QUADBOSS QBT846 HARDPACK
PRICE: $144.95–$189.95; 30x10R14,
WHAT IT IS:
Quadboss built a solid reputation with
its accessories and replacement parts
for our ATVs, and now Quadboss has
our utility and high-performance UTVs
covered with all sorts of accessories,
like enclosed cabs, heaters and
specialty tires. The Quadboss QBT846
utility radial comes in sizes 27x9R14,
27x11R14, 28x10R14, 30x10R14,
30x10R15 and 32x10R15, and it has
an off-road-truck-style tread pattern.
The large, siped, 3/4-inch lugs and
aggressive wraparound sidewall tread
are designed for optimal performance
on intermediate to hard terrain, and
built-in rim guards protect the wheels.
The tires offer radial construction
with an eight-ply rating and stepped
lugs for a long life of grabbing traction.
The QBT846 tires meet or exceed
Department of Transportation (DOT)
standards for street use. Weight is
31 pounds for the 27x9R14 and 40
pounds for the 32x10R15.
WHO’S IT FOR?
Anyone who rides on intermediate to
hard terrain, especially in a state that
allows street licensing of UTVs, will
appreciate the performance, handling
and long life of the QBT846.
We ordered four 30x10R14 QBT846
tires for our XP 1000 or XP Turbo but
decided to put them on our General
1000 Ride Command Edition instead
because the 30x10R14s measured
at 28 inches in diameter when we
mounted them on GMZ Casino wheels.
We then headed to Moab’s Rally on
the Rocks and first tested them on
the Seven-Mile Rim trail in the rain.
Performance was excellent, with the
QBT846s offering great grip on wet and
dry sandstone; loose, dry sand and wet
sand; and on rocky hardpack. Steering
was very predictable on all surfaces,
and good side bite delivered predictable
drifts at speed.
Then we headed to Tombstone for
some super-hard Arizona hardpack
with loose sand on top. The QBT846
delivered better handling and more
predictable cornering with excellent
side bite than the Pro Armor Crawler
XG. Performance in rocky terrain was
excellent with 12 psi front and rear,
and the tires grew to 29 inches with a
more rounded profile. After the first 100
miles, the lugs showed zero wear. Back
in SoCal, we put more miles on the
QBT846s on forest-service and power-
line roads, and the QBT846s hooked
up on the silt-covered hardpack with
excellent steering and braking traction.
As the sole hard-terrain tire in the
Quadboss lineup, the QBT846 is an
excellent choice for those wanting great
all-around performance at a low price.
They work very well in intermediate
to hard terrain and don’t dart on
pavement. The lugs look brand new
after 200 miles in Utah, Arizona and
California. The 29-inch final diameter
for the 30x10R14 QBT846s works very
well on our General, and other than
the discrepancy in sizing, we’re stoked
with the overall performance and value.
These tires would still improve traction
on RZR XP 1000s and Turbos and be
a great choice for replacing the OEM
29-inch Bighorns, but we would go with
Quadboss has expanded its coverage to UTVs with several tires, and the new QBT846 utility radial is the
sole hard-terrain tire choice to date. With 27-, 28-, 30- and 32-inch sizes, the QBT846 is a great choice
for any high-performance or high-displacement recreation utility UTV.
We mounted the 30x10R14 Quadboss QBT846s
on our Ride Command General, and they originally
were only 28 inches in diameter (shown). They
grew to a more rounded profile and 29-inch
diameter after the first 100 miles.