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Need help with wheels size and offset

I almost pulled the trigger on some wheels today, but I am still confused. I see everyone is buying wheels with the 5+2 offset. But when I looked at my viking the front and rear wheels are different offsets, and I think wheel size. So, best I can figure either the front tires/wheels will stick out further, or the rear will be tucked under more if I go with the 5+2. Am I right?

I actually wanted to go to a wider rim and was cosidering 4+4 offset to get a little wider stance. But, I don't want it to look akward given the stock wheels are different offsets.

Ready to buy, but not sure what size or sizes to order.

Please help.

PS>I know this has been touched on in other posts, but I still didn't get the full answer. I also understand wheel offset, but want the machine to look right when they are installed.

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I cant help you other to say, mine are the 5+2 all around, 14x7, and they fit and look great, and no rubbing AT ALL.

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Did you use wheel spacers in the back, or did the 5+2's just mount right up?

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No spacers at all, they mount right up

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I had seen this article online where Yamaha & STI had joined up to put some tires/wheels on a Viking, so i figured if it worked for them, it be the right setup for me. I just went with a different tire.

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Thanks for the input. I am going to go with 5+2's to be on the safe side; however, I am only going to 27 inch tires. Now the hard part, deciding which wheel and tire I want.

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Yeah, 27's will work great, although i have no issues with my 28's. Just remember some tires actually measure more or less than the stated size. The HD2's come in black or like mine. Bossmann has the black hd2s on his. He's running the same 28" tires as me.

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ITP SS108's in Black

Just ordered the new wheels, ITP SS108's in Black in 12x7 and offset of 5+2. Gonna run the stock tires for a while, but the rims will look nice. $269.00 delivered with lugs... ebay.

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Thats a great price, congrads!!! Gonna look awesome.

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Anyone ever used the Gorilla Silverback tires? A buddy of mine bought a used razor and it came with a brand new set of wheels and tires "Silverbacks" in 28". He used the wheels and has offered me the tires. They are so over-the-top aggressive I believe the ride would really suffer. Hate to pass up brand new tires, but not sure they are for me. I will be doing mostly around the farm, hunting, and then some trail riding. But, don't want my yard torn to pieces everytime I drive through it.

What do you all think???

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