November 02, 2010 at 10:57am
I need some help from all of you 4 wheeler experts. I recently bought new tires for my Honda Rancher 350 4x4. All of the websites I looked at told me to get 25-8-12's for the front and 25-10-12's for the back. I listened to them. When I took my old tires off, I realized I had (from the factory) 24-8-12's on the front and 24-9-11's on the back. I bought 12 inch rims for the rear and some people are telling me this will ruin my bike. Something about gear ratio or something. A mechanic told me as long as the tires are the same size, front and back, it doesn't matter. Some of the guys I hunt with say the mechanic doesn't know what he's talking about. Who is right?????