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So it's almost time to order my tire and wheel set. The final decision is the 26 x 11 Kenda HTR's on all four corners running on 12 x 7 ITP SS212's with the 5+2 offset. I haven't taken any measurements yet, and I can't right now because I'm at work on lunch break. I think the last question I have is: Do any of you guys think I really need fender flares? If I decide to add wheel spacers sometime later, I can add the fender flares then. My stock rears are 10" wide, they don't muddy things up very much, the new ones are only 1" wider, and I think that the wheel offset is only 1/2" more than stock, so about 1" total width gain per side. It seems like there is still plenty of stock fender to handle that, but just checking other's thoughts. Thanks..
 

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BTW, seems like I never think to take a few measurements when I'm home, drives me silly!!
 

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I have ITP 5+2 wheels and 11" tires on the back of my 700 and I have pretty good coverage from the stock fenders. I added flares to my 660 because it had much more tire exposed with the same wheel/tire combo. Not really sure if these pictures help.

Curious as to why you want 11's on the front too?
 

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I have ITP 5+2 wheels and 11" tires on the back of my 700 and I have pretty good coverage from the stock fenders. I added flares to my 660 because it had much more tire exposed with the same wheel/tire combo. Not really sure if these pictures help.

Curious as to why you want 11's on the front too?
Thanks, that looks great. I want wides on all fours because: 1. Front and rear same track in snow. With narrows on front, the snow fills in behind them some and makes the going a little harder. 2. better stability, 3.and ability to swap front/rear as tires wear. A number of the guys on this forum have run wides all the way around for these reasons and said they really liked the handling, etc.
 

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The 11's on the front with the different wheel offset will probably expose some of the tire beyond what the OEM fender will cover. But, won't hurt to get the wheels first and give it a try without fender flares.

I did add fender flares because of slinging mud but my setup is different from yours. Mine: OEM Yamaha Rhino SE wheels (supposed to be same offset as OEM Grizzly wheels), 1" spacers all around and 26x9R12 and 26x12R12 BigHorns. The rears were noticeably worse at slinging mud which the flares took care of. But I squeeze through 50" gates.
 
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Boom, done, finally!!! Ordered the tires, wheels, lug nuts and fender flares today! Also, stainless steel u-bolts, washers, acorn nuts, etc. for re-doing my cargo box mounts. While I have it apart, I'm going to take the racks off and coat them with Herculiner, touch up or paint chips and dings on the chassis, and buff out scratches in the plastic. I'll do progress and finished pics. Old Green Grizz will look brand new, I hope!
 
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