Are you considering a rim upgrade on your Polaris ACE? Are you confused about all the different options for Polaris ACE wheels out there? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Not only do we have a wide variety of the best Polaris ACE wheels, but we can also tell you why they’re the best and know which type of rim performs better under specific condition. Wheel size -- including height, width, length, and weight -- offset, backspace, and even something as seemingly banal as the bolt pattern on the rim all play a role in the performance of the wheel. Steel and aluminum are the primary materials used in most UTV rims, with side by side companies like ITP, Quadking, STI, and RTC leading the charge in aftermarket ACE wheels. But in addition to the material used to make the UTV wheel, the offset of the wheel is another factor that you should investigate before popping on a new set of rims for your Polaris ACE.
Rims can have zero offsets, positive offset, or negative offset. The higher the offset, the more the hub of the wheel is sucked under the UTV, which keeps the center of gravity under the cab of the machine. If you want to cut cookies and make your ACE harder to flip, a wider tire and deeper wheel offset can help. Many ACE owners choose to run wheels from the Polaris RZR 1000 on their rig because the RZR 1000 side by sides comes with factory rims that are +3” offset. However, the RZR tires will likely hit the sway bar in your ACE because of the backspace on the RZR wheel. The other problem is that the taper and diameter of the ACE lug nut don't fit the rim properly and will probably wallow out over time -- and you only use the last 1/4" of the thread on the stud. So to clear the sway bar on an unlifted ACE, you’re probably going to need wheel spacers to run RZR wheels. Luckily, there are many aftermarket wheel options for the ACE, so if you don’t want to add wheel spacers or wheel adapters that will make your wheelbase wider, there are tones of ACE rims to choose from to meet your requirements.