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biggest tires on stock 93 explorer

Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by HighMilage, February 10, 2006.

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    1. HighMilage

      HighMilage New Member

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      thinkin about getting some new rims and tires once i get the great old tax return. i am looking at getting the american racing outlaw II wheels (15x8) and was wondering what is the biggest tire i could shove onto that with the stock suspension of a 1993 limited explorer. i was told by one person that i should't go more then a 30x9.5x15 tire. any serious help would be appreciated. if it helps too i want something with good on/off road traction. noise is not an issue so i don't care if they are the type of tires that "hum"; in fact i would like something that makes a little noie.
       
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      go with 31x10.50's
       
    4. HighMilage

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      that will fit under a stock 93 explorer and not rub at all?
       
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      it might rub a bit, all trucks are different but 31x10.5 is the biggest on a stock X
       
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      Go with the 31x10.5's. They really give it a tougher look without going overboard. (98 XLT with no rub from 31's)
       
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      I'm running 31x10.50 15's on my stock '91 on stock alloy wheels. There is a slight rub at hard left but its very slight. Normal driving is ok.
       
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      thanks that helps out a bit. i think i may just stick with the 30x9.5 just to be on the safe side
       
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      CAn anyone tell me what the stock backspacing is for the OEM wheels on a 93 X?
       
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      Not sure on the backspacing. But I have a stock 94 sport and just put 31x10.5 on and they fit perfect on the stock alloy rims.
       
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      stock backspace is 4.5" i think. I had 30x9.50 on my '92 before the lift on stock rims. They fit perfect, never rubbed (which means a 31x10.50 probably would have been fine).
       
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      stock other than levelling out the rear, 31's

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      get 3.75 or 4.00 backspacing 15x8"s if your paying for new ones, it will make sure it won't rub, and if you go to 33's later you'll be covered.
       
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      anyone got pics of 31s on a 95-99 model x?
       
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      bump for a good thread
       
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      i fit them under mine w/ stock rims.

       
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      I have 31s on teardrop rims and they dont rub at all and lood really good.
       
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      Here are 31x10.50 on my stock 94 rims with NO rub close but no rub
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      I have those rims, & when it wasn't lifted I did rub a little on lock to lock turns on the front with 31's. I also had to trim the inner running board with a knife to clear them.
       
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      I've got a stock 93 xlt 2wd looking into getting new rims and tires. Probably going with the 31s,would a 15x10 rim make any difference?
       
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      You can run a 10.5" wide tire on a 10" wide rim. It will balloon the tire out and will be easier to blow a bead if ran at a lower pressure.
      [​IMG]
       
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      Thanks for the example! You think that would fit on a stock 93 ?
       
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      Or do you recommend a less wide rim?
       
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      I never ran a wheel wider than 8" wide wheel.
      A 10" wide wheel would probably make your tires stick out past the fenders requiring fender flares in certain states. Backspacing will come into play too.

      Here is a good read
      3.75" Backspacing vs. 4.0" bs???
       
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      Awesome thanks for the help I'll probably look into some 8" wide rims then. Was just hoping to get a wider stance but I'm afraid of the rubbing
       
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      31x10.5x15 on a 93 with no rubbing here
       
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