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    Kona Tanuki Max Tire SIze

    Hello all,
    I have a 2011 Tanuki and would like to put some meatier tires on it. I contacted Kona tech support and the reply I got was not that helpful. In short, the person didn't know.

    The Rock Shox manual says the Tora fits up to 2.5. I would like to put 2.5's front and rear.

    Has anyone tried putting a larger sized tires on their Tanuki? If so, how large a size did you get on it?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I'm running 2.35 Nevegals on my 2012 at the moment. Plenty of clearance on the fork, I wouldn't go much wider on the rear though. I'm assuming you're looking to go up from the stock Maxxis Ardent 2.25's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPCars10s View Post
    I'm running 2.35 Nevegals on my 2012 at the moment. Plenty of clearance on the fork, I wouldn't go much wider on the rear though. I'm assuming you're looking to go up from the stock Maxxis Ardent 2.25's?
    I have another set of wheels that have Weirwolf 2.3's on them. I am looking to put 2.5's on them though.

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    I guess if nobody has done it, buy a single 2.5 and if it doesn't fit, you can still run it on the front. If it does fit, grab another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPCars10s View Post
    I guess if nobody has done it, buy a single 2.5 and if it doesn't fit, you can still run it on the front. If it does fit, grab another one.
    I actually was thinking that myself.

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    a maxiss 2.5 should fit fine. My wife rides a tanuki and has 2.35 Hans Dampf tires on wide rims and they clear but not with a ton of room. I think a 2.4 would be about the limit on tires that run true or a little large to size. I would like to know if you do fit a 2.5 back there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finch6013 View Post
    a maxiss 2.5 should fit fine. My wife rides a tanuki and has 2.35 Hans Dampf tires on wide rims and they clear but not with a ton of room. I think a 2.4 would be about the limit on tires that run true or a little large to size. I would like to know if you do fit a 2.5 back there.
    Thanks for the info. I will give it a shot.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by finch6013 View Post
    a maxiss 2.5 should fit fine. My wife rides a tanuki and has 2.35 Hans Dampf tires on wide rims and they clear but not with a ton of room. I think a 2.4 would be about the limit on tires that run true or a little large to size. I would like to know if you do fit a 2.5 back there.
    wow, i'm actually looking to replace my '12 tanuki stock ardents (6mths) with a set of hans dampf~ great thanks!
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    Wow 88, that picture looks almost identical to one I snapped on a ride this past Sunday morning. My wheels were packed up with clay.

    I have two sets of wheels and I am still running the stock Ardents on the stock wheels with upgraded rotors.

    I just ordered a a set of Panaracer Cedric Gracia AM tires in 26 x 2.35. I want to see how there hold up as far as weight / size vs durability is concerned before taking the plunge and going with a full 2.5 DH sized tire. I don't want to add weight unnecessarily.

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    ... and if we just ...

    thats probably me i guess kona hasnt been popular these days huh~
    i havent seen another tanuki with havens yet~

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