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Which size rear tire on a foreman

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I just bought two 09 foremans last weekend. Love them! I bought a set of swamp fox plus tires and itp ss212 wheels. I got them from the dealer, which was a better price than mail order because there was a mess up on my bikes not being at a store 45 min from my home and having to drive 5 hours to get them. Anyway, to long of a story. After I got the tire wheel kit in the truck, I noticed the tires were the same size front and back. 26x9-12. Is this norm? I looked and swamp fox plus also comes in a 26x12-12. That seems like what should go on the rear...??? It looks fine with the 9" tire on back, but may lack some floataion? Should I resell the rear tire to a buddy, and get the 12", or keep them? Anyone run this tire???? Thanks

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Well. Stock on the foreman is 25-8-12 front and 25-10-12 rear.

So, to answer the question, if you don't want 9s on both front and back you can switch it, but I think they just sold you what they had, more than likely.

Will it matter? Only you can judge that.
No, I think there is probably some truth to that. People who put spacers on their rear wheels say it makes turning a little more difficult. I just bought spacers for my rear wheels but haven't put them on yet.

One thing to consider is what you plan to do with it. If it's just trail riding maybe you keep what you have. If you plan to bury it in mud and snow, then you may want to go wider. /shrugs
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