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Want to know what size tire or wheel combo will work with your Ford Explorer or Ranger based vehicle? Interested in Beadlocks or Dubs? Learn all about them here.
Lift and tire size info for explorers Lifts and max tire and wheel sizes for explorers This is a quick reference guide I have put together based on information gathered from the Explorer Forum. Remember this is just a guide. You may have to do some fender trimming to fit these tires on your explorer. Others things can change what size tire you can run on your explorer. Like fiberglass fenders, rim width and rim backspacing.. I figured this would help some of you that were pondering what...
Lifts and Max tire sizes Ranger max. tire sizes Wheels: Offset, Backspacing, & Wheel Spacers Bolt pattern chart How to: Basic Tire Repair 101 The Definitive Wheel Stud Article Reprogramming For Tire Size and Gear Ratios Lug nut wheel torque specification chart Updated Chart: Max Tire Sizes With and Without Lifts
...This is a compilation of info and links I have found very useful on this site, including items I have learned over the years...Just my favorite links to the noted subject's...:D ...The wheel size does not make the tire rub...The tire and backspacing cause/eliminate this...;) ...The preferred size wheel for the Explorer and Ranger is, 15"x8" 5-4.5 with 3.75 Backspacing...You can fit up to a 12.50" wide tire on this wheel..:thumbsup: ...If you look at the tire size and lift charts here...
This is kind of a safety issue that I've noticied a few companies are having. My brother bought some Eagle Alloys for his Ranger and had them installed at the shop I work at (I didn't work on it thankfully). Anyhow, few months pass and he was coming home from college and his right rear wheel almost fell off. The lugs somehow backed off. Now - there's no hard evidence that it was because of the wheels needing to be retorqued - but what makes it harder is that he was up at Virgina Tech the...
Good morning gentlemen. First time posting here. I just bought a 2003 explorer 4x4 to toy around with. It has brand new 265/70/16 cooper all terrains and I was wondering if any of y'all may be running these same tires with a small lift and if so, do you have pictures? I have 2 inch lift spacers but don't want to put it on if it will look anemic with that size tire on it. The tires are brand new so I can't justify getting different tires until these are at least a little worn down. Any info...
I got a 04 with steel wheels and just picked up some wheels off a 18. What lugs do i need?
Getting ready to buy some bolt on wheel spacers, no,...not shim style. Just wondering what everybody uses on their sport tracs. Yes, i have oversized tires on aftermarket rims and a 3 inch lift.
Lets see who's wheels look the best! Post some Pics!
hey, i got a 92xlt with the manual hubs from the factory on the stock (jurassic park) rims. i was looking at buyins some used wheels/tires and was wondering how would i be able to turn the hubs if the new wheels cover it? do you just leave the center cap off, or get the dremel out? thanks for the help.
Hey guys, i found some nice 18" wheels for my 2gen explorer, they are from a guy that owns a 2012 explorer if i´m not mistaken, he´s selling the wheels and tires very cheap but i´m still not convinced, if i should get those for my 2gen or just buy some aftermarket wheels and tires, if someone has a picture of a 2gen explorer using these 18" rims would help me a lot!!
Hey guys, recently I found a cut in the sidewall of one of my tires and didn't think much of it as when I got them (from walmart) I got the road hazard warranty. I run 31X10.5r15 Goodyear Wrangler Authority A/T's on stock rims (Link to tires on Walmart) Last week I went in and they told me the tires had worn down from 18/32" to 15/32" and they were only going to replace 1 tire. I pushed back against that because I know that if nothing else you need to replace them in pairs. They ended up...
I would like to upgrade my wheels and tires on my 2002 Explorer Sport. I understand the max tire size is 265/75/16 on the standard rim. I would like to go for a more modern look with a lower profile tire and larger rim. As long as I stay close to the max tire parameters, I'm looking for options. I want to fill up the wheel well a little but not get silly thin on the tires. If I use a mustang rim of 8.5 wide, would 255/55/18 for the front and 285/60/18 for the rear? I'm going for as wide a...
So I am not the best with off-set, so maybe you can help me. My 1999 Mountaineer has the 15" rims, 7" wide, and ET12. (5.0, AWD) A 2021 Lincoln Aviator has some cool greyish rims, 8" wide 19" diameter, with an ET37.5. On the 99, from the centerline (at 3.5") the offset is 3", right? On the 21, from the centerline (at 4") the offset is more like 3.5"? So the 21 rims sit 1/2" deeper, or closer to the suspension? I also understand the hub would need bored maybe to fit the 99, out to like...
What do you know about Rotiform wheels? I'm looking for a new set of wheels for my 2014 Explorer when I saw this product on the Internet. I want to purchase the SPF R120 model in silver machined finish since I am not a fan of black wheels. I have attached a photo of the said model for your reference.
Looking at the pro comp steel wheels but not sure if the off set will work. I want to try to fit 285/75/16 (I wanted 17s but can’t find any). It’s lifted with spacers in the front and rear. What off set is everyone running with a similar set up?
Hello, I just had all 4 tires replaced, aligned and balanced at Firestone. They charged me $860 and when I drove off the lot everything was fine, until I made it to the highway and then a very loud creaking sound started coming from my front left wheel well when I accelerate or decelerate. I doubt the mechanics did anything intentionally, but I did not just pay almost $900 for there to be any additional problems. I have a 1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition if this helps. What could this be?
hi! ive been running toyo extenzas on my stock rims for a while now. im looking for a different tire. i prinarily drive on road but i do go offroad too. i dont go crawling but i do go overlanding. i dont care about ride quality. does anyone have any suggestions? thanks!
I had to pull the trigger on my Mounty, I'm trading her for a '13 Edge Sport. the sport comes with 22 inch wheels and I have some questions about how they will handle winter driving. Any advice for what size wheel / tire size combo I can pick up for running in the winter with out breaking the bank? Thanks
So, when I bought my '99 Explorer, one of the first things I did was a shackle-and-torsion-twist lift to it, allowing me to replace the stock 235/75-15 tires with some 31x10.5x15 "Wild Country" or "Open Country" mud tires from my local Les Schwab tire dealer. I know they were a Toyo-manufactured tire, and I'm virtually positive that they were "Wild Country" but all I see from Toyo now is "Open Country", so, maybe memory is hazy. It was 18 or 19 years ago. :P Anyhow, I absolutely loved...
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