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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 10:29 AM
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I have a 2007 500 foreman, I recently put 29.5" terminators on it well since then i have put 3 u joints in the bike, can anyone tell me why? Don't get me wrong I don't want to sound dumb I know the tires are big but the bike turns them over great I can burn them down on asphalt.. I'm just curious on why it keep poping u joints... any help is greatly appreciated!

Just guessing you have a lift on it? That will put it at an angle that they don't like.



2007 420FM (475cc, 27x12x12 Mudbugs) ---------- 1995 300FW (webcamshaft, 350 rear end)
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Perfect thread for a few questions I have. I'm new to ATV's, and recently bought a 2015 TRX500FE2 (solid rear axle Foreman ES PS). I live in Colorado where I ride a lot of sharp rocks, snow (including plowing the driveway), and mud is frequently encountered but wallowing in swamps isn't my thing; the quad is a work and hunting machine, not a sport rider.

I'm thinking of replacing the stock tires with Maxxis Zillas (to be determined, brand or tread choice is not the focus of my questions). With that tire in mind, I'm thinking of going up to the 26's. The 26's have significantly more tread depth than 25's (38/32's vs 23/32's) and obviously provide a bit more ground clearance.

1) Would the 26" Zilla be compatible with stock rims? Maxxis website lists 26" fronts as AT26x9-12 and 26" rears as AT26x11-12 vs 25" fronts are AT25x8-12 and 25" rears are AT25x10-12. I see no need to upgrade the factory wheels unless I must.

2) Will the power loss of the larger tire be noticeable?

Thanks in advance for the experienced input!
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They will fit fine on the stock wheels. Zillas run a little short but even if they was true to size you shouldn't notice much power loss if any. As long as your searching tires take a look at bearclaw htr. 8ply radials that get good traction in everything and so far are wearing good.
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2007 420FM (475cc, 27x12x12 Mudbugs) ---------- 1995 300FW (webcamshaft, 350 rear end)
2008 420FE (26x9x12 BearClaws) -------------------
1988 300 (old stock machine, nothing fancy)
2009 420FA (25x8/10x12 BearClaw HTR) ---------
1987 350D (work in progress)

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