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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OFFSET WHEELS

-- WIDER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER, SAYS SARGE McCOY -- Dear Sarge, I purchased some 4x4 offset rims and new 30x10-14 Mongrel tires. While I like the traction, I do not like what they did to the steering feel. They feel twitchy, and the vague feel is not at all confidence-inspiring. What do you recommend for better tires? Dan Smith Prescott Valley, Arizona Boot, you have excellent desert tires right now! The mistake you made was changing the front-wheel offset. When you change wheel offset, you also change…

UTV TROUBLESHOOTER

"Your tech guy doesn't have a clue", by Sarge McCoy -- HOW HIGH CAN A RANGER JUMP? Dear Sarge, I have a Polaris Ranger. This past weekend I replaced a worn-out drive belt. Ever since then, when I put the Ranger in gear, it jumps either forward or rearward, depending on which position I shift into. I checked the clutches for alignment as you have suggested in the past. And they are in alignment. I asked the tech at the dealership, and he said they all do it! Really? It didn’t jump before. Could I have gotten a bad factory…