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I am looking at putting a Big Foot Kit on my 2006 Foreman 500. I am very interested in the Mudlites on Type 5's. What is the biggest I can go without having to put a lift kit on the bike?
 

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you cand do 27's with no interference at all, and 28's with possibly a little rubbing on big bumps. The 500's really dont need a lift with any tire, i know of people running 29.5's just by trimming the fenders and adjusting the fender rods.
 

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Depends on if you want the extra ground clearance of a taller tire. (for mudding) or you just want better traction for wor or trail riding. Keep in mind the it takes more power to turn taller tires.
 

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I debated wether or not to get bigger tires on my 2006 500M and I'm glad I decided to stick with the stock size.I ordered 25" dirt devils and I'm very pleased.I mostly ride trails(sand,gravel,hardwood logging roads)and the dirt devils are SO MUCH better than stock.
 

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My Foreman 500 is stock and I have 27x12 tri claws on rear and 27x9.75 bi claws on front. In the East Texas red clay they dont turn too well. A friend of mine got a 500 Foreman also and went with 26" 589's and his will outrun mine across a muckpond (about 18"water,12" muddy muck) because his will run in 2nd and mine doesnt gain in 2nd, I had to use 1st gear. Oh he runs 12"x26 all the way around.
 

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I have 25 inch mudlites on mine. They are good tires, but a little rough on rocky trails. I like the smoothe ride they give on pavement or a packed road. They handle well especially in 2wd. I stayed with the stock size because I mainly ride trails and not very much mud. They will get the job done though. I like the power I retained with the stock size also. I can really spin the tires and play hard when I want to dog it and have some fun.
 

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I am looking at putting a Big Foot Kit on my 2006 Foreman 500. I am very interested in the Mudlites on Type 5's. What is the biggest I can go without having to put a lift kit on the bike?
I just put 27's on my 06' and they won't rub unless there is a lot of weight on the back. I am probably going to trim the finders about a 1/4 just to make sure or I may try adjusting the finder bracket like someone else said.
 

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If you do serious mudding dont get mudlites, they wont get you anywhere. Get some laws or zillas. Those are definitely the top 2 mud tires available. If you are looking for trail and mud, I would recommend the bi/tri claws (if you can find them in stock) or vamps. Since interco has moved to mexico it seems alot of the vamps are comin up an inch to 1.5" short.
 
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