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Here's a question that surely is off topic but I'm hoping someone out there knows the answer. My 4 wheeler needs new rear tires and I saw some on sale at a tire place today. The tires on my quad are 22-11-8 and the ones on sale are 22-12-8. Can I use them? I did a search and can't seem to find an explanation of the numbers. I know on car tires, the middle number is the ratio of width to height, but I'm not sure about ATV tires.

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Those numbers look like truck tire sizes. There's no ratio in this sizing scheme. The first number is the overall tire height, the second number is the tire width, and the third number is the rim width.
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Those numbers look like truck tire sizes. There's no ratio in this sizing scheme. The first number is the overall tire height, the second number is the tire width, and the third number is the rim width.

Well if he is right, you can use them. They will be a little donut shaped due to the fact they are wider then your old ones. Well I said that not knowing how wide your rims are. Either way they will have a wider foot print.

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Ts is it for a sport or utility quad?

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It's for a sport quad.

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Those numbers look like truck tire sizes. There's no ratio in this sizing scheme. The first number is the overall tire height, the second number is the tire width, and the third number is the rim width.
Sorry, I spoke wrong - the third number is the rim diameter (not width). By the way, the units are usually in inches. When I was young, tire companies were just starting to convert to the aspect ratio sizing scheme. I seem to remember tires had a letter in the size ("H" ment tall sidewalls, etc.). I recently helped my brother select some tires for his Jeep, which were 31X10.5X15 (31" tall, 10.5" tread width, and 15" dia rims).
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Well, now I'm in a quandry. The atv is 22 years old. It needs tires. Even though it is old, it runs and looks great because I've always taken good care of it and it has always been inside. But Geeeezzz those tires are expensive. I found out that the ones on sale won't work because of the tread design. So, do I sell the thing or put $200 into it? In fact, I just put $200 into it with a CDI box and a few other small items. So this would be another $200. I ride it around the block once every 2 weeks and that's it. And the only reason I do that is so the gaskets won't dry out and leak.

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Well, now I'm in a quandry. The atv is 22 years old. It needs tires. Even though it is old, it runs and looks great because I've always taken good care of it and it has always been inside. But Geeeezzz those tires are expensive. I found out that the ones on sale won't work because of the tread design. So, do I sell the thing or put $200 into it? In fact, I just put $200 into it with a CDI box and a few other small items. So this would be another $200. I ride it around the block once every 2 weeks and that's it. And the only reason I do that is so the gaskets won't dry out and leak.
Holy smokes! 22? I'd check e-bay for a used pair that might fit. The guys who race sometimes dump their tires after just a few rides. If you can pin down a set that would fit, you could probably get a set for next to nothing.

That's a lot of money just to ride around the block.

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