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Question 2019 Ranch VI- Portals/Wheels/Tires/Lift??

Have a 2019 Ranch VI and its a grocery getter lol.. Seriously, my 4 kids and me/wife love going out with this machine. I have always been a Yamaha fan, started on a big bear way back.

So the only problem is- I was recently relocated to Texas for work and being from Florida we didn't have mountains. Well now our riding not only includes mud holes, but mountains, rocks and I'm getting high centered ALL the time. I'm tired of winching off rocks 100 times a weekend lol So I'm looking to lift it for that reason and the other is that EVERYONE is running crazy lifts/tires nowadays and the ruts they leave are a serious pain in the ASS!

Where I'm stuck is what works and what is MAX- not a lot of option for us Viking guys. Any personal experience, feedback or knowledge would help me greatly, PLEASE!!

Here's what I'm thinking, thoughts/suggestions?
1. Yamaha Viking 4" Portal Gear Lift (GDP) with 30% Gear Reduction
2. Yamaha Viking 2" Lift Kit
3. Wheels 18" ST-3 UTV Wheel (Bronze) By System 3 Off Road (4/156 bolt pattern)
4. Wheel Adapter/Spacer - 4/110 To 4/156 (1.5-Inch)
5. System 3 Off Road XM310 Extreme Mud Tire - Size:33x9.50-18

Does that seem like it'll all work well/fit? Is the 30% portal reduction to much? Will that tire fit without having to start cutting the body? I have never lifted a SXS only trucks, this is new to me. I will be wrenching all myself, at least I have that skillset.
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Any personal experience, feedback or knowledge would help me greatly, PLEASE!!
Suggest you get in touch with Ryano. He's pretty extreme when it comes to clearance.

https://hotrodforums.net/forums/show...ighlight=ryano

However, you may not need portals with the right kind of set up.

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I've seen his ride, **** nice! I can get the clearance I'm looking for with the 3" catvos, but by the time I do that, run 30" tires and start replacing axles cause I'm snapping them. I figure might as well go portals and be done, comes out about the same $.... man, divided lol
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Have a 2019 Ranch VI and its a grocery getter lol.. Seriously, my 4 kids and me/wife love going out with this machine. I have always been a Yamaha fan, started on a big bear way back.



So the only problem is- I was recently relocated to Texas for work and being from Florida we didn't have mountains. Well now our riding not only includes mud holes, but mountains, rocks and I'm getting high centered ALL the time. I'm tired of winching off rocks 100 times a weekend lol So I'm looking to lift it for that reason and the other is that EVERYONE is running crazy lifts/tires nowadays and the ruts they leave are a serious pain in the ASS!



Where I'm stuck is what works and what is MAX- not a lot of option for us Viking guys. Any personal experience, feedback or knowledge would help me greatly, PLEASE!!



Here's what I'm thinking, thoughts/suggestions?

1. Yamaha Viking 4" Portal Gear Lift (GDP) with 30% Gear Reduction

2. Yamaha Viking 2" Lift Kit

3. Wheels 18" ST-3 UTV Wheel (Bronze) By System 3 Off Road (4/156 bolt pattern)

4. Wheel Adapter/Spacer - 4/110 To 4/156 (1.5-Inch)

5. System 3 Off Road XM310 Extreme Mud Tire - Size:33x9.50-18



Does that seem like it'll all work well/fit? Is the 30% portal reduction to much? Will that tire fit without having to start cutting the body? I have never lifted a SXS only trucks, this is new to me. I will be wrenching all myself, at least I have that skillset.
I'm not sure 33s will fit, portal guys will have to weigh in. I seriously doubt 30% reduction is too much for anything over 28s. I do not know if it is enough for 33s, especially if you do frequent rock crawling. You probably would benefit from slugging the wet clutch and maybe swapping weights and clutch springs. For trails and especially rocks, personally I would go with the the smallest rims that give you the tire selection you want. With big rims you risk destroying the rims rock crawling, especially if you air down your tires. The only advantage to big rims while offroad would be racing, track use, etc. If you have 49 hp Viking, I doubt that is your thing!

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Thank you for some advice and definitely not drag racing this limo lol... I've been measuring and think a 30" will be ok, but would still like to hear from a just portal lifted member... still can't convince myself to do the suspension lift, dang axles... I found Intimidator Tires in a 30" for a 14" and thinking that'll be my ticket. Talking with SATV sounds like paired with 30% reduce it should handle as stock.
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Hang on. Texas has mountains? Drove across there and don't recall seeing anything but some hills.
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Hang on. Texas has mountains? Drove across there and don't recall seeing anything but some hills.

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Well there version of a mountain... I'm from Florida, a hill isna mountain to me lol....so I ended up going with...
4" Portals
14" Wheels
30x10 Terminators

Starting the install tonight! Wish me luck... oh yeah, found out why my steering wheel was off center. Passenger side tie rod in a serious bend. Dang!
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