Yamaha Viking Forum banner

1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
i have been reading post after post i am guessing 28x9x14 front 28x11x14 rear is this big as i can go don't really want to lift . but would like to set little higher than i do . and is 5x2 off set best ? thanks in advance
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
I just picked up my new Viking today, took the new wheels and tires with me and they mounted and installed them for free! I wound up going with 28-11-14 Zillas on all four corners and I'm so glad I did. I always thought 9s looked too skinny on the front. I was a little worried the 11s would rub in the front but no problems and really looks like the perfect size tire with no lift. Fills up those huge fender wells nicely but with no rubbing issues. My wheels were 5+2, if I did anything different I might have seen about a different offset for the fronts because they do appear to stick out a little wider than the rears, but if they were in tighter that might also cause them to rub.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
161 Posts
If you do a lot of trail riding you're going to wish you had a lift. I always had a problem with high centering every where I went and I became the weak link in the group. Now with this lift and 30s Im the biggest and my buddies rzr gets high centered before I do
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
If you do a lot of trail riding you're going to wish you had a lift. I always had a problem with high centering every where I went and I became the weak link in the group. Now with this lift and 30s Im the biggest and my buddies rzr gets high centered before I do
so 2 inch lift and 30 is best way to go, sounds good thanks for info !
 

·
Enjoying my Viking
Joined
·
540 Posts
This is just my opinion, but 28"s with no lift is the way to go. However, it depends on your riding style (moderate or balls to the wall) and the terrain you're ridding on (trails, mud etc...) If you like to play in the deep shit, lift and 30"s is the way to go. But if you are just out blazing the trails, I would stay in the 27-28" range. The bike will perform better with less tire mass
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
261 Posts
I concur but would like to add that unless you are planning clutch work you should stay with the lighter tires. Also, from what I can tell the majority of people with broken axles have lifts. That's not to say you will have a problem, just that I think it is more likely.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
28x9x14 front 28x11x14 rear so this will fit with no lift and no rubbing ? and will shock spacers do same as the lifts you can buy? i wont be bogging all the time like most but i have plow bracket in front and it is hindering me crossing ditches already when i get money i will be looking at jbs kit in time . but i do go on a ride for charity each year and it is ruff! creek banks mud i would like to stay away from lift if possible but like was said i dont want to be weak link .
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
28x9x14 front 28x11x14 rear so this will fit with no lift and no rubbing ? and will shock spacers do same as the lifts you can buy? i wont be bogging all the time like most but i have plow bracket in front and it is hindering me crossing ditches already when i get money i will be looking at jbs kit in time . but i do go on a ride for charity each year and it is ruff! creek banks mud i would like to stay away from lift if possible but like was said i dont want to be weak link .
I can only speak to the 28x9x14 and 28x11x14 tires. That's exactly what I have (Zillas) with no lift and I've had zero issues with rubbing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
185 Posts
I just picked up my new Viking today, took the new wheels and tires with me and they mounted and installed them for free! I wound up going with 28-11-14 Zillas on all four corners and I'm so glad I did. I always thought 9s looked too skinny on the front. I was a little worried the 11s would rub in the front but no problems and really looks like the perfect size tire with no lift. Fills up those huge fender wells nicely but with no rubbing issues. My wheels were 5+2, if I did anything different I might have seen about a different offset for the fronts because they do appear to stick out a little wider than the rears, but if they were in tighter that might also cause them to rub.
I'm running 5+2 on the front and 4+3 on the rear and the tires are evenly front to back.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
218 Posts
I have 28" swamplites on mine and a 2" lift. I ride in the mountains on WV and in some situations the 28's would rub on a stock michean, that's why I have the 2" lift. If you don't wat to add a lift I wouldn't go bigger than 27" tires. I use mine a lot for hauling fire wood and doing farm work, I find that mine pulls the 28's just fine and even with the lift and hauling and pulling stuff all the time it is holding up greart.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
I have 28" swamplites on mine and a 2" lift. I ride in the mountains on WV and in some situations the 28's would rub on a stock michean, that's why I have the 2" lift. If you don't wat to add a lift I wouldn't go bigger than 27" tires. I use mine a lot for hauling fire wood and doing farm work, I find that mine pulls the 28's just fine and even with the lift and hauling and pulling stuff all the time it is holding up greart.
thanks ben i use mine for work as well only ocasanal trail riding and mudding for me but when i go just don't want to be weak link in the crowd
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
261 Posts
My 28x10x12 front zillas do not rub.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Just ordered 29x9 and 29x11x14 Big Horns on Remington RTC wheels in Desert Tan. Also have the CFM 2" spacer lift to install.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
261 Posts
That'll do it. Are you planning clutch work?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
My 28x10x12 front zillas do not rub.
i was going to go with swamp lites i think? i looked at zillas i am afraid i will tear up my yard i haul alot firewood ! just ordered sheave kit / 16 gram slugs from jbs cant wait to try it out !
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
261 Posts
Even the stock tires tear up the yard.
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top