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Hi all i now have 400+ miles on my krx and i am starting the search for tires but here is my question. What size tires will clear? I see multiple videos with 35" tires but also read you need forward a-arms. In a perfect world i feel a 33-34" tire would be perfect but finding one that is open tread patter seems to be a pain.

Also has anyone seen or considered portals on krx?
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Lots of guys run 35's with no modifications. I moving up to a 32" on mine. I feel that is plenty big enough, and there is a huge selection of 32" tires to choose from. Also easy to find a replacement in 32" size if you ever need one. I ordered a set of 32" BFG KM3 for mine.
 

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Any update or feedback on the 32’ BFG tires?
I’m thinking the 32’ BFG‘s or the 32‘ Kanati mongrels which are 10 ply.
 

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Going to 33" but lately thinking 35s. But don't want to loose power with a bigger tire. Not sure how it works with our clutch and cvt.
 

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35 is a BIG tire. I don’t see how you might benefit besides the look. I think a 32-33 could do the same job the 35 does and still keep your power. I’m following bobs path and going with the bfg 32” km3.
 

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35 is a BIG tire. I don’t see how you might benefit besides the look. I think a 32-33 could do the same job the 35 does and still keep your power. I’m following bobs path and going with the bfg 32” km3.
I think you will be happy with your choice.

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35 is a BIG tire. I don’t see how you might benefit besides the look. I think a 32-33 could do the same job the 35 does and still keep your power. I’m following bobs path and going with the bfg 32” km3.
A 32-33 doesn't hold a candle to the 35. Curious what makes you think that.
Seems like some people get emotionally attached to their tire size/purchase. I am all for finding failures. Buy it, break it, fix/upgrade it. I have not found one downsize to putting 35s on my KRX other than a small power rob which is easily remidied. From listening to all the naysayers(people with NO 35 experience) I was prepared for it to suck then give 33s a whirl. So far, so good and everything is that much smoother and easier.

FWIW, I am really hard on mine. Treat it like a rock bouncer, taking the desert whoops as fast as it goes and it's smooth as can be.
 

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Going to 33" but lately thinking 35s. But don't want to loose power with a bigger tire. Not sure how it works with our clutch and cvt.
Got 35s on mine stock. Over 600 miles now. I don't baby my things. I will never go back down from 35s with this KRX.
 

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A 32-33 doesn't hold a candle to the 35. Curious what makes you think that.
Seems like some people get emotionally attached to their tire size/purchase. I am all for finding failures. Buy it, break it, fix/upgrade it. I have not found one downsize to putting 35s on my KRX other than a small power rob which is easily remidied. From listening to all the naysayers(people with NO 35 experience) I was prepared for it to suck then give 33s a whirl. So far, so good and everything is that much smoother and easier.

FWIW, I am really hard on mine. Treat it like a rock bouncer, taking the desert whoops as fast as it goes and it's smooth as can be.
Don’t judge a book by its cover, simply because you really don’t know what each of us own. Plenty of experience with 35’s All I’m saying is I am willing to bet a 32-33 not only will go through ANY terrain a 35 can and would have many more benfits. If you like the look go ahead you do you. Doesn’t give you any performance or gain but again it’s your machine do what you want with it. You’re actually losing power and are more prone to breaking.
 

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I assure you for me it has nothing to do with looks and all to do with performance and capabilities. Do i expect pros and cons sure just hope pros out way cons. I was in a bind last week on a rutted rocky climb they had to pile rocks under me so I could climb out. If i had these 35s im pretty sure my left rear tire would have been on ground and I could have climbed right out but who knows.

Besides haven't you heard every inch counts?
 

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Don’t judge a book by its cover, simply because you really don’t know what each of us own. Plenty of experience with 35’s All I’m saying is I am willing to bet a 32-33 not only will go through ANY terrain a 35 can and would have many more benfits. If you like the look go ahead you do you. Doesn’t give you any performance or gain but again it’s your machine do what you want with it. You’re actually losing power and are more prone to breaking.
So you do have experience with 35s on your KRX?
Please tell me what are the "many more benefits" of the 32-33 over the 35?

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So you do have experience with 35s on your KRX?
Please tell me what are the "many more benefits" of the 32-33 over the 35?

This should be fun..
Plenty of experience with big tires in general from off-road to strip. When you start assuming everyone knows nothing just because you chose a 35 doesn’t mean we all agree. A 35 is heavy so you’re more prone to breaking, Loss on power, Not to mention your speedo is all jacked up. I can’t imagine what it will do to your fuel mileage since the KRX already sucks. You’re telling me 2” makes a world of a difference when in reality theirs more cons. If Kawasaki designed the KRX for 35’s don’t you think they would have put them on from the factory? Shoot I haven’t even got to the CVT tranny either, talk about roasting clutches and belts and I bet it’s a dog.

A 32 is a proper fitting tire. So much that the KM3 actually won the trophy Baja series this year because of the awesome tire deflection. It doesn’t add but MAYBE 2-3 pounds per tire.

