Your right not much real time info, 26x11 is almost 29 lbs I'd pass on that and the price alone.
I hear you there!
Very new to this and have only gone out 5 times so far and I really need some advice.
I bought a 2006 660 with a thrown timing chain and bent valves. Other than that, it was in great condition and it only has 300 hours on it and since it is my first SxS, I decided to just repair it and do minimal engine mods in case I didn't enjoy it. I changed to a 9.9:1 piston and a Stage 1 cam. It runs perfect and after the first time out, I was HOOKED!!!
The issue is tire size. After the engine repairs, it was hitting the rev/speed limiter at 38 MPH and it felt like it had a lot more than that so I put a CDI, Sheave and clutch kit and now it does 48 without hitting the limiter (speeds based on GPS, not speedo).
The previous owner had just installed Bighorn 27X9RX12 tires on it before it broke. These are Original Bighorns that are actually almost 28" and needless to say, these tires are just too tall and heavy for what I have. Bottom end is horrible and it takes almost full throttle to get up the steeper hills and starting on a reasonable incline is almost impossible and feels like I am going to fry the clutch or break something. I need my lower end back!
My delemah is what size to use and what sacrifices I am willing to make. I am torn between going back to the 25" factory diameter or stepping up to 26" tires. Here are my concerns:
1) Speed is not an issue, I am not skilled enough to go fast but hitting the rev limiter (which i did that first time out before changing the CDI) makes my stomach turn for some reason. I think I will hit the new (higher) rev limit with 25's, that is why I am considering 26's.
2) Bottom end is my main concern, that is why I am considering the 25's.
3) Ground clearance is a concern and the front springs are shot. It is sagging badly (only 11.25 clearance with the 27's and the preload all the way up) so I am replacing the springs to get it back to factory height. I AM willing to install a 1 or 2 inch lift after the springs are replaced if needed but nothing more than that.
Maybe I am just putting too much thought into this but I don't generally throw parts at something until it suits me and I hate spending money without a little knowledge and insight from those that have possibly been down this path. Any thought from the members here would be much appreciated.