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I am thinking that I might take the plunge and get some nice wheels for my 660. I want black and machined. I want any and all opinions on wheels. Rim size, offset, and maker. Oh, and if it matters I am going to use Maxxis Bighorn tires. Not sure If I'll do 25's or 26's quite yet. Let 'er rip!
 

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It really comes down to what you like. Check back through threads in this forum. There may be some good combo pics since the PB fiasco. Many guys just go to a site like discount tire (site sponsor) and others to view different wheels. That’s what I recommend.
 

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In my opinion, stick to a wheel manufacturer that has a good reputation on warranty, should you ever need it.
ITP stands behind there wheels. You crack it, they replace it.
They also have excellent wheel designs in my opinion, and are very competitively priced. I love they look of their wheels

Stay far far away from Vision wheels.
 
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rockymountainatvmc.com has a good tire and wheel package builder. They sell ITP.
 

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That's great to know. My only problem now is, I don't know that I want wheels with a large offset. I more than likely not over stock. What wheel offset would I get for that? What would you advise? @okbear @dezz
 

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The vast majority of aftermarket wheels are going to have a standard offset. I can’t remember what that is off the top of my head but you could find it with a quick search. That offset will give you an additional inch of width on each side. This isn’t a bad thing for most as it provides more stability. I understand that there are aftermarket wheels out there with a stock offset but I couldn’t tell you where to look. Somebody will, though.
 

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Ok. I figured out that a 5+2 would do well for me. Only a 1/2 inch over stock. At least for ITPs.
 

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Just wanted to close the thread. I decided if I take the plunge, I will put on ITP SS212 in machined with black accents.
 

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Oh, and I will post pictures of the new setup if I get it.
 

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In my opinion, stick to a wheel manufacturer that has a good reputation on warranty, should you ever need it.
ITP stands behind there wheels. You crack it, they replace it.
They also have excellent wheel designs in my opinion, and are very competitively priced. I love they look of their wheels

Stay far far away from Vision wheels.
Hey Dezz, what have you seen with the Vision's? I was considering their "Buckshot", but.....sounds like probably not?
 

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@mainehunter you really should check out the ITP selection. Not a bad price and the SS series would have a good wheel for you. In my opinion a way better looking wheel than the buckshot.
 
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@mainehunter you really should check out the ITP selection. Not a bad price and the SS series would have a good wheel for you. In my opinion a way better looking wheel than the buckshot.
@Grizzcrazy, I agree. I just did some more looking, read the warranty on the ITP's, and picked the SS212. One of the reasons I was looking at the Visions is because they list it available in the 4+3 offset I was looking for. I could'nt find that offset with the ITP SS212's, but maybe I didn't look well enough. I've got to get this nailed down because I am planning on ordering before the end of the month. I'm going to look some more. No matter what, with that kind of warranty, I'm going with ITP wheels.
 

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Yup, I went direct to ITP website. I will be going with the SS212, 5+2, 12x7 for the grizz with the Kenda K587 HTR BearClaw in 26x11x12 all around and a set of Mair fender flares. I know other guys from my area with those tires, and they are very, very happy with them.
 

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You will have to send me a picture of those! I would really like to get those now but they have to wait. I am going to do some smaller stuff first. I really like the bear claw for it's price, just about rocked over to them. But the aggressive tread might be a deal breaker.
 

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You will have to send me a picture of those! I would really like to get those now but they have to wait. I am going to do some smaller stuff first. I really like the bear claw for it's price, just about rocked over to them. But the aggressive tread might be a deal breaker.
Oh yeah, I'll post pics when it happens. I think the Bighorns would be a good answer for you out there, I bet. Over here I'm riding on mucky wet forest duff and gravel. I bet you ride in much more rocky conditions than we do, so the type of tread on the Bighorns seems like a better fit for that.
 

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If I can swallow the price tag!
 

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@Grizzcrazy - Here's my '02 660 (sold) with those same wheels. I now have the same wheels and tires on my 700. Just thought you might like a visual. I have about 2000 miles on the tires now and they have been problem free so far.
 

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Hey Dezz, what have you seen with the Vision's? I was considering their "Buckshot", but.....sounds like probably not?
Sorry for late reply.
Vision's wheel warranty sucks. Actually, there isn't any. They state in fine print the warranty covers defects in materials and craftsmanship only, which means the moment you put a tire on it and it holds air, the warranty is expired. If you crack/bent/etc it, they claim abuse and no warranty.

Additionally, they discontinue parts on wheels when they discontinue a wheel design. I lost a center cover on one of my Vision Wheels within 6 months of buying them. Could not get new center cap...discontinued. I could not get a part on my only 6 month old wheels. Pathetic.
 
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