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Do you think 18" rims 35 off set with 265/65 tires would work? I want to go up a tire size and get a bit of the off road look.
Yes that should work. Below is the comparison from my setup to what you are suggesting. You will have more clearance in all directions

Tiresize.com has a many calculator tools that you may find useful

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Do you think 18" rims 35 off set with 265/65 tires would work? I want to go up a tire size and get a bit of the off road look.
I used 18" steel Interceptor wheels with235/60R18 tires on my 2017 Platinum. 235/65R18 would have been an exact match for the 20" but I had these on my 2014 MKT so didn't want to spend the extra $$ on the vehicle which was a lease. If you are using that size to replace a 255/55R20 tire then it should work. 255/55 R20 vs 265/65 R18 Tire Size Comparison Table with Graphic Visualization (inch difference)

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Do you think 18" rims 35 off set with 265/65 tires would work? I want to go up a tire size and get a bit of the off road look.
That's the exact size aftermarket rims and Blizzak tires I recently put on my 2021 Platinum. Purchased from Tirerack and the wheels come in black also.

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I run 255/70R18 with no modifications and xlt stock wheels. This is the largest tire i could fit with no rubbing and no modifications.

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On my '21 Limited, I'm going with the 1.5 Traxda lift and 265 60/R20 Falken Wildpeak AT3W which is a 32.5 inch tire, 1.5 inches taller than stock. I also am using 1.5 inch adapters which will make the new tires have just a smidge of poke. Right now, the stock Michelins with the adapters sit flush with the fender and look great. I have test fit coming up in a week or so (need to install the lift first) to make sure everything fits with no rubbing.

I'll also recalibrate wheel size using Forscan to account for the larger tire diameter size.

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On my '21 Limited, I'm going with the 1.5 Traxda lift and 265 60/R20 Falken Wildpeak AT3W with is a 32.5 inch tire, 1.5 inches taller than stock. I also am using 1.5 inch adapters which will make the new tires have just a smidge of poke. Right now, the stock Michelins with the adapters sit flush with the fender and look great. I have test fit coming up in a week or so (need to install the lift first) to make sure everything fits with no rubbing.

I'll also recalibrate wheel size using Forscan to account for the larger tire diameter size.

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Please post pictures with your setup when complete, I'm very interested to see how the lift looks with your setup. Also, I was not successful in recalibrating with Forscan so I would greatly appreciate some details on exactly how you do it if you have better results . I'm not very experienced with it and ended up giving up on it.
 




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Please post pictures with your setup when complete, I'm very interested to see how the lift looks with your setup. Also, I was not successful in recalibrating with Forscan so I would greatly appreciate some details on exactly how you do it if you have better results . I'm not very experienced with it and ended up giving up on it.
Sure thing. Not much info on lifting/bigger tires on Gen6 Explorers. Gonna blaze my own trail ;)

I will be using this tool to assist in recalibration:
Is that what you tried with?
 




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Sure thing. Not much info on lifting/bigger tires on Gen6 Explorers. Gonna blaze my own trail ;)

I will be using this tool to assist in recalibration:
Is that what you tried with?
That looks familiar, but I can't say for sure as I was messing with it quite a while ago. I have a feeling I either missed the "step 3", or did something wrong in regard to that step.
 




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I'll also recalibrate wheel size using Forscan to account for the larger tire diameter size.
With 3% being the generally accepted nominal maximum difference in diameter, you are quite a bit over. Even modifying the size with FORScan, won't reduce the extra weight on the suspension or brake system. It may help features like ABS and Traction Control.

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With 3% being the generally accepted nominal maximum difference in diameter, you are quite a bit over. Even modifying the size with FORScan, won't reduce the extra weight on the suspension or brake system. It may help features like ABS and Traction Control.

Peter

Yup. Understood. Adding about 20 pounds per wheel/tire but I'm willing to take the "risk". ;)
 




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Yes that should work. Below is the comparison from my setup to what you are suggesting. You will have more clearance in all directions

Tiresize.com has a many calculator tools that you may find useful

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I finally had a chance to play with the calculator. It looks like I would be able to use stock 20” rims with the 37.5 offset with 275/55r20 tires using a 3mm spacer right? Do you know If I would need longer wheel studs with 3mm spacers?
 




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I finally had a chance to play with the calculator. It looks like I would be able to use stock 20” rims with the 37.5 offset with 275/55r20 tires using a 3mm spacer right? Do you know If I would need longer wheel studs with 3mm spacers?
I do not know the answer to that. My gut feel is that it probably would be fine, but you would have to confirm how many threads are still engaged with that setup.
 




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Please post pictures with your setup when complete, I'm very interested to see how the lift looks with your setup. Also, I was not successful in recalibrating with Forscan so I would greatly appreciate some details on exactly how you do it if you have better results . I'm not very experienced with it and ended up giving up on it.

Just a quick update. I ended up going with an 18x8.5 +12mm offset wheel and 275 65/R18 which is a 32" tire rather than the 265 60/R20 which is 32.5". Waiting on the wheels/tires to be shipped to me. When I get them, I will install the lift and post pics.
 




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Speedometer info/comparison to WAZE navigation.

I have P265/65 R18 Blizzaks on in place of the 275/45 R21 oem wheels/tires. Even though the Blizzak is a larger tire from a circumference perspective, about 2.5% using tire specs from the manufacturers, the speedometer is very close.
When using WAZE navigation on a connected iPhone/Apple CarPlay it reports the same speed as the vehicle speedometer. That's at 45 mph. Perhaps WAZE has a tolerance so results may not match as close as I'm seeing.
 




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With those tires, you'd be going 61.6 mph when the speedo reads 60.

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