sharing our love of mud for years. What better way than with innovating mud tire design! You guys know our mud tire lineup well—you can’t go on any good mud ride without seeing a set of Terminators, Assassinators, or Intimidators. But do you know all the differences between them? How do you know which one is best for you? Let’s take a look.
Good ol’ Terminator Tires. These tires have been outrageously popular over the years, and they deserve it. They make a really good first impression with a unique tread pattern full of hard angles and aggression. What really surprises people is how well they work when they get a chance to ride on them for themselves. They tear through mud like nobody’s business and they’re comfortable. An aggressive mud tire that rides smooth, you say. Impossible! Nope it’s possible, it exists—it’s a Terminator Tire. It’s not that complicated either. We just stuck a big fat lug down the centerline… makes it run good.
The tread on this has nice folds and gaps that make it even stickier on the trail. And as with any good mud tire, it self cleans. That means that we’ve angled the treads just so, so that mud and debris will naturally fly out of the tread as the tire turns instead of sticking to it like cement. If they weren’t self cleaning, you would quickly end up with a tire caked in mud that has no traction and a lot of extra weight.
To cater to all mud tire enthusiasts, we’ve added the Terminator MAX Tires. What’s the difference, you ask? These tires still have the advanced lug pattern with superior cleanout and traction, but at around 10 pounds less than competing big mud tires. With detail, design, and style in every last lug, you get minimal weight with MAXimum style.
Intimidator Tires are sort of like a mud tire’s take on an all-terrain tire. They’re aggressive, they’re tough, and they’re mean. They can get you through pretty hairy mud holes, but they’ll also be your go-to tire for most other terrains too. They’re designed to ride smooth and have a big lug along the centerline.
What makes these different from Terminators is just how well they handle across all sorts of terrain. Where the Terminator is good, Intimidators are great. Whether it’s rocks, hills, gravel, dirt, snow, or sand, Intimidator Tires can handle it. That’s all thanks to its advanced tread pattern. That thing is covered in siping so it can find traction on any surface, and it has a lot of tapered lug features to keep rocks and things from getting jammed between lugs. It’s also self cleaning, but that should go without saying at this point.
If you spend so much time in mud that you don’t know where you end and the mud begins, then Assassinator Tires are for you. They’re laser focused on being the best mud tires in the industry, and many would agree that they are. They’re ultra-aggressive featuring a massive 3″ tread depth and super-wide lug spacing. Assassinators will find something to pull on in the thickest peanut butter mud and the thinnest mud soup.
We make Assassinator Tires up to a 37″ diameter but we keep them thin so that they can cut through anything. They’re designed to give you a smoother ride, better grip, and better control of your ATV or UTV. The tread pattern is self cleaning and the lugs give centerline support so you get a vibration-free ride.
Interested in a mud tire that is lighter weight? You’re in luck! We offer a 37″ lightweight Assassinator tire that features a smaller 2″ tread depth and fits a 22″ diameter wheel. It only weighs 52 pounds so you’ll have an easier time turning your tires while you rip through mud holes.
Not sure about Assassinators? Check this out.
What tire you want depends on what you want to do. All mud all the time? Assassinator. Mostly mud but you need to get through some other trails too? Terminator. You do everything including mud? Intimidator.
No matter what you’re doing, we’ve got the perfect tires for you. One thing we’re sure of: you won’t find a better spread of mud tires anywhere else.
Updated by Tyler Smith-Lichlyter on August 14, 2020.
What size tires and wheels do you recommend putting on a polair xp 1000 with a 3″ lift?
Hey Judy! For those who add our 3″ lift kit to their RZR XP 1000, we suggest anything up to 32″ tires. Most people will go with 32s. 14″ wheel size is probably the most common since that’s the stock size, but 15″ wheels seem to be getting more and more popular. It’s really up to your personal preference!
Can I clear 29.5 intimidators on a stock 2013 honda foreman 500
Hey Keeton, unfortunately, you aren’t going to be able to run those tires without some sort of modification. Thanks for tuning in!
I orderd a brp 6×6 650 2022 and looking at getting 28x10x12 terminator on it is it to big for the bike in diameter and will the 650 will be strong enough to handle it
Hey Marc! With a 6×6, the issue with bigger tires is always the amount of room between the 2 rear sets of tires. Unfortunately, I don’t have measurements to tell you if you could do 28’s or not. But the machine should have enough power if there is room to fit them in there. With that being said, it is possible that you could still lose some top-end torque by going to a bigger tire. Thanks for reaching out!
Can Intimidator tires fit on a 2005 Suzuki Vinson 500 4×4?
Hey Rylee, our smallest intimidator is 26.5 inches in diameter. We haven’t tried it on a Suzuki Vinson before, but it probably won’t fit without a lift. It would most likely rub on the back of your footwell. If you’re not afraid to trim the plastic on your footwell and/or trim the tires, they might fit. It’s up to you whether you want to risk trying them or not. Sorry I don’t have a more definite answer for you, but thanks for asking!