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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-18-2018, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone I've got a 06 honda rubicon 500 has outlaw 1s 27x9.5x12 front and 27x12x12 rears. Dynojet kit slip on new top end. 2" lift.. reason iam posting about 27" tires is because I have read different things about having 27" or 28" tires on these Ruby's. Some say it's fine if you run it in D2 and low in the mud and dont bag it every where. Some say 27 and 28 inch tires are to much. The outlaws weigh 30.2 lbs up front and 35.4 lbs for the rear. I want to run outlaw mst eventually but am wondering if the 28s would be to much. They weigh 28.5 lbs in the front and 34.5 in the rear. Eventually I'll be getting a GR. But not till next year or year after and dont want to wreck anything more than what I've had to fix since buying this rebuild. Thanks for any info sorry for the long one.
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Outlaw mst 27x9.5x12 27.2 lbs 27x12x12 31.8 lbs don't matter I'll run either sizes just prefer the bigger tires for ground clearance and the south Sask gumbo.
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Look the Maxxis Zillas. You can go up to a 30" and be lighter than 27" LAWS.

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My 28 outlaw 2's on 12 inch chrome plated steel rims weigh in at 52 front 54.5 rear each. I still have drag raced my buddies 680 and he still lost on his 27's with the aluminum rims. I have not done a GR but it depends how your engine sounds and if it is struggling or not. Other parts will take more abuse if you are running it harder but any upgrade will have potential consequences.

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I'm not sure if I like the zillas. I keep hearing and reading they dig a lot and I want the paddle style tire like the outlaws mudbugs gators executioners(heavy). Just concerned with weight and getting into a slough and not being able to get out with out someon else there. I ride alone alot by the farm.
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My 28 outlaw 2's on 12 inch chrome plated steel rims weigh in at 52 front 54.5 rear each. I still have drag raced my buddies 680 and he still lost on his 27's with the aluminum rims. I have not done a GR but it depends how your engine sounds and if it is struggling or not. Other parts will take more abuse if you are running it harder but any upgrade will have potential consequences.
I just put a new top end kit in it all new seals piston valve job cleaned it up and then put a dynojet kit in with a slip on muffler.
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My friends and I all run Zillas and never had an issue with digging in. I never got stuck with my 450 even in 2wd.

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I have been able to spin up the tires in thick mud but anything can get stick so having a land anchor and winch would be good in case you do get stuck. The gearing you have will determine how your machine can or not since they are different. The engine is not always the part that breaks it can be axles like I did recently or other parts.

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There is no gear reduction for the 01-14 Rubicons, so you can't really run big tires on them efficiently.


I wouldn't go bigger than a 27 in a heavy tire or a 28 in a light tire.


My footshift 500's are geared very similar to a Rubicon in low range, and I have light 28's (Mudbugs) on my 06 and it really needs a 14.5% gear reduction (which I can do on a footshift, but no such GR for the Hondamatics). I have 27s on my other two footshift 500's, and Basfnb has 27's on his 06 Rubicon.


I would stick with 27's. You won't pull 28's efficiently even with a lightweight tire. I'm not talking about water riding, I'm talking about mud.

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I've found a gear reduction for it. Just dont want to crack the case just yet. I'll stick to 27" tires. With these hondas In low what's the best tires to choose from for trail mud and some grid. I like the more aggressive tires and am not concerned about ride fell more about performance than anything. How are the swamplites compared to outlaws or outlaw MST
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