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Anyone have Pictures of 265/75R16 Tires on their SP?

Discussion in '2001-2005 Explorer Sport Trac' started by Reppic 127, October 6, 2008.

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      I would really like to see what they look like on a 2001-2005 SP.
       
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      My previous Trac. This is with a TT/shackle lift also.

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      Thanks, gives me an idea of what my trac will look like, so bad they dont make 275/75R16s..unless I am wrong.
       
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      I'm not sure about 275's (check TireRack.com and do a Search on tire size) but there are 285/75-16's (33") that people run on the stock rims with spacers, although personally I think the stock 16x7 rim is too narrow. Problem is about the only 16x8 wheel with the proper offset is a Pro Comp 1069 or 1089. Otherwise you're still looking at spacers.
       
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      275/75s don't exist.

      I was wondering though..... could I have a TT/Warrior Shackles and fit 285/75s on without any major rubbing? 10% turn loss wouldn't bother me. Just curious.
       
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      Yes but you will need spacers at least in the rear, maybe .75" or more. My 265's rubbed the rear inner fenders and 285's will be wider yet.
       
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      With recent heavy thinking.. I cannot be a "Elite Explorer" so to speak, 285/75s will require that I need a 5" total lift (3"body and 2TT/Shackles). And because I live in Florida and well the only off-roading here is mud.. and also taking into consideration its my only means of transportation I am going to buy some 265/75s and keep it at that (after my TT/Shackles).
       
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      Actually you won't need that much lift because a 285/75-16 is a narrow 33". Either a bodylift or TT/shackles will be enough. For a wider 33" like a 33x12.50-15 you will need both lifts. Regardless, I was happy with my 265's and they won't hurt the gas mileage as much as 285's.
       
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      I talked with this guy who had 285/75s w/ a 1.75 TT and a 2WarriorShackle in the rear and they did occasionally rub. So therefore I'll either stay with my first choice of 265/75R16s or get 32 x 11.5s though i'd have to get new 15" wheels which I can't find a "good" looking one yet.
       
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      i have a bl and tt and shackles and im running 275-70-r16 heres what it looks like [​IMG][​IMG]
       

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