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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-28-2017, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Biggest wheel and tire combo on an 850

Looking to add some wheels and tires to my 17. What is the biggest set up I can run with out rubbing or needing a clutch kit? Also where's the best deals to be had?
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Ive heard 28's will fit and no rubbing, Then Ive heard they will rub... Anybody running 28's to confirm my suspicions?
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28s all four corners, no rubbing !

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I ran 30s with minor trimming and hl springs. 28s should be a breeze. Not sure if the 17s changed but look under the front fender there is a fin looking plastic molded piece. I'd cut that off I was told if your tire bottoms out on it it'll crack the front fender.

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Ran 28's on my 850. No problem.
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Im guessing since the factory wheels are 14 inch. That I cant go down to a 12 or 13.. Not that I would want to, but what are the advantages of changing up wheel size? I know 12's the tires would be cheaper, other than that? Are there any trail advantages to going up to a 15in wheel over a 14? or is it just preference? I guess you'd gain a little bit of ground clearance but it would be very minimal...
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The wheel size doesn't get you any more ground clearance. A 26 is a 26 no matter the rims size. If you have an SP you can't go to a 12" rim they won't fit over the calipers. Best bet is stay with 14".

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The wheel size doesn't get you any more ground clearance. A 26 is a 26 no matter the rims size. If you have an SP you can't go to a 12" rim they won't fit over the calipers. Best bet is stay with 14".

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Mild brain fart on my end .. Yea. you are right... 26 is 26 no matter the wheel size. I am planning on sticking with the 14's. I have looked at wheels and tires till Im blue in the face.. Alot of the wheels I am seeing all tend to look the same... I have seen a few different tires that I like though...
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The wheel size doesn't get you any more ground clearance. A 26 is a 26 no matter the rims size. If you have an SP you can't go to a 12" rim they won't fit over the calipers. Best bet is stay with 14".

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Mild brain fart on my end .. Yea. you are right... 26 is 26 no matter the wheel size. I am planning on sticking with the 14's. I have looked at wheels and tires till Im blue in the face.. Alot of the wheels I am seeing all tend to look the same... I have seen a few different tires that I like though...
What kind of riding do you do? All mud?

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