New tires/rims for 2005 BruteForce 750i

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Postby BruteForce » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:00 pm

Updated to add: After measuring the total width of my machine, I believe I'm now wider than 50", and this could preclude me from enjoying many of the trails (in Utah at least) that are restricted (and gated) to machines of 50" or narrower! :cry:

Old tires were 10" wide in the rear and 8" wide in the front, an increase of 4" in width on my machine!

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Postby Lope » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:59 pm

Sorry to hear that. The 26X12X12on all fours is a lot of weight and width. I am very happy with the 25X8X12 fronts and 25X10x12 rears. They provide a bit more GC, are not too heavy and if mounted to OEM wheels are at stock width. Best of luck.

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Postby Ken » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:37 pm

I've never had any problem getting through the 50" gates here.....but they maybe closer in Utah....I don't know.
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Postby shootinmanbwh » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:39 pm

what is the exact size and back space for the wheels on your brute?
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Postby BruteForce » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:18 am

I replaced the front 26x12x12 with 26x9x12. In my garage, we chalked out a 50" space and I was able to "drive" my ATV through.

Looks like I'm good to go with 50" gates. On Thursday (this week), I head down into Nevada for some dry ground riding (its all snowy/mushy/muddy up here) and I'll be able to determine how much power I'm losing to these larger tires.

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Postby Ken » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:29 am

I figured.

I've only seen one quad with rear wheels in the front. I think he used wheel spacers to make it work....it was for snow and mud( extra flotation)
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Postby BruteForce » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:42 pm

Ken wrote:I figured.

I've only seen one quad with rear wheels in the front. I think he used wheel spacers to make it work....it was for snow and mud( extra flotation)
While I haven't lost the ability to climb and churn through deep stuff (snow, mud, etc) , I have lost speed. In testing on Saturday, I found some dry trail and opened it up. Generally, I've been able to get upwards of 70mph on dry trail. This go around, I made it as fast a mid 50mph.

Not a huge loss, as I really shouldn't be trying to go that fast anyway, but it was a little bit of a shock.

I may just buy another set of 26x9x12 and put those on the rear, then sell the 26x12x12 set. Decisions, decisions (and $$). :D

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Postby Lope » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:35 pm

The 26x9x12 rear will not help to get back your top end, it's gone with a 26" tire. You will need clutch work to get back that OEM feeling. Glad to hear you went to a 9" front. I truly believe you will be much happier.

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Postby MrBill » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:29 am

BruteForce wrote: I've been able to get upwards of 70mph on dry trail. This go around, I made it as fast a mid 50mph.
Speedo or GPS readings?
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Postby BruteForce » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:36 pm

MrBill wrote:
BruteForce wrote: I've been able to get upwards of 70mph on dry trail. This go around, I made it as fast a mid 50mph.
Speedo or GPS readings?
Speedometer. Great idea though to measure using my GPSr. Didn't even think about the size effecting the speedo.

If the weather holds tomorrow, I hope to get in some more snow/mud/slush riding in the west desert and I'll be sure to try the GPS reading on speed.


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