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Max tire size for Explorer with 3'' body lift

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  1. Alejandro Rodriguez

    Alejandro Rodriguez New Member

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    Hi there ! I'm new to the forums and i'm very happy to share with you all my enthusiasm for Explorers and get get great advise
    Currently i have a 2006 Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L 4dr 4x4 and i want to lift it with a 3'' body lift.
    My question is the following: what would the maximum off road tire size be that i could use.
    The current size of the tires are 235/65R18

    I would highly appreciate your advise on this one

    Thanks!
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    Welcome to the FFO!

    I don't have the answer to your question. And Discount Tire may have that answer. Not sure if there is one by you or not since you did not complete your profile.

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    Sory, like i said i'm new and still need to work my way through this. I live in the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean and we dont have Discount tires, it's not easy to get the tire size i need for my truck so i have to order them online. That is why i would need an exact answer that i could just look up online and buy. Thanks for you reply however!
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    No need to apologize.

    What is the wheel well dimension from front to back on the rear? List in inches or cm either way.

    Are you looking for tall or wide or some of both?

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    Also keeping or changing wheels?

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    Hi again, the wheel well from front to back on the rear wheel is 86 cm. I would like a combination of both, taller and wider and yes, i would like to change the wheels.

    Thanks a million

    Ale
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    OK you can go to this site and select tire size. https://www.discounttire.com
    Or play with tire sizes. The site is in US dimensions.
    86 cm = 33 to 34 inches. (Or 33" to 34")
    Click on "tires" near top left.
    Click on "All-terrain"
    From there I would plug in tire size.

    After selecting tire, click on the picture of the tire. Then scroll down and the overall tire diameter will be listed.

    The above website won't allow you to enter the vehicle and get anything other tha stock tires. It is a liability type of thing.

    A tire diameter of 31" to 32" is as about as wide of diameter as you want to go unless you want to stuff the tire through the wheel well deflated. Or do body modifications. With the lift you should not have much issues with the top of the wheel well.
    Depending on how wide your rim is ... you may end up keeping that.

    Then you can find the tire you want to buy based on the exact brand and size.

    Good luck.

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    One favor, complete your profile with city and country. It may help in the future to know where you as that may have some relevance.

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    Many thanks man!
    I will do some thinking an searching and then i'll get back to you

    Alex
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    No worries.

    Let us know.

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    Hi there again!

    Well, i've doing some research and i would like to ask you a couple of questions; taking into account the distance of the rear tire well (86cm) and the 3" body lift, could i go from 235/65R18 to 275/65R18?

    Take a look at this link:
    https://tiresize.com/calculator/
    Here they show a comparison between both.

    I would to know your advise

    Thanks alot

    Alex
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    And you need to know that there are variations in the actual tire from different tire manufactures. A generic calculator will get you in the ball park. After that you will want to look at specific tires on line to get the manufactures data.

    Diameter can be a cm or two different from one tire brand to another. The 275/65R18 does look like it will fit.

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    Ok, i didn't know that! I will ask for the specs on the tire to make sure it fits.
    Also, do you think there is any problem changing width from 235 to 275 ?

    Thanks
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    "Also, do you think there is any problem changing width from 235 to 275 ?"

    May be. It depends on how wide your rim is now.

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    Ok Action, i'll check that out

    Thanks again

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