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I purchased my 2010 850XP LE last year. Absolutely love the machine! I recently came across some friends within the ATV community, which suggest SEVERAL ideas for me. I have my digger serviced from the dealership as recommended by the manuel. Alright - heres my point. I asked the mechanic about purchasing tires. They said buying bigger tires will cause the wheel bearings and possibly the axle to go out quick! I do not ride anything else other than hard pack dirt until we find the next mud hole. Asphault is not in my world! My buddy suggested purchasing a clutch kit in conjunction with my tires. I do not want to lift my digger...nor do I want to cut fenders or floor boards like Ive seen some do within this forum. I do however want to purchase some mud tires and the Silver Backs isn't it! Now - tire size. I wish to go up in size...but I don't want to put strain on my digger. If you have any suggestions - I'm all ears!

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go with 27" tires on the stock wheel or a wheel with the same offset, dont use spacers, thats where you run into trouble with bearings, unless you go real big then weight is a factor too on top off offset etc...
 

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I just put a set of 26" zillas on my 850....wishing I had gone with the 27 or 28".

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Do u like the zillas? I was thinking about 28s but wasn't sure if I would need a clutch kit or not so I just went 27


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LOVE the Zillas so far...I don't notice any change in performance over the 489s. And wayyyyyyyyyy more traction. In addition I don't notice the front end dive on hard cornering anymore. Time will tell on how they wear.

I am seriously considering buying a set of 28s and putting the 26s on the wife's machine.

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You could do 28" superatv Terminators. They have 2" lugs. I have 29.5s and they are the smoothest riding mud tire I've owned. If you get a clutch kit go with a quad shop customs clutch. They have great clutches and great customer service.
 

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I purchased my 2010 850XP LE last year. Absolutely love the machine! I recently came across some friends within the ATV community, which suggest SEVERAL ideas for me. I have my digger serviced from the dealership as recommended by the manuel. Alright - heres my point. I asked the mechanic about purchasing tires. They said buying bigger tires will cause the wheel bearings and possibly the axle to go out quick! I do not ride anything else other than hard pack dirt until we find the next mud hole. Asphault is not in my world! My buddy suggested purchasing a clutch kit in conjunction with my tires. I do not want to lift my digger...nor do I want to cut fenders or floor boards like Ive seen some do within this forum. I do however want to purchase some mud tires and the Silver Backs isn't it! Now - tire size. I wish to go up in size...but I don't want to put strain on my digger. If you have any suggestions - I'm all ears!

2010 Polaris 850XP LE
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I have a 2012 850 xp with 28 inch mud lites put on at the dealer no problems just put your shocks up a notch or 2!!
 

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If you want to be a serious mud rider I wouldn't bother with mud lites they are choppy and wear fast. Check out Coming Soon they have great deals on tires. Gorillas 30" tires shipped to your door for $714 which is cheapest I found.
 

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Well that website I gave you is under construction so I would still go with a tire with better lugs than the mud lites. Aka 28" outlaw2s, gorillas, moto monsters, terminators. It all depends on how much you want to spend.
 

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if your going to go with 28" tires or larger you really should re-clutch for the extra weight and tire size.
 

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Best clutch kits for 850s is the Quad shop customs clutch kit. Most guys on here that are running 850s use the Quad shop customs clutch kit. Just ask around.
 
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