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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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30 inch bkts on rancher?

Do you think I can put 30 inch BKTs 30-8-11 on the 2018 Honda 420 rancher and wouldn’t need a Gear reduction
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Do you think I can put 30 inch BKTs 30-8-11 on the 2018 Honda 420 rancher and wouldn’t need a Gear reduction
Not a chance. The DCT automatic 420 will come to standstill in thick mud with 27's, and the foot shift straight axle version will come to a standstill with 28's. Even 28's are pushing it unless they're light like Zillas. If you ride any mud at all and not just water, I wouldn't go any bigger than a 27. If you want to run 30's, you'll need a gear reduction for sure.

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NO., not unless you only go down hill and or don't care about having any power at all!
maybe just looks are enough for you, HEY< never know, a lot of garage queens in all sorts of vehicles LOL
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You’ll need a 69% gear reduction, 2” lift and a 2 to 3” swingarm stretch. DO NOT lift your rancher without the swing arm stretch, your shaft and joints won’t last five minutes.
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You will need the biggest GR you can get

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