Need some tire advice

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I'm going to buy some new tires for my 96 250exc and was wondering what a good tire combo is for 50/50 trail, motocross here in the southeast. Around here, it's Ga red clay and no sand.
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ditto the S12's. Only I like a matched set, front and rear. Cost is good, performance is great, wear is great.

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IRC VE 35 front and VE 33 rear. They will outlast anything made .
They are fairly inexpensive to purchase. They work in a wide variety of terrain. I've been riding/racing for 23 years and used just about every tire out there and the IRCs are by far the best tires I've ever used ! Good Luck and Happy Trails !!!
 
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How do the IRC tires handle compared to, let's say, a set of m-12's or 756's. I'm thinking of getting some IRC's because they last so long. Missouri is very rocky, and I'm going to school in colorado in the fall, and its rocky there too. The m-12's just don't seem to hold up when its really rocky, and the IRC's look like a viable alternative. However, I fear that I'll lose traction in soft-terrain compared to these other tires. What do you all think?
 

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IRC Tires

  1. I've been using the IRC M5B rear tire with super success. This tire has lugs in it that should only be allowed in tractor-truck pulls. Note: some folks still use this tire for hillclimbing events. They cut off every other lug for that deep-down satisfaction. It's designed for soft loam and muddy tracks and is perfect for Muenster sand here in Texas. And to make it even better is that it's offered in a 140/80-18 size for a HUGe footprint.
  2. The IRC VE33/35 is als a great Cross Country tire designed for everything.
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Will the M5B hold up in the rocks? Also, what is the front tire match for the M5B, and how well does it handle and hold up? THANKS
 
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I used to run the M5B rear exclusively, but now run either a 752 or S12. I think the M5B has less traction when really laid over in a flat turn when compared to the 752 or S12. In a straight line the tall knobbed M5B does really well IMO, plus it does last a long time if you don't spin it through too many rocks.