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Ive recently came across a set of wheels and tires (26 inch) wheels are 12x7 2+5 .. i was sure it fitted on the machine and it does , however the tire sit right on the exhaust pipe , on the heat shield .. oem pipe .... any ideas on what i should do .. im thinking of moving it up a bit i mean im gonna have to custom made brackets or find a way to attach it higher ... or change pipe .. on the latter im not sure if i would still have the same problem as to move it up ... any ideas at all ? Thanks guys
 

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Can you post some pics of it? That, would help .
 

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sounds like you got the wrong off set for the wheels to fit right
MOVING the exhaust location on the pipe might change the way it fits to the motor, or add a bunch of stress to it??
WHY not just get correct wheels??
or add wheel spacers?
rather than trying to mod the way the pipe is??
 

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The off set is right ... maybe not for 26 inch but yeah it fits good the tire rubs because of the height mostly ... anyhow .. i didnt even think about spacers .. thanks , and i was thinking of moving it up a few inch .. its stress but not much ... yeah ill post pics tomorrow .. but i think spacers are the way to go on this one ! Here an odd question spacers on 4? Or just rear ?
 

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so im set on buying some spacers , however i dont know if i should put larger on the back and less in front or i should go all around in the same size , my thought are going with 2 inches in the back and 1 inch in front .... what do you think
 

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I run the same front and back, some guys run wider in the rear it's really up to you. I usually only run wider rear spacers if the machine has the same size tires front and rear.


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I think it's down to preference with spacers, I have equal width all round, it didn't look right being narrow at the front.
 

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typically a ATV will handle better with a WIDER front than rear, look at any race ATV

but again back to wheels
HONDA wheels can be different on off set, from a sold rear axle to a IRS rear axle

so MAYBE just getting two correct rear wheels , would be a lot cheaper than buying spacers and having to worry about wheel spacers coming loose(*which can happen)
you will also maybe save your atv from some added wear and tear on drive train parts buy not having more weight on things due to a wider stance!
take off wheels tend to be found rather cheap if you look for them, and could solve your problems fast and easy

a 1 inch taller tire should't be a issue on your ATV to be honest
I say you have wrong rear wheels on the ATV now, and that is your problem 100% here

ONLY time I ever seen an atv have rub issue on a 1 inch taller tire would be on the FRONT tires when at full lock, and even then, its RARE , and normally ONLY rubs a NON vital parts, like a fender liner or?? NOT a hard part like exhaust

IF you have the wrong rear wheels on NOW< your actually most likely 1-2 inches narrower than your stock set up, adding spacers will ONLY get you back to stock, at a price WAY more than a set of cheap correct rear wheels is going to run you

DO you still have the OLD wheels you took off to add these new tire/wheel package??
IF sop, why not just swap tires off new wheels onto OLD wheels and be done here too?? not having to modify anything them, or really buy anything, just swap tires to old wheels??
just trying to help here??
 

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hey also keep in mind that as that rear suspension flexes, its going to HAVE to have room to allow tires to be lifted UP and inwards as it works
so, if your rubbing standing still like, a 1 inch spacer MIGHT solve THAT< but once the suspension flexs, it might rub again due to wrong off set on wheels, spacer or NOT! unless you get some super thick spacers??
 

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Thanks for your input , old wheels are 11 inch rim, i have 12 in rim tires on , so i went from 24 inch to 26 inch ... i dont see this being an issue .. but i believe i may have gotten the wrong off set ... im fairly certain that going with a 1inch spacer would do the trick ... however you might be right with some of the problems i may encounter in the future ... i came across a really good deal on spacers .. 40$ for all 4 so im gonna give it a try at it first and see what it feels like ... as far as the rub goes it isnt that much to be honest ...im curious to see what would be the best off set in 12 inch rim for this quad ... i thought i was right going with 12x7 2+5 ...
 

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if you still have your old wheels, you can still measure the off set on them and see if its the same as on your new wheels?


24- to 26, is 2 inches, that makes more sense on a slight rub then LOL

but again remember that once the suspension is at full extent on either side, its driving that tire upwards into things

you can measure this too my extending things fully to see how much room you have or DON"T and go from there

I still run 11 inch wheels, so, I know that limits your tire selections, but work fine for me, I only run a 25 inch tire!
 

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Yeah , thats something that never came up when i thought this tru .. the suspension ... loll lil brain.. haha im gonna see what the spacers do.. 40 buck i cant go wrong and if that doesnt do it ill change wheels ... or a lift kit

Either or.. it should fix the problem lots of snow here still so i have time lots of it

Thanks man !
 

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Yeah , thats something that never came up when i thought this tru .. the suspension ... loll lil brain.. haha im gonna see what the spacers do.. 40 buck i cant go wrong and if that doesnt do it ill change wheels ... or a lift kit

Either or.. it should fix the problem lots of snow here still so i have time lots of it

Thanks man !
A lift kit may not be such a bad idea. It may look out of proportion being wider and standard height. See how it looks, don't forget a picture, we like pictures:biggrin:
 

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My 2000 rancher had a set of swamp lites on the back and they rubbed the exhaust if I put any weight into a let turn.. Just skift'd it...

I believe they were stock size or very close to it..

Its a tight spot..

Mine was 2wd, so it came with a fatter rear tire than the 4x4. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel like it had the same size front and back from the factory... Or very close to it.

My buddies bike the same year but 4x4 had skinnier rear tires...
 

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Yeah im buyin the lift kit ... for me its about 100 bucks , wish i lived on the other aide of the border ... 40$ US ...
 

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Yeah im buyin the lift kit ... for me its about 100 bucks , wish i lived on the other aide of the border ... 40$ US ...
I have the same problem living in the UK, I have to make things or pay the price and import from the USA..
 

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two things to keep in mind, a lift kit won'tr make it any wider, will just raise things!, if anything Ir could make it more narrow, as some might RAISE the angles on a arms and that will suck the wheels IN some rather than push them out!

next is IF you get spacers MAKE sure you use good lock tight on the treads when mounting them and CHECK them every so often, they are known to walk loose, its why there illegal on ON road cars and trucks in most places!
and NOT saying to DO this, But lift kits are simple things, MOST machine shops can make them for a SMALL fee, if you BUY a pre made one, you could (WINK WINK)
take the parts to a machine shop, have them copy(or in my case make stronger parts) and then return the kit ?? IF you wished to be this way!

I saved my kit, but I did have a friend with a machine shop, make me all parts out of stainless steel and MUCH thicker and stronger design on all parts, been on 15+ yrs and holding up, the KIT parts I bought were cheesy and I doubt they would have lasted 5 yrs with all the abuse I gave this atv and overloaded it so many times

SO food for thought maybe??
ain't much to these kits to be honest!
 
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