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This is a discussion on Larger wheels and tires within the Wheels & Tires forums, part of the General Discussions category; Originally Posted by hunter1022 In South Central Pennsylvania, Yes OEM Yamaha folding windshield, Rear Yamaha Clear Vinyl window, seizmik side mirrors, Warn 3500 Winch, Yamaha ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter1022 View Post
    In South Central Pennsylvania, Yes OEM Yamaha folding windshield, Rear Yamaha Clear Vinyl window, seizmik side mirrors, Warn 3500 Winch, Yamaha Cargo box, GPS and Trail Tracker. Have spare tire and wheel ordered and currently welding up rear spare tire carrier. Also installed 26 inch Boss Blue Tooth Sound Bar makes long rides a little more enjoyable. Will get busy on my signature box, to many forums lol
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    I’ve been thinking about 28’s on a stock Wolverine X2 lately. However as I do some research, It seems theirs not too much to choose from that fit the stock 12” wheels are there?
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    https://www.sunf.com/collections/bun...=8706208399466

    I've been thinking of running these, I run 28in ITP Mud Tires when I go in the mud.
    if not there are several good options in the 27in that fit the 12in rim
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    Quote Originally Posted by ST3675 View Post
    I’ve been thinking about 28’s on a stock Wolverine X2 lately. However as I do some research, It seems theirs not too much to choose from that fit the stock 12” wheels are there?
    Checkout the Tire section for many discussioins. However, BEARCLAW HTR's will get the job done ,look good and get through anything possible. Great wear as well in a Radial Tire!!
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    I opted for the 14 inch wheels and tire to also give me a little bit more ground clearance I gained almost 2 inches with the 28X1014’s when I started looking at the 12’s I did not find anything I liked.
    Quote Originally Posted by ST3675 View Post
    I’ve been thinking about 28’s on a stock Wolverine X2 lately. However as I do some research, It seems theirs not too much to choose from that fit the stock 12” wheels are there?
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    I haven't found 28x12 (as in 12" rim) tires that I like so I'm on 27" tires. Yes, your options for 28" tires and larger are very limited with 12" rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul65 View Post
    I used the OEM 26" tires for the first 1500 miles. The rear measured 23.5" tall on the machine when I took it off. The next set were 27's and measured a true 27". I noticed a huge performance hit so I did the clutch. What I lost was the snappiness, the ability to pivot and spin it around 90-180 degrees. It didn't seem to take off as well. Most I've spoken with that change to larger tires right away said they never noticed that performance hit. They simply didn't have that much time on the smaller tires.

    You didn't say how long you've had it, but I see you just joined and this is your first post. I suggest you use low range for everything under 20mph and you may be fine with it as it is. I think its fair to say you don't "need" to do the clutch.
    Interesting that there was such a performance hit on going to 27's. Did you notice a large improvement in functionality from going to the 27's, or mostly just appeased personal preference?
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    Much better ground clearance. Rear 23.5" tires to 27" tires was a true 1.75" increase in ground clearance. I measured it, I'm not kidding. There is no way I would go back to the OEM tires, they never measured 26" when new.

    Much better looks. OEM tires always looked too small. Not just to me - many comments from other people.

    Friday I rode with a 2020 X2 XTR with 27" Dirt Commanders and they measured 26" tall. That must be an OEM thing. The 27" Dirt Commanders I tried first were take offs from a buddy's RZR. They measured 27".
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    IMO, do you need larger tires? No unless your getting stuck. Will you see a performance hit? Not really going one size bigger but clutching and tuning never hurts. What are you wanting to do with your ride? A little more trail performance, can't go wrong with original big horn. Are you a muddier? Then go big and get a clutch and tune mod. Duckman has done a fantastic job with his machine if your into mud. For general trail riding, 27 or 28 will do you good. You can get by with either size without clutching but it doesn't hurt to mod your clutch. Personally I think the best mod you can do is the Eibach springs and then the rest.
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    I'm definitely not a mudder, I can get by with stocks for anything I do. I'm almost at 20hrs and the big thing I'm noticing with these stocks is how ripped up they're getting. I live in the Rockies so it's definitely not soft terrain, but I think the weight of these machines just chews the cheap stock tires, where as the quad you could run stocks for a few seasons.

    I will be getting aftermarkets for sure, either 26" or 27" Bighorns2 or Bearclaws. If anybody can help me decide which of those four options is best it will be much appreciated. I like the idea of 26" for staying light but when actually compare, it looks like you're only saving about 0.6lbs/rear tire. So going 26" saves you under 4lbs... thinking I mays well go 27".
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