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This is a discussion on Larger wheels and tires within the Wheels & Tires forums, part of the General Discussions category; I just replaced my OEM tires and wheels with 28x10x14 all 4 corners. Do I need to do a clutch upgrade?...

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    Larger wheels and tires

    I just replaced my OEM tires and wheels with 28x10x14 all 4 corners. Do I need to do a clutch upgrade?

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    No, but it won't hurt.
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    Weight is a big factor.
    I say no unless you are getting in the upper 40's lb range or greater per wheel/tire.
    Try it first and see what you think before clutching.
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    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.
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    we don't even know what kind of car it is. Maybe it's a go-kart!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimclemjr View Post
    we don't even know what kind of car it is. Maybe it's a go-kart!
    I was thinking the same thing. I can’t see in the header anywhere if it’s Gen1 section or x2. It’s just wheels and tires.
    If it’s a gen 1 I highly recommend clutch work!
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    My only concern would be warranty. If your dealer is fine with your set-up, great. Having the extended warranty I stick with what will not void it. My first choice would be increasing your ground clearance with a lift. There is no free lunch and if mods of any kind promote less ride time it is not for me. If customizing suits your riding style go for it(clutch upgrades).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimclemjr View Post
    we don't even know what kind of car it is. Maybe it's a go-kart!
    What would Spock say?..."Insufficient facts always invite danger."
    Last edited by Wolvie Hunter; 07-23-2020 at 07:45 AM.
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    He need to create a detailed signature for the vehicle, locate etc. Yeah could be an kids ATV, all guessing and DEPENDS. None of us here can stipulate you will be in warranty or not of any mod. Your dealer is the one who'd bring it up if it was a problem.
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    If he has a 1/2 ton pickup then his OEM clutch should be just fine.
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    Sedona-Storm 14", Rip-Saw Tires 27x9-14 and 27x11-14
    Assault & Seizmik-Mirrors
    EMP-Front/Rear Bumpers, CV Guards
    Super ATV-2" Lift Kit
    19" LED Bar

    2019 R-Spec X2, Folding Windshield, Cargo Box
    Warn-3500, 72” plow
    Interco Sniper 920's-28x10-14 on SB-3 Wheels
    Assault & Seizmik-Mirrors
    JBS-Firewall Shields
    Weller-ReFlash
    HMF-Titan Quiet Exhaust & Rear Bumper
    NGK-Iridium Plugs
    24” LED Bar

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