Interestingly enough, the Zillas in a 14" seem to be heavier than the same sized Zilla in a 12", which doesn't make sense to me unless there are differences in the tread as well. The Mudbugs follow the general rule of "smaller wheel equals more tire weight"
there might be a different design in the tires ina 14 over a 12, to stiffen things up to hold up as not having as much side wall
so, could be a different compound or just whole tire carcass used in making them!, thus adding weight to make them more solid with less rubber!
and again depending on wheel design, it could be heavier or lighter as well, not all 14 inch wheels weigh the same or are made the same , both in materials and design!
but from my little looking, most are not that big a difference in either up or down on weights!, unless you get into the more targeted one's made to be lighter!(wheels and tires here)
if my memory is correct, stock 350 ranchers are like what 23 hp> came with 24 inch tires, so going to any tire in the 26+ range is going to ROB HP, and its all back to how much HP loss your willing to live it and be happy with, what one says is OK< another might not!
if the atv right now HAS 26's on it in 14's, ride it see how you like it or NOT< before buying anything, and adjust from there after some seat time, some times that extra 1/2 inch of ground clearance isn;t worth the m power loss IMO! as you only gain a 1/2 inch of clearance for every inch of tire, and don;t forget also, that STOCK tires, don;t tend to run true to size, many are smaller than the side wall says, as are many aftermarket tires, so, just cause it says 25x10x12 or likes ?? doesn't mean its a true 25 inch tall tire!
but taller tires alter gearing, thus robbing HP at the GROUND!
the exhaust you got, is making more noise than making any extra HP too by the way, all in the marketing, more than an real gains, minus sound! IMO![/QUOTE]
I have heard Zillas tend to be smaller than advised, but I don't know if that's true or not, and how true it is