Between 2000 and 2009, the Honda Rancher was produced as a 350, while the latest TRX420 Rancher has been created since 2004. Every 4×4 Honda Rancher has been released with an 11×7 inch rear wheel and a more typical 12×7 inch front wheel, with the exception of the 2wd option, which has a more typical ten inch rear wheel. The original equipment tire sizes for the most of the Ranchers’ lifespan have been 24x10x11 for the 420, 24x9x11 for the 350, and 24×812 for both models’ fronts. The best Honda Rancher replacement tires are shown here.
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What size ATV tires come stock?
Understanding how to read tire sizes is just the beginning. You must learn how to use them properly. Is a quad’s appropriate diameter 26 inches? What size width do you require?
Tire Diameter Breakdown
Make sure you purchase tires that will actually fit on your stock vehicle when you’re thinking of replacing all of your tires.
The average ATV tire diameter falls between 20 inches for the smallest machines and 30 inches for the more heavily equipped manufacturer mud-fitted models.
Your quad will essentially fall into one of only a few categories:
- Factory-built 27 to 30 inch quads with mud or rock equipment
- quads for sports 20 to 25 inches
- 24 to 28-inch utility quads
Remember that you should stay within a few inches of your factory tire size. You’ll start to rub on your fenders if you go too big (among other issues). If you choose to go smallwell, that is absurd.
Tire Width Breakdown
It’s simpler to grasp tire width. The best tire width for you will depend much on your riding style and personal preferences.
You typically get a flatter tread pattern and higher traction with a wider tire. You have a little bit more control with a skinny tire.
To get the most out of both tires, ATVs typically feature a wider tire on the back than the front. On a quad, the front tire is typically 7 to 8 inches wide, while the rear tire is often 10 to 11 inches wide.
You should take other factors into account in addition to adjusting your tire width to your riding style. Additionally, you must confirm that it will fit snugly on the wheel of your choice. There are two major methods for ensuring that it will fit.
- Check the recommended wheel size from the tire manufacturer. They ought to list a selection of wheel widths that the tire is compatible with.
- If you can’t discover that information, the usual recommendation is to choose wheels that are about two inches narrower than the width of your tire. This is a general recommendation, so it may not apply to all tires, but based on our experience, it usually does.
Wheel Diameter Breakdown
This one cannot be negotiated. The wheel diameter of your tire must match the diameter of your real wheel.
Since most off-road tires are made to fit those wheels, the majority of off-road wheels typically have a diameter of 10 to 12 inches. This is an excellent tire size because it provides ample of cushion between the tread and rim, resulting in smoother rides and more rim protection.
Of course, if you have bigger tires, you’ll wind up with bigger wheels, but that’s where we’re getting ahead of ourselves.
How do I determine the size of my ATV rims?
Size of ATV Wheels (Diameter and Width) The diameter and width of the wheel are the first set of numbers you will notice in an ATV wheel size (12×7 in this example). The wheel will therefore have a 12 inch diameter (height) and a 7 inch breadth across in our previous example.
How are ATV tire sizes read?
- When mounted and inflated to the correct air pressure, the first number represents the overall height.
- When attached and properly inflated with air pressure, the second number indicates the overall width.
- The diameter of the wheel this tire will mount on is indicated by the third digit.
How to Convert a Metric ATV Tire Size
- Find your tire size on the tire’s sidewall.
- The first value, which is measured in millimeters, represents the total WIDTH when attached and inflated to the correct air pressure.
To convert this measurement to inches, multiply it by 25.4. The second number for a conventional ATV tire size will be this one.
- When mounted and inflated to the recommended air pressure, the second number, which is measured in millimeters, indicates the aspect ratio of the tire’s height to its width (as a percentage).
You multiply this amount by two and divide it by 25.4 to get the standard tire size (in inches). The wheel diameter is then increased by that amount.
The “R” stands for radial construction, which is what the tire employs.
Can you use stock ATV rims with larger tires?
It’s important to keep in mind that the manufacturer selected the stock tire size particularly to meet the engine size, suspension geometry, driveline strength, and gearbox setup of that ATV model when you’re thinking about converting to larger tires.
Larger tires will throw the carefully calculated ratios between these parts out of balance, which could lead to decreased overall performance, premature wear, or even component failure all at once.
Most ATVs can accommodate tires that are one to two inches larger in diameter than the factory tires without requiring any modifications. However, even larger tires frequently need to be modified to avoid rubbing, torque loss, early driveline and drive belt wear, and the proper offset gear ratio.
