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My Rhino isn't to far away and was wondering what I should get for wheels. I like the look of the Climax wheels, how is the weight/durability on those?

What size should I go with 12" or 14"? I don't do hardly any sand riding, just trail riding with it. Pros and cons of each size?

Pretty sure I'm going with the Terracross tires. I don't do rocks much, mainly just dirt trails and mud.
 

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I'd stick with 12" personally. I dont like the way the bigger wheels look. Besides im flat spotting the stock 12" steels now so id be afraid to run a wheel that big. I just got the Motosport alloy Black Torks, There bad ass.
 

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i like the 12s too. the 14s just to goofy
 

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I'd say 12's, because they are far more universal and light as well. Rolling mass is a handicap after so much weight. I ony like my 14's because they fit my BFG's, and because I have like 10 sets of 12" rims and 5 sets of 12" tires! I'll sell you some 12's if you'd like. What do you prefer? Wider offset? or stock rear (5+2) offset?
 

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How much wider is the rhino with the wider off set wheels? I sent you a PM.
Ya I am interestred in that question as well, I would be interested in a set of wheel, tires or combo.
 

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I will certainly take measurements tomorrow and post. And I do have some mud tires (589's) in 26" that belong to a buddy, but I think he'll take $250 for the tires, and they are in great shape, just no mud around here! He paid over $350 shipped recently...
 

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After speaking to Mason Motorsports the only reason to go to a 14" rim is if you are going to LT suspension with stock offset wheels. Other than that it would personal preference.
 

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well... from personal experience..

on the digi dash.. 56mph top speed with 12"s....

44mph top speed with 14" and 27" bfgs....

your call.. i sold them.

i cant lose 12mph in a race for the awesome look of BFGs..

IMHO (take it for what its worth) 12" wheels.. 25" tires... keep it small and light.. rotating mass on a 20hp motor.. think about it..

37"s on your chevy or ford with no mods doesnt make it faster does it?!?
 

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I have my 27" BFG's just to have DOT tires to roll on the street for st legal reasons of not breaking any laws as for tires! BUT, my 27" BFG's weigh 18lbs more each than my 25's on 12" wheels which rip! But don't get me wrong, I can rip those 27's loose like nobodys business on level asphault!
 

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I have my 27" BFG's just to have DOT tires to roll on the street for st legal reasons of not breaking any laws as for tires! BUT, my 27" BFG's weigh 18lbs more each than my 25's on 12" wheels which rip! But don't get me wrong, I can rip those 27's loose like nobodys business on level asphault!

you actually were able to get you rhino street legal? you got to be kidding me!
 

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I have a phone # to a lady in AZ that will make it st legal there with no inspections there. Requires inspection here in CA, you need to have your pink or arrange with yamaha financial to change your address to AZ, you need a mailing address in AZ (easy), but all your mail gets forwarded to here in CA anyway, so you never have to go there. Costs $215 and includes everything even her fees, lic plates, everything!!!! Never has to leave my garage, but you would need a cop buddy to do the inspection here. Just a vin inspectio I think! So you're really taking a chance around here, but I hgave enough cop buddies to sign off tickets, that I;m not too worried about it. All my driving will be local, but I recomend having all the legal bases covered so u don't get too messed with.
 

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12" is the way to go, alot more flexible when It comes to tire selection.
 

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yo i found the best tires in the world and that is some tires from high lifter not there newer models but the older ones they make they are about 89.00 per a tire but it is well worth it they grip in the mud so much you will never get stuch with them you an buy them from there web site at highlifter.com and they sell rims that go with the tires
 

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So if I wanted to retain my stock rims and go with a more street style tire, say the Carlisle All Trail in tha same ratio in front and maybe the 25x10.50x12 in back with spacers all around it would work out OK??? Thanks, NSF
 

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I like my 14's alot. I dont race or anything like that, just mostly cruising around the dez and maybe a trip to the beech. I also only did 26" tires. I really dont even notoice a difference in speed or power. But like said above it is personal preference and what you plan to do with your rhino.
 
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