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18" steel rims on ST with Street Pack

Discussion in 'Stock 2020 Ford Explorer & Aviator' started by Matt1220, November 9, 2019.

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  1. Adrenlin

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    Brian,
    What is the current size of your Blizzaks? I'm getting the same rims mounted this week and looking at the DM-V2's.
    255/65R18
     
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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    If you have the 21" wheels, going to a 255/70R18 will be an exact match. i just had the DM-V2 tires installed. Haven't had a chance to try them in snow yet but they are very quiet on my vehicle.

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    Matt

    I have 245/60/18 they where new last season so i had to use them this year, will change to 265/60/18 next year.

    Peter

    That is the exact wheel nut as I have, but like everything else to do with the wheels they do not fit.
    I am looking for the same design of nut with a 14 x 1.5 thread, any help would be appreciated.

    I have 245/60/18 they are not the correct size, but close enough.
    I should have 265/60/18 like Matt or as Peter suggests 255/70/18

    Brian
     
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    As my luck would have it, the Blizzak DM-V2's are out of stock (well, only 2 are available) so I'll be going with Goodyear WinterCommand 255/70R18 113S BSW tires. Hopefully they are pretty decent. Price wasn't too bad at $209 per tire.

    Update: Bad luck strikes again. Dealer called back and there are only 3 of the WinterCommands in stock. Most likely will not have a set of winter tires until late December. Grrr.

    Dealer located a set of DM-V2 that are 265/65R18 but they are R rated instead of S. Shouldn't matter and I will most likely go with them. Speedo will only be out 1mph at 90 mph.
     
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    The base Explorer uses 255/65/18 so that's the size i went with. You have some good options, notably Michelin X-Ice2 and Blizzak DM-V2 if i recall.
     
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    Unfortunately everyone around here is sold out of that size when it comes to the X-Ice2 and DM-V2. I am getting the 265/65R18 DM-V2 mounted this morning. As long as there is no rubbing that's what I will stick with. Tire calculators are all over the place when it comes to what should be close to the factory replacement when looking at 18's. 255/65R18 is ideal and is what I wanted but they are sold out locally and I don't want to go through the headache of ordering them online.
     
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    The 2 sites that I use both say that the 255/70R18 is as close as you can get to the 255/55R21 OEM tire size. Both show a nominal diameter difference of 0%.
    The 265/65R18 show a difference of -1% and -1.5% The 255/65R18 would have been -3& and -3.1%

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    Every car I've owned, the speedometer is calibrated for base stock tire/wheel size...not optional tire/wheels. I'd be surprised if each individual Explorer is tailored to the specific wheel packages available. Anyone know for sure?
     
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    The later 5th gen apparently had acceptable sizes you could choose from a preprogrammed list contained a program within the vehicle software. jmr061 posted about that.
    As long as the optional tire is the same nominal diameter size, I guessing that all the electrically controlled systems such as Speedometer, Traction Control and ABS shouldn't be affecetd.

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    Problem with that is, the tires on the explorer ST with the street pack are 275/45R21, not 255/55R21. Trying to match as close as I can to the 275/45 diameter. The sites I looked at show the 255/70R18 as being out by -4%
     
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    My apology. I didn't realize the size was '45'.:(
     
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    No need to apologize. Dealing with new model year vehicles is always a trial and error process :)
     
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    Blizzak DM-V2 265/65R18 mounted on LB5Z-1015B. Picture perspective isn't the greatest but the tires fit just fine.

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    LOL that combination of color and wheels would pass for a Michigan State Police Interceptor.
     
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    Winter rims are on! They are 265/60R18 Xice X2. I am more then pleased with the look. Lots of rubber and fills the wheel wells just fine. As you can see when I roll up the stock 21s there is a noticeable difference. About a inch and a half smaller, which is almost exactly what the online tire size calculator says. Thanks to this forum for pointing me towards the PUI rims... my dealership sure didn’t help!!

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    Is it wrong that I wouldn't mind rims like that all year round?
     
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    The ride quality certainly is nicer than the 21's I just took off. LOL
     
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    Did you pay the cheap Canadian price or the ridiculous US price for the wheels? What lugs? What sensors?
     
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    Not sure if your question was directed to me or not but.... Paid the cheap Canadian price for the rims (I am in Canada), TPMS 60 sensors and used the original lug nuts.
     
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    It may have directed at me. But all the same answers! 118CND for the wheels, same sensor kit at 59CND each. Stock lugs. I wonder why the PIU rims are so expensive south of the border??
     
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