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Old 02-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Tire Upgrade for my 2x4 Rancher 350

I am in need of new tires for my 2005 Honda Rancher (TRX 350TM).

Stock Tires:
Front - 24x8-12** Good Year Tracker CL on 12x6.0" stock rim.
Rear - 25x11-10** Good Year Tracker CL on 10x8.5" stock rim.

The tires I am leaning to are,
Front - 26x9-12 Sedona Mud Rebel on 12x6" stock rim.
Rear - 26x12-12 Sedona Mud Rebel on 12x7" 2+5 offset ITP Steel rim.

Part of my decision is based off of my small budget..
Deciding to move up to a larger tire is because I am a bigger guy, 330lbs., and I would also like to pull a small trailer (converted snowmobile cutter passenger trailer, for kids).
The type of trails I drive on mostly are old logging roads, and rail road grades.

I am very much a newbie as far as trying to figure all this tire stuff out, so I would very much welcome any thoughts, comments, or suggestions.

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't see anything wrong with your choices. Should suit you well, especially if you are trying to keep your budget down. I might suggest trying to find a set of stock honda take off 12" wheels. You could probably find 4 of them for what two itp delta steel wheels would cost you, then all four would match.

Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha SRA stock wheels should fit your bike.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The ITP Steel wheels are $45.99 each at Dennis Kirk..
I figured I would get the black ones and then sand down and paint the front stock rims I currently have to match.
Any idea where I would start looking for take off rims?
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The ITP Steel wheels are $45.99 each at Dennis Kirk..
I figured I would get the black ones and then sand down and paint the front stock rims I currently have to match.
Any idea where I would start looking for take off rims?
craigslist is a good place to find them or if you know someone at the dealership ..........and if you dont just ask them if thay have any lying around
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^ what he said.

Also, if you have facebook, mention that you are looking for a set. You'd be surprised. Alot of people who take them off throw them in a shed or barn where they sit and rot. They never even consider selling them. Might be able to get 4 wheels and tires for $100-$125. I sold a set of brand new Maxxis 25" stock wheels and tires off of a suzuki a while back for $175. I'm sure you could find a set with worn out tires for $100 or less.
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New tires and rims have been ordered.
Thanks for the help everyone.
I will post before and after pictures when I get the new wheels on.
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New tires and rims have been ordered.
Thanks for the help everyone.
I will post before and after pictures when I get the new wheels on.
i hope you ordered a full set of 12 inch rims...that would've opened up a whole new world of tire selections for you.
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I ordered two 12" wheels for the back to replace the 10" stock wheels.. The front stock wheels are already 12". So yea, 12" wheels all the way around.
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I ordered two 12" wheels for the back to replace the 10" stock wheels.. The front stock wheels are already 12". So yea, 12" wheels all the way around.
then you're all set...let us know what tires you end up with.
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I got the rear tires on my ATV today..
I went with the 26x12-12 Sedona Mud Rebel on 12x7" 2+5 offset ITP Steel rim.
Yes they are wider and extend past the fenders just a bit, and they are also slightly rubbing on the fender right at the foot board.
Not sure what to do about it yet, either trim the fender a half inch, or heat it up and bend it out a little bit away from the tire. Or I could just let it rub and wear the fender away? I will probably have the front tires on by this weekend, I think there is more clearance in front so I don't think I will have any issues with the larger 26" tires in front. We'll see I guess..
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