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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. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I have merged your thread with this existing one. Perhaps you will find the answer you're looking for. I'd also suggest using a site like Tire Rack or 1010tires.com to enter different tire sizes to see if they are recommended or not by comparing them to the OEM size.

      Peter
       
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      I've been trying to find the answer to this but I can't.

      Does anyone know what the max size tire I can put on the stock 20" wheels that come with the 2015 XLT Appearance package?

      Can I go 275 width without rubbing?

      Can I go with a 55 side wall without rubbing?

      Also, does anyone know of a 20" tire that has some semi aggressive tread patterns? You know, to make my Explorer look more like a truck.
       
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      I have Hankook Ventus ST RH06 275/45/20 on my '02. I think they give it an aggressive look and are very great at wear. As far as size, I imagine you can run the size you mention, but I'll let someone chime in with a 5th gen.
       
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      It is not recommended to run 275/55R20 tires in place of 255/50R20 tires.
      The generally accepted maximum diameter difference is 3%. The above size has a difference of 6.23%.

      Peter
       
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      Awesome, thank you for the information.

      Do you know of any tires that I can use with a sidewall size of 55? I would imagine I could run 255/55/R20 but I can't find anyone who makes this size.
       
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      How wide of a rear wheels can we fit?

      Looking for info and pictures if available: Just bought a used 2012 and looking for wheels. I would like to staggered a set of 20" wheels with fronts being 8.5" or 9" The rears though how WIDE can we go before it looks ridiculous? I used a mustang to look up sets and the rears range from 9.5" to 11" wide. HOW WIDE IS TOO WIDE? 20x11's WITH A 305???
       
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      Welcome to the Forum mparrado.:wavey:
      Using the Forum's 'Search' program I found this existing thread and merged yours with it. Perhaps you will find your answer here. There are also a few other threads on aftermarket wheels and tires.

      Peter
       
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      Wide Tires stock rims

      I am still searching for the perfect 20 x 10 rim for our vehicles. I plan on keeping with the stock Sport rims for now and when I need new tires I believe I will go with [265/50R20 Pirelli Verde plus tire. I purchased custom spacers and they are currently off of my truck. When I get new tires I plan on re-installing the .75" spacers on the rear wheels to fill out the wheel well a little. This will give me the aggressive look I desire. I have seen this size tire on a lowered truck and it has an aggressive look and gives you a little more sidewall for a better ride. The 275/45R20 has too short of a sidewall with more gap between the fender and will ultimately give you a harsher ride. My 2 cents.

      I am actually thinking about having all of my stock rims widened 1" so I can run 295/45R20's if I can't settle on an aftermarket rim. The first problem is it cost approximately $350 per wheel! Second problem is the down time not having your rims for a couple of weeks. Could go crazy and have the rears widened 2" inches to go for the X5 set up with 275/?R20's and 315/?R20's
       
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      Yes, 275s will fit. I've got 275/45 20" on the stock polished rims
       
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      Can you post a pic??? I am about to buy new tires...

      Thanks in advance...
       
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      I'll see if I can get something posted tonight. We've had a bunch of snow recently, so the Explorer is dirty as anything. What are you interested in, in particular?
       
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      Basically i will like to see how is the look with the 20" OEM rims and the space between the fenders. So i think a front and side pic if possible.
       
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      Ah, easily done. I just posted some pics in another thread about the roof basket I just put on. It shows you pretty much what you're looking for...

      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=422008
       
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      Excellent. Thanks... Looks great....
       
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      Larger Tires on Sport

      What is the largest tire I can comfortably run on a stock set of wheels? I'm thinking about looking for a larger performance tire now that summer is coming?. Pictures would be awesome..Thank you
       
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      what is your idea of larger ? what is your desired vision of your X ?
       
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      Using the Forum's 'Search' program I found this thread and merged yours with it.

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      Guys,

      If you have changed to a larger / smaller outer diameter tire as mentioned in some posts here, we have the ability with our tuning to correct the speedometer and shift points. Just an FYI for guys out there with our tunes.

      Feel free to give us a shout if interested in adding some performance to your Explorer as well. We offer a great some great performance products / custom tuning for both the Sport, and the 3.5L TiVCT Explorer models.

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      http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/categories/Ford/2013%252b-Explorer-Sport-EcoBoost/
       
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      This is excellent information!
       
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      I'm officially running 275/45R20's on my Sport wheels now. I decided to go with the new Nitto NT 421Q. They look great and so far have performed just as well as my super expensive Continentals that the truck came with. I hope I get more than 30,000 miles out of this set though since they have a 60,000 mile warranty (maybe I'll get 40k? lol)

      Added bonus is the new tires have more wheel protection for the wife when she uses the wheel as a feeler...ugh.
       
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      Thank you for the kind words. :thumbsup:

      Always glad to let people know how much potential these new vehicles have waiting to be unleashed. Let us know if anyone has questions on our performance products and packages as well.
       
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      I have a Sport as well. Wanting more rubber in the wells. :) Looking at 275/55R20. Any chance of fitting at all?? Section width of 10.8″ and overall diameter of 31.9″. Not worried about performance driving, it's an SUV. Got the Sport for the power (and the black wheels), nothing more. Thanks for any insight!
       
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      Assuming the OEM size is 255/50R20, then the size you are looking at exceeds the accepted maximum diameter variance by almost 2 times. The generally accepted maximum is 3%. In this case it is 6.23%.

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      Stock is the optional Sport tires... 265/45R20. Nothing in that size that I want to put on the truck. The stock Continentals suck... and I mean horrible. Shocked it was an expensive upgrade like it was...

      I know it exceeds the max for sure... I will have to get the speedo corrected for sure. Just wanting to know if anyone has tried that size (I believe they will rub). I will most likely have to go down in size, but I am not going stock size again because all the tires in that size suck (to me).
       

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