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Larger Tires on OEM & Aftermarket Wheels

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by HoldHard, August 4, 2013.

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    1. HoldHard

      HoldHard New Member

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      What are the widest tires that will fit on the Sport 20" rims? Fit is also critical as they cannot rub on the fender wells when turning.

      Thanks in Advance.
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      Something wider than 265/45/20...
       
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      Yeah. Over this past weekend, saw a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 that was running 295/45/20 Pirelli's on that vehicle's stock rims. Looked nice!

      255/50/20's are the stock tire and fit on the 9" wide Sport rims.... Looking at a 285/40/20 or 295/40/20 but don't want them to rub up front.

      Anybody try anything wider?

      HH
       
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      I can't add anything here, but am subscribing for when it's time to buy new tires!
       
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      Tire discussion (including winter tires) in this thread (<-- click).

      BC
       
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      Widest aftermarket tires on a Sport?

      Hey everyone,

      What's the widest tire without rubbing on 20" rims on an explorer? I know quite a few of you have different rim/tires. Doesn't even have to be a 20, I can figure out height difference from rim to sidewall. CUrious what the biggest tire we can fit. Stock is 255/50/R20 IIRC. I'd like to go a little wider. Didn't know if a 275/45/20 or 275/40/20 would end up rubbing. Wouldn't mind keeping the OD as close to stock, just add a little width.
       
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      I'm using: 265/40/22
       
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      thanks for the info. Are you lowered at all? I'd like to put the H&R springs on it eventually.

      If you're running different rims than stock, please let me know if you have any rubbing at full lock, or if you have a different offset than stock or spacers.
       
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      I have 22" Giovanna

      No rubbing at all.

      Not lowered , offset standard and no spacers.
       
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      Has anyone seen a 5th gen X with mudders or trail tires??
       
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      I too have the Summer tire package of 265/45/20. I would think a 275/45/20 would fit and I plan to do so. Not sure about anything larger.
       
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      Have you found out yet?
       
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      After having pirellis on our 2011 5.0 mustang I wasn't too impressed with them. They started to dry rot and crack after 30k miles.
       
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      I didn't realize the summer tire option was a slightly wider tire. That's good news for us regular tire owners when we want to upgrade, should be no issues going 265 then.

      Anyone looked into 275/45/20? They're the stock tires on 00-03 harley trucks, a very popular tire size with tons of options.
       
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      I am running 285/35/22 on a 10.5" rim with no rubbing. That tire is designed for 10-11" rim so going 295 on a 8.5 or 9" rim is going to make your side walls bulge a bit.
       
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      I don't post much here, but I hope this helps..
      I have a 14 XSport and I am running the following with ZERO issues.
      Truck also have H&R springs... No rubbing....

      -22x10.5 Vossen CVT front and back
      - Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico 285/35/22
       
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      Bigmoney, what is your offset and are you lowered? I think I sent you a PM a bit back because I was purchasing 22x10.5 and was looking for some feedback. Was curious what your experiences are.
       
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      I am lowered with H&R springs.. I think the offset is 40, as I needed to fit a wilwood big brake system in as well.. I can confirm offset later.
      Love the wheels, no issues and it looks mean as hell!!
       
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      I believe the Sport rims are 8" wide. I could've sworn I saw 20x8 (and 39 offset) stamped on the inside of the rims when I had them off the other day. So I'm not sure 285+ series tires would fit. FWIW
       

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