In other words, if your factory tires are 26 inches in diameter, adding a 27 inch tire and possibly a 28 inch tire as well shouldn’t present any major problems that necessitate major modifications.
You are therefore better off staying as close to the standard tire diameter as possible if you want to improve off-road performance without spending a fortune on pricey modifications and improvements.
But what if you want to take it a step further? What potential problems would you encounter, and how would you handle them?
Can an ATV have tires of the same size?
If you choose, you can mount tires of the same width on each of your four wheels.
If you don’t have power steering, I wouldn’t recommend it because it will become substantially tougher to steer.
If you encounter any clearance problems with the larger front tires, you might need to spend some money on a pair of wheel spacers. In this essay, I discuss how to pick the ideal wheel spacers.
Remember that your driveshaft, U-joints, and front axles were probably constructed with a smaller front tire in mind. As a result, they are weaker and more likely to break or prematurely wear if you put too much pressure on them by mounting a bigger front tire.
However, I would advise against fitting a 44 ATV with a front tire of a bigger diameter. The front and rear tire rotational distances must remain relatively unchanged from when the bike was brand-new. This ratio often has tires with the same diameter on the front and back.
As long as you replace both the front and back tires at the same time, you can typically go up one or two sizes without encountering any significant problems.
However, if you only upgrade the front (or the rear) tires, you run the risk of messing up the gearing ratio and destroying your transmission.
Are the bolt patterns on all Honda ATVs the same?
Honda: All non-sport ATVs and SxSs, save the Pioneer 1000 and Talon, are 4/110. The bolt pattern is 4/137.
With the exception of the 2019 YXZ, which has a 4/156 bolt pattern, all non-sport and contemporary ATVs and SxSs employ a 4/110 bolt pattern.
Which tire and rim sizes do I require?
The two parameters that determine tire and rim compatibility are width and diameter. You must ensure that the diameter of your tires and wheels match exactly; for example, a 215/65R17 tire will only fit on a wheel with a 17″ diameter.
Regarding wheel widths, there is a little more latitude. Here is a chart to help you match tire and wheel diameters correctly:
Depending on your objective, you should match the tire and wheel widths. The tire width is often more than the wheel width when off-roading. When running low psi off-road, this prevents the tire from de-beading off the wheel and increases sidewall bulging to protect your wheel from rocks. For instance, a tire with a size of 35X12.50-20 is commonly mounted on a wheel that is 9.0″ wide, making the tire’s width 12.5″ and the wheel significantly narrower than the tread’s width. The basic rule of thumb for sports cars is to align the wheel width with the tread width in inches. For instance, the tread width of a tire with the size 285/35-19 is 9.9. For that tire, a 10.0″ wheel width would be optimal. The tread width, along with the minimum and maximum rim width range, may be found on the tire manufacturer’s websites under the specs.
Does tire width for ATVs matter?
Considering buying new tires for your ATV or simply curious what a wider tire would change? Well, you’re where you need to be.
Speed, handling, and component wear will all be impacted by the tire width of an ATV. ATVs can typically handle tires that are one size larger than stock tires. A size difference of two or more may result in harm and safety issues.
It should be noted that the majority of ATV manufacturers do not advise utilizing tires of any size other than those that are factory-installed. Therefore, installing larger tires could void your warranty; consult your owner’s manual before installing bigger boots.
Are wheels made by Honda and Yamaha interchangeable?
Finally, the main event! We recently learnt about various bolt patterns and how to correctly measure them. Now that we have that settled, let’s address the question in the title: Do Yamaha and Honda Use the Same Bolt Pattern? The quick response is yes, they do. Most Yamaha ATVs and Honda vehicles follow the well-liked 4/110 pattern. So go ahead and evaluate the pattern of your ride.
It’s a match made in heaven if it is a 4/110 and goes with the wheels you wish to purchase! However, I want to emphasize one more that not all Hondas and Yamahas use the 4/110 pattern. This is particularly true for some earlier models, from a time when both brands experimented heavily with wheels, lugs, studs, and everything in between. However, you won’t often need to worry about any of that.
This is crucial: if there is a beautiful wheel out there that is reasonably priced but does not fit the hub on your Yamaha ATV, there is a fix. It’s referred to as an adaptor ring, and after you attach it to the hub, the pattern changes to fit that wheel.