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Old 06-18-2010, 05:23 AM
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New tires=new weight and clearance

Well I promised a follow up with the numbers so for those of you who are curious here they are.

Stock tires and wheels: Fronts- 24.0lbs each, Rears- 31.5lbs each.

28" Zillas and 14" SS212: 9"Fronts- 35.0lbs each, 11"Rears- 42.5lbs each.

Over all they averaged about an 11lbs difference between each tire and wheel so a total of approx. 44lbs was gained.

For the clearance I measured each side before and after.
Before:
Front- 10.25"
Left- 12.0"
Right- 11.875"
Rear- 12.75"

After:
Front- 12.5"
Left- 14.5"
Right- 14.25"
Rear- 15.75"

I think it is safe to say that approximately 2.5" of ground clearance was gained over all.

Any questions let me know. I will be happy to help!
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:31 AM
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Well I promised a follow up with the numbers so for those of you who are curious here they are.

Stock tires and wheels: Fronts- 24.0lbs each, Rears- 31.5lbs each.

28" Zillas and 14" SS212: 9"Fronts- 35.0lbs each, 11"Rears- 42.5lbs each.

Over all they averaged about an 11lbs difference between each tire and wheel so a total of approx. 44lbs was gained.

For the clearance I measured each side before and after.
Before:
Front- 10.25"
Left- 12.0"
Right- 11.875"
Rear- 12.75"

After:
Front- 12.5"
Left- 14.5"
Right- 14.25"
Rear- 15.75"

I think it is safe to say that approximately 2.5" of ground clearance was gained over all.

Any questions let me know. I will be happy to help!


what size were the stock tires???
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:37 AM
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:55 AM
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Well I promised a follow up with the numbers so for those of you who are curious here they are.

Stock tires and wheels: Fronts- 24.0lbs each, Rears- 31.5lbs each.

28" Zillas and 14" SS212: 9"Fronts- 35.0lbs each, 11"Rears- 42.5lbs each.

Over all they averaged about an 11lbs difference between each tire and wheel so a total of approx. 44lbs was gained.

For the clearance I measured each side before and after.
Before:
Front- 10.25"
Left- 12.0"
Right- 11.875"
Rear- 12.75"

After:
Front- 12.5"
Left- 14.5"
Right- 14.25"
Rear- 15.75"

I think it is safe to say that approximately 2.5" of ground clearance was gained over all.

Any questions let me know. I will be happy to help!

Where were you measuring from and to ?
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:07 AM
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I didn't get under the machine and measure the actual frame. I measured the front from the lowest point just below the radiator, the sides from the center of the floorboards, and the rear at the lowest point below the hitch. The only lower points other than these I think would be under the floorboards. The front and rear should be pretty close to actual.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:22 PM
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Does the front end pop up in deep water?
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:32 PM
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To be honest brother, I'm not willing to ride in water deep enough to find out. I have been in water maybe to the top of the tire and I would say that there is no floatation trying to happen. I wasn't trying to get them to float either though. It may.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:05 PM
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I understand, I wouldnt take a new 800 deep either. My old 500 sure does get used though. I am trying to find the best way to pop the front end up in water. I am putting 28s on it soon and hopefully in low and with me way back on the seat itll do it
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:07 PM
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Bigger Tires mean High Clutch RPM's...

Good clearance...i have 26 inch zillas and 14 inch wheels 108's SS on my Ho with a 2 inch lift all around i have about the same clearance as you...but there is a 2 inch difference because of the skid plates underneath. FtoR ..but measuring from the ground to my fenders its only a 1/2 difference..either way its a 3 inch gained after all...As For floating the frontend....My Ho will start to float in 3.5 feet of water...with the Zillas on...As for 28 inch 14 zillas big gain in weight you will feel a higher RPM till your clutch kicks in and you'll lose holeshot lift...you'd be smart to put a better clutch.cause you'll lose belt life, more strain on axles...thats why i went to 26 inch and nothing bigger and i honestly did'nt lose any power...Muddie49
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