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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 01:07 PM
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No GR for the Rubicon. Setup seems ok, tough call between bugs and Zilla's. 28x9 zilla's will be really light and easy to spin, but I do like the Mud Bugs A LOT. lol.

I wouldn't go too crazy with power mods, the Rubicon's trans just seems to soak it all up anyway. Most people just sink a ton of money in them to end up still disappointed then sell them at a loss and get a different bike....IMO if you want to build a MUD BIKE, you're starting off at a disadvantage....
I knew getting into this it wasn't the best wheeler to start with but i bought through my uncles estate so i had to keep it in the family.
I've seen it mentioned before but havent heard any definitive answers on it...what if i ran 28 wide mudbugs rear and 28 skinny zillas in the front. Seems like it would be a decent compromise. And yes the more i look into this the more i realize there just isnt much for these wheelers as far as serious mud gear goes. I did run it in one of the creeks that i wheel last night and it turned the heavy 26's its got on it now no problem! Just definitely not the right tire, so i feel it would turn a light 28 perfectly fine for the types of holes i hit
I wouldn't go over a 27. I have 27" Mudbugs on an 09 footshift Foreman, I have 28" Mudbugs on an identical 06 footshift Foreman, and 27" Mudbugs on the Rubicon.

The bikes with 27's pull the same. That is, they pull the 27's but you can tell the tires are bigger than stock.

The Foreman I have with 28's needs a GR. It's fine on trails, but if I get in thick stuff I have to stay in 1st gear to pull them. The Rubicon will be the same way, but there is no GR available.

Stick with 27's. I had to put a rear stretch on 06 to fit the 28's too, so that's another issue you create going that big.
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Im going to go with mudbugs 27-12-12 rear and 27-10-12 front on my factory wheels. My lift should be here early next week and tires will come whenever the wife allows lol. Sooner than later.
Thanks again for everyones help. I'll post pics as it comes together
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So i ordered a pair of 27-12-12 bugs to see them in person before i buy all 4. They should be here next week.
Quick question, i have seen that the 27 bugs run nowhere near true to size, but these all seemed to be older posts..is the sizing on the 27s still inaccurate or did maxxis fix this?
I will be returning them if they are not what i was expecting
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So i ordered a pair of 27-12-12 bugs to see them in person before i buy all 4. They should be here next week.
Quick question, i have seen that the 27 bugs run nowhere near true to size, but these all seemed to be older posts..is the sizing on the 27s still inaccurate or did maxxis fix this?
I will be returning them if they are not what i was expecting
My 27's ran as big as my 27" Executioners and are bigger than my 26" Super Swampers and 26" Mudweisers. I can measure but it will be the weekend before I can do it. They will definitely measure short until you get them mounted and aired up, so keep that in mind when you get them.
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I wouldn’t be surprised if they were closer to 26 than 27. Zillas are the same way. Executioners too.


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