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Maximum Tire size on a 2011 standard.

Looking for some advice on gaining more clearance without installing a lift kit, and bigger tires seems like a logical way to go. I would like to know how big I can go with the stock 12" rim, I've been told I should be able to go with 26 or even 27, (stock tires are 25X10X12 rear, 25X8X12 front). If I go with 27 will I have rubbing issues, and will I need wheel spacers?
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Re: Maximum Tire size on a 2011 standard.

Keep one thing in mind... you may physically be able to put a set of 27’s on a rzr but the extra height will cut your gear ratio down effectively making the rzr sluggish IMO.

I put a set of 26’s on and IMO they were the perfect size because I always thought the 25’s looked too small (I have a 2” liftkit)

When I replace these tires, I’m going back to the 26’s.

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You will need wheel spacers because of the rear motor mount. I have 26 " bighorns which measure big and I had some rubbing on front fenders.

I recently got the forward a-arms from superatv and it'll take at least a 28" now and wouldn't rub.

As mark said you'll lose power which can be helped with a clutch kit.

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You will need wheel spacers because of the rear motor mount. I have 26 " bighorns which measure big and I had some rubbing on front fenders.

I recently got the forward a-arms from superatv and it'll take at least a 28" now and wouldn't rub.

As mark said you'll lose power which can be helped with a clutch kit.
Sorry, forgot to mention that... my wheels are aftermarket and the offset is different so the rear motor mount wasnt an issue for me (by less than a 1/4 ...lol)

I also bought the Holz clutch kit (WHICH I STRONGLY RECOMMEND) so it all works out...

Let us know what you do.

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Keep one thing in mind... you may physically be able to put a set of 27s on a rzr but the extra height will cut your gear ratio down effectively making the rzr sluggish IMO.

I put a set of 26s on and IMO they were the perfect size because I always thought the 25s looked too small (I have a 2 liftkit)

When I replace these tires, Im going back to the 26s.

25s




I think I would go with the 26 tires, what lift did you put on, and with the
26's and lift how much do you think you gained in clearance from stock. I am thinking of the racertech lift, did a lot of reascearch and from what i gather it's probably one of the few that won't cause cv joint problems.

Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Maximum Tire size on a 2011 standard.

Your right on the money with your choice. 26" with racertech lift and holz clutch kit. You'll be happy with the height and the performance.



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Keep one thing in mind... you may physically be able to put a set of 27s on a rzr but the extra height will cut your gear ratio down effectively making the rzr sluggish IMO.

I put a set of 26s on and IMO they were the perfect size because I always thought the 25s looked too small (I have a 2 liftkit)

When I replace these tires, Im going back to the 26s.

25s




I think I would go with the 26 tires, what lift did you put on, and with the
26's and lift how much do you think you gained in clearance from stock. I am thinking of the racertech lift, did a lot of reascearch and from what i gather it's probably one of the few that won't cause cv joint problems.

Thanks for the reply.
I went with the racertech lift, it gave me approx 3 of lift. Unfortunately, I installed a cage which weighs a bit more than stock and I changed over to Elka shocks. (I dont have them turned up)

Right now with the cage and soft shocks, Im probably not even 2 over stock. (I plan on cranking up the shocks soon)

I would go with the 26s again....


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