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I got part of my order in yesterday, so here is what I have done so far. I got out my tire spoons and slid the one front tire I got onto one of the three rims that came in. Seating the bead was a bit of a pain, so I had to resort to using a little bit of a controlled explosion to seat it.



The ITP wheels are nicely finished. Even though they said Matte Black in the online description, I would say they are closer to a Gunmetal Grey, which is fine with me.



Stock vs the Bighorns. Can you guess which is which? :)



I cranked the steering wheel each direction and then set my 277lbs on the corner of the front bumper, that much compression didn't cause any rubs. While not a dynamic motion, I find that to be promising.



I think this picture speaks for itself.

As soon as the rest of the order comes in, I will update with a ride report and if I come accross any wheel travel issues.
 

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It's going to look good and have a nice stance to it. I personally like a wider stance even on the 4 wheelers for that little extra stability. Of course more of the trail can get on you but that's nothing a set of homemade fender flares couldn't fix.
 

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It's going to look good and have a nice stance to it. I personally like a wider stance even on the 4 wheelers for that little extra stability. Of course more of the trail can get on you but that's nothing a set of homemade fender flares couldn't fix.
Thanks Toodeep, I agree about the wider stance, I think the advantages outweigh the negatives.
 

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Looks awesome!! Nice choice of wheels and tires!
 

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Very Nice Moose! Big difference from the factory tires and wheels. What are your plans for the factory tires and wheels? I'm in the same boat and not sure if I can sell them or if I should maybe use the tires on something else...Foreman 450.
 

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Looks awesome!! Nice choice of wheels and tires!
Thanks Da-veed.

It probably took longer to decide which rims and tires I wanted than selecting which SxS to buy.
 

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Very Nice Moose! Big difference from the factory tires and wheels. What are your plans for the factory tires and wheels? I'm in the same boat and not sure if I can sell them or if I should maybe use the tires on something else...Foreman 450.
My king quad is actually due for some new tires before the snow plowing starts. It has the same bolt pattern as the Pioneer rims, making it easy for them to go right on their.

It was a great way to justify the purchase too. Why buy new tires for the ATV , when I can just upgrade the SxS tires and use the stocks to replace the worn.
 

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Looks Great Moose,
Love those wheels.
 

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Thanks David. I have a feeling keeping them cleaned is going to be an issue though. :)
 

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Any idea when the rest is coming? No tracking numbers??
 

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Any idea when the rest is coming? No tracking numbers??
The rest came in yesterday. I got two more tires put on the rims and seated last night.

The last tire will not bead up. I go in for dental surgery this afternoon, so on that trip I need to pick up some bead lube and more ether.
 

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Sweet! You ever use a ratchet strap? Wrap it and crank so it expands and boom...
 

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Sweet! You ever use a ratchet strap? Wrap it and crank so it expands and boom...
I tried the ratchet strap. Nothing.

A little silicone lube and a couple quick squirts of starter fluid plus one match and that did it.

3 tires beaded by explosion, one I was able to force on by hand. Must be getting weak in my old moose ness.
 

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Where is a pic with all 4 shoes on your slackng moose
 

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TIRE UPDATE:

I got all four on tonight. It was well after dark by the time I did, so I will snap a few pics tomorrow.

REPORT:

Overall width of the Pioneer is up to right around 64".

I weighed the new and old wheels. The new setup adds around 4.8 lbs to each wheel. That's about a 13% increase in the rotating mass over stock. But with the added height and width, that's well worth it.

Ride quality is very much improved. The tires feel smoother and less sluggish when turning. I was able to get the Pioneer up into the low 30's before I ran out of straightaway.

I haven't had any clearance issues at all. I dove it into a couple ditches, went over a couple piles of rocks, and moderately rough terrain. Not a single rub on the tires even under braking and turning. I think the bighorns being 28x9 wide in the front aids in the clearance. I would suggest staying away from a 10" wide tire on the fronts if you go that big of diameter.

I couldn't do anything too crazy since it was dark, but if a daylight run changes anything, I'll be sure to update.

I bought the rims, tires, and lug nuts at ATV Parts, ATV Tires, Dirt Bike Parts, Motocross Gear, Motorcycle parts and Motorcycle Tires | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

It was right around $850 and I ordered on a Friday and had all the pieces by Wednesday.
 

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Awesome! Cant wait to see some pics!
 

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Mud throwers is another good place to order rims an tires from at great price.
 
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