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Need advice about Tires & Rims

This is my First 2019 Talon R

I choose Honda over Polaris

Bottom line

I choose Reliability Over Turbo

Anyways

I was told 32” tires is too much for Talon R


My next Question :
The stock is 15 “ right

I’m looking at KJ Motorsports Site
Is this the Best Tire & Rim site ?

Should I Run 14” or 15” Rims
And what’s the difference ?

Why would you want to go To 14” ?
I was told BeadLock Rims is the Best ?
And Method Rims ?

Do I need Wheel Spacers ?

I’m not looking to Race
Just like an Local Desert or So Cal Mountaina

Like AT Tire tire versus the stock knobby tire

I know this I’m going to “Go 30””
Verses. 32 “ Tires
what about 31 “ Tires ???

Thanks fellow UTV Honda
 

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You might be able to dig up more info through out these threads but I will give you basic run down.
You will want to stick with a 15" rim or you will need to grind on the Talon R to make sure it doesn't hit on a nub that is on the a-arm (I would just stick with 15"). And yes beadlocks are the way to go. Method makes nice wheels but they do come at pretty good price tag. I run the System 3 wheels in a 5+2 (+38) offset. A 6+1 (+45) offset is closer to stock width of machine. Honestly 32" tires do totally fine on the Talon but they do eat up some power. I run a light 30" tire but I love power and will go to 32" tires when I put a Turbo on. In trails with 32" tires you would stay in low more and the power is there. In the sand dunes a 30" will be better because you will want more power and be in high as lows top speed isn't enough. The 30" tires have taken me everywhere with no problems. So that will be a personal decision for you to make. You will need 1.5" spacers in the rear for whatever wheel you go with. I ordered my stuff through Planet SXS and was very happy with them. I have not dealt with who you are asking about but I'm sure they are fine too.

And you definitely made the right decision by not getting a Polaris. This way you will be able to spend more time riding your expensive machine than fixing your expensive machine!:p
 

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You might be able to dig up more info through out these threads but I will give you basic run down.
You will want to stick with a 15" rim or you will need to grind on the Talon R to make sure it doesn't hit on a nub that is on the a-arm (I would just stick with 15"). And yes beadlocks are the way to go. Method makes nice wheels but they do come at pretty good price tag. I run the System 3 wheels in a 5+2 (+38) offset. A 6+1 (+45) offset is closer to stock width of machine. Honestly 32" tires do totally fine on the Talon but they do eat up some power. I run a light 30" tire but I love power and will go to 32" tires when I put a Turbo on. In trails with 32" tires you would stay in low more and the power is there. In the sand dunes a 30" will be better because you will want more power and be in high as lows top speed isn't enough. The 30" tires have taken me everywhere with no problems. So that will be a personal decision for you to make. You will need 1.5" spacers in the rear for whatever wheel you go with. I ordered my stuff through Planet SXS and was very happy with them. I have not dealt with who you are asking about but I'm sure they are fine too.

And you definitely made the right decision by not getting a Polaris. This way you will be able to spend more time riding your expensive machine than fixing your expensive machine!:p
Thank You for Info
 

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I agree, 30" is the way to go, but if you are not doing extreme rock crawling, the I wouldn't get bead locks, they are the not the way to go. They can be a pain and leak and you have to tighten them all the time. Just get a good set of rims and enjoy. I don't have wheel spacers on mine an they work great with 15" 5-2.
 

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I used KJ Motorsports and they were great to deal with, very prompt with their delivery considering the current state we are in. I went with 30" tires with the 15" Method 409 rim with 5x2 offset and 1.5" RB3 wheel spacers in the rear. The Method 409 wheels have an extra bump inside the wheel which helps hold the tire in place under low inflation numbers, very happy with the results, running 6psi int the sand with no issues with leaking or driving it hard in the corners or the whoops. Good luck!
 

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I used KJ Motorsports and they were great to deal with, very prompt with their delivery considering the current state we are in. I went with 30" tires with the 15" Method 409 rim with 5x2 offset and 1.5" RB3 wheel spacers in the rear. The Method 409 wheels have an extra bump inside the wheel which helps hold the tire in place under low inflation numbers, very happy with the results, running 6psi int the sand with no issues with leaking or driving it hard in the corners or the whoops. Good luck!
 

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Congratulations on your new Talon-4. What a great machine. Please post a photo when you get a chance. We all like photos.

You may want to take a look at the Method MR409, MR410, or MR411 with their patented bead grip technology. I've been running the 15x7 MR409 for well over a year with solid results even at 6 psi rock crawling. They are fantastic and you don't need to mess with the beadlock bolts.

15x7 4-136 Wheels | Discount Tire

If we can help with your tire/wheel selection please let us know.
 

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I'm running 35's on my 2020 1000r. Its bad to the bone. It still will spin the tire in dirt or mud. The only thing is the speedometer is 20% off now. At 60 your really going 72. If you want the ground clearance, get the 35's. And no need on a lift. Plenty of clearance.
 

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Any body know if you need rear spacers when changing from Stock tires to 32" ones. Offset on all 4 is 5 plus two.
 

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Any body know if you need rear spacers when changing from Stock tires to 32" ones. Offset on all 4 is 5 plus two.
If you are running the same offset on all four wheels then you will want to put 1 1/2 inch spacers on the rear to even it out. Essentially you'd be fine without the spacers but you will be 3" narrower in the rear than the front.
 

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Need advice about Tires & Rims

This is my First 2019 Talon R

I choose Honda over Polaris

Bottom line

I choose Reliability Over Turbo

Anyways

I was told 32” tires is too much for Talon R


My next Question :
The stock is 15 “ right

I’m looking at KJ Motorsports Site
Is this the Best Tire & Rim site ?

Should I Run 14” or 15” Rims
And what’s the difference ?

Why would you want to go To 14” ?
I was told BeadLock Rims is the Best ?
And Method Rims ?

Do I need Wheel Spacers ?

I’m not looking to Race
Just like an Local Desert or So Cal Mountaina

Like AT Tire tire versus the stock knobby tire

I know this I’m going to “Go 30””
Verses. 32 “ Tires
what about 31 “ Tires ???

Thanks fellow UTV Honda
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I put 31x10.50 on the stock rims with 2”spacers on the rear. Gave me 1.75” extra height no rubbing at all
 

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Any body know if you need rear spacers when changing from Stock tires to 32" ones. Offset on all 4 is 5 plus two.
No, Wheel spacers are not needed to do what you want. I am running 32's on mine and ran them for many miles before I decided to widen my stance with 1" spacers, but absolutely not necessary !!
 
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