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Old 01-02-2017, 03:46 PM
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Tire choice, 12s on front

Hey everyone. My step dad just got a new four-wheeler and is giving me the 02 500ho sportsman. Genreally I ride when hunting with an occasional trail/mud trip now and then. When I hunt it's big open fields that tend to have been recently disced or just harvested. I am looking to replace the factory tires that are almost bald. I've come down to 3 choice. Brand new 25x9.5x12 all around interco vamps, 27x9.5x12 interco super swampers, or a used set of 60% tread itp blackwaters. I like the itp but they're 26x12x12 all around. And I'm not sure how that'd work on yhe front of my 500. They said they came off an almost identical bike. For my riding, which would be best? Snow, mud, and a little hard pack road riding. They're all within 50 dollars of each other, itp come with chrome wheels. Thoughts? 12s to much on the front?
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Old 01-02-2017, 03:51 PM
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12s are too big for the front, they will rub the tie rod. You will need to flip the tie rods or use wheel spacers for clearance.
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:07 PM
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I figured the 12s would be to wide. So I'm between 25" vamps and 27 ss. Unless I find another deal on used.
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:35 AM
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9 inch is too wide,you need spacer or 3+4 rims,
12 inch in front would be a real bad idea
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:49 AM
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Don't do the 12's on the front (even if you go with spacers).... the wider you go, the harder it is to steer!!
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