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Looks good, I do like those wheels though
 

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loos nice
but Man I must be old, I would never be able to keep them clean to get the benefits of the looks they add HAHA!

as I am too lazy and simple maybe, stock steels are for me LOL
 

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I haven't ridden them too much yet, but you can definitely notice a difference on the hard pack, but really only when you're going slower. Think once I get used to them I won't notice it. They handle really nice at higher speeds, and going up from 24's to 26's you can really notice the extra inch of height. Looks and sits a lot nicer. Can't notice any real power loss at all except maybe a little bit of top end, but that's minor if any.
It's so dry here lately all the water holes are dry so even finding somewhere to try them out is a challenge.
 

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looks great !, now..are you going to come back and tell us you broke the rear axle, or differential when that time comes ?, or..you gonna be hush hush about it ?..lol.
 

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@shadetree is a fan of stock ATV's, I'm sure he was shaking his head when I joined and all the mods kept appearing on mine haha
 

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SS420 , looking good ---------we have some of that same type of terrain here , marsh grass on top of humas /gumbo mud , you can ride on top the grass no problem but if you break thru the grass you drop down quick , stuff is usually stinky
 

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Nice tires

Nice tires! I'm sure that you'll see many years of good service from them. My first choice in tires for my older Fourtrax were the Maxxis Mud Zilla's. Sizes that I needed weren't available (on indefinite back order). I bought the Kenda Bear Claws instead. I'm looking forward to the ride. CityWaterman
 

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SS420 , looking good ---------we have some of that same type of terrain here , marsh grass on top of humas /gumbo mud , you can ride on top the grass no problem but if you break thru the grass you drop down quick , stuff is usually stinky
where I'm from it's just like this out in the swamps, and then a lot of higher stony ridges. It's sure weird to walk on top of the layer of floating bog and feel it moving underneath you!
 

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I have walked on the floating mat of marsh grass before , I know what you mean about being wiggly , I never forget when 3 of us venture way out on top of it and one got stuck , and another stuck trying to pull him out , and then all 3 stuck , and we were able to get one out by hand and when that bike would try to pull another out it would get stuck , only way we found to pull another bike out of that stuff is to get a running start and pop them , don't sit there and grind the wheels , if you spin them you are screwed , it took us a long time to get back to dry ground
 

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Always that one guy to try and suck the fun right out of everything
nope, your idea of fun, and mine ?..are wayyyyyyyy off !..lol. if ya wanna run large tires ?..GO 4 IT !.. your money, your time, your call. me ?, i'd rather not replace parts after every ride...lmaooo.
 

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If you think I'm going to be replacing parts after every ride because I'm running "big" 26 inch tires, in my opinion you're wrong. You can't honestly tell me a 24" tire isn't undersized for a brand new full sized utility quad, but it is my money though, at least you're right about that.
Guess we'll just have to agree to disagree and to each their own!
 

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If you think I'm going to be replacing parts after every ride because I'm running "big" 26 inch tires, in my opinion you're wrong. You can't honestly tell me a 24" tire isn't undersized for a brand new full sized utility quad, but it is my money though, at least you're right about that.
Guess we'll just have to agree to disagree and to each their own!
it's not just about the tire size ?, its the tires lugs that also kill other parts on atvs. I've seen it for 20 years bro !. tip for ya :). just because that salesman says yeah..that atv can handle those gawdly tires !, HE DON'T CARE IF THEY BREAK YOUR ATV OR NOT ?!, all he's after is making a sale, see my point ?, again..your money, your time, your call :).
 

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and no, I was not saying you will break parts after every ride ?, what I was trying to say was, it's not good on the drive line, over time anyway :).
 

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Long term shadtree does have a valid point, as far as 26's go though I don't think it should affect much with regards to longevity of bearings/bushes and drivetrain. Anything above 26" I personally believe is when longevity of perishables is greatly reduced.

I'll tell you soon when I get my new 29.5's, I have new bearings and bushes throughout so it's a good base to test with.
 
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