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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 03:39 PM
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I have 27" Mudbugs on an 09 500 footshift. Pulls them fine, but they're very light tires. They measure true.

I have 27" Executioners on an identical 09 500. They run a bit shorter, but the machine has more trouble with them due to their weight (heavy tires).

I have 28's Mudbugs on another identical 500, and the bike struggles with them in the thick stuff if I get out of 1 gear. I plan on doing a GR for this one.

So to answer your question, if you want to run 27's with no GR, get a zilla or Mudbug or other lightweight tire. If you want to run a heavy tire like an Outlaw or an Executioner I would stick with 26's.

2005 Foreman Rubicon Camo
Perfex, 27" Mudbugs
Heated grips and Thumb , HID's
5K Viper Max winch

2009 Foreman 500FM Green
Perfex with HL springs
27" Execs on Rubicon rims
Heated Grips and Thumb, HID's
4K Viper Max winch

2006 Foreman 500FM Green
28" Mugbugs, stretched, Perfex, HLsprings
3K Superwinch winch

2009 475 Rancher AT Tan
26" Mudbugs on Rincon rims
Warn winch. Foreman pod light with HID, SRA gear reduction
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