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Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by handi, April 1, 2011.

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  1. jonnoriega

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  3. Tricon916

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    What’s the backspace on the Velgen VMB5 20x10.5 45mm offset?
     
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    Got the Velgen's installed, they are absolutely beautiful wheels. Pictures dont do them justice. The ride is fantastic and the lateral grip is amazing compared to the skinny tires that were on there stock. Most importantly, the wifey is super happy. Happy wife = happy life :D

    Just gotta decide if I want to paint the silver bumper moldings front and rear....

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    Easy enough to calculate, Backspace = (Rim's Tire Width + 1)/2 + (Offset/25.4)

    So about 7.5", no rubbing or clearance issues that I can see.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I got the VMB 6. Love them. Plus, DO NOT PAINT. Wrap the bumpers and stuff. Much easier and lasts if done right. Your ride looks fantastic!
     
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    I’m surprised no ones done the 20x10 FR500 wheels. The specs are VERY similar to the Velgens.
     
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    What are you Spec's on the wheels and tires?
     
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    It looks like @kenemmons ride which inspired me to do mine. If I had to guess, Velgen Wheels VMB5 20''x10.5" with a 45mm off set. Mine are VMB6 with those specs. Tires are 295 45Z R20. I went with Pirelli Scorpio Verde Run Flats. @Tricon916 how close am I on the wheels?
     
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    Nailed it, that's exactly what they are. I went with the Toyo Proxes ST's, same size you listed. I loved the look of Ken's Explorer and knew my wife would dig it, they fit PERFECTLY. the offset is perfect, width is perfect. Really what stock 20's shouldve been.
     
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    What do you think of those tires so far? I have the Toyo Proxes ST III in my wish list for when I wear out my current set(I'm using 17x9" wheels(98 Explorer)). I prefer tires that are as good in the rain as possible, wear and price is less important.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078MZJ6H...colid=246RRPWYWS26&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

     
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    I love them so far, the grip is amazing. I dont get a lot of rain here though in SoCal so I can't speak to that yet, but the tread looks like it will handle the weather well.
     
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    If wear is not important, get the Continental ExtremeContact DWS.
     
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    That's funny, I bought those the last time for both my Mountaineer and my Mark VII. Those DWS's grip very well, but wow you do have to accept fast wear. I'm near 20k on the 255/55/18's, and they might last 4-6 more months when I drive the truck. I'm used to getting close to 30k miles on a set, so that is less, but not a ton less.

    The Proxes ST III is only one of three possible in the 275/55/17 size, so the choices are limited there.
     
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    Hello guys,

    I’m planning to purchase a set of wheels for my explorer’s winter tires and found these wheels on sale from Costco: ($CN 180 each - $100 discount)



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    LEO 18X8 5-114.3 45P C73.1
    Specifications
    Size 18x8.5
    Diameter 18
    Bolt Pattern (mm) 5x114.3
    Offset (mm) 45
    Center Bore (mm) 73.1
    Fixation Seat Conical
    Color Black machined
    Part Type Alloy Wheel
    Wheel Weight (lbs) 25.7


    The wheels will go with 235/65R18 Bilzzak DM-V2 winter tires. The tire size was purchased based on PeterK9 in one of his posts in this thread.

    Do you think these wheels will fit the tire size and 2018 explorer Platinum without issues?
    Any advice?

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    How close do the tops on the tires come to the fender? I'm looking to get them flush, and those wheels look awesome.
     

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