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what size tires?

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im looking at getting a set of itp mud lites xtr for my can am outty 500. the only thing is that i cant decide between 26s or 27s. fronts will be 9 wide and rears will be 11 wide. i will be putting a clutch kit in at the same time.

will i have good acelleration with the 27 or should i go with the 26s? half and half between trail riding and mudding

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the clutch kit will help, but adding 27s on a 500 is going to rob you of a lot of power. I'd go with the 26s personally.

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With a 500 outy you should have plenty of power for the 27"s.

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Plan on getting MUDDY! I have a 700 King Quad, and my buddy has the CanAm. we both have 26 ITP Mud Lights. When we go for a wet ride he is soaked in about 1 hr. Fenders dont catch any of the mud. He gets it all. You may have to add to your fenders to keep the mud of you. Now when you go where there are no trails, you have to make sure you dont rip them off. Good Luck

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i think im gona go with 27x9x12 and 27x11x12 xtr's with itp ss212 blacks and a dalton clutch kit. it wont be tell spring but when i get them ill post some pics. thanks

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if you are going to be riding on ice during the winter i would steer away from the xtrs

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i will second that for the ice. what are your trail/riding habits. i would look into some highlifter mst tires. had some 26 on my 800 outlander and they would be my all around best tire for woods and slop riding. fender extenders would be recomended. get hung up just a lil with any tire that has some deep lugs with the outy and you will be soaked.

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I put the extentions on my outy thought they'd look bad, but really turned out good, I use 26" terracross tires on a 14" rim, it did rob me a little on low end wheelies but still can,, just need to work at it a little more

Wish I knew how to upload a pic on here

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This might be a silly Question, but I am sure it's the same as with a Truck. If you go with a larger tire then what it ws stocked with. Then don't you get inaccurate Speed and Distance readings on the Speedometer, odometer?

SO with taht, there must be a way to recalibrate as well?

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not sure on the recalibrating the speedo on an ATV.

Larger tires will change it a little. ATV speedometers aren't that accurate to being with so I wouldn't worry about it IMO.

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i agree with KLoopBinaction the terracross on a 14 in rim they are a great all around tire

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KLoopBinaction? do you have a 500 outy? i have tryed to wheelie and can never get the front end all the way up it will pop up about 3 inches than slowley drop down. Im planning on using my stock tires with chains in the winter un less the snow is deep like this year than using the xtrs or what ever I end up getting. are the xtrs bad on snow to or just ice?

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KLoopBinaction? do you have a 500 outy? i have tryed to wheelie and can never get the front end all the way up it will pop up about 3 inches than slowley drop down. Im planning on using my stock tires with chains in the winter un less the snow is deep like this year than using the xtrs or what ever I end up getting. are the xtrs bad on snow to or just ice?

No it's a 800xt

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