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So I'm currently running stock, 25x8x12 front 25x10x12 rear (I should probably mention that I don't even really know what those numbers fully mean)

I encounter almost no mud, at worst maybe a steam or a small pond (quad is for exploring and hunting) but there is lots of snow around during the winter, and the area I live in has a lot of sharp twigs, rocks, and other pokey things in the mountains (western Canada)

I'd also PREFER to not spend money on new rims, so assuming I keep the stock rims, and driving in the environment mentioned, what would be my best bet? Should I go for a larger size? What size tires will fit on those rims?

People seem to rave about the bighorns...

I'm also looking for a trustworthy site to order from, as my local dealer charges way too much.

Input is appreciated

I did do some exploring http://www.highlifter.com/products.php?p_c...Bighorn+Radials, but I'm lost as to what I should get, I know wider in the back than the front...right? Or should I go for the same?

How wide is too wide? Can I do 26/27x12x12?
 

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Sounds like Big Horn Country to Me

They will fit on the stock rims


Take a peek at some past posts, IMO you won't
need the 27"s click on this link !
<a href="http://www.hondaforeman.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8836" target="_blank">http://www.hondaforeman.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8836</a>

The best place to order from is;
<a href="http://www.rockymountainatv.com/product" target="_blank">http://www.rockymountainatv.com/product ... icleSelect</a>

I had 5384 miles on my first set and could have got another 800 miles on the fronts
 

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Awesome, that was very helpful.

These are definately the tires for me, at 26" I think. I don't want to lift though, will 26" be ok even if my shocks are close to bottoming out? I'd just rather not have a surprise rub somewhere in the future.

Also, should i keep the small front width, large back ratio? Or should all the tires be the same size?
 

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26" front and back will work great. I have recently added them to my Rubicon and have been more then satisfied with the results!

Like Desert Hawk said, Rocky Mountain ATV is the place to get them.
 

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Yes, I would run a smaller front tire like 26x8x12 or 26x9x12 and a 26x12x12 rear. by the way the numbers mean hightxwidthxrim hight
 

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QUOTE ("lucky644":1u39rdw9)
Awesome, that was very helpful.

These are definately the tires for me, at 26" I think. I don't want to lift though, will 26" be ok even if my shocks are close to bottoming out? I'd just rather not have a surprise rub somewhere in the future.

Also, should i keep the small front width, large back ratio? Or should all the tires be the same size?
I'd really suggest 26X9X12 (front) and 26X12X12
(rear) I did not have any issues with the stock
shocks and no lift, However I did install a set of
OEM Honda CTE shocks and what a improvement

I'm still playing around with the adjusters on them and making notes for my upcoming review

Here is the topic on that;
<a href="http://hondaforeman.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=10118" target="_blank">http://hondaforeman.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=10118</a>
 

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Nice, 26X9X12 (front) and 26X12X12 (rear) is what it shall be then.

Thanks!
 

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QUOTE ("lucky644":6h5mu1bq)
Nice, 26X9X12 (front) and 26X12X12 (rear) is what it shall be then.

Thanks!
Your Welcome

Remember to 'Play' with the psi until you
find your happy place

I'll be looking forward to your comments
 

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QUOTE ("Desert Hawk":1y74bxk9)
QUOTE ("lucky644":1y74bxk9)
Nice, 26X9X12 (front) and 26X12X12 (rear) is what it shall be then.

Thanks!
Your Welcome

Remember to 'Play' with the psi until you
find your happy place

I'll be looking forward to your comments [/quote]

Yeah, probably wont be for a bit though, I wanna run the stocks some more. Not sure, I might run the bighorns in the fall/winter and the stocks spring/summer.

What do people normally run their stocks at for psi?
 

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Psi's will always differ depending on who
your talking to,trail conditions,weather and
what's loaded on it

Thats why I carry a mini compressor,it just
takes a moment to dial her
 

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QUOTE ("Desert Hawk":1ztk69sf)
Psi's will always differ depending on who
your talking to,trail conditions,weather and
what's loaded on it

Thats why I carry a mini compressor,it just
takes a moment to dial her
I suppose i should pickup a low psi pump with an accurate psi gauge on it.

What's a decent brand?
 

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QUOTE ("lucky644":qzy4nv91)
QUOTE ("Desert Hawk":qzy4nv91)
Psi's will always differ depending on who
your talking to,trail conditions,weather and
what's loaded on it

Thats why I carry a mini compressor,it just
takes a moment to dial her
I suppose i should pickup a low psi pump with an accurate psi gauge on it.

What's a decent brand?[/quote]

This is the one I have, Seems like my buddies
use it more then I do
<a href="http://www.rockymountainatv.com/product" target="_blank">http://www.rockymountainatv.com/product ... lyId=13440</a>

I also highly recommend this
<a href="http://www.rockymountainatv.com/product" target="_blank">http://www.rockymountainatv.com/product ... lyId=13418</a>

I use this for all of the vehicles but it stays on
the Rubicon.
 

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So I went out today, with the intent on going until I could go no further, up the mountain behind where I live.

I'm quite lucky, I'm literally a 5 minute drive on my quad away from taking some serious mountain trails.

Anyhow, I put 60KM on my quad today, and I was literally plowing through snow, when it got to be 2ft deep (literally 2ft, I jumped out and the snow went up to my knees, and I measured it when I got home) things became almost impassable. It seemed, though, that my tires were holding me back.

My front end would 'hop' as I pushed forward, gaining and losing traction very rapidly, so I was curious how deep people have gone with the Bighorns. I'd love to take on that last hill one more time....I got half way up before I got sick of it and turned back. I'm still very impressed with the stock tires, they did a good job.

Good day though! There wasn't a **** thing except the really deep snow I couldn't handle with my Foreman, I'm very very happy with my purchase. I took snowy hills I never would have imagined I could climb, but it did!
 

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I was up around 8000ft along the Mogollon Rim
the snow came up just a little over half way up
the tires

This picture was when we rode down to about 5000ft
A buddy and myself had to blaze the trail as our other riding buddies has issues with their belts
slipping




If your impressed with what the stock tires will
do wait till ya get your Horns
 

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Nice pic, that's about how I looked, I was only up about 5,000ft at my peak I think, that's when it was impassable. I had my GPS with my and checked my height every now and then. My house is at 1,000 ft.

You know the trail is going to get fun when the car tire tracks stop...then the 4x4 truck tracks stop....then the quad tracks stop....then the snowmobile tracks stop...and I'm not sure what else was up there, but it was like a tank, had massive metal tracks on it and seemed to go through everything.

Either way, good times.
 
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