What to Look Out for When Buying Polaris Sportsman Wheels?
Buying a good tire with substandard wheels for your ride is a recipe for disaster. It suffices to say that carefully picking out a good wheel for your Polaris Sportsman is important. Here are some pointers you should remember.
What's the wheel size?
The first item on your checklist should be wheel size. There are lots of sizes to choose from. If you have a lift kit, you might want larger wheels and tires to go with it. Pick the size that fits perfectly with your Sportsman model. Fortunately, we have many Polaris OEM wheels in different sizes, including the popular 12 and 14 inches.
What's the wheel offset?
The wheel offset is your next priority. It’s the wheel's distance from the hub. Make sure to get a wheel with the correct offset for your Sportsman model so that you'll enjoy your rides. You may need spacers and adapters to compensate for the offset.
Note the bolt pattern of the wheel
Another often overlooked part of shopping for wheels is noting the bolt patterns. The bolt pattern is the number of bolts in a circle, usually 4, 5, 6, or 8. Ensure you get a wheel with the same bolt pattern as your Polaris Sportsman model so you won't have any issues installing the wheel. If you get a wheel with a varying bolt pattern, you should get an adapter for it.
What materials are the wheels made from?
You should also consider construction materials when purchasing a wheel. Many of our Polaris Sportsman wheels are constructed with rugged aluminum or steel alloy materials. This makes them durable and resistant to corrosion, abrasion, and more! Plus, they have a high-polished finish that gives off an impressive finish. For more protection, you can get wheels coated in rust oleum.
Do the wheels have bead locks?
Bead locks are also an essential factor to consider when buying wheels. They help your tires stay on the rim even with strong air pressure. Some of our Polaris Sportsman wheels come with bead locks that you can easily install on the wheels, giving you added security.
Purchase wheel & tire packages
We recommend getting wheel & tire packages if you want to save money. This way, you won't have to buy the wheel and tire separately.
We hope these tips on buying wheels for your Polaris Sportsman will help guide your decision when purchasing wheels from us. Shop now for the best selection of wheels for you!