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Old 06-20-2011, 05:48 AM
 
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Advantages to 14 inch wheels?

Hey all, I have a stock Teryx Sport, with the 12's. I'm going to get Pitbull Rocker/Growlers but I'm not sure if I should stick with my 12s or get 14s, what are the benefits? Should I stay with 12s?

I won't be going more than 26.5s ever, do mostly trail riding, hard packed/rocky with some mud but nothing crazy.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 06-20-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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I have a set of 14 inch ITP T& beadlocks (all black) with goodyears on them I am looking to get rid of. The main advantage I have seen is more ground clearance. Let me know if you are interested.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:40 PM
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I would stick with the 12s. Less chance of pinching the tire if u hit a rock hard and better bite because you can let a little more air out without worrying about riding on the rim. Just my thoughts.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:02 PM
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I would stick with the 12s. Less chance of pinching the tire if u hit a rock hard and better bite because you can let a little more air out without worrying about riding on the rim. Just my thoughts.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:19 PM
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Hey all, I have a stock Teryx Sport, with the 12's. I'm going to get Pitbull Rocker/Growlers but I'm not sure if I should stick with my 12s or get 14s, what are the benefits? Should I stay with 12s?

I won't be going more than 26.5s ever, do mostly trail riding, hard packed/rocky with some mud but nothing crazy.

Thanks in advance!

Shanny
Ummm....They look good.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:23 PM
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I went with 14's on my stock Teryx along with a 3 inch offset on my rear wheels for addes stability with my rear seating. Seems to roll over boulders more easily than 12's, but I understand that they are more prone to pinch flats on rocks. Finding replacement tires for 14's is harder than 12's. But, you do pick up more ground clearance on 14's. There are pluses & minuses. Just depends on what you are looking for.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:28 PM
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Hey all, I have a stock Teryx Sport, with the 12's. I'm going to get Pitbull Rocker/Growlers but I'm not sure if I should stick with my 12s or get 14s, what are the benefits? Should I stay with 12s?

I won't be going more than 26.5s ever, do mostly trail riding, hard packed/rocky with some mud but nothing crazy.

Thanks in advance!

Shanny
I also ride mostly sand/rocky trails and I had 14" rims on before. The 14" rims will take a beating, not enough side wall. I love my 12" hiper's w/ BH 2.0's. This set up lets you air down if you need to and still protect your rims. IMO.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:33 PM
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I went with 14's on my stock Teryx along with a 3 inch offset on my rear wheels for addes stability with my rear seating. Seems to roll over boulders more easily than 12's, but I understand that they are more prone to pinch flats on rocks. Finding replacement tires for 14's is harder than 12's. But, you do pick up more ground clearance on 14's. There are pluses & minuses. Just depends on what you are looking for.
How do you pick up ground clearance? If running the same diameter tire, their is no ground clearance to be gained. Their is however sidewall clearance lost, which in turn makes the wheel easier to bend. I have bent several wheels from big impacts and would never run a 14" because of it. The only plus I see from it,is looks.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:35 PM
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I pinched 7-28x10x14 bajacross's on varying types of terrain and varying lbs of pressure before I gave up and went back to the 12's. haven't pinched one since.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:13 PM
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The biggest and only advantage is if your going to run a d.o.t. aproved tire.Im leaning towards going this route. In ontario utvs are not allowed on the side of the road and i have to trailer everywhere i go.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:54 PM
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I run 14" rims. The extra size gives clearance around my gorilla lift. I'm pretty sure 12"s might scrape on the rear arms of the lift.

Haven't had any issues but i'm running 30"s
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:51 PM
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I have 14's, biggest problem is having to keep more air pressure in it. I run 14-15 lbs. When I was running 10 lbs or less I had problems keeping the bead seated. My back tires are wide enough to not hurt the rim, but running a smaller tire up front with the side of the rim is exposed gets the rim hurt.
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How do you pick up ground clearance? If running the same diameter tire, their is no ground clearance to be gained. Their is however sidewall clearance lost, which in turn makes the wheel easier to bend. I have bent several wheels from big impacts and would never run a 14" because of it. The only plus I see from it,is looks.
I guess you are right it would be the tire diameter not the rim size for the ground clearance. It was early when I was typing
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply's....I"m thinking that I should stay with 12's....I do a lot of hard trail and hard rock...I need the side wall, etc. However, I do like the look of the 14s!

I do plan on getting beadlocks with some type of rim in all black for my 2010 Teryx Sport (Green), I think it will look sharp.

Can you send me some pics of your 14s...I want to see what it looks like...anyone have recommendations on good rims...mostly black...?
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:46 PM
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I like the 14", I run nothing but hard packed surface, less sidewall the better the handleing and cornering response.
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I have a set of 14 inch ITP T& beadlocks (all black) with goodyears on them I am looking to get rid of. The main advantage I have seen is more ground clearance. Let me know if you are interested.
Still have the beadlocks??? Price? pics? PM me too.
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