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P500 Maxxis/Tusk/SunF?

deanemma

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Oct 7, 2018
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27
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65079
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500,
1000-3
I have been running 27" 'Dirt Tamers' for about a year now. No spacers. Couldn't feel much difference in tip-ability but a much smoother ride. 9's front, 11's back, 8lbs air all around.
 
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Old Ironsides
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Oem BH 2.0's are 4 ply, aftermarket BH's are 6 ply and wear like iron. I'd suggest going with the 5+2's as you'll probably find that's enough for stability and still remains a pretty narrow stance. Can always add spacers if not comfortable with it. As for 27's and no more tippiness, makes me question what trail conditions are being ridden? Flat even trails, you could probably run 30's and not sweat it. One ride through the ruts of RRB , that machine will be on its side all day unless you turn around. Many of us have been there, done that. I preached that to @100Acre for a long time but he stuck to his guns. After several times of going over he finally caved, don't think he's been on his side since. ;)
 

deanemma

Member
Oct 7, 2018
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27
13
65079
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500,
1000-3
Oem BH 2.0's are 4 ply, aftermarket BH's are 6 ply and wear like iron. I'd suggest going with the 5+2's as you'll probably find that's enough for stability and still remains a pretty narrow stance. Can always add spacers if not comfortable with it. As for 27's and no more tippiness, makes me question what trail conditions are being ridden? Flat even trails, you could probably run 30's and not sweat it. One ride through the ruts of RRB , that machine will be on its side all day unless you turn around. Many of us have been there, done that. I preached that to @100Acre for a long time but he stuck to his guns. After several times of going over he finally caved, don't think he's been on his side since. ;)
Heading to Mack's Pines Friday to do some riding in the forest. Taking my 500 and P1k so if I topple over I can upright and admit you're right.
Oem BH 2.0's are 4 ply, aftermarket BH's are 6 ply and wear like iron. I'd suggest going with the 5+2's as you'll probably find that's enough for stability and still remains a pretty narrow stance. Can always add spacers if not comfortable with it. As for 27's and no more tippiness, makes me question what trail conditions are being ridden? Flat even trails, you could probably run 30's and not sweat it. One ride through the ruts of RRB , that machine will be on its side all day unless you turn around. Many of us have been there, done that. I preached that to @100Acre for a long time but he stuck to his guns. After several times of going over he finally caved, don't think he's been on his side since. ;)
Heading to Mack's Pines Friday for some Ozarks riding. Taking my 500 and P1k so if I tumble the 500 I have a rescue source. My rims are 5+2. Got them when I got the tires cause I wanted the originals for a rainy day. I thought the originals were 5+2. Are they not?
 

gmacaluso

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Sep 16, 2018
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Colorado
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500
Heading to Mack's Pines Friday to do some riding in the forest. Taking my 500 and P1k so if I topple over I can upright and admit you're right.

Heading to Mack's Pines Friday for some Ozarks riding. Taking my 500 and P1k so if I tumble the 500 I have a rescue source. My rims are 5+2. Got them when I got the tires cause I wanted the originals for a rainy day. I thought the originals were 5+2. Are they not?
I'm under the impression stock rims are 4+3. Anybody confirm?
 

hallic

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Dec 21, 2019
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I read somewheres stock rims are:
Front 12x6 with a 4.5+1.5 offset
Rear is 12x7.5 with a 6+1.5 offset

But could be wrong
 
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SouthwestORV

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Oct 24, 2018
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Taylor, Arizona
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500
I loved the wheel/tire setup on my P500, and I would recommend it. It was stable, the ground clearance increased substantially, the look was killer, and the performance was awesome - including minimal tire wear after nearly 1000 miles of asphalt and rocky trails. I can only speak from personal experience, I have no reason NOT to recommend this setup.
SunF Power II 26x9-12 at all four corners
ITP Delta wheels
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evanzahn1

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Nov 20, 2018
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I loved the wheel/tire setup on my P500, and I would recommend it. It was stable, the ground clearance increased substantially, the look was killer, and the performance was awesome - including minimal tire wear after nearly 1000 miles of asphalt and rocky trails. I can only speak from personal experience, I have no reason NOT to recommend this setup.
SunF Power II 26x9-12 at all four corners
ITP Delta wheels
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It’s interesting to see different setups for different terrain . I run the paddle tires for the south Florida swamp ..
 
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