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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 03:25 PM
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running different sized tires on a 4x4 atv can cause drive line damage, as there not turning at the same amount, and that caused binding in drive line and that can lead to more costly repairs
and quite frankly they should be all of the same type/brand model
as NOT all atv tires measure the same in the same sizes from brand to brand or model to model, so, the name of the game on a 4x4 vehicle is to have matching dia. tires front and back, UNLESS there is different gearing in front diff to back to compensate for the tire size difference!

if on a 2x4 atv, then NO worries!

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also your clunking noise can be from this wrong sized tires on it?
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also your clunking noise can be from this wrong sized tires on it?

Thanks for the info on the tires, I don't ride it too much as it's been cold but after I get the 1st gear replaced I will go ahead and spring for tires. 26" or 27" should be good, right? I don't know what they come with stock but I don't want to do GR or clutch, not that into it at this time, have many other things that need more attention.



The clunking is definitely the 1st gear now that someone above brought it to my attention. I can hear it when I put it in gear and while engaging it makes the noise.


I want to replace it first before the tires as I will get a very good look at everything when I pull the motor and know whether or not to invest too much more in it or get a different one. I think I wish I would have gotten one a little smaller, (what is it the Rancher with the 420cc on it) this thing is a hog getting between tight spaces and the little extra motor size seems to be countered by all the extra weight.

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I would stick with 26's than go with 27's and many have less power, taller tires get heavier and rob power and effect handling, and wear and tear on all parts of drive train
plus the alter your stock gearing thus take power away
some folks run lighter 27's and are happy, some ain't all comes down to how much power your willing to loose and live with!
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I like light 27's on a Foreman, but 26's you won't notice any power loss at all.
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Check your back left bearing. I bet its blown all to snot. Mine did the exact same tging you describe, it took me a while to figure it out because if I shook the wheel it had no play. Eventually I pulled the back hubs and found this.
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