I am getting ready to put new wheels and tires on my 08 Rancher:biggrin:. My son is telling me he wants to put my stock tires and wheels on his 07 recon. Has anyone tried this, or see any reason not too.
Being your wheels and tires are OEM Equipment they should fit just fine on your son's Recon (providing the bolt pattern is the same. Which it should be)
The one thing to watch out for your tire and wheel swap is the back-spacing. Make sure when you buy the rims for yours the back-spacing is the same or close to it. If not, this will cause the tires to sit out too far. It can throw the look of the bike off, plus when in mud the tires will sling that all over you and your ATV. And think about how upset you'd be sitting in wet muddy clothing when it's cold out?
Improper Back-spacing can also ruin any love you may have for your new equipment and make you wish you had never changed the wheels out. It can also lead to the front tires hitting or scraping any number of items on the ATV that could lead to cuts, punctures, and even loss of full steering (not allowing the full left and right turning radius of the handlebar)
I just went through this very thing today. The good thing for me was I had the dealer take the wheel and tire package off of another new Foreman on the dealership floor and install on mine. So I was nice and dry checking out and making sure there were no clearance issues before I left. It's a bad day when you're in the middle of a swamp only to find out your new stuff doesn't fit right and that caused a cut tire.
Just make sure you know the back-space measurements before you order.