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How big will my tires need to be, to float my Rincon (650lbs) across a river?

Are the following Tire Bouyancy correct?

25x8x12......................70-80 lbs
25x10x12....................80-90 lbs
26x10x12....................90-100 lbs
26x12x12...................100-110 lbs
27x10x12...................105-120 lbs
27x12x12...................110-120 lbs

1 inch height...............7 lbs
1 inch width................6 lbs

25x8x12/25x10x12......320 lbs total
26x10x12/26x12x12....400 lbs total
27x10x12/27x12x12....425 lbs total

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A BigBear with AT tires Floats.

BigBear weight...................580 lbs
AT Bouyancy......................360 lbs
Quad Bouyancy..................220 lbs
Net.......................................0 lbs

Estimated Quad Bouyancy...220-260 lbs

Rincon weight....................650 lbs
25" Mudlites Bouyancy........320 lbs
Quad Bouyancy..................240 lbs
Short...............................<90> lbs

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that hurts my head
 

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Sorry...It's just been Buggin me since Sunday when I sunk my Rincon, I really thought it would Float.

Now that I got the 26"MudBugs installed...I don't want to make the same mistake again.

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QUOTE ("Robb":382ny6nx)
that hurts my head
Don't feel alone. I can't make it out either, then again, i barely
made it out of school.
 

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It's been giving me headache since Sunday...I was just trying to share.

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well my dads rancher floadted across redcreek with me on it it has 26 vampire asx's all the way around and also my rubicon floats **** good on 28's with about 15psi in them

but that stuff up there gave me a headache too.
 

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Thanks Rubicon3303...that helps...but you only weight 80 lbs.

Rancher.............540 lbs
26" Tires............400 lbs
Quad.................220 lbs
Floats.................80 lbs

Rubicon............620 lbs
28" Tires...........460 lbs
Quad................230 lbs
Floats................70 lbs

Opps...I did the numbers thing again.

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when i was on the rancher i was 205 but now on the rubicon i weigh 185
 

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Most ATVs will float (floating high enough to keep the intake out of the water is very different.. Even with stock tires. With the rider off of course. The trick is keeping them rubber side down.
 

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They float very well rubber side up
 

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Thanks for all the Help...I think I will test the new 26" MudBugs....I'll tie a rope to the Rincon and Float it out Rock Pond...The new tires should give me 80 lbs more Bouyance...Wish me Luck.

And your right Rubicon3303, my calculations indicated that you lost weight too.

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