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Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by Majisto, September 28, 2002.

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    1. Majisto

      Majisto Active Member

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      Ok I don't know a lot about tires, but I had one of the Explorers with the good ol' Wilderness tires, and I got them replaced with the Wranglers, and I have to say I miss hte old Firestones a lot. The Wranglers in my opinion reall suck. Maybe its just my suspension which is getting too loose, but the body rolls like crazy, and when going around turns it feels like I am losing control of the car (Tires pointed one way, car wanting to go another way) . What's a good small tire for the Explorer? I don't want off-road, I want good gas mileage, and small tires for less rotational mass ;)
       
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    3. Jason_25

      Jason_25 Elite Explorer<br>ECX Member

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      Any michelin tire is great. There's the XC LT4, the LTX M/S and maybe some others. I have heard many complaints about the wranglers. Why would your suspension be getting loose? You have a 2000.
       
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      Well it has almost 73K Miles, and it gets beat on a lot...the roads here really suck. It's not really that loose, but it's certainly nowhere near as tight as it used to be. The main problem seems to be in the rear-end. Not sure how to describe it, but it just does not seem to want to stay straight around a turn. Almost like it's trying to go two ways at once.
       
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      You may try getting new shocks. That will always help out.
       
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      Not a bad idea. May as well take advantage of the extended warranty until it ends at 75K ;) . I also am going to mess around with tire pressure. Do you happen to know a good air pressure to run at for a smooth ride?
       
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      I don't like the wrangler a/t's on my BII. They are horrible in the snow.
      This is just brainstorming, so don't take it too seriously, but were the old tires LT rated where the new ones are P rated? P rated tires have a softer sidewall which may contribute to a feeling that the suspension is suddenly weaker.
       
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      For a smooth ride, 28 PSI is good. For a stiff ride that handles well, 36 PSI or so.
       
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      I liked about 30-32 psi in my 29"s
       
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      wranglers are over priced and they're really not good on explorers. i just found some awesome kuhmo's on tirerack.com for an outrageously low price. all the feed back i've gotten seems to be good, so when the next paycheck comes, i'm getting some 31s
       

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