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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. baddceo

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      Yeah I guess I must've been thinking of something else. Esp since I wrote +39 offset when it's actually +44, jeez. Sorry, carry on..
       
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      no rubbing with 22x10.5 40 offset, lowered with h&r springs with 285/35?hows the alignment?did you get it aligned already?how does the ride feels like?
       
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      No rubbing at all Ever!!
      The alignment is perfect and at factory settings and perfect tire wear...
      The ride is great. As you would/should expect, it is stiffer with the h&r's and the 22's...
      But the ride is great no daily driving issues at all..
       
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      thanks. that's great.that will be my set up .I think I saw you posting getting a big brake kit also from wilwood.?if it was you after you install it ,if you could post a pic of your ride.i wanted to go with 5 spoke too but with 22 and 5 spoke the factory brake looks tiny to me.
       
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      great info thanks guys. Dealer did replace our split tire under warranty, but when it's time for a new set I'm definitely going to probably a 275/45/20
       
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      I can't post pics on this forum without buying a membership.
      I don't plan on paying to be a member.
      However, below is a complete list of completed mods and the ones coming soon.
      Send me your email and I can email pics.. (Unless I'm wrong about posting pics?)

      Modification list: 2014 Explorer Sport 401A

      -Wheels: 22x10.5 Vossen CVT custom powder coated matte graphite
      -Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico 285/35/22-Winter
      -Tires: BF Goodrich 285/35/22-Summer
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      ****Soon to be installed*****
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      Also have door handles wrapped in matte black
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      Think that covers it all
       
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      You can post pics if you upload them to photobucket and then pull down the image tag. That's what I have been doing without paying. I've seen your truck on EcoBoost.. Nice looking upgrades.
       
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      I plan on going to the 275/45/20 this summer from the 265. The main reason I had went with summer tire option is because they where slightly wider than the standard all season rubber. Plus I was buying winter tires and wheels anyway.
       
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      Stock is 255/50R20 and the summer tyre option is 265/45R20 - the summer tyre is 10mm wider but 0.65" smaller in overall diameter.

      I have 265/50R20 winter tyres on my Sport and they fit great. Width is fine on a 9" wide rim, not too much bulge, and they're 0.39" bigger than stock in overall diameter which jacks the car up ever so slightly (probably more of a placebo effect than anything else!).

      I have my winter tyres on for ~6 months a year so it's going to be a long time before I need to replace the stock rubber but when I do I will probably go for 265/50 or maybe even 275/50 (0.79" larger diameter). I think any bigger than that will look silly on the stock 9" wide rims. I don't think you'll run into rubbing issues unless you swap for wider rims / different offset or really increase the profile which would also require recalibrating the speedometer.
       
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      BMC, you kill me Bro... Clearly you spend thousands to upgrade your cars (my math has you approaching $10K spent on your E Sport) to personalize them and make them your rolling statement. I'm not against this in any way, I do the same thing(I'm in about $6K;)) myself. But spend a pittance to join a forum so that the forum has enough funds for nicely functioning operating format? Out of the question for you? Odd from my point of view. EPF operates so primitively, I would gladly throw $25. at it to make it more user friendly but that's just me I suppose:D

      Keep in mind guys, adding more than 10-20mm of tire width without increasing the rim width will make the sidewalls bulge and degrade cornering performance. Years ago, I went from 205/50/15 tires to 225/50/15 tires on the stock 6" rims on my Shelby street/track car and my lap times SLOWED down by .8 tenths a lap on a 2 minute circut. I sure *thought* the extra rubber was gonna give me a wider contact patch and increased performance, it didn't.:mad: If your goal is strictly cosmetic, then go for it. There are some 315/30/20's for Viper rears out there;)
       
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      It's obviously not about the money.... I belong to 3 other forums, I don't pay to post pics on either of them... 2 of them I pay to have some additional features that I like, use and personally find worth the fee.
      I don't spend much time on this site and I find it a bit difficult to navigate compared to others. I'm not sure if there is a forum app for this site, but that makes it easier too...this site seams very cluttered with a lot of other non XSport content even non EB content.
      Just my 2 cents.. Don't want to hurt any feelings and I may in fact be wrong, if there is an app, especially if it only had EB content I would give that a try to see if it makes it better...
      Sorry for being so far off topic, but felt I had to address..
       
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      I just had Falkin STZ-05 275/45/20 mounted on my wifes Sport. No rub. From the side, they look the same as stock, but from the rear it looks wider. The Falkins have a pretty sqaure side wall so it helps add to the wider look.
       
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      Widest tire on 20's

      Hi, I saw a couple of threads regarding this matter, but wasnt able to get a straight answer...

      I want to go as wide as the EX can take, using the OEM 5 spoke 20´s

      I was thinking 285 45 R20.... will they fit without rubbing ?

      Thanks a lot :thumbsup:
       
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      TireRack shows no 45's in that width, but does show them in a 40 series.
      Having said that, a 285 is too wide for the stock rim (8'')!
      You need at least a 9-11'' (wheel range).

      Frank


       
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      I have merged your thread with the existing one. Just add your question to the existing thread if your question regards the thread topic.

      Peter
       
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      thanks a lot, will 275s fit the stock limited 20s ?
       
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      20 x 9.5" wheels and 275/45/20 Tires

      I'm ordering Mach 5 wheels, 20 x 9.5, 35 offset and mounting Falcon 275/45/20. I just want to make sure I'm doing my math correct. The stock rim is 20 x 9 with a 44 offset. My change should add about 6mm to either side of the rim and the offset will add another 9mm. This should kick the rims out about 15mm from stock. Anyone running anything like this? I'm a little worried about rubbing.....

      Thanks for any help.

      Kevin
       
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      Kevin, that size is way beyond the generally accepted maximum 3% diameter variance. It comes out to -4.59%accepted. When checking this out on 1010tires.com, the message that pops up says that exceeding this limit may lead to possible brake failure. I think it will also decrease your mpg figures due to more rolling resistance etc.

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      Peter,

      I'm showing a variance of -.98% on 1010 Tires. Going from a 255/50/20 to a 275/45/20. Am I incorrect?

      Kevin
       
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      Yes, you are absolutely correct Kevin. Must have had a 'senior's moment' here. I entered '40' instead of '45'. Sorry about that.


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      I just recently put a set of 275/45/20 Falkens on the Polished Aluminum stock wheels. No rubbing at all and significantly less expensive than the stock 255/50.

      The same Falkens were $121 vs $169 at Discount Tire, just for reference.
       
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      What size tires can I use on the 20" Sport Wheels?

      I just bought a 2015 Explorer with the 20" Wheels and I want to swap the tires out to some all weathers or ones with a deeper tread pattern.

      I know that the stock tires are 255/50/20 but I was just wondering if I need to stick with that size or can I go with a different size 20" tire with a larger sidewall or a wider width? I don't want any clearance issues and was wondering if I could go up to a 55 or possibly a 60 sidewall?
       

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