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I have a Foreman 450 S and I just recently bought at set of SS112 ITP Wheels with 26" ITP MudLites on them. I am wondering if my 450 has enough power to turn these tires well enough for trail riding/climbing, and some mud every now and again. I don't have any mods thus far. And I wasn't planning on any. So I'm hoping my stock 450 will turn these tires well....cause they sure look nice. I'm sure they will look better after I put them on the bike.

Thanks for any info...

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Mud Lites

wow, you will not have a problem!! i run 26" mud lite Xls, on my bone stock 2002 Honda 450 Foreman ES. there was no power loss, it handles much better with the lites. you'll get a little extra GC out of those tires, with them i have 12" at the floor borads. i just put my Lites on stock rancher rims, those ss112s look pretty sweet. i would love to see a pic of them on your foreman.
any other questions feel free to ask
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I just put ITP c-series rims with 26" mud-lite XTR's on my stock '02 450s. There was a little power loss. Lost about 5 mph on top speed. I still like them though...she's a friggin tank in the mud.
I might have to get a power kit or somthing to get that lost power back.
 

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Was that 5mph loss at top speed measured with the bikes speedometer? Larger tires will make your speedometer read lower than your actual speed. I'm putting 27's on a bike that came with stock 24's. I won't know for sure till I actually try but I'm hoping to increase my top speed because of the increase in the final gearing because of the larger tires. ( Might have to be downhill with a good tailwind!) This assumes that the bike will have enough power to reach max rpm with the bigger rubber. A GPS will accurately measure your speed and also record your top speed. I don't have a speedo on my bike so I will compare several flat out runs with the new tires to runs I have already made.
 

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could you post a pic of your xtrs on your foreman?
Check my 'Gallery' - just posted some.


Yes, I checked the speed with the speedo on my bike. I thought the same as you - Larger diameter tires should = more top speed, but that's not the results I have. I know because the guys I ride with have commented that it seems I have lost some top speed, as we have to do a little road riding to get to the trails (I'm always last to get there- ALWAYS). My brothers 1985 250TRX fourtrax SMOKES my bike on top speed, but it's all due to weight. I knew it was a slow bike when I bought it so I'm not too concerned.
I also noticed that it was working a little harder crossing the snow covered fields, but again, that should be expected. The lugs on those XTR's are massive. And it is still 100 times better than spinning the stockers at every touch of the throttle, especially after doing the carb spring mod. I couldn't keep my stockers from NOT spinning in the snow, lol...

But back to the original post - I know the XTR's are heavier than the regular mud-lites, so you might not experience any power loss issues. Think of the XTR's as being more like the 589's.
 

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I guess the extra weight and rolling resistance in the tires would offset any gearing increase unless you boosted the power. Does the carb spring mod make much of a difference? Did you clip the spring or drill the slide or both? Anybody know of any down side to this mod?
 

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hey supermanwv: i have the 26" mudlites 10" in front and 12" in back and my 450 spins em like there's no 2morrow. u should have no probs. if u dont mind when u get the wheels on your foreman do u mind posting a pic?
 

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fat chicks suck!!!! robb has 29.5's and he does real nice .
 

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I got the wheels and tires on....and everything seems great. They worked well plowing snow too. I love them. So Far So Good.

I'll post a pic soon.....I just have to get the pics from my camera to the computer...PROBABLY I'll post them tomorrow morning sometime.

Thanks for all your info.

BY THE WAY....these wheels look SUPER SICK on a Foreman...THEY TOTALLY MAKE THE BIKE LOOK AWESOME.

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vettepin youve got all those motor mods and upgrades and stuff to give you more ponys why dont you put some 28's 29's or 30's on that thing i know it'll turn em if you go with bigger zillas you wont be breaking any more axles than you already do theyre is the same biteing power between them and maybe a lift "just a thought"
 

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tires

i want to put 28 inch , outlaws , edl's , mudzillas , or pireli mudwieser's on my 2001 honda foreman . which tire is the best in the mud ? i have the following mods - hmf pipe , 135 jet , highlifter springs warn 424 , k&n air filter superwinch .. let me know what you people think ???
 

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i want to put 28 inch , outlaws , edl's , mudzillas , or pireli mudwieser's on my 2001 honda foreman . which tire is the best in the mud ? i have the following mods - hmf pipe , 135 jet , highlifter springs warn 424 , k&n air filter superwinch .. let me know what you people think ???
 

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They look awesome. Rode a new Rubicon last weekend with the 26 MudLites. They were excellent in the snow. My Super Grips on SS106's are still stuck in customs. Hope they look as good as those 112's.
 
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