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Why the lift??? You can get big tires on your ride. I mean if you are going to go through big skeg and snow I get it. But if it's just to be a more capable trail rig you might just want to consider bigger tires. Also if you go lift and tires axles are going to be needed also.
Oh I just figured for the price it would give me some function and a mean look. I do have 27's on the bike now. Dirt Commanders...
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Maybe an extra 2 inches of height is not worth all the hassle. Sounds like the return on investment is not great. Then I won't even need wheels.
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No the track width of the 17 and 18 models is no different than earlier ones. From what I have been able to find, all the 850s from 2014 and up use the same wheels. Offset is a measurement of the difference between the center of the wheel and where the wheel mounting flange is at. Zero offset means the mounting flange is dead center in the width of the wheel. Positive offset moves the mounting flange out toward the face of the wheel and negative is back toward the inside/hub side of the wheel. Positive offset wheels have less "dish" than negative offset.

There are several good threads on the forum here if you want to look into it further. They explain it better than I can. Or Google it and get explanations with diagrams.

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I mean I'm just giving you some info it's all about what puts a smile on your face!!!! With the lift and axles you can go 30"+ tires on there. With the stock set up you can get 28" tires under it.

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Maybe an extra 2 inches of height is not worth all the hassle. Sounds like the return on investment is not great. Then I won't even need wheels.
I'd have to agree. I was thinking something similar about wheels when I first got my new 1000 but decided after a lot of discussions, research and measurements not to do it. If you just want different looking wheels 5+2 would be the widest I'd go. I ended up putting 27.5 Growlers on the stock wheels and Direction2 flares to keep the mud off and am very pleased with the setup. Saved me a bunch of green I was gonna spend that I probably would have regretted. I'll probably put that green to better use on Elka Stage 3's which, I'm told, are well worth the expense.
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Maybe an extra 2 inches of height is not worth all the hassle. Sounds like the return on investment is not great. Then I won't even need wheels.

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I already have the nice 27's so I'll probably stick with those. Again, I'm thinking about the 2 inch lift and new wheels to add a little width. However I don't want gangster ride width with curb feelers...those 5+2 are very difficult to find!
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Guys, UPDATE! I ordered some 28" tires with some new rims that are "0mm". Man I hope they look OK, or I'm going to get dinged a lot to return them. Why does everyone seem so against 0mm (3.5+3.5) offset? Yeah they will be wider, but isn't it only a couple inches on each side on the 2017 850 SP?

Also, regarding the lift. I saw two guys on youtube with 2017's and the did the little 2-inch highlifter kit and both said they LOVE it and wouldn't change it for a thing.
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The wider wheel track means the tires are outside the fenders and you get covered with anything you are driving through every time you ride. Or you can pony up for fender extensions which is another cost. The other thing is that some trails are limited to 50" wide machines. Most of the Polaris ATVs are all around 48" or less to start with. So when you add a couple inches on both sides, you end up over the 50" limit.

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So if if don't ride on trails that are too tight and buy fender flares, then it should be pretty awesome right? Extra stability I imagine, and probably an outstanding look with the flares wheels...?
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