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Bought my talon last fall and love it so far. Really looking to get some bigger better tires for it. Wondering what everyone prefers was looking at pro-comp xtreme mt2 31-10.5-15 but also kinda looking at pro-armor crawlers 30 or 32’s. The truck tires are a little heavier but want something that will hold up to the rocks and are still good in the snow, mud, and trails. Also not sure on how much power the bigger tires will rob from the machine and how you can compensate
 

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go ahead and do a search. There are several threads that go into pro's and con's of different sizes and brands. There are a lot of choices and a lot will have to do with what you are will to give up for a certain attributes. Bigger look better and give additional ground clearance but with cost of some power / snap. No perfect answer

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Welcome to the forum Dkowarsch. It's nice to hear you are loving your new Talon. I would say fits thing to decide is if you want 30 or 32's. Then it depends on what type of terrain you are riding in what you are looking for in your next tire.

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Hi Dkowarsch, welcome and there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to tires.. First is where do drive, what type of surfaces and what is your driving style. Not to mention what is your budget for tires and any needed modifications to make them work they way you want. Under 32s will be the least expensive to fit properly and bigger is better but it can come with a heavy price tag. I know that for sure; I run 35s and have numerous mods to get them to fit and also to make sure the power is there with plenty to spare. In any case what I use is no biggie, It is all about you and your goals and riding style. Do have fun searching through the site and ride safe and smile it helps. Again welcome!
 

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Hi Dkowarsch, welcome and there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to tires.. First is where do drive, what type of surfaces and what is your driving style. Not to mention what is your budget for tires and any needed modifications to make them work they way you want. Under 32s will be the least expensive to fit properly and bigger is better but it can come with a heavy price tag. I know that for sure; I run 35s and have numerous mods to get them to fit and also to make sure the power is there with plenty to spare. In any case what I use is no biggie, It is all about you and your goals and riding style. Do have fun searching through the site and ride safe and smile it helps. Again welcome!
32’s are the biggest I would like to go just curious what kind of mods there are for gearing to keep the power
 

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Going from 28s to 32 is not that much of a jump and IGRs and Portals are expensive plus the minimum gear reduction is 15%. To give you an Idea to get back to same torque and power my Internal Gear Reduction IGR provides a 25% reduction and that closely matches the 2 speedohealers used to manage the transmission they are set at +24.1. To compensate for even larger tires in the future and provide much more torque and power to the 35s SuperATV Portals (just 4 inches) will arrive today. The portals will supply an additional 30% reduction. Currently Talon will still hit 70 MPH with IGR so after portals should be about 50 MPH max. Another way to increase power and torque and up engine rpm limits is the use of a tuner and is expensive also. I have one and with snorkel, intake mods, full performance exhaust the advertised increase is 11% torque and HP. I believe those three options are the most common to get a bit of power and torque back. I also recommend a wide band O2 sensor if you use a tuner. Allows you to log and document performance of ECU parameters and fuel to oxygen levels as (AFR) well. First start doing the math there are calculators but compare and contrast your current diameter to desired and calculate the percentage of increase that will give you a ballpark on how much power/touque you are giving up. Once you have decided on the percentage of increase you want then decide the method you will use to increase back to stock or even a little higher. Just a note the more over stock increase the less top end you will have (not an issue with me). Once you decide I will be more than happy to share my figures and the pros I used to help figure out the best configuration for my riding style. Hope this helped -- ride safe and have fun.
 

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Good luck in your search. I know that doesn't help, but there are lot's of threads about this. I would recommend to do your research and make a decision based on your riding style and what appeals to you. I know it drove me crazy, welcome to the club.
 

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You should not experience much of a drop in power with 32s, I actually think Honda designed the Talon with them in mind. That is probably the most popular size and you should be able to find local rider that will give their opinion as well as a ride.
 

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Code54 thanks that is exactly what Dk can make good decisions from. Dk keep in mind "Normal trail riding" not slamming holes, rocks or "racing activities". 32s make a huge difference and do not rob noticeable amounts of torque, hp. Your decision and the more information you get the better and do not forget to contact SuperATV, Slick Rock (evaluators not sales) or any other tire vendors for advice.
 
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