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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 12:07 PM
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adding a lift doesn't get you ANY ground clearance
it only lifts the BODY of the atv, not the drive train [parts that are the lowest part of the atv, (your diff's housings)

and its NOT about the pressure the larger tires put on joints and such(they do this too), but its the fact the taller tires alter stock gearing and they ROB a LOT of power from the motor in doing so, , you might NOT have enough power to spin the tires in thicker mud at ALL?
this all factors into wear and tear, on drive train, and then your ALWAYS on the throttle a LOT more to MAKE the atv move, so now your adding added wear and tear to the MOTOR too
and for what?
a 1/2 inch of ground clearance, as only way to GAIN ground clearance is thru tires?
and for every INCH of tire you go UP< you ONLY gain a 1/2 inch of ground clearance!

most all folks running 28's end up real fast NOT being happy and having to install a gear reduction to compensate for the power they loss from the taller heavier tires, adding a gear reduction, then lowers top end speed!
so if you mostly trail ride, this may not be a option you'd want!

again, HOW Much power YOU are willing to loose and be happy is a PERSONAL choice
what YOU may be OK with others might not!

I am ONLY giving you information to make a s best a decision as you can!
I don't care how big or small a tire anyone use's !
just trying to again offer info here!
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered some 26" maxxis mud bugs today and guna see how them run before I do anything else, I appreciate all the info as I've been out of the ATV scene awhile
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 11:49 AM
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sounds good I think you will be happy with these
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