Yes it was fun...now let us do what we want with our machines and stop pushing your 35 jumbo tires on us.
 

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Plenty of experience with big tires in general from off-road to strip. When you start assuming everyone knows nothing just because you chose a 35 doesn’t mean we all agree. A 35 is heavy so you’re more prone to breaking, Loss on power, Not to mention your speedo is all jacked up. I can’t imagine what it will do to your fuel mileage since the KRX already sucks. You’re telling me 2” makes a world of a difference when in reality theirs more cons. If Kawasaki designed the KRX for 35’s don’t you think they would have put them on from the factory? Shoot I haven’t even got to the CVT tranny either, talk about roasting clutches and belts and I bet it’s a dog.

A 32 is a proper fitting tire. So much that the KM3 actually won the trophy Baja series this year because of the awesome tire deflection. It doesn’t add but MAYBE 2-3 pounds per tire.

Yes it was fun...now let us do what we want with our machines and stop pushing your 35 jumbo tires on us.
So you have zero experience with 35s on a KRX.

Nobody, and there is quite a few, to date has broken anything on a KRX with 35s that wasn't a manufacturer defect.

The loss on power is very very small and easily remedied.

My speedo is off by 3~mph confirmed by police radar at multiple speeds. Certainly not "all jacked up" and no big deal, IMO.

I have noticed no decrease in tank range. Seriously, fuel consumption is about the same.

2-3" increase in tire size makes a massive difference off road. I can't believe anyone would argue this. By your metric, all those guys on the trails with all kinds of rigs with big tires should just listen to you and run no more than 32s.

What makes you think a manufacturer would start with the right tires from the start?

You wont get to the CVT tranny or talk about roasted clutches and belts because NOBODY has roasted anything.

Basically everything you are stating is made up or way overblown.

I have nothing against the KM3. In fact my wife has a set of 39s on her JLUR(gasp, the manufacturer didn't put 39s on from factory) but it's ok, she has Fusion 4x4 fab 10s for axles held up with King coilovers(you see where I'm going?).

I am not pushing my "jumbo" 35's on anyone. I am simply defending the FACTS with experience. For some reason you're getting it twisted. I don't care if you or anyone else runs 35s, 28s, 54s, etc. but when you're out here spewing false information, all you're doing is stunting the sport and IMO, nobody should listen to you.


Here is my personal take on 32s vs 35s-

32s can probably do about 80% what 35s can but with much more abuse.
The power to the wheels between the 2 is a slight and I mean slight advantage to the 32s. This can be remedied easily.
Body roll is slightly increased with the 35s over the 32s provided same tire(tread pattern) is compared. This can be tuned away. The average rider/driver wont be able to tell the difference between the 2.
35s give more ground clearance.
35s make all ruts, holes, dips, etc, smaller thus making the terrain/path easier.
35s will rock crawl MUCH better.
35s being larger tires add to the plushness of the suspension.
32s can break things just as good as 35s. This is a weight factor coupled with driving style. The KRX specifically is up to the task for 35s with all components. I trust the KRX over my X3RR and XP Pro in terms of being able to take abuse.

I have noticed zero negatives with my machine and 35s. If I were to do it all over again, I would get 35s again and I will when these wear out. Money is not an issue so I am not emotionally attached to any of my purchases.

Edited to add- If I break anything or anything goes wrong I will be sharing that with this forum, undoubtedly.
 

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Couple of points I would argue with you.

1 - "32s can probably do about 80% what 35s can but with much more abuse."
I would put that closer to at least 95% without any more abuse.

2 - "35s will rock crawl MUCH better."
Maybe if you were doing extreme rock crawling, which very few people do.

Fortunately they make tires in a size for everyone. I stated above my reasons for liking a 32", and I'm sticking by them. :ROFLMAO:

I do some fairly hardcore rock crawling on occasion and have yet to find a spot I couldn't handle on 32's that I could have done with 35's. Is that spot out there? Probably, but I have not yet found it, and likely won't. I have no plans to run KOH. :LOL:

Different strokes for different folks. No reason for everyone to get worked up over it, so lets make sure we keep this thread civil. (y)

PS I forgot to mention that I also really like that these BFG's are a steel belted radial. This accounts for a little bit of the weight over other 32's, but also makes them tough as hell when out in the rocks.
 

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1 - Are you speaking from experience with your KRX?

2 - My statement that 35s will rock crawl much better than 32s is well known no matter what level from mild to extreme crawling. Abuse is taken to the body, chassis, driveline, etc. from bashing. Break over angle comes into play along with ground clearance, tire patch size, filling in the gaps. 35s also lend to deeper water fording, better float in mud and snow.

I don't care what tire, size, or shape anyone uses. Everything is civil except for the guy claiming I am trying to push my jumbo tires on "us" when that is not the case. But hey, lets have the guy with stock tires start telling everyone else how it is with all other sizes, right?
 
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