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Timmy and Grizzly4040, I'm new to the Side by Side world but have lots of experience with other off road vehicles. Many years ago the snowmobile had many manufacturers and almost all sleds were built for general consumption. As technology improved people found they could do more than just ride the common use trails and started to make riding more adventuresome. These early innovators could not buy what they wanted so they modified the standard models that best fit their needs to specialize them for the environment of their choice! 40 years later the snowmobile world has about 4 separate segments with a couple that are commonly hybrids of two of those base segments. So what we have here is a situation where one of our members is thinking about modifying his Wolverine to better suit his speciality.

You are both correct in you statements but it is part of the price you pay when you want to do something different!

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After break in I will install 27 inch Big Horns. Later I will install my 30 inch Mongrels. I expect the 30's will not clear but I use them on my Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 500. The little 500 pulls them OK going uphill in 5th gear.
 

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After break in I will install 27 inch Big Horns. Later I will install my 30 inch Mongrels. I expect the 30's will not clear but I use them on my Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 500. The little 500 pulls them OK going uphill in 5th gear.
a Pioneer 500 with 30's, that would be interesting to see....
 

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After break in I will install 27 inch Big Horns. Later I will install my 30 inch Mongrels. I expect the 30's will not clear but I use them on my Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 500. The little 500 pulls them OK going uphill in 5th gear.
Hondabob, it looks like you have 30's on the front and 27's on the back! Smooths out the ride on the front end and still allows the engine to work easier with the 27's.

I thought it was an optical illusion until I measured the tires!
 

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The pioneer 500 has 30's front and back and it has a 5 speed trans so no problem with the super large tires. Stock is 24's. I use it to ride the 50 inch quad trails and use 27 inch Big Horns for trail riding. I will install the 30's on my Wolverine but just for pictures and to see if they clear. I will only go up one size to 27's for better belt life and to be easier on the wet clutch on take off. The Wolverine may have better take off after break in. If I need lower gearing I will go with a JBS modified sheave so the belt will go lower up front and higher in the back thus providing a lower take off gear. Their roller replacements will gear it up more for a higher top speed of 59 mph. That will let you cruise at 50 with out buzzing the engine. I think at 59 mph its at red line. I will check it out after breakin with a gps and my tach.
 

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Bob, I am not sure the engine was redlined at 59, the ecu was cutting it off. It didn't sound wound out. A cdi will determine if it has more, and some different clutch weights. We are still working with it.

The pioneer 500 has 30's front and back and it has a 5 speed trans so no problem with the super large tires. Stock is 24's. I use it to ride the 50 inch quad trails and use 27 inch Big Horns for trail riding. I will install the 30's on my Wolverine but just for pictures and to see if they clear. I will only go up one size to 27's for better belt life and to be easier on the wet clutch on take off. The Wolverine may have better take off after break in. If I need lower gearing I will go with a JBS modified sheave so the belt will go lower up front and higher in the back thus providing a lower take off gear. Their roller replacements will gear it up more for a higher top speed of 59 mph. That will let you cruise at 50 with out buzzing the engine. I think at 59 mph its at red line. I will check it out after breakin with a gps and my tach.
 

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The pioneer 500 has 30's front and back and it has a 5 speed trans so no problem with the super large tires. Stock is 24's. I use it to ride the 50 inch quad trails and use 27 inch Big Horns for trail riding. I will install the 30's on my Wolverine but just for pictures and to see if they clear. I will only go up one size to 27's for better belt life and to be easier on the wet clutch on take off. The Wolverine may have better take off after break in. If I need lower gearing I will go with a JBS modified sheave so the belt will go lower up front and higher in the back thus providing a lower take off gear. Their roller replacements will gear it up more for a higher top speed of 59 mph. That will let you cruise at 50 with out buzzing the engine. I think at 59 mph its at red line. I will check it out after breakin with a gps and my tach.
Thanks For trying the 30's on the Wolverine, can't wait to see the pics!
 
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