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    2014 explorer base model upgrade tires

    i have a 2014 base model that i put on 265/60/17 Goodyear eagles (little wider than the stock ones) I want to go to more of an aggressive look. Can anyone recommend any? thank you in advance
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    Help me I'm new lol

    Ok so I just started on here and tryin to figure out how all this works is driving me crazy already. I have a 97 Explorer 2 door 4wd it's all stock right now except my system going to upgrade that later on, I have alot I want to do to it and I'll take any and all ideas. Right now I'm wanting to...
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    4th Gen Wheel/Tire Upgrade.. HELP!!

    Hi all! This is my first post here. I've looked into your thread many times for info and advice and was hoping to get some help. I've been slowly setting up my truck for overland camping. Been waiting for my stock tires to wear out and the time has just about come. What would be the largest...
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    06 XLT wheel / tire upgrade?

    Hi all! This is my first post here. I've looked into your thread many times for info and advice and was hoping to get some help. I've been slowly setting up my truck for overland camping. Been waiting for my stock tires to wear out and the time has just about come. What would be the largest...
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    Tire Recommendation

    Hey fellas I've got a 97 4WD 4.0 auto and I finally got paid so I'm gonna go get me some tires (235/75/15). Looking at A/T as I'll do a lot of town driving for work but probably off-road during the weekends. So far I'm considering Falken Wildpeaks and Hankook Dynapros with the dealer leaning...
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    Tire circumference difference

    I didn't rotate tires and now i have 5mm difference. I have ko2 all terrain tires so there's plenty of thread left but front are 5mm less than rear. How bad it is? when should i get new tires?
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    Need new Rims 2007 limited

    I have no clue on much more than driving the truck. I do love it though. A week ago I hit a rim in the middle of the road. Insurance (theirs) is paying for the damage. Basically, the two passenger side rims Wheels are bad and I need new tires. The ones that are on mine are $800 each and cant be...
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    Largest tire on a sport 4x4 with a 2.5” lift

    I currently have Goodyear AT 265/70/16’s on my 1998 Sport 4x4. I wanted to hesr from anyone who has run larger tires with a similar set up. I’d like to run some larger KO2’s Current set up - new 4 door rear leaf springs - rear Add a leaf - rear shackles - Front torsion keys - KYB monomax shocks...
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    Excited to be here.

    I've had a 2003 ford explorer for about 2years now. learned to drive in it. Planning on getting it off road ready for when I head off to college later this year. It has tires that seem pretty small, so looking to change that first. Any tips on tire sizes that would fit on a stock suspention that...
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    Front Rear Tire Wear Question

    I own a 2017 Explorer Sport with AWD. Does this generation of AWD Explorer have a tendency to wear front tires faster than rear or vice versa (considering alignment is to spec.)? I ask because I didn't mark my winter tires before storing them.
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    18" wheels on a Sport?

    I just want to confirm that an 18" wheel off of a 2014 Explorer we'll fit my 2017 Sport. These wheels are only going to be for a winter tire install. I know the bolt pattern is the same I just want to make sure that there will not be any brake interference issues.
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    2 questions in thread. New member so I apologize.

    So, I have been upgrading and restoring my 1997 Explorer XLT 4.0 OHV since I purchased it for under a Grand with 129,000 miles, almost a year ago this month. I haven't had any major issues with the vehicle at all and have put quite a few miles on (160,390) it from driving it to Florida and back...
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    Tire Advice

    Hello can anyone either tell me or refer me to a specific thread that talks about how large of tires I can put on a 2018 platinum without causing a bunch of problems, rub, and without a lift? I’d like to use stock rims if possible, but am open to after-market if stock is limiting due to offset...
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    91 Vibration problems

    The Blue Beast, formerly the rust bucket, has a new vibration problem. 91 Explorer 4.0 4WD The problem: At any speed above 25ish I get a nice "VVVVUUURRRTTTT VVVVUUURRRTTT" vibration that I can both hear and feel. It goes in time with the vehicle speed, increasing almost to a steady humm at...
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    What All Season Tires are you Using?

    Hey guys, so I am finally on the road with my special wheelchair adapted '17 Explorer and I am soon going to replace the stock 18 inch rims along with the tires. It seems many of the users here are running 295/45/R20, but would you guys recommend any other tire sizes between 245 to 295mm?
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    best shocks/struts for 2000 Explorer?

    I just took over a 2000 Eddy Bauer with the load leveling system installed. I am going to do the Torsion Twist and shackle kit upgrades, just wondering what shocks/struts are best for this application. Im planning on deleting the load leveling system. Looking through a few treads i've seen guys...
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    Tire swap

    Hey all! First off I’d like to say thanks for being here! I recently acquired a 2006 Explorer and am looking to possibly make some enhancements to the aesthetics of the vehicle. I’m Looking for an answer to a tire question. Their pretty dry rotted and I’m looking to get new ones I have a set of...
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    Moderate Tire Upgrade - Help ??

    I am fortunate to have just purchased from my parents their pristine 2002 Explorer XLT 4.0. Gold with leather, 100% stock. They bought it new, used it very gently, and only ever put 92K miles on it. My teenage son (new driver) and I are planning to use it as a bit of a "light overlanding"...
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    Bald to the Bone

    Hey folks. Long time lurker, first time poster.. Just trying to figure out an issue with our explorer which really feels suspect. Bought a set of 4 Brand new tires in January 2017. All good. In June 2017, I experienced steering issues (locking up) and found out that Ford had never issued a...
  20. Mr_Fruffles

    For Sale 2011-2015 Ford 18 X 8 OEM RIMS (mint) + Tires $500 (Denver)

    $500 P245/60 R18 Michelin Latitude Tour HP Tires with 20K miles on them. (Tread = 7-8/32) Manufacturer Part Number: BB531007CA Rim Material: Alloy Rim Width: 8 Rim Diameter: 18 Number of Bolts: 5 Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3, 5x115 Only selling because I wanted black rims with all terrain tires.
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    Body vs suspension lift?

    Hi everybody, I'm sure this will sound like a dumb question ... but im no mechanic .. just love my truck! Haha ... anyway, I am a little confused about suspension vs body lift? Which one should I do first? I only want to raise my rig a little bit, both for cosmetic, tires and off-road capability...
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    R17 biggest tire?

    Looking to put studded AT(Grabber AT2) or MT(BFG MT) tires on my Explorer for winter, what would be the biggest size I could run with 17" rims? Would a 250/75R17 or 245/70/R17 work, mainly worried about rubbing on suspension and wheel well.
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    Catskills utility

    Hi all, I'm working with a local mechanic to build my 2000 Explorer into mountain utility vehicle to traverse newly cut trails in the bush. It's in the shop now for a 3 inch suspension lift. I'll be driving around and over wet clay fields sharp rocks and tree stumps carrying loads of lime and...
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    2001 Explorer Bad Vibration

    I have a 2001 XLT with a 4.0 V6 SOHC and it has developed a pretty bad vibration when accelerating. I bought the truck in December of 2016 and the only issues with it were the thermostat being stuck open and the 4X4 lights were flashing. Well I disconnected the battery and got the 4X4 lights...
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    Transmission and/or other issues from bigger tires?

    Hi everybody, I drive a stock 94 Explorer XLT that had 225/70R15 tires on when I got her, when I replace them this summer I want to go bigger, but don't want to (pay for, lol) lift/rims etc.... after much research, I understand lots of folks have stuffed as big as 265/75R15 underneath with no...
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