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Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by db2003, August 6, 2011.

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  1. db2003

    db2003 New Member

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    hey all, new to site. looking to modify my exploder. starting with some tires i got. they are 285/75r 16. wondering if anyone has ever tried putting them on a stock 03' explorer.
     
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  3. BigRondo

    BigRondo USMC 1371 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    so i tried the tires today and sadly they they did not work. but dang did they look good. i guess ill have to go with different wheels or wheel spacers, to get the sidewalls away from the suspension parts...:thumbdwn::(
     
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    spacers, maybe a TT/S lift? thats what i hear from a lot of guys on the forum. i keep mine stock height because i dont want to ruin the ride of my rig. maybe someday i might do a TT/S lift when i a new set of tires, but nothing higher than that.
     
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    More info needed- is your 2003 a 2-door, 4-door, or ST?

    If it's a 4-door, you can't do a TT/S as you don't have them. :)

    Be careful of spacers also, several threads on those buggers too.
     
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    its a 4 door xlt, 4.0L flex fuel
     
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    Ya the biggest without spacers you can run is a 265. Biggest no-rub oversize on a stock 3rd gen is 265-75/r16 (31.5"). There are people around here running 275s and even 285s, search around and I'm sure you can find out what's needed.
     

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