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  1. N

    Aftermarket wheel reliability

    I had some issues in the past with some pro comp wheels on my 2003 cracking around the lugs after being torqued to the factory spec of 100 ft lbs. I called them and talked to tech support, they stated 70-80 ft lbs maximum. Has anyone else had issues with aftermarket cast wheels on these not...
  2. W

    Wheel adapters

    Hey everyone, first post. I’ve been looking at different wheels and tires for my 01 sport trac. I’ve found a set of newer 6lug f-150 wheels and tires for super cheap. Any issues running 5x4.5 to 6x5.5 wheel adapters? Any links to a good cheaper set under $150? Thanks so much
  3. CallMeSyd

    Gen 3 Explorer 7.3 Powerstroke, F/R SAS Dana 60

    The absolute craziest 3rd generation explorer proposed so far. I want to build an off-road recovery rig and I could use some help. I know that the 7.3 has been done before in a gen 3 explorer. I have attempted to contact the owner of that rig since i saw he was trying to sell it. I was...
  4. J

    New member, 2000 Explorer finds paets

    Hi, I’m a new member. Logged on because I have a 2000 Explorer XLT. Have a few little door problems. But I found another 2000 Explorer, same color, inside & out. But I believe a different model than XLT. Not positive right now. But can pick up all the doors & hardware for $300. As long as...
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    Hello all new here. Im from california my name is peggy. And yes. I am a mechanic and I do all my repairs myself. I am in the bay area. Near San Francisco. Ok so i go to take the wheel off of this 2003 ford explorer xlt. To my surprise there is nothing in the middle of the wheel hole and i...
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    15" wheels that work

    Good morning ST Peeps, Can anyone chime in on 15" wheel fitment specs that work for an '05 ST Adrenalin 4wd? What's the width, offset, backspacing, brand, etc? Also, include if any trimming or cutting will be necessary due to rubbing? Pics are always welcomed as well. Thank you all for your...
  7. S

    1994 ford Explorer XLT Colorado

    Hey, I just bought a 1994 ford Explorer XLT that is 100% stock. looking for a list of what I should attack first to make this and off-road beast. If anyone has suggestion on lift kits and aftermarket rims and bridgestone or firestone tires that would be great -Scott
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    Removing 4x4 auto-lock front hub cover

    Cross posted this on the wheels forum, but thought the 1st gen crowd would have some insight... Just received new wheels for my 1993 Explorer XLT 4x4 with auto locking front hubs. Possible trouble is, there are covers over the front hubs (the ones that say 4x4 on them) that stick out from the...
  9. H

    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...
  10. Spudhut

    Wanted 15" Rims for Mountaineer

    Looking for a set of 15" rims for my Mercury Mountaineer to get away from what I already have. I'm very open to Custom and/or other Explorer, Mustang and Ranger rims. Something to change it up. Similar or greater offset preferred. I have 31" tires on it now. PM me what you have. Thanks I...
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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...
  12. M

    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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    Offset and new wheels

    I'm purchasing new wheels for my 2010 Explorer XLT--nice looking, darker grey ones to go with my dark grey late-build model. I have P235/70R16 tires, and plan to stick with them. New winter tires are going on the old rims (actually, old rims from a 2002 explorer, which raises a separate TPMS...
  14. M

    2007 Ford Sport Trac Mods

    Does anyone know any cool black wheels that fit for these trucks? A lot of wheels don't fit on these. Does anyone have any suggestions? Also, has anyone had their truck resprayed and can give a general estimation on how much it costs? Thanks!
  15. 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.
  16. J

    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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    Max Tire size on 2007 explorer?

    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew what the maximum tire size is I could fit on 18'' rims with stock suspension. The 235/65r18 s I have on now don't fill out the well very nicely. I was thinking maybe 265/60r18 or maybe even 265/65r18 if you guys think they would fit without rubbing. Any...
  18. J

    Good set of tires for '07 Limited?

    Just wondering if anyone has a recommendation on this. Looking for a set of P235/65R18 tires. I live in the midwest and we get all 4 seasons. I don't tow much save for a small fiberglass boat in the summer. I've currently got 3 Bridgestone Dueler 422's and 1 Firestone Destination LE on the...
  19. M

    Hi, please help!

    Sorry if im posting in the wrong section i'm new to the forum. I have a 2006 explorer V6 EB I want to know if these rims will be a good fit. I want a wide stance. No lift. thank you! Black Rock Series 997 Type 8 Matte Black Wheels 997681250 https://m.summitracing.com/parts/brw-997681250
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    New here! 2002 Sport trac owner

    Hey everyone, I just recently bought an 02 sport trac, and I'm looking at doing some off-road mods to it. I'm knew to the whole mod thing so I don't know much. Right now I wanna give it a two inch lift, and put some nice black rims and all terrrain tires on it. Any suggestions on a good wheel...
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    2006 XLT specs and Lift options.

    Hey guys! This is my first post here, I am the proud owner of my v6 2wd 2006 XLT and I think its about time to give it a little spunk. Does anyone have links to lifts that will work with my explorer? Also I am not sure what I can fit in the wheelbase as is right now, I was wondering if anyone...
  22. R

    Aftermarket Rim Question

    Bit of an oddball question, but I saw these online and am remotely curious as to what they are, anybody know? http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/2/3717/2641/21791320005_large.jpg
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    Lift and tire size info/advice

    I have a 03 ST 4x4 xlt in stock trim. I want to get a larger wheel and tire under it. My plan is to use a 17x8/8.5 wheel and and 32'' to 33'' inch tire. A few questions : 1- with a TT or torsion keys front and shackle rear how large of a tire can I fit ? 2- are torsion keys helpful at all or is...
  24. J

    Help with a new noise!

    So here it goes again! I was diagnosing a shake at 65 mph, turns out it was coned tires since i never got an alignment after doing tie rods a couple years ago. Figured this out by doing a rotation backs to front. Rides nice and smooth now (as smooth as mudders will allow atleast). Doing this...
  25. R

    bumps when steering left.

    what's up guys, second post including new member intro. I've got a 04 ford explorer xlt stock. love my truck and everything about it. I've had my run ins with minor problems here and there but it's just me and my explorer and I don't mind dealing with them. so here's my current issue. when...