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  1. M

    difference between 245/75 r15 and 245/70 r16

    i'm looking at buying a set of 245/70r16 already on rims to replace the stock 245/75r15 tires. my question is what is the difference between the two sizes other than the rim size? and would i have to modify the vehicle at all the make the new tires fit? any reply is greatly appreciated :)
  2. E

    Upgrading wheel size

    I've picked out a set of American racing outlaw 2 wheels I want to buy for my 01 explorer but also want to up my tire size . Without upgrading suspension or anything, what is the biggest size I can go to ?
  3. X

    Biggest size tires w/ 3" lift?

    Alright I've got a lifted 2004 XLT used BTF 3" leveling kit strut spacers I'm currently running 245/65/17 factory spec size and theres lots of wheel well to spare was wondering because many others have this type of lift what's a good tire size I can fit without scrub and I want to keep the stock...
  4. B

    255/55R20's to replace 255/50R20's

    I've searched and searched the interwebs and this forum for an answer. I'm simply wondering if anyone has replaced their 255 50 20's with 255 55 20's. I know they are an inch taller and will modify the speedometers accuracy slightly. Will these rub at full steering wheel turn? Any other thoughts?
  5. D

    Tire size... Again

    2006 xls, stock everything. Right now I'm running 245/70/r16 and plan on putting the Rancho quick lift leveling kit on it. I want to put taller tires on it but what I'm looking at is i currently only have about a half inch clearance between the sidewall and the upper control arm. I'm afraid a...
  6. B

    Biggest tires without lift?

    Hey everybody... I'm new here so forgive asking the question again, but I was curious for advice on how big a tire one can put into a stock 94 XLT, on the stock rims with no lift or trimming? Currently running 225/70R15
  7. M

    295 70r17

    So I just found a set of nitto terra grapplers on Craigslist for $100. The tread isn't perfect but for $100 I couldn't pass them up. They're 295 70r17 and I was just wondering if anyone has/is running these on their second gen. And I also have no idea what size rims I should be looking for...
  8. O

    Tire size for dd/tow/mild off road 2000 xlt

    I've read all the forums about how large of a tire to get with each lift. I've searched looking for tire recommendations for daily drivers. That yielded more of a "how many people are running 35" and 33" on their dd's" than anything. Not really what I'm looking for. I personally was thinking...
  9. 9

    285/75 16's

    I decided to go with the tires and haven't had any clearance problems, I only have the Tt and shackles. Will post pics when I get home.
  10. A

    Largest tire size for a stock 97 explorer 4x4 with 17 inch wheels

    can anyone help me out in figuring out the largest tire size for a 97 explorer 4x4 w/ stock suspension if i put 17 inch wheels on? otherwise ill have to do 16's.
  11. G

    Performance upgrades and stock max tire size

    Hey guys, I know this has been discussed many times, so I'll apologize in advance:( What are the simpler "first step upgrades" I could do to my '02 ST 4X4 (4.10 rear gears), and what is the maximum tire size I can install on the stock suspension/ wheels? I have read many many threads on this...
  12. Rbrown849

    Tire size

    Curious if someone can tell me what is the biggest 15 tire I can fit on a sport with stock suspension. Thanx
  13. J

    most tastefull mods for the money 99 xlt sohc

    hey My name is JD , I just bought a 99 explorer Xlt 4.0 , I used to own a 93 explorer 4.0, but my new one is quite a bit different . So I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on affordable mods such as tire size , diffs ,lifts Im on a $2k budget so let me know what you guys think ...
  14. E

    Going for show. I need help on a low budget.

    I own a '95 Eddie Bauer that I intend on lifting and would like to sit on 35s, I assume I'll have to settle with 33s considering the height I'm going for (aprox 3''-5'') which is fine, but it all depends on the price/work involved to get there, 35'' tires w/ no rub would be my goal... but I will...
  15. E

    255x65R17 on a 2007 EB ?

    Hey Guys, I just ordered a set of tires on tirerack.com. My factory size is 245, but I ordered 255's from tirerack. Does anyone in the forum have a 2007 that has put 255's on their truck without rubbing? Please let me know. They ship in two days so I still have a chance to cancel...
  16. S

    2005 Explorer 4WD V8 tire sizes.

    Anyone know the range of tire sizes I can fit on my 4wd 05 Explorer? I believe stock is 235 65 17. I'm looking to get somewhat of a larger tire that won't cause problems with my transmission and suspension. I have 245's on now and they are completely shot. I like the General Grabbers, the...
  17. D

    Recalibrating the Speedometer

    I am going to be switching from a P235/75R15 to a P245/75R16. Reason being is I want to use wheels from a 2002 Ford Ranger. What is the procedure for recalibrating a speedometer for a 1992 Explorer XLT? Right now there are stock size tires (P235/75R15's) and the speedometer reads 5mph faster...
  18. J

    Solved Lifts and Max tire sizes

    Lift and tire size info for explorers Lifts and max tire and wheel sizes for explorers This is a quick reference guide I have put together based on information gathered from the Explorer Forum. Remember this is just a guide. You may have to do some fender trimming to fit these tires on your...