AMS M1 EVIL TIRES AND ROLL’N
since the fast, powerful RZR can be
hard on tires in rugged terrain.
AMS’ M1 Evil works well in hard and
mixed terrain, and it’s street-legal. AMS’
Roll’n 104 wheels give machines a
tough, custom look, and they’re some
of the lowest-priced custom wheels
we’ve tested. They save extra money by
accepting the stock Polaris lug nuts.;❏
www.amstires.com or your
Parts Unlimited dealer.
RATING: AMS M1 Evil tires:
★★★★★. AMS Roll’n 104
PRICE: AMS M1 Evil tires:
$150–$198 each. AMS
Roll’n 104 wheels: $73–$98.
WHAT IT IS:
AMS’ new M1 Evil is an all-terrain
radial tire that is available with a six-
ply rating in 26-inch sizes for 12- and
14-inch wheels, or as an eight-ply in
27-, 28-, 30- and 32-inch sizes for
14-inch wheels. These tires are DOT
rated, which means they are legal for
road use. The tires are $189 each in the
30x10-14 size. Many eight-ply tires in
this size are over $200 apiece.
AMS’ Roll’n one-piece cast-aluminum
wheels are available in matte black or
machined gloss black. Twelve-inch
sizes are $73 each and 14s are $98
each, which makes them some of the
lowest-priced custom wheels we’ve
tested. One-piece cast-aluminum
wheels are typically $110 each or more.
We chose the M1 Evil in 30x10-14 to
get a bit more ground clearance than
the stock 29s on our RZR XP 1000.
While mounting the set, we found that
the lug-nut recesses in the AMS wheels
Polaris lug nuts, which saves the cost
of buying custom hardware. Many
aftermarket wheels require custom
hardware, which can cost anywhere
between $25 to $99, depending on
how stylish you want to be.
Our test location has an abundance
of hard terrain, as well as loose soil and
sand, to test the tire’s versatility. There
are also rocky sections that challenge a
tire’s durability and puncture resistance.
Our test began on hardpacked trails
and dirt roads, and the M1 Evil was
clearly in its element. Acceleration,
braking and cornering were clearly
better than typical all-terrain tires on
hard surfaces. The tires were also
quieter and smoother than meats with
more open-tread designs. Thanks to
their 1-inch-deep tread, the AMS tires
also provide strong acceleration and
sure braking in soft soil and sand.
Cornering grip was not quite as good
as all-terrain tires like the RZR’s stock
Maxxis Bighorns in soft conditions, but
the gains on hard terrain were greater
than the losses on softer surfaces. The
M1 Evils had no problems with flats or
tread damage in rocks—impressive,
AMS’ new M1 Evil all-terrain radials have the rugged look of off-road truck tires, and they are DOT
approved for road use. AMS’ Roll’n wheels are stylish and affordable, and they accept the stock Polaris lug
nuts, which save the cost of buying custom hardware.
The M1 Evil’s closely grouped tread is smooth, quiet
and grippy on hard surfaces, and it also works well
on mixed terrain because the tread is so deep.