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Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by Joe93, January 11, 2003.

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    1. Schobanger

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      I have a 97 Explorer Sport 2dr and was told by a friend i could not go more that 2" with a suspension lift because of the way the 97s are built? also, would a 2" shackle on back and 2" torsion twist on front be able to fit 31x10.5s without ribbing/scraping? thanks
       
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    3. Schobanger

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      I have a 97 Explorer Sport 2dr and was told by a friend i could not go more that 2" with a suspension lift because of the way the 97s are built? also, would a 2" shackle on back and 2" torsion twist on front be able to fit 31x10.5s without rubbing/scraping? thanks
       
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      I just tossed a set of 265/75R15s on today (factory rims)

      I know it's close to a 31x10.5 but not everyone does ;)
       
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      Thanks for the reply, but it does not address my question
       
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      I've got a stock 94 xlt ... can i put a set of 265/75/r16's on ..... ?
      And if anyone knows, can i put those tires on a stock rim from a 97 f-150 ?
      Im pretty sure the stock 97 f-150 rims would also fit on my explorer .. ?
      Thanks !
       
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    7. Schobanger

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      alright, i was told by a friend that sport explorers are originally 2" higher than normal sploders. is this true? and if so would that mean that with 2" lift i should fit 33s?
       
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      will a 265/75/15 fit my stock hight 99 exploerer
       
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      on a 99 explorer, the chart says I can run 31X10.50X15 on a 15X8 rim, I have a ?, my explorer has 16 inch rims so IM guessing it came with the bigger tire package, what would be the biggest tire without any trimming? No lifts, I would like to raise it a little though but cant afford alot for a lift kit, any suggestions? Thanks
       
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      Some people have fit a 32 11.5 with no trim, with a 16" rim you're most likely going to be buying a metric tire, you will be able to fit a 265/75/16 which is almost basically a 32 10.5 16. i test fitted a set of toyo open country mt's that were that size on my 98, just because you had a bigger tire stock doesnt increase the stock tire clearance, it just means you had a bigger tire to start with.
       
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      With a 2" TT and Shackles will 32x11.5xR15 fit on a 15x8 rim? Will there be any rubbing?
       
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      ya you're going to need to trim a bit i'm sure. pry not as much as you'd think though. but it could require alot. if i have any advice though do do any more tt with it. GO FOR IT !! just trim what you have to. .. if you have to.
       
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      Thanks. Forgot to mention. I should be good with 3.73 gears right?
       
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      I'm picking up a new '11 Ranger tomorrow (to replace the '99 that's been my trusted friend since it rolled off the assembly line) and I'm trying to figure out if I need to do anything to the truck if I put the 265/75/R16's on it from my '99? The dealership doesn't seem to know, which is a little disconcerting. Can anybody help?
       
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      So, with a little digging and a few words with the right people I answered my own question and thought I'd post it here so it might help someone else. In order to install 265/75/R16 tires on a stock 2011 4x4 chassis the following things need to be done:

      1) Computer recalibrated to account for change in tire diameter/ rotational speed.
      2) Tire pressure monitoring system (if equipped) must be recalibrated.
      3) Alignment.

      Cost: Approximately $300

      If all of these things are done properly I was assured that the factory warranty would not be voided...but then they may have just been trying to sell me a truck (which they successfully accomplished). YMMV and if they are doing the service, get it in writing.
       
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      ..Sorry to see your question went un-answered...

      ..Although, it may have been better asked in the Ranger tire size thread located here as a stickie at the top of this sub-forums page..
      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193919

      ...Your Q&A may also prove useful to other Ranger owners if it was posted there...Nice of you to share your answer and posting it back here for others to use the information you found..:biggthump
       
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      Exelent chart, I didn't know all the specifics and no mechanic or truck guy really knew! Thanks!!!
       
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      I feel like some where some one needs to add what gearing would be good with tire size an lift I have a feeling some people read this get the lift throw 35s on and wonder why there truck dosent move when it has 3.27 gears lol
       
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      some of this is not necessarily true... i have a 1993 XLT Limited with 32x11.50 BFG A/Ts with no lift did not have to trim and zero rub?
       
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      I agree to an extent. Gearing is such an opinion though. For instance I'm running 29x10.5 TSLs and plan on going 4.10s just due to the cheap factor. If I had the money I'd go 4.88s. mathemastically the calculators aren't worth a crap in my mind either they don't factor in added wind resistance nor more tire resistance from larger cleats and wider surface area. I'd always go the next size up from wwhat the calculators say. if it wants you to have 4.10s I'd go 4.56s, if it wants you to have 4.88s I'd go 5.13
       
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      Well being the newbie that i am i figured id start this out right.... Im currently deployed to iraq so when i have some down time i tend to surf the web alot, what im looking for, for my 04, 2 wheel drive (ya i know) stock explorer is an agressive set of tires to go with some crager soft 8 rims. i wanna try and get a wide set of tires or maybe spacers if that possible to try and help this thing out cause right now she looks about as tough as a mini van... thanks for the help!
       
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      Im probably going to be lynched... but...

      I have a set of re-treads. Company is treadwright. Model is guard dog. I love em. Have around 6000 miles on em and i cant see any signs of wear. I also have 2" wheel spacers. granted im up 5.5" so i needed the extra push to the outside but i love the stance they give me.

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      am i going to be able to run 31 x 10.5 in tires on my 2000 sport model explorer? without cutting or lift?
       
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      first post on this thread says you will be ok. id say squeeze the trigger.
       
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      nice chart man will definitely take this advice

      quick question though: would a fender roller tool (PN 131158 from Eastwood) work if trimming wasn't an option? thanx for the reply!
       
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      Ive seen the chart, I just wanted to know if there was anyone here has done this, I really dont want to do any fender trimming.
       

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