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2009 Grizz 700. Need New tires. What is the largest wheel and tire size I can go to without any lift? Want same size wheel/tires front and rear. Thank you for your time!
 

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Welcome to GC from maine. I just put 4 new Kenda K587 Bear Claw HTR's 26 x 11 x 12 on all four. The actual inflated diameter is 26.4". Plenty of room, but because they are wide, I put Mair over fenders on too. I think many of the guys run 27" tires without any lift. I'm not sure about 28's. They will chime in soon I'm sure. Much of anything over 27" dia. and most of the guys do some clutching mods to maintain the low end pulling power.
 

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I have 27" mud lite tires on my grizzly no issues with rubbing and find them to go just about anywhere I want to go might get some rubbing with 28" but I'm sure spacers can fix that
 

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I have ran 28 inch zillas no problem, plenty of clearance with no lift
 
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Hey...Grizz83501..welcome to GC from Wisconsin.

There a lot of variables with tires.
First every tire MFG uses their own some obscure method of measuring their tires. Nearly all are under the states size. Only a few have tires that are true to size.

The width also makes a difference especially on the front.

The number of plies make a difference. All of the tires listed below are 8 ply except the Reptiles were 6 ply

How much you weigh and how much gear you carry matters.
With me and all the my gear I'm guessing the payload to be 220-230 lbs.

I had 26" Mudlite XTR on my 660 with the shocks full up. Most times no rubbing but on certain moguls, not big airborne jumps, on landing the suspension would rotate up and forward causing the tires to hit the back of the footrest.
Not problem on the front.

I had XTR, BlackWater EVOs, and Reptiles on my 2013 700 all 26" all with the shocks full up never rubbed.
The ITP were close to 26". The Reptiles ran a little small about 25.5".

My 16 Kodi has the shocks full up with 26.5 Pitbull Growlers it rubs similar to the 660. The Pitbulls are a true 26.5"

The wheel size will make near zero difference.

The bottom line is figure out the true size of the tires and how much you carry and consider how you ride. Then a better guess can be made.
 
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Many people have ran 30" tires on the Grizzly 660's and 700's with no lift over the years. I know they fit because I also run 30's with no lift. With my wheels I have a slight rub under hard acceleration. With stick wheels, I think I would clear.

But Reogem is 100% correct. There is so many variables. Are you running stock or aftermarket wheels with a different offset? Are you running spacers?
What kind of tires are you wanting to run?
 
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Appreciate the response! I ride to ride. All mountain riding on trails and some log roads. Looking at the Maxxis Bighorns 2.0. Probably no larger then 26", but same size front and rear instead of the off set from factory/
 

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Appreciate the response! I ride to ride. All mountain riding on trails and some log roads. Looking at the Maxxis Bighorns 2.0. Probably no larger then 26", but same size front and rear instead of the off set from factory/
You probably won't feel much power loss with 26" Bighorns 2.0. They aren't that much larger then stock and their weight is relatively low compared to most aftermarket 26" tires .
 

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Do you feel you lost any power going to larger tires?
Yes I did. I went with 27" Zillas and it definitely lost power. I put a purple spring in and it brought most of it back but still not what it was. My so called 26" stock tires only measured a true 24.5" which I didn't realize at the time. I put 26" mud lite's on the wifes bike and it is as good as new.
 

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Thanks for all the reply's! Really appreciate it! Pretty sure just going to go up to 26" Bighorns 2.0 same size front and rear! :smile2:
 

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Just throwing this out there just in case it's on your mind. Nevermind this post if it isn't.

If your installing the same size on all 4 corners on stock wheels for the sake of rotating them, you simply can't do that. The front and rear wheels are different widths and you simply cannot rotate them from front to back. You would actually have to get the tires un-mounted and then re-mounted on the wheels that you want. This will get expensive.

Now if you purchase aftermarket wheels, this is a NON issue. Then you can rotate front, back, left or right no problem.
 
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