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Hey guys. I know this topic has been discussed a million times but mostly all I can find was about after market wheels. My question is do I need spacers if I run the same size (32x10-15) on the factory rims. I know the rear is different hub to hub. But does the wheel in the rear match to the the front like edge to edge or is the tire what makes it even with the front because of the size difference? Because if you use a spacer in my mind that would push the rear wheel out more and it’s already a different offset than the front
 

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Hey guys. I know this topic has been discussed a million times but mostly all I can find was about after market wheels. My question is do I need spacers if I run the same size (32x10-15) on the factory rims. I know the rear is different hub to hub. But does the wheel in the rear match to the the front like edge to edge or is the tire what makes it even with the front because of the size difference? Because if you use a spacer in my mind that would push the rear wheel out more and it’s already a different offset than the front
No, the front wheel to wheel outer edge is a little wider AND the rims in the rear are wider so if you use the same tires front and back on stock wheels, the rear wheel width will be about 1/2" narrower and the tread width will be about 2" narrower than the front.

It will work just fine but be cautioned. The 8" rear rims are a little too wide for a 10" tire and you will tear the rims up because the tires will not protect them as good as a narrower wheel. That is just my experience, YMMV.
 

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No, the front wheel to wheel outer edge is a little wider AND the rims in the rear are wider so if you use the same tires front and back on stock wheels, the rear wheel width will be about 1/2" narrower and the tread width will be about 2" narrower than the front.

It will work just fine but be cautioned. The 8" rear rims are a little too wide for a 10" tire and you will tear the rims up because the tires will not protect them as good as a narrower wheel. That is just my experience, YMMV.


Gotcha. Thanks Paul. I was hoping you’d respond lol. So do you think 1 inch spacers would be the way to go to get as close to even track width?
 

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Gotcha. Thanks Paul. I was hoping you’d respond lol. So do you think 1 inch spacers would be the way to go to get as close to even track width?
That would even out your track width but will push those rear wheels out even farther. If you do a lot of riding where there are 12" or bigger rocks, you will tear up the rear wheels pretty quickly.
 

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Ok. Thanks. I’ll see how it looks when I get the tires. I ordered 32x10-15 Kenda Klever X/T. I guess I’ll see how good they are. I had to go to a bigger tire cause there’s not a lot of high speed trails in TN. Lot of rocks and more technical stuff so hopefully they will help
 

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Hey guys. I know this topic has been discussed a million times but mostly all I can find was about after market wheels. My question is do I need spacers if I run the same size (32x10-15) on the factory rims. I know the rear is different hub to hub. But does the wheel in the rear match to the the front like edge to edge or is the tire what makes it even with the front because of the size difference? Because if you use a spacer in my mind that would push the rear wheel out more and it’s already a different offset than the front
Wheel Offset and 'scrub radius' is important. Shock Therapy has an informative article on their web site with details and CAD drawings illustrating dimensional measurement to aid in determining proper offset. Worthwhile to review their info, will help you order the correct rim offset, etc.
 

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Understand. Just asking if someone could provide an outside width measurement for 32 tires on their talon 1000R. If they could provide the tire and wheel they have would be helpful/interesting as well and other relevant information. Thanks in advance.
There are so many variables that the exact measurement is not attainable without knowing the exact wheel, tire and spacer combo. Here are a few examples, this assumes the following...
  • The 10" tires you speak of are actually 10" wide as they will range anywhere from 9.5" to 10.5" wide.
  • Your machine is at exactly stock ride height. If you sit higher, you will be narrower. If you sit lower, you will be wider.
  1. Stock wheels. Front 70" Rear 68"
  2. Front Stock Wheels all the way around. Front 70" Rear 67"
  3. 7" +15mm offset. Front 72.5" Rear 69.5"
  4. 7" +30mm offset. Front 71" Rear 68"
  5. 7" +45mm offset. Front 70" Rear 67"
  6. 7" +50mm offset. Front 69.5" Rear 66.5"
  7. 8" 8mm offset. Front Front 73.5" Rear 70.5
Any other scenario just let me know, I have a spreadsheet that figures it all out for me.
 

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I have 32x10-15 Kenda Klever XT’s on a full set of factory front rims all the way around with 1.5 inch spacers in the rear. Width is 69-69.5 inches
Thanks all. This is helpful. My current trailer, which I like (Aluma 8112), has about 3 - 4 inches of clearance on each side when the talon with stock tires is loaded. So would seem that with 32 inch tires and rear spacers it would still fit on the trailer with ~ 2 inches of clearance. May be a little challenging backing it onto the trailer - but that is ok.

Any recommendations on 32 inch tires? We live in NC - so mostly mountain trails and rocks - have no interest in mud.

Thanks.

Kevin
 

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Thanks all. This is helpful. My current trailer, which I like (Aluma 8112), has about 3 - 4 inches of clearance on each side when the talon with stock tires is loaded. So would seem that with 32 inch tires and rear spacers it would still fit on the trailer with ~ 2 inches of clearance. May be a little challenging backing it onto the trailer - but that is ok.

Any recommendations on 32 inch tires? We live in NC - so mostly mountain trails and rocks - have no interest in mud.

Thanks.

Kevin
Yes I live and ride in TN so same trail type. Royal Blue, Brimstone, windrock, etc. I have Kenda Klever X/T’s and love them. I’ve had good success with their durability and at a good affordable price. They are 8 ply DOT steel belted radial. Hooks up good on all trails/rocks but it’s definitely not a mud tire. My friends run ITP coyote’s and Sedona rock-a-billys. They also work really well for trail riding. I’m more than happy with the Klevers. And price. If you have no budget then the sky is the limit. But I couldn’t fork out 200+ fir tires I know I’m just gonna thrash.
 
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