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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Any suggestions or ideas on what's the widest rear tire I can mount on a stock 2014 Highball. No modifications or cutting. I want it to clear everything safely, I don't want to modify anything.

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Up to a 200 can fit under the fender. You need to change the rim though which I am going to do. It will depend on tyre choice as well as it is trickier to keep the white wall. I think a 150 is the biggest you can go on our 3.5 inch rim.

You need a 5.5 to run a 180 like on a Vegas. A 200 can go on that but ideally it needs a 6" rim.

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I have friends that own a dealership, They installed a 180 Dunlop white wall on a stock highball rim.
They test rode it and said it didn't feel much different.
Not that 180 is way wider but it looked at home in the wheel well.
But I'm gonna wait till I at least "kinda" need a tire before I switch.
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Thanks for the input fellas, I'll take a look at a 180.

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I would be very careful with a 180 on a 3.5 in rim. The tyre is too big. I read that the 150 is already pushing it. A 180 needs a 5.5.

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I would be very careful with a 180 on a 3.5 in rim. The tyre is too big. I read that the 150 is already pushing it. A 180 needs a 5.5.
^^^^^ this you are asking for trouble adding that much to a smaller rim

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Easy, no mods! stick with what you have

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Easy, no mods! stick with what you have
I agree, theres already a selection of fat rear tyred Vics that could be fitted with mini apes if thats the look youre after.

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I am going to beef up the rear end on mine. I agree that there at other bikes but a highball with a wide tyre looks great. I toyed with the idea of changing bike but the costs of making a Jackpot look like a highball would be even higher.

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I am going to beef up the rear end on mine. I agree that there at other bikes but a highball with a wide tyre looks great. I toyed with the idea of changing bike but the costs of making a Jackpot look like a highball would be even higher.
of course and there's way too much bling on a Jackpot for the look you're after anyway...an 8 Ball Hammer on the other hand.
or going to a wider Vegas rim

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