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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-27-2016, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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New take-offs on my old Sportsman

I'm looking at some new take-off wheels and tire packages on Craigslist. Is there anything I need to consider when choosing what take-offs to get? There are a lot of good deals for ATV and utv take-offs that are the same tire size I have but I'm but sure if the rims are the same offset. I have a 2004 Sportsman 400.


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What do you have? XP rims are most likely the only ones that wont fit much due to their offset.. And if you have an XP you will need a 14" rim and if you get anything different than stock offset you will most likely end up with a wide machine.

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What do you have? XP rims are most likely the only ones that wont fit much due to their offset.. And if you have an XP you will need a 14" rim and if you get anything different than stock offset you will most likely end up with a wide machine.


I have a 2004 Sportsman 400. I was looking at some Ranger take-offs


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Will these fit on my 2004 Sportsman 400 http://stlouis.craigslist.org/snw/5863382417.html


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craiglist is blocked at my work, but you should be fine with Ranger take offs...

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if you like to go with 9'' width in front you need 4+3 rims or spacers
otherwise the tires will most likely rub
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if you like to go with 9'' width in front you need 4+3 rims or spacers
otherwise the tires will most likely rub


What is a 4+3 rim? I don't understand ATV wheel sizes yet? Do you recommend a wheel spacer? Are there any risks with running a wheel spacer?


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if you like to go with 9'' width in front you need 4+3 rims or spacers
otherwise the tires will most likely rub


What is a 4+3 rim? I don't understand ATV wheel sizes yet? Do you recommend a wheel spacer? Are there any risks with running a wheel spacer?


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A 4+3 wheel is a wheel that has a 4+3 offset. The 4+3 offset wheels will position your tires a little farther out from the hub and give you more clearance. The 9 inch wide tire on the standard front wheel will likely hit the tie rod end so in order to us a 9 inch wide tire up front you'd either need to flip the tie rod ends or use a wheel such as the 4+3 offset wheel that we discussed, or wheel spacers

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4+3
First number, 4, is the distance, in inches) from the wheel bolt face to the inside rim edge.
Second number, 3, is the distance from the wheel boltface to the outside rim edge.
If you go from from 6+1 to a 4+3, you will move the wheel (and tire) outward by 2 inches.
Some folks have an issue with overall width. In this case, if your machine is 48" wide with the standard setup and you swap wheels, you will be 52" wide. Make sure that it will fit where you want it to go.

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This will explain and illustrate wheels and offsets.

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