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Old 05-16-2007, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello:

I have a 2001 450 ES (Foreman)

Stock tires on the machine are AT25x10-12 (rear) and AT25x8-12 (Front)

I am looking to get new tires.

When phoning up parts places, they tell me that, according to their books,the tires are supposed to be different heights, the front is a AT25 and the rear is a AT24. This would mean that the rear tires turn more than the front tires for a given distance, and the transfer case would have to be geared accordingly.

Were the incorrect tires installed on my new stock machine when I bought it?

No one at these stores seems to be able to answer my questions and I am afraid of the potantial damage that I could do to the quad if I put different sized wheels. Can anyone give me a real answer and not a "my best guess?"

What are the stock tire sizes supposed to be on a 2001 Honda 450ES?
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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25" all round. 25x8x12 in the front and 25x10x12 in the rear.

25-height
X
8- width
x
12- Rim height
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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350Foreman is correct. 25's all the way around. I know some people may disagree, but don't worry about damage, my 2000 I had, it had 26's on the front and 27's on the back for 3 1/2 years and alot of riding with no damage. I ended up selling it to my brother in law and he still uses it today! We are talking about Honda's on this site. You can't hurt them!!!!
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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They might have been giving you the tire sizes for the Rancher/Recon.

350 is right on tire/rim info
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. This was causing me quite a bit of stress.

I am going to go with the ITP mudlites, stock size.

I have been told that these machines do not have the HP to be able to effectively spin a larger diameter tire. No problem for me.

Would it be a good idea to go an inch wider on the front and rear? Thought that it may be a bit better in the mud that way.

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25" mud lite Xls are a good tire.
they come in stock sizes, but have a 1+ deep lug, perfect for every condition you could in counter along the trails.
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a 2004 es and I am running 26 mudlites and have no problem turning them. 26-12 on the back and 26-9 on the front. I am running in first gear alot more but i wouldn't be worried about going to 26's
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I do have it jetted and snorkled. It has a little more snap but not much.
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have 27x12x12 Vampires all the way around on my 2003 Foreman. I have jetted and snorkeled it and the motor seems to have more than enough power to turn those tires.
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