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Hey guys, am looking to replace original wheels and tires on 2014 700 Grizz. Is it better to switch to 14" wheels/tires ? Keep it stock at 12" ? Or will most say it is just a personal choice no advantage to either ?
Are 14" tires lighter than 12" of the same size ?
 

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12" for a smoother overall ride. The extra inch of sidewall adds to your overall bump absorption capabilities.
 

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The sidewall is part of the suspension, and also holds the wheel off the ground out of rocks. The decision is mostly personal choice, and tire weight is made into a bigger deal than it is.
 

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Completely agree with the two previous responses.

Only question I have would be what is the tire diameter you are shooting for?
 

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IMO 14's look better and 12's ride better , I've had both. The above responses are spot on so depending on how and where you ride should help your decision.
 

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I would also say 12s for the above reasons especially if you ride in any rocks.
 

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I like 12” for the sidewall height as well. More protection for the rim and a smoother ride..
however, lately it seems many tires I’ve eyed up in the diameter I want, only come in 14” rim..
28” Highlifter outlaw Radials, 28” STI outback max
To name a couple. They’ll usually sell smaller 26” and lower in 12” rim but once you start wanting the 27” and up, there’s none unless you want 28x10x14”


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Yes I've been noticing the limit to tire sizes/wheel sizes. Don't ride much of any rock where I live, just some mud but mostly wooded areas.
The Upper Peninsula in my state of Mi has a very popular atv "Island" named Drummond Island.
Very popular with Jeeping. Some trails have so many baby heads that a guy needs all the suspension he can get with either Jeep or atv, so it is slow going through here. The Island is large enough that people live there year round with all the needed amenities.
 

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The Upper Peninsula in my state of Mi has a very popular atv "Island" named Drummond Island.
Wow! didn't know you could take ATVs out to Drummond. Do you trailer them on the ferry or just load the ATV on? Know what the ferry fee is?
 

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Probably 27", yes all the comments make sense.
In 27" diameter, the O.G.'s are true to states size and can be had for 12" wheels.
I recently rode a 700 with 27" O.G.'s at 'Land Between the Lakes' Kentucky' and these worked great in the sand and mud and rock along the lake. I don't remember the wheel size, maybe our member that owns the 700 will see this and chime in.
 

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Yep, I agree with the 12 inch wheels group!!!!
 

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Um first off I hope I didn't blab too much about Drummond, is kind of an unknown from the general public lol
Yes you can take atv's out there, trailer them across on the ferry. Ferry prices are I believe $14.00 for one auto, with trailer not sure, the one I rode was already on the island.
 
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