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Hey guys I'm thinking about getting a set of 28-10-12 & 28-12-12 zillas and putting them on my stock wheels. I don't have a lift on my viking and I'm wondering if I'll have any rubbing or fitment issues with this set up? Also, I don't plan on doing any clutch work(sheave, slugs, etc) so will I be ok on the power and reliability front?
 
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You won't rub or have much power lost, you may not even really notice it unless your constantly flooring it from a stop. However, are you mailny on the trail or do you plan on trying to get through big mud holes? I had Zillas ordered from 2 places online and they were out, thankfully. I started watching videos on Zillas and was not impressed with their mud performance. I do have to say they are the lightest trail/mud tire and will NOT impact your performance on the low end like other 28s will. I ended going with the 30 inch Monster Mayhems (Midweight Tire) since they are agressive in the mud but can still handle well on the trail, if I was going to go 28s I would've purchased the 28 inch mega mayhems, they are SEXY with a busier pattern and ride smoother than the Monsters on the trail, also they come in a wider size.

How long have you had your Viking? I was in the same mindset when I bought mine, I was dead set on getting 28 inch Zillas so I didn't have to do the clutch work but here I am less than 2 weeks later with 30inch Monster Mayhems and a JBS clutch kit on the way!
 

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I mainly trail ride and use my viking for working around deer camp and my friends' farm. I'll only do the occasional mudding and don't plan on hitting a lot of real nasty mud. The majority of the mud I'll see will be in rice fields, creek crossings, and random mud holes on the trails. I'll do a mix of riding on hard/rocky trails in the mountains of West Arkansas and soft/slick ground in the delta of east Arkansas.

I've owned my Viking for 5 days. Lol. She's got 2.2 hours and 11 miles on her.
 

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From the sound sof it the Zillas will work great for you! You aren't too far from me, I'm in Texarkana, TX. I bought my Viking about 3 weeks ago and didn't expect to put all these mods on it, here I am on the Forums everyday dropping mad bread on my bike.
 

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Ctown, haave you thought about 28in. Interco swamp lites? Sounds like they would be the perfect tire for you and i hear some good reviews on them.
 

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Ctown, haave you thought about 28in. Interco swamp lites? Sounds like they would be the perfect tire for you and i hear some good reviews on them.
I've had the swamp lites on my big bear and I want to try something different. They're ok tires but the zillas weigh 10 lbs less per tire. Thanks for the suggestion!
 

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For what it's worth I'd buy the Zillas again.
 
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Well you know I couldn't just be content with putting the Zillas on the stock wheels so I went and bought a wheel & tire combo that includes STI HD4 wheels. I really wanted to go no wider in the front than 9" and they don't offer the zilla in 28x9x12 so I went ahead and got a set of wheels too. Here's what I'll have coming in:

28x9x14 Fronts
28x11x14 Rears
14" STI HD4 Gloss Black wheels

I'll post some pictures when they come in and I get them mounted. Can't wait!
 

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Nice. Im sure your going to like them. And the wheels will look awesome with those tires. When the hd4 came out i got them to be a little different. Now everybody has 'em. Lol. They are a sweet wheel and i get alot of compliments on mine. Cant wait to see some pics!!!
 

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Nice. Im sure your going to like them. And the wheels will look awesome with those tires. When the hd4 came out i got them to be a little different. Now everybody has 'em. Lol. They are a sweet wheel and i get alot of compliments on mine. Cant wait to see some pics!!!
To be totally honest I got those wheels because of how good they looked on your ride Casparis! I've got a little man crush on your Viking! Hope you don't mind me copying you. lol
 

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Can I run a 28x12x12 zilla in all 4 corners on stock wheels with no mods?
I'm not sure what the width of the front rims are. They may be too narrow for such a wide tire. I have 28x10x12 front and 28x12x12 rear Zillas on 5+2 wheels. I have only 3/4 inches of clearance at full turn on the front.
 

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Nope. You will need to find it on the net or measure. I know front and back are different though.
 
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