Side X Side World Forums banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
As of today my RZR has 27 in. 589's with wheel spacers. The gumbo is getting worse everyday with the heavy rains, and I am tired of dragging the front end. More like pushing the front end.

I have a racer tech lift, coming in tomorrow, but tires are still up in for descussion. What would you all recommend? I am leaning towards 29.5 OL's.
 

·
SSW Director
Joined
·
5,457 Posts
RiverRunner said:
As of today my RZR has 27 in. 589's with wheel spacers. The gumbo is getting worse everyday with the heavy rains, and I am tired of dragging the front end. More like pushing the front end.

I have a racer tech lift, coming in tomorrow, but tires are still up in for descussion. What would you all recommend? I am leaning towards 29.5 OL's.
Tim, Welcome to the PRC. Sounds like you're well on your way to getting your RZR tricked out.
 

·
SSW Support Staff
Joined
·
1,819 Posts
Hi Tim, and Welcome to the PRC. The OLs will give you a little more ground clearance and IMO they dig better and clean better (I know that Gumbo likes to stick to everything), but you will also lose even more power if you increase the tires anymore without working on the clutch to adjust the power curve to match the tires.

Another thing to consider is more agressive tires will put extra stress on the axles, that and a lift that will change the angle of the axles adding to the stress, so eventually you will pop an axle or two.

Have fun building you RZR for the mud, I use to live in Texas and spent alot of time and money building my Ranger to handle the mud, and then later the RZR. Now I live in the mountains, different terrain different challenges.

BTW what size lift are you getting? 2" or 3"?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks a bunch for the information

After reviewing a number of threads, I went with the 2 inch racer tech, based on a number of recommendations. Axle issues being my greatest concern, as well as wheel clearance. Especially, with adding the gumbo mud. That stuff will bog down a low flying aircraft. Hopefully the 29.5 OL's, lift and will spacers will get me through.

Thanks Again
 

·
SSW Support Staff
Joined
·
1,819 Posts
Re: Thanks a bunch for the information

RiverRunner said:
After reviewing a number of threads, I went with the 2 inch racer tech, based on a number of recommendations. Axle issues being my greatest concern, as well as wheel clearance. Especially, with adding the gumbo mud. That stuff will bog down a low flying aircraft. Hopefully the 29.5 OL's, lift and will spacers will get me through.

Thanks Again

Good choice on the lift, have fun and let us know how it turns out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
Tim, I tried the 29.5 on stock Sportsman 800 HO rims with 1.5 spacers. I've got a 3 inch lift and they still hit the floorboard. Buddy run them , but he had to remold the floorboard to clear. They do a great job but sling a lot of mud. Went up to Greenwood last weekend and picked up a set of 28 inch Outlaws from a fellow who wanted something less aggresive on his Rino, since they had popped an axle for him in the gumbo. 10 inch on the front and 12.5 on the back. We have both the gumbo and the loess soil here in Vicksburg, The 28's will scoot in the hills, haven't made it to the swamps yet. Wanted to try them out using 2 inch spacers at Copiah Creek this week-end but it hasn't stopped raining now for over 17 hours. Much more and Catfish Row will be under water.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Thanks for the insight.

Southern Bushwacker, looks like we pass through the same mud. I am here in V-Burg as well.
Installed the lift this weekend, and with 27's there is only 2-3/4 inches to the floor panel on the passengers side. I may just stick with the 589's and see how that works.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
28 inch Outlaws on the front worked fine until I put the 2" spacers on. Now they hit the floorboard. Put a little heat on the plastic floorboard but couldn't move it enough to clear completely. Guess I've got to try 1.5 spacers. Left that project for now and started building front bumper. Give me a call at 601-529-0766 and we'll compare notes.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top