I'll try to post up pics as soon as I can. Raining so dang much lately :apologetic: I don't think I'll be able to accomodate a gate, we really don't have them around here. But, I'll get a front and rear with a tape measure or something creative.Briangade, any chance you could post a picture (maybe going through a 50" gate)? Thanks for you post!
Digging up one of your old threads here ScoundrelI try, as a general rule, not to pick fights on a brand new forum, even though it's great for driving up the post count quickly.
But, this is exactly what I asked people NOT to say.
You told me that the bolt pattern is 4/156, but you did not say where you got that number.
You told me you bought a set of rims with a 4+3 offset, but not whether you've installed them successfully.
You told me that it is the same as your Sportman 500, but not how you determined that.
So really, I have no confirmed information to go on.
But I bought an Ace today, and although the dealer was unable to provide that information on a timely basis, I took some wheels off and measured.
As illustrated by the photos below:
Bolt pattern is 4/156.
Wheel width looks like 7", give or take. That's a little tricky to get an exact measurement on.
Front wheel offset looks like 4.5+2.5.
Rear wheel offset looks like 5+2.
The good news: As the photos show, there're not a lot of wiggle room on the front, but 4+3 is pretty close, so it will probably be OK.
The bad news: Most of the aftermarket wheels are 4+3. That would add 2" to the wheel width. The only set of 5+2 wheels I found so far on RMATV are crazy expensive.
I just did a bit more measuring.
Polaris lists the overall width at 48", but they're lying a little. From sidewall to sidewall in the rear, it measures 49" at the rear and 47" at the front. The widest points are the tire sidewalls.
To get this measurement I put a tape measure on the ground as close to under the tire as I could get, put a yardstick up against the sidewalls, and nudged the tape measure until it lined up with the yardstick on one side.
Then I went to the other side, put the yardstick against the sidewalls, and lined it up with the tape measure again to get the measurement.
I also measured how far the sidewall sticks out from the wheel. It's 0.75" per side.
I noticed that the front sidewalls are roughly flush with the wheels. So if I go with 8" tires in the back instead of the stock 10", I might narrow it by 1.5".
But if I widen it by 2" by putting a 4+3 offset on there, that's a net widening of 0.5".