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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 2002 rubicon 500 i put a 2inch lift on and it made a big difference and i wanna kno what is the biggest tires i can go i have 25s now how much bigger can i go Thanks
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I know you can fit 28's with a little bending and trimming without a lift. I would recommend 27's max but that depends on the brand of tire and riding conditions.



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ive got 27's on my stock rims with spacers, spacers are needed on the rear only to get the tire away from the muffler as it cuts the tire on suspension travel put spacers on the front aswell to match it looked goofy with just the ass end wider
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i have a 2002 rubicon 500 i put a 2inch lift on and it made a big difference and i wanna kno what is the biggest tires i can go i have 25s now how much bigger can i go Thanks
hey i have the same set up with my 02 and i am runing 27 inch mud bugs with ITP rims. they work ok but when you get in some deep sticky mud ya will need to put it in low. but for the most part i don't have a problem and i have ran them for almost 3 years now

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-08-2010, 03:39 PM
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I dont know from experience but from reading posts on here it seems like you dont want to go more then 26"...any bigger and it mite affect your performance and give you problems(axle, engine...)

my opinion...its built and tuned for 25"...stay with 25"
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Im running 26x10x12 front and 26x12x12 rear swamplites on stock rims. Im told they run an inch tall but havent measured them. I consider them vastly superior to the 25x8x12fronts and 25x10x12rears that were stock sized. much better flotation in soft stuff and no serious rubbing issues. I personally would NOT recommend anything taller as the lost gearing dogs the bike out too much. I definitely notice the lack of torque at the wheels when I squeeze the throttle. I definitely use my low range more often now. when I need new tires I'll go with more of the same. my ride is a 07 rubi with a HMF pipe. no lift

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-27-2010, 09:58 AM
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I have 29.5" on mine. I had to replace some bracing and trim the fenders a bit, but not bad. It still has alot of power, But i did put a snorkle kit, jet kit, k&n kit and exhaust on it as well.
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i fit 27 mud bugs with all rear offset with no lift. rubbed a lil bit but it was fine and it got me accross the river...

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 07:47 PM
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can someone help me? i put the 450/400 shock swap and 2 inch lift also what is the size of tire i can put on a 1998 honda foreman 400 thanks
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