We’re no stranger when it comes to tire selection- we’ve had all types of different sizes, tried numerous brands (prior to racing), and dealt with every tread pattern style out there (except sand paddles!). The Sedona Coyote tire bridges the gap between performance, aesthetic, and ergonomics- its a ‘swiss-army knife’ of sorts that does many things very well. It’s only compromise- potentially an ideal limitation for some- is the sizing with which it is available in. Otherwise, we’re beyond impressed with the tractability and durability of the tire. Something we particularly love is it’s ability to ‘stay square’. Unlike most tires on the market, the Coyote has dual circumferential ribs on both ends that prevent rounding with wear. What does this mean for you? A tire that looks just as good at 2000 miles as it did at mile 1.
Durability & Wear
Excellent for Anything- Race Tested, Trail Approved
We love the Sedona Coyote. It looks great, it holds form better than any tire we’ve tested, and does exceptional in loose terrain and hard-pack environments. Our only concern? We want bigger sizes! This tire comes in a maximum size of 28″ R14″- perfect for most every stock wheel (except the new Kawasaki KRX 1000). Unfortunately for those of us wanting a little more rubber, 30″ and 32″ sizes are not currently available.
You need 8 ply and this tire provides it! Tire ply is directly related to the rubber thickness and correlates with the ability of a tire to resist punctures (aka flats). To put things into perspective, the common Maxxis Bighorn and Bighorn 2.0 utilize a 6 ply compound. While the Bighorn is a great tire, contrary to what a lot of others may suggest, the Coyote is significantly better. As far as weight goes, the Coyote comes in at 33 pounds- for its size, this is very desirable. Less tire weight, and smaller tire sizes, will reduce fatigue on your hubs and axles. Given that the maximum size of this tire is a 28″, it is a perfect OEM replacement for those not wanting to upgrade to bigger tires.
The tread pattern for the Coyote is very ‘all-terrain like’ and occupies a flat cross-sectional profile as opposed to the common convex profile (round tops). What does this mean for you? The tire has excellent float in soft/loose terrain- especially for vehicles without a turbocharger, this will give you an added boost where other tires may be at a traction deficit. Particularly in the rocks, however, is where the Coyote shines. It’s flat profile gives it phenomenal surface area for sticking to the rocks. On our 28″ Coyote tire, we have cleared obstacles that other SxS’s on 32″ tires wouldn’t even attempt! The tread pattern does very well at clearing out debris and contributes to the tire’s excellent handling characteristics. Do we recommend this tire? Absolutely!! This and the Rock-A-Billy are by far our two favorite tires ever- writeup on the Rock-A-Billy coming soon!
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Driver of the #428 Draco Motorsports Polaris RZR. Co-Driver for the #804 Can-Am X3 during King of the Hammers. Ultra4!!