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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Bigger tires on stock rims.

Hey guys. I know the wheel and tire questions are constantly and I have searched the forums greatly looking for an answer here. I just picked up a 2016 sportsman 570 base and I would like to install some bigger tires. However every discussion I come across advises to replace the rims to be able to clear the tie rod ends with the bigger tires. My problem is I have a ram truck with the ram boxes so my bed width is only I believe 49.5 inch max. I Have a ranger but bought the sportsman so I can haul in the truck so offset rims are not an option. So my question is what size tires can I actually run on this thing without a lift or offset rims?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 07:20 AM
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You are going to have to stay with an 8" wide front tire, regardless of the height, if you want to keep it under 50" wide. Unfortunately, there is no magic solution for fitting bigger tires without adding width to your 570.

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Yep, most aftermarket tires come in 9" wide front. Not sure why they don't match what comes on the machines from the factory, but they don't. So right there you will add 1/2 inch to the overall width and probably rub the tie rod ends on the inside. 1/4" spacers can solve that issue, but now you will be at or over your max width for the truck bed. The other choice is an aftermarket wheel but the offset and backspace will be different so your total width will again be at or over 50"

Sorry, I don't have any good solutions for you.

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