Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Northern Illinois
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Need help making a decision on 26" or 27" tires
I'm new here and wanted to ask for some suggestions on tire sizes. I have searched and debated on tires and I think I'm pretty confident that Kenda Bear Claws HTR are the ones for me. The one thing that I have noticed while shopping for these tires is that the 27" tall only come in a 12" rim, as the 26" tall come in 12" and 14" rim sizes. I thought maybe I should go with the 27" tall for a little more ground clearance, but since they are only available for a 12" rim I feel that they may have too much sidewall slop. I found the quad in the attached thumbnail while doing my search. He specified that they are 27" tall bear claws on a 25" rim. However, the rears look to me that they could be the same width as the front (9" width on all 4 wheels?), making the rears look less puffy (9" wide on all 4?). Anyone else agree or have suggestions of the widths in the picture? He also stated he has a 12" lift, which i considered, but don't want to take too much of my handling away for fast trail riding or sport riding. I"m not a mudder! Would a 2" lift hinder it ALOT from just casual trail riding? Any suggestions on size, tire widths or lift is very much appreciated. Once I settle with a decision and get them mounted i plan on posting before and after pics. Thanks for a great forum that is very helpful.
UPDATE: the attached thumbnail photo has the orignal Bear Claws and not the newer radial HTR's. He is running 27x9x12 tires with ITP SS212 rims on all 4 wheels. The 2 inch lift is because he prefers mud riding or maybe some swamp style riding. Which I don't, so I will not be lifting my machine, also I will be going with a 25" or 26" tire.
The thumbnail is for reverence only, and is not my machine!
Mossy Oak 2014 Kawasaki Brute 750i with EPS all stock engine. MSA Vibe 14" wheels. Kenda Bear Claw HTR 26x11x14 rear, 26x9x14 Front . Elka Stage 3 shocks. Teryx led headlights with added Grandview amber angel eyes halo's from amazon. ATV TEK gun/bow double grippers VFG2. Acerbis xfactory black/orange handguards. Rigid Radiance 10" light bar. Warn bumper. Warn 54" provantage front mount plow. Heat Demon heated grips, thumb, and seat.
Last edited by myrz; November 7th, 2018 at 08:33 AM.