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Would going from a set of Terra Craps 6ply to the GBC Grim Reaper 8ply cause any speed loss? I dont drive the Teryx, my wife does and she said that according to the speedo its dropped from a good 54 down to 49-50. Valves were done before the tire swap (mine LOVES to tighten its valves) so all things being equal (26" on both sets) should I be looking for something or let it go? Thanks

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Possible due to weight



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Do you think one of your overdrive plates will make up some of the difference?

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Maybe but not as much as lighter tires. Same as using overdrive in a truck, putting big heavy tires on it won't let it accelerate very well in overdrive.



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Not all tire are the same diameter even if they say 26 some times from one tire to the other I have seen as much as 2" difference not familiar with them tires I have 2 different carlisle tire that are 26 and there is a huge difference

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Over drive plate or simply spacing the cover out with washers will give you your top end back. Motors in stock trim don't like to over rev and with the lighter 26" tire it could pull a little more speed but with the heavier tire it simply just doesn't have the power to pull it. However the overdrive plate will give you a little more gearing through the shifting phase of the clutch which will keep you in your power longer which will give you more speed.

Also your belt wearing will cause a loss in top speed as well... I just recently had to replace my belt(original 08) and over time it went from doing 72mph with a shimmed cover all the way down to 66mph... So the worn belt lost 6mph.

I have a built motor if you're wondering about the top speeds.
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