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Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by CharlieH81, February 25, 2014.

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  1. CharlieH81

    CharlieH81 New Member

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    I have an 06 XLT with auto 4wd. I live in CO and need more ground clearance for forest service roads and am looking to go with larger tires. The stock size is 245/65r17. When I talk to different techs in the area they all tell me that increasing the tire size can cause the auto 4wd to fail and possibly the anti lock brakes. I think they might be exaggerating and am wondering if any of you that have gone up in size noticed any of these issues.
     
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  3. Divemaster191307

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    I run 265/70-17 (non-stock wheels), and have no issue with the 4x4 system. I've been running that setup for over 4 years, probably 55,000 miles.
     
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    Tire question

    Divemaster the truck looks great on the 265/70/17. Do you know if I use the stock XLT 17" rims if I will have an issue. Want to buy a set of Revo 2 A/Ts this weekend before the snow comes.

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    The rims I use have a different offset than stock, making them stick out more. I can't be sure, but I think stock rims will probably rub at maximum turn.
     
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    No problems besides maybe speed but even doubt that as long as all 4 are same! You should be good to go just remember bigger tire means more stress on the transmission, axle, and t case so don't go crazy unless you gear accordingly!

    Tom
     
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    so 08exploder the 265/70-17 will work with the stock rims? Thanks,
     
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    Check your clearances on your truck to confirm but I see nothing more than a 1 inch gain up and 1 inch gain down 2 inches total so I couldn't see a 1 inch difrence being an issue

    Tom
     
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    tom I agree with you, now the width difference need to check also. Great calculator!
     
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    Lol thanks not mine Google is a wonderful tool lol yeah I only see 1 inch difrence in width which means .5 on out and .5 inside so I would think that shouldn't be much either!

    Tom
     
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    Yup i live in Grand Junction CO and i know what you mean about the roads lol.
    I went with 265x70R17 and love them. General Grabber AT2

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    Okay the tire size is perfect. Just picked up the Dueler A/T Revo 2's so sweet. Pictures to come tomorrow!
     
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    Nice,, those should work well in the snow there when ever NY gets some this year. lol. Those should also work well in Sand. Not so much in Mud.
     

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