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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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TIRES- will these fit the Rhino?

I want to buy Maxxis Big Horns for my Rhino 700, so:

Regarding the front: I have OEM tires on now and it appears there is only about 3/4" of clearance between the tire and the steering horn, so question one is: will the 26 x 9 x 12 fit?

Regarding the rear: will the 26 x 12 x 12 fit? Is anybody running them?

My thinking: hitting too many Baja rocks so would like a little more clearance but don't want it tippy, and the Rhino doesn't float as well as it should in sand so wider is better. Comments appreciated, especially if you are running these sizes.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 11:26 PM
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Run the ten inch wide tires in the front or put spacers on the hubs, the rear should have the spacers installed by Yamaha so the twelves will have plenty of clearance. Want to float on sand reduce the air pressure to about 2 1/2 psi and engage the 4 wheel drive.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 09:47 PM
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I run those tire sizes in Bighorn originals on my stock SE rims on my 09 700. I do extensive tight off camber technical trails up here in British Columbia and have had absolutely no problems with rubbing. I do not have spacers of any kind to maintain the narrowest width possible. I measure out on the tires at the widest point at 54 1/2 inch,s. I can squeeze through 52 inch,s if needed.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 10:30 PM
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I want to buy Maxxis Big Horns for my Rhino 700, so:

Regarding the front: I have OEM tires on now and it appears there is only about 3/4" of clearance between the tire and the steering horn, so question one is: will the 26 x 9 x 12 fit?

Regarding the rear: will the 26 x 12 x 12 fit? Is anybody running them?

My thinking: hitting too many Baja rocks so would like a little more clearance but don't want it tippy, and the Rhino doesn't float as well as it should in sand so wider is better. Comments appreciated, especially if you are running these sizes.

Many thanks!
I ran 26" x 9" x 12" front 26"x11" x 12" rear. No problem. Rhino is all factory. Remember, your only gaining 1/2" more clearance. It is the width I was after. My Rhino chassis is all factory. Run Utah trails and Arizona.
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I ran 26" x 9" x 12" front 26"x11" x 12" rear. No problem. Rhino is all factory. Remember, your only gaining 1/2" more clearance. It is the width I was after. My Rhino chassis is all factory. Run Utah trails and Arizona. Headed from Kingman to Heber, AZ in a week.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 02:05 AM
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I don't see any problem with a 26 x 9 x 12. My younger bro has those for over a year and haven't heard him complain about it.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 06:29 PM
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I run 26x10x12 and 26x12x12 rear itp, no problems, i'm going to try 28,next,run mud and need the clearance, we'll see...
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 10:16 PM
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If you run 28x12x12 in the rear you need spacers or they will rub if you have gas shocks I'm running tpi 28s and had to put spacers in the rear but mine didn't have any other than that they work great
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