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Old 02-15-2013, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking at getting a set of wheels and tires for my 01 Forman, I believe they're 4/110? How big of a tire will fit with a 2 inch lift? I'm looking for a tire similar to maxis zilla. How much ground clearance will I gain per inch of diameter? I would guess its close to 1/2 an inch per inch of tire, but im not sure. I am mainly looking to gain as much ground clearance as possible, I ride in really rough terrain and with stock tires I get hung up in mud and riding over trees when I have to. Is there anything besides tires and a lift that would give me extra clearance? Also how do the from CVs handle larger tires?
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1) yes
2)29.5 if you trim the running boards a little
3) look at mud bugs
4) 1/2in heighth for every 1 in taller tire
5)yes , longer shocks and the lift
6) with a 2in lift you will tear up axles if you hammer on ir
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Any recommendations on wheels? How much will the shocks lift it? I'm looking to try to get as close to 11 as possible(I know that's probably a big stretch) my buddy's cat has 11 and he has no problems riding where I do
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Also as far as rim offsets, what do I need to look for in both front and rear? How big of a tire can I stick on the stock steels? The stocks are 25x8x12 and 25x10x12.

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Old 02-16-2013, 02:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had itp SS 312's and 28" Zillas with a 2" Extreme lift no scrub and turned them fine.

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Nice I like the rims. Do the rear rub? What kind of clearance do you have under the rear axle? Mine stock is roughly 7 3/4. Are far as offsets I read 5-2 and 2-5? Or something like that.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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its got clearance everywhere no rubbing, im not sure of the ground clearance because I sold that bike. I just got the wheels for a foreman 450 or straight axle so not sure of the off set
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What is the biggest tire i can run without a gear reduction? How was the steering with the 28s on it?
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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steering wont much harder then stock, it really depends on type and weight of tire. I think the 28 zillas were a good set up
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I didn't have to trim my floor boards to run my 29.5's with a 2 inch lift.
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