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I plan on putting 26'' tires on my 05 Foreman and was wondering if there will be much power loss on the bottom end. I plan on going with some Mudlites and was wanting to know if the 05 Foreman 500 would have much problems trying to turn them. Everything engine wise is stock.
 

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Well thats basically my setup.. 05 foreman 500 with 26" Mudlites






The bike turns them good. The lighter XL2 wheels seems to have made it better also. Seems now with the little less rolling mass from the steel wheels I can shift to 4th and 5th sooner and still carry them easier than before.

But the 500 Turns them fine either way. I run 4-Psi front and rear
 

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With 26 inch Mudlites, you won't even notice a powerloss of any kind i bet.
Before i did any power mods to ours, they turned the 26 inchers very well
& they are only 450's.
 

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That setup is what I want too!!!

But was wondering if they are 26X10X12 front and 26X12X12 rear?

Also can we see picture with side look please with the new rims XL2?

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YOU WILL NOT HAVE A PROB TURNING TIRES, I HAD 26" 589 AND HAD NO PROB
 

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QUOTE ("DuckyXpress":1qj3h0fh)
That setup is what I want too!!!

But was wondering if they are 26X10X12 front and 26X12X12 rear?

Also can we see picture with side look please with the new rims XL2?

DuckyXpress.


I think you are talking to me so I will answer

They are 26x9x12 front and 26x12x12 rear. The only reason I chose 9's in the front was in hops of being able to ride tighter trails (like I do) than the 10's would allow (make it easier). The turn really good .. exactly how I wanted. How well 10's would have dont on the same trails I dont know but im happy with my choice.

Pics are here of the wheels
<a href="http://photobucket.com/albums/e377/500F" target="_blank">http://photobucket.com/albums/e377/500F ... %20Wheels/</a>
 

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Do the 12's on the back stick out past the fenders very much? I am thinking about putting 10's on the back and 9's on the front. But if 12's dont stick out too much I might go with those.
 

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They do stick out a bit, ecspecially w/ aftermarket wheels, which if your into slinging mud will get you dirty quickly. If that is a concern go w/ 10s in the back.
 

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don't worry about having trouble turning the 26's i have a friend how has a stock 2000 arctic cat 300 with 26-9s in the front and 26-12s in the back and they are mudlites and he slings those tires
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I think I am going to go with the 26x9's up front and 26x10's in back, just to help keep the mud down some.
 

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my 500 has no problem turning 26's, and i have a clutch kit just for the heck of it..... i have stock rubi rims and mine dont stick out any past the fenders... but my friend has ITP type 6's with 26x12x12 bighorns and his stick out about 1-2"s. thats one reason i got the rubi rims, they are light and stock off set.... hope this helps...
 

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Mine stick out on the front and the rear. But the wheels did it.

Before the XL2's both the front and the rear were perty much tucked.
 

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I have heard alot of people talking about the Rubicon wheels on here. Are they any lighter then the stock Foreman rims? And if so how much lighter?
And are they aluminum or steel? Thanks for everyone's info.
 

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I have heard alot of people talking about the Rubicon wheels on here. Are they any lighter then the stock Foreman rims? And if so how much lighter?
And are they aluminum or steel? Thanks for everyone's info.
Well, I am pretty sure they are aluminum wheels. As far as how much lighter, I wouldn't know. My friend has a set of takes offs from his Rubicon that I considered buying, but I may just go with an ITP combo.
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Well, I had the front tires off of my Foreman tonight and they weight 25lbs. each with 6 pounds of air in them. Just if anyone else was wondering. I will do the back tires next time I get a chance.
 
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