Anyone want to go out and measure?
How much will this combo sitck out from the fenders. I want to upgrade, 26x10's in the front and 26x12's in the rear, but do not want to "wear" a lot of mud, snow and ice....thanks
I run 26" mudlites on C series T-5 wheels and they stick out about two and a quarter inches beyond the fenders(I measured). My first time out with them I came home looking like "MUDMAN" lol, not to include getting mud all over the top of the machine, where before I never got mud there. I quickly purchsed the yamaha over fenders and my problem was solved. Mud still gets thrown on the machine but no more then when I ran stock tires. I also noticed with the over fenders that the mud and water want to seep through between the stock fender and flares. What I have done was an easy fix. I bought some foam insulation tape from my local hardware store and stuck it to the flares then bolted them back on. this created a seal to stop the water and mud from penetrating through onto the flares. I hope this helps.
The combination will indeed add some width for sure. Just yesterday I went to load my machine on my trailer which the bed platform is 4'x8'. Before I added the C series with the mudlites, the machine would fit on with no problem. Now I had to remove the side rails and the tires just stick off each side by an inch! LOL I couldn't believe they added that much width to the machine. When I get the machine back tomorrow I will go measure the width to give you an exact measurement. I honestly never gave it any thought of just how wide the machine would be with the new wheels and tires when I bought them. I know some guys put their machines in the back of their trucks and this combination may hinder being able to fit in the back of the bed. I own a Dakota p/u and there is no way it would fit in the back of my bed now, where before with the stock wheels and tires it would just fit in. I will measure the width and let you know ok?
If I remember correctly stock width is 45 inches. I have 10's and 12's mounted on stock wheels and 1" wheel spacers on and I am now at 49 inches(maybe). I believe the C series adds 3 inches of width plus the 12's will add another 2 inches for a total of 5 inches wider bringing you up to 50 inches. I will try to get a measurement tonight to refresh my memory.
OK with the set-up as I posted above the width of the rear is 48 inches measuring from sidewall to sidewall. If you include the side lugs where they wrap onto the side it is between 48 1/2 and 48 3/4. So I guess the stock width of the Grizzly must be 44 inches.
For tight trail riding and off camber trails my machine is perfect the way it sets now. If you were to go to 28" tires or a lift then you would probably want to increase the width more to keep the stability the same.
I did measure my set-up today and sidewall to sidewall was 50" on the rears. On the yamaha website they claim the width is 45.3" so let's just say 45" I gained 5" total width with the C series T-5 wheels and Mudlites. It was a crude way I measured, using two boards laid across each tire sidewall, so I may be a little off on my measurements but it's close. Hope this info helps.
Thanks for all your work. I just went out and measured mine. Stock everything it is 43 5/8" across the back tires. By contrast, my wifes Arctic Cat is 48" across the back tires. I think I will go with some stock rims if I can find a set for a good price. Thanks again.....
bg_04, I think the measurement that Yamaha gives you is edge to edge on the fenders. But as nw posted the width of tires is 44 (rounded). So with that it appears that the aftermarket wheels (ITP) have 2" more offset than stock which having a pair installed will add 4" then add the 12" tires on which adds another 1" each side so installed adds another 2" for a total of 6".
After adding the larger tires and spacers there was allot of mud being thrown up over the rear so I added the fender extensions only on the rear. With my set-up the front isn't that bad so I didn't add them and I like the look without the front fenders extended.
I added them at the same time I installed the larger tires to increase width for some stability. I knew the aftermarket wheels would make it wider than just using spacers and since I ride allot of tight trails I didn't want to spend the money, then not like the width. Plus I really liked the stock black wheels over the shiney aluminum ones. You can put larger tires on stock wheels without the spacers and not have any rubbing. However if you are going with the laws you may have a problem because of the large side lugs. The spacers I am using are the HL aluminum spacers and they are a top notch product, I would not get any other brand.
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