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Larger Tires on OEM & Aftermarket Wheels

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by HoldHard, August 4, 2013.

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      I am running 285/35/22 on a 10.5" rim with no rubbing. That tire is designed for 10-11" rim so going 295 on a 8.5 or 9" rim is going to make your side walls bulge a bit.
       
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      I don't post much here, but I hope this helps..
      I have a 14 XSport and I am running the following with ZERO issues.
      Truck also have H&R springs... No rubbing....

      -22x10.5 Vossen CVT front and back
      - Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico 285/35/22
       
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      Bigmoney, what is your offset and are you lowered? I think I sent you a PM a bit back because I was purchasing 22x10.5 and was looking for some feedback. Was curious what your experiences are.
       
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      I am lowered with H&R springs.. I think the offset is 40, as I needed to fit a wilwood big brake system in as well.. I can confirm offset later.
      Love the wheels, no issues and it looks mean as hell!!
       
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      I believe the Sport rims are 8" wide. I could've sworn I saw 20x8 (and 39 offset) stamped on the inside of the rims when I had them off the other day. So I'm not sure 285+ series tires would fit. FWIW
       
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      Sports are 9 limited 8.5
       
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      Yeah I guess I must've been thinking of something else. Esp since I wrote +39 offset when it's actually +44, jeez. Sorry, carry on..
       
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      no rubbing with 22x10.5 40 offset, lowered with h&r springs with 285/35?hows the alignment?did you get it aligned already?how does the ride feels like?
       
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      No rubbing at all Ever!!
      The alignment is perfect and at factory settings and perfect tire wear...
      The ride is great. As you would/should expect, it is stiffer with the h&r's and the 22's...
      But the ride is great no daily driving issues at all..
       
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      thanks. that's great.that will be my set up .I think I saw you posting getting a big brake kit also from wilwood.?if it was you after you install it ,if you could post a pic of your ride.i wanted to go with 5 spoke too but with 22 and 5 spoke the factory brake looks tiny to me.
       
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      great info thanks guys. Dealer did replace our split tire under warranty, but when it's time for a new set I'm definitely going to probably a 275/45/20
       
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      I can't post pics on this forum without buying a membership.
      I don't plan on paying to be a member.
      However, below is a complete list of completed mods and the ones coming soon.
      Send me your email and I can email pics.. (Unless I'm wrong about posting pics?)

      Modification list: 2014 Explorer Sport 401A

      -Wheels: 22x10.5 Vossen CVT custom powder coated matte graphite
      -Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico 285/35/22-Winter
      -Tires: BF Goodrich 285/35/22-Summer
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      ****Soon to be installed*****
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      Also have door handles wrapped in matte black
      Both ford emblems front and back and sport emblem are custom painted matte graphite grey
      Ecoboost emblem is removed
      Front plate delete
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      Think that covers it all
       
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      You can post pics if you upload them to photobucket and then pull down the image tag. That's what I have been doing without paying. I've seen your truck on EcoBoost.. Nice looking upgrades.
       
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      I plan on going to the 275/45/20 this summer from the 265. The main reason I had went with summer tire option is because they where slightly wider than the standard all season rubber. Plus I was buying winter tires and wheels anyway.
       
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      Stock is 255/50R20 and the summer tyre option is 265/45R20 - the summer tyre is 10mm wider but 0.65" smaller in overall diameter.

      I have 265/50R20 winter tyres on my Sport and they fit great. Width is fine on a 9" wide rim, not too much bulge, and they're 0.39" bigger than stock in overall diameter which jacks the car up ever so slightly (probably more of a placebo effect than anything else!).

      I have my winter tyres on for ~6 months a year so it's going to be a long time before I need to replace the stock rubber but when I do I will probably go for 265/50 or maybe even 275/50 (0.79" larger diameter). I think any bigger than that will look silly on the stock 9" wide rims. I don't think you'll run into rubbing issues unless you swap for wider rims / different offset or really increase the profile which would also require recalibrating the speedometer.
       
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      BMC, you kill me Bro... Clearly you spend thousands to upgrade your cars (my math has you approaching $10K spent on your E Sport) to personalize them and make them your rolling statement. I'm not against this in any way, I do the same thing(I'm in about $6K;)) myself. But spend a pittance to join a forum so that the forum has enough funds for nicely functioning operating format? Out of the question for you? Odd from my point of view. EPF operates so primitively, I would gladly throw $25. at it to make it more user friendly but that's just me I suppose:D

      Keep in mind guys, adding more than 10-20mm of tire width without increasing the rim width will make the sidewalls bulge and degrade cornering performance. Years ago, I went from 205/50/15 tires to 225/50/15 tires on the stock 6" rims on my Shelby street/track car and my lap times SLOWED down by .8 tenths a lap on a 2 minute circut. I sure *thought* the extra rubber was gonna give me a wider contact patch and increased performance, it didn't.:mad: If your goal is strictly cosmetic, then go for it. There are some 315/30/20's for Viper rears out there;)
       
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      It's obviously not about the money.... I belong to 3 other forums, I don't pay to post pics on either of them... 2 of them I pay to have some additional features that I like, use and personally find worth the fee.
      I don't spend much time on this site and I find it a bit difficult to navigate compared to others. I'm not sure if there is a forum app for this site, but that makes it easier too...this site seams very cluttered with a lot of other non XSport content even non EB content.
      Just my 2 cents.. Don't want to hurt any feelings and I may in fact be wrong, if there is an app, especially if it only had EB content I would give that a try to see if it makes it better...
      Sorry for being so far off topic, but felt I had to address..
       
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      I just had Falkin STZ-05 275/45/20 mounted on my wifes Sport. No rub. From the side, they look the same as stock, but from the rear it looks wider. The Falkins have a pretty sqaure side wall so it helps add to the wider look.
       

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