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I know I promised to post once I had these on and had used them a bit, so here goes a comparsion to stock dimensions, etc.. Going from 28" stock to 30" Terrabites i expected to gain 1 1/4"+. I was hoping for 1 1/2". I got 3/4". Very disappointing as I thought about ordering 31" x 14", but was afraid of power loss if they were 2.5"+ taller. I think they would have been perfect at about a 1 1/2'" to 1 3/4"" gain. The stock OEM tires @ 15 psi were 28 1/8" tall. As note the 30" @ 15 psi, were 28 7/8".
I am currently running 13.5 in rears and 13 in fronts and may drop another pound in each. I went with 14" to gain a little more sidewall "cushion) as the Talon in my opion, has a very rough ride and I'm very disappointed in Honda for their shocks/springs. For having great engineers and working on this for several years, I give them an "F" on ride & handling.
I know there were many negative comments about running 14" wheels with the doomsayers indicating they would catch rocks between the wheel and caliper. I literally grew up in a tire shop (I'm 71 now) and have been associated with tire shops all my life and this is just a non issue by folks who are speculating or passing on rumors from the web/heresay. I have only seen one time a rock went through and put a short track in a wheel before it spit out and that one had 1'+ of clearance. Don't buy into that. Just so you know, my wheels were 5+2. I put 1.5" wheel spacers on the rear with all 4 tires and wheels the same. These wheels brought the front and rear from 64" to 66 3/4" and 67".
I almost bought the 31's and wish I had. I almost bought Kanati Mongrels, but shied away from them because they are 10 ply (vs. 8 Terrabites) as you likely know. I suspect the Mongrels are truer to size (height) than the Terrabites, but I don't know that as a fact.
I hope this is helpful to some of you.
Note: Then I put a Super ATV 1/2" skid plate on it and of that half of 3/4" that I gained in ground clearance with tires, I ended up with a net 3/16" clearance gain :)
Happy riding!
T-4 PS: Here is a teaser from Fathers Day. I hope all the other Dads out there had a good one with your family.
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You have way too much air in those tires. I run my 30 inch Terra Bytes at 6 PSI and as low as 4 when rock crawling.

Rides great but steering on hard surfaces sucks! I am a little lighter with a 2 seater so you may want to try something like 7 psi.
 

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I know I promised to post once I had these on and had used them a bit, so here goes a comparsion to stock dimensions, etc.. Going from 28" stock to 30" Terrabites i expected to gain 1 1/4"+. I was hoping for 1 1/2". I got 3/4". Very disappointing as I thought about ordering 31" x 14", but was afraid of power loss if they were 2.5"+ taller. I think they would have been perfect at about a 1 1/2'" to 1 3/4"" gain. The stock OEM tires @ 15 psi were 28 1/8" tall. As note the 30" @ 15 psi, were 28 7/8".
I am currently running 13.5 in rears and 13 in fronts and may drop another pound in each. I went with 14" to gain a little more sidewall "cushion) as the Talon in my opion, has a very rough ride and I'm very disappointed in Honda for their shocks/springs. For having great engineers and working on this for several years, I give them an "F" on ride & handling.
I know there were many negative comments about running 14" wheels with the doomsayers indicating they would catch rocks between the wheel and caliper. I literally grew up in a tire shop (I'm 71 now) and have been associated with tire shops all my life and this is just a non issue by folks who are speculating or passing on rumors from the web/heresay. I have only seen one time a rock went through and put a short track in a wheel before it spit out and that one had 1'+ of clearance. Don't buy into that. Just so you know, my wheels were 5+2. I put 1.5" wheel spacers on the rear with all 4 tires and wheels the same. These wheels brought the front and rear from 64" to 66 3/4" and 67".
I almost bought the 31's and wish I had. I almost bought Kanati Mongrels, but shied away from them because they are 10 ply (vs. 8 Terrabites) as you likely know. I suspect the Mongrels are truer to size (height) than the Terrabites, but I don't know that as a fact.
I hope this is helpful to some of you.
Note: Then I put a Super ATV 1/2" skid plate on it and of that half of 3/4" that I gained in ground clearance with tires, I ended up with a net 3/16" clearance gain :)
Happy riding!
T-4 PS: Here is a teaser from Fathers Day. I hope all the other Dads out there had a good one with your family.
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Question for T-4 with your experience in tires, what air pressure do you recommend for 30" Terrabites on stock rims? (2021 1000X4 Fox LV) No rock climbing, just sand, hard pack dirt and some highway driving.
 

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Question for T-4 with your experience in tires, what air pressure do you recommend for 30" Terrabites on stock rims? (2021 1000X4 Fox LV) No rock climbing, just sand, hard pack dirt and some highway driving.
Sorry for the delay, I don't check on here very often. I am down to 10.5 psi in fronts and 11.5 in rears and liking the ride and handling. I will go down 1# in all tires and try that on my next ride. I think with the non beadlock wheels I have, I could safely go down to around 8 psi for sand and rock crawling, but have not tried that.so, I'd suggest you start at around 12 psi rears and 11 psi fronts and go from there as to your taste and feel. Hope that helps.If you are doing a lot of hiway driving you would want to aiir up to be safe on both handling and heat in your tires.
 

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Sorry for the delay, I don't check on here very often. I am down to 10.5 psi in fronts and 11.5 in rears and liking the ride and handling. I will go down 1# in all tires and try that on my next ride. I think with the non beadlock wheels I have, I could safely go down to around 8 psi for sand and rock crawling, but have not tried that.so, I'd suggest you start at around 12 psi rears and 11 psi fronts and go from there as to your taste and feel. Hope that helps.If you are doing a lot of hiway driving you would want to aiir up to be safe on both handling and heat in your tires.
Thanks T-4
 
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