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This is a discussion on New tires within the Wheels & Tires forums, part of the General Discussions category; hi, I'm new to the farm I have a question I just purchased a 2020 Yamaha wolverine X4 and I had to stock 26in tires ...

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    hi, I'm new to the farm I have a question I just purchased a 2020 Yamaha wolverine X4 and I had to stock 26in tires with 12in rims and I just upgraded them to 27 inch tires with 14 inch rims I got the tusk beadlock rims with ripsaw tires. I noticed the weight on the stock tire in the front is like 29 pounds but the new tire with the bead lock rim is 42 LB do I need to upgrade my clutch or will I be okay?

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    You don't "need" to upgrade.
    My X2 is running 50 lb tire/rim combo and I notice I use low more in the technical trails or anytime on the trails where we drive under 20 mph.
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    The weight is fine. I had the ripsaws on my gen 1 and they were awesome.
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    Ok, you had me thinking, so I did a quick and dirty comparison of Stock vs. Aftermarket.
    Given this pic from the forum I compared the Stock numbers to the Aftermarkets 'Best' numbers.

    In the summary of gains/losses, I wanted to see what the stock sheave numbers looked like vs the best the current aftermarket showed.
    I think a new stock sheave, weights & sliders is around $209 vs comp $365 avg. So for a extra $156 +/-, I wanted to see if going aftermarket was even worth considering.

    The red square signifies the area my machine lives in, YMMV.
    The purple circle is what I think is a significant gain.
    If I was going to decide which aftermarket sheave I wanted, then I would do a separate break down of each. Again this was stock vs aftermarkets best numbers.

    I would say that a ECU Flash would be something you should consider and look into and would be another good comparison.

    For now here are the pics. I'm in a bit of a rush, so it's the down & dirty version.
    I also added Massives pic with exhaust numbers.
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    I don't know how many miles was on stock sheave or if it was new also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Planetcat View Post
    The weight is fine. I had the ripsaws on my gen 1 and they were awesome.
    Agreed. I have 27" RipSaws on my Gen 1. They have incredible climbing ability and traction.
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    Don’t mean to jack your post, but can anyone tell me you need wheel spacers for 27x9x22 / 27x11x12 tires on stock rims?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustLite406 View Post
    Don’t mean to jack your post, but can anyone tell me you need wheel spacers for 27x9x22 / 27x11x12 tires on stock rims?
    *27x9x12
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    The rear width is approximately 3" narrower IIRC, so some add 1-1/2" wheel spacers.
    Many do it for various reasons, ie, looks, same track width, etc.
    In a nut shell.........
    Benefits with & without?
    Without: tighter turning radius
    With: wider stance

    Possible Cons?
    Without: slightly smaller tilt table number
    With: more stress on bearings ?

    These things that I mention are very minor and honestly, wasn't even worth it for me to consider. YMMV

    Now if you want to do more research and get technical, here is a good article to start with.
    https://shocktherapyst.com/wheel-off...n-performance/

    Probably best to start another thread on it though. .02
    Last edited by SKELLEY521; 06-29-2020 at 06:33 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELLEY521 View Post
    The rear width is approximately 3" narrower IIRC, so some add 1-1/2" wheel spacers.
    Many do it for various reasons, ie, looks, same track width, etc.
    In a nut shell.........
    Benefits with & without?
    Without: tighter turning radius
    With: wider stance

    Possible Cons?
    Without: slightly smaller tilt table number
    With: more stress on bearings ?

    These things that I mention are very minor and honestly, wasn't even worth it for me to consider. YMMV

    Now if you want to do more research and get technical, here is a good article to start with.
    https://shocktherapyst.com/wheel-off...n-performance/

    Probably best to start another thread on it though. .02
    Thanks for the reply. Do you need spacers for clearance from suspension components?
    2019 Wolverine X2
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