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12" or 14" ATV Wheels

12" or 14" ATV Wheels, what's the difference?

What's the difference between 12" and 14" wheels? Is there an advantage of using one over the other? These are some of the most frequently asked questions our customers have when purchasing a new set of ATV rims. We've decided to write a brief explanation about the two and post pictures so you can feel better about making your purchase.
   
12" ATV Wheels 14" ATV Wheels
Sample of 12" rims on a Yamaha Rhino
(12" MSA M5 Tork Wheels)
Sample of 14" Rims on a Yamaha Rhino
(14" MSA M5 Tork Wheels)

As you can see from the sample pictures above, the main difference between the two types of wheels is obviously the size. 12" rims are 12 inches in diameter. 14" rims are 14 inches in diameter. The 12" is the more common traditional look that you've seen on ATV's for many years. The 14" are more hip, more fancy, more bling bling. They stand out a little more and give your ATV/UTV a flashy appearance. Aside from the looks check out some pros and cons we've compiled.

12" ATV Wheel Pros and Cons   14" ATV Wheel Pros and Cons
Pros
- less expensive
- more tire options
- smoother ride
- can be used with stock tires on most full size ATVs

Cons
- more commonly used by riders (your wheels won't be much different from your buddies)
- most aftermarket 12" wheels are only available in one size. 12x7
 
Pros
- stand out from the crowd
- looks awesome!
- increases handling. (less rubber on tire makes cornering better)
- increases quads value (more desirable for many)
- most are available in 2 widths. 6" wide fronts and 8" wide rears.

Cons
- more expensive
- less tire options
- roughens up ride slightly (less sidewall = less rubber to absorb bumps)

When it all boils down to it the two most important things to consider when making a purchase are: 1st - What can you afford? 2nd -Which looks better in your opinion?
Aside from price and a few minor pros and cons there isn't a whole lot of difference. Most ATVs come stock with 12" rims so if you have an ATV with stock tires that are still in good shape then you might want to go with 12" rims so you can mount your stock tires on them and get your use out of them. If your tires are shot and need to be replaced anyways maybe you'll go with 14's just to mix it up a little and make your quad that much better looking. Either way we support your decision and are here to help you take the plunge and bust out your credit card. Browse our huge ATV Wheel selection and let us know if we can help you with your purchase. 877-852-2314