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New tires causing 4 wheel drive problems

I installed new tires on my scrambler and now my 4 wheel drive is acting up its noisy and notchy feeling. My old tires were front=23/7/10 rear=22/11/10 and my new ones are front= 23/8/10 rear 22/11/10. Is going from a 7 to a 8 on the fronts my problem? scramblers need one tire size bigger on the front which i have other then a bit wider. thanx TONY

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  • hello_its_me Jan 15, 2009

    THEY ARE SWAMPLIGHTS. I HAVE SINCE TALKED TO OTHERS WITH THE SAME BIKE AND TIRES IT MUST HAVE BEEN A FLUKE IT HAPPENED ON FIRST RIDE WITH NEW TIRES. IT MUST BE A HUB ISSUE? THANX FOR YOUR REPLY.

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First off you are correct in the front to rear ratio has to be the same as stock.But some brands of tires run different.I would measure the new one to be sure the front are actually 1in taller than the rear.
Also check or change your hub fluid.Also check clearance on the inside front(shouldnt be a problem)
I have run 8in wide Titan 489s on the front and they worked fine.What brand and style did you get?

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