P1000 Whiskey gets wider....

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I've widened the Honda's in my life. Even in the early years, my Honda ATC 200s (whew, that was in 1985!) got a little fatter on the hubs. I like the width for better stability on slopes, and the ability to see the tires from the drivers position, a bit better. Today, Whiskey plumped out 1.25 inches on each corner, thanks to Sixty's 4/137, 12Mx1.25 pitch wheel spacers. I'd say just enough to see the hoops rolling over AZ terrain from behind her wheel. I took some pics during the install.
 
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Thanks for the pics.
Good to "see" what others are up to
 
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Looks good Whiskey!! I really like that tire too! Did the new tires affect your overall top speed? Not that I'm a speed nut but I do drive mine on the road a lot and part of my want out this sxs is too be able to go 60 mph. My hope is that the 28" tire will give it a little more top end so 55mph isn't as high on the rpms. I have the 1k3 and I am trying to decide on a wheel/tire combo to get rid of the stock nonradial tires. Thanks.
 
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Good idea! I put offset rims on my old 89 250R with a Duncan Racing Paul Turner Mid range build back in the early 90's. It totally helped to keep that screamer right side up most of the time.:D
 
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I've widened the Honda's in my life. Even in the early years, my Honda ATC 200s (whew, that was in 1985!) got a little fatter on the hubs. I like the width for better stability on slopes, and the ability to see the tires from the drivers position, a bit better. Today, Whiskey plumped out 1.25 inches on each corner, thanks to Sixty's 4/137, 12Mx1.25 pitch wheel spacers. I'd say just enough to see the hoops rolling over AZ terrain from behind her wheel. I took some pics during the install.


Technically, with this type of suspension, wouldn't widening also very slightly increase suspension travel at the wheel?
 
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Here in the south, mud slinging is an issue. The wider the tires protrude outside the body, the more mud your going to wear. My profile pic is prime example.
 
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Looks good Whiskey!! I really like that tire too! Did the new tires affect your overall top speed? Not that I'm a speed nut but I do drive mine on the road a lot and part of my want out this sxs is too be able to go 60 mph. My hope is that the 28" tire will give it a little more top end so 55mph isn't as high on the rpms. I have the 1k3 and I am trying to decide on a wheel/tire combo to get rid of the stock nonradial tires. Thanks.
I don't think you can go wrong with the rockabilly set from Sedona. As far as top speed, with 77hp and 3.50 gears in the diffs, I don't think a 28 inch tire will have much affect over the 27s. Like you say the rpms would drop a little.
 
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Here in the south, mud slinging is an issue. The wider the tires protrude outside the body, the more mud your going to wear. My profile pic is prime example.
I hear you BigRiver. If we had any mud, I might think different. Here it is nice to see the tire before it climbs a boulder lol, or as its climbing.
 
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Technically, with this type of suspension, wouldn't widening also very slightly increase suspension travel at the wheel?
You're giving away all my secrets, lol. Yes, I agree with your assessment. And, more travel is a good thing.
 
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100 percent agree. I've been waiting for the plate from dmv. A mess up with Honda and the dealer's paperwork postponed getting my registration for over a month and that limited much trail/road driving yet. So I took advantage of the garage time. I got the plates finally, on Wednesday.
 
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You may need the extra lug nuts. Most have a 60 degree angle. The Honda lug nuts have a round angle and they only fit Honda wheels.
 
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You may need the extra lug nuts. Most have a 60 degree angle. The Honda lug nuts have a round angle and they only fit Honda wheels.
You might have something there. Everything bolted up ok so far as I can tell. I'll keep you posted.
 
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