/ New Pioneer 520 Arrived #91
- Jun 28, 2021
- North Carolina mountains
- Mahindra 2638
Thanks for the info guys!
I won't go over 27"!
I'm curious, do the larger wheels/tires help with ride quality?
If I am buying wheels, then I am going up to 14". I would not buy wheels just to go to 14" for ride's sake.
If you are buying wheels, then sure. Going to 14's open for more options. To many, it looks a bit better.
I try to think about extremes when facing questions like this. Think of a 5" tire going over a 6" pothole vs. a 20" tire. Again, 14" is an improvement but marginal.
The other issue is tire size vs. wheel size. This affects the width of your sidewall. If you are in rough terrain and moving slowly, you might have 6 lbs of air to improve the ride. A bigger side wall might work up to a point. If you are taking curves at 40 mph, wide sidewalls on 3 ply tires would make you feel like you are about to roll over. A few years ago, it got popular to just get the biggest tire possible without paying for larger wheels. That combination with really low air pressure out on the trails resulted in tires popping off the rim. That cost people a lot of money to change both tires and wheels. that is why I say to watch recommendations that are a few years old.
Lots of great options and in reality, whatever you have can work. I would just avoid going extreme in any of it. Knowing what kind of driving you do can help you optimize the ride.