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Old 08-27-2006, 11:39 PM   #1
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Our town is having a mud drag this weekend. They have both 2wd and 4wd brackets, I run in both. Last time I ran earlier this year, my big front tires were more or less pushing and dragging across the pit. I'm wondering if I can put the stock front tires from my old mans 700 or 500 onto the front of mine ONLY TO RUN IN 2WD? Will this still screw up any of the differentials if I never put it into 4wd with those tires on?
My plan is to race 2wd with them on, then just swap wheels with my tires on them for the 4wd race.
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As long as your in 2wd it wont hurt.Goog luck and have fun
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As long as your in 2wd it wont hurt.Goog luck and have fun [/b]
The stockers are usually smaller diameter than the rears for a given size... For example, my 27" front ITP XTRs are 26.5" but the rear ones are larger.

So I wonder... I'm using the exact same tires front & rear, will this wear out my drivetrain quicker, assuming the diff ratios are different front to rear?

If so... This would help explain why stock front tires are smaller diameter than the rears.

Anyone know some info on this?

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Thats exactly what I'm getting at. My Guess is that you would ideally (and more than likely) keep the ratio the same of front tire compared to rear tire whenever you upgrade tires WHEN USING 4WD.
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AG, you said you had 27" rears and 26.5" fronts. Going back to stock ratio you would then want something like 26 inch rears and right at or just over 25.5 inch fronts. I think you have to try to keep that ratio or your diffs will suffer (one pushing on the other).
I was just asking/hoping that in 2wd the ratios wouldnt matter, being I'm not using the front diff.
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I think the differance of front to rear on the stockers had no real plan behind it.If it would..it would be like the honda 300s and AC300s and I think the old KQs where there was a whole tire size differance from front to rear.I ran 27x12 zillas on four rims that were the same(2000 ac500 rears)for many miles and never had a problem with the diffs.As I said...in 2wd it wont hurt a thing.

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AG, you said you had 27" rears and 26.5" fronts.[/b]
No, I said they were the front tires of a 27" set... I don't have rear tires from that 27" 'set'.

Actual measurement of the front tires are 26.5". But they're listed as 27x9-R14.

Here's where it's all different with my setup...

I have 27x9-R14 front tires on the front & on the rear of my ATV.

I do not own 2 rear tires from the 27" set... I think the rear tires were 27x12-R14.

All my tires are identical... All 4 wheels are 27x9-R14, so all are exactly the same 26.5" diameter.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (A G @ Aug 28 2006, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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As long as your in 2wd it wont hurt.Goog luck and have fun [/b]
The stockers are usually smaller diameter than the rears for a given size... For example, my 27" front ITP XTRs are 26.5" but the rear ones are larger.

So I wonder... I'm using the exact same tires front & rear, will this wear out my drivetrain quicker, assuming the diff ratios are different front to rear?

If so... This would help explain why stock front tires are smaller diameter than the rears.

Anyone know some info on this?


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The diffs on our cats are the same front and rear.By the way AG..I think the way you have your machine set up is great.Its a whole new twist for the 04 v2.Its like a very large sport quad

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Hell yes, if the diffs have exactly the same ratio, then you have the Ideal setup AG!
But, why didnt you go with all 4 rear tires instead? If its like the experience I had, the dish on the rear tires are deeper and you cant turn at all with them up front. http://www.arcticchat.com/forums/index.php...=52&t=39276
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the thing that matters is the circumfrance of the tire (including tread). this is effected by several factors. one of wich is air pressure the greater the air pressure the greater the circumfrance. another is tread wear the more wear the lesser the circumfrance.

the tire with the greater circumfrance will cover more ground with one revolution than one with a lesser circumfrance.

since one cannot control 100% of these two factors then i would say that the drive train must allow for some degree of variance.
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