Wheel Size and Tire Change
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By AirTiz81

Thread: Wheel Size and Tire Change

  1. #1
    Junior Member AirTiz81's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    2
    Member #
    4789
    Liked
    1 times

    Wheel Size and Tire Change

    I’ve got a 2011 Limited 4WD that has the stock 20” wheels on it. I was looking to go smaller on wheels, like 17”, and get a tire with similar diameter to the current but hoping the bigger sidewall and more affordable options to consider would be a multifacted benefit. Has anyone done this? Any suggestions?
    Redbert31 likes this.

  2. #2
    Member elyk864's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    93
    Member #
    4162
    Liked
    13 times
    You shouldn't have an issue doing it, I don't think the brakes are different between the standard 17" models and the Limited.

  3. #3
    Junior Member jdamico1122's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    2
    Member #
    5891
    Liked
    1 times
    I'll gladly trade my 19"s if you're interested.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FordExplorer.org
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Junior Member Redbert31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    28
    Member #
    1097
    Liked
    3 times
    Quote Originally Posted by AirTiz81 View Post
    I’ve got a 2011 Limited 4WD that has the stock 20” wheels on it. I was looking to go smaller on wheels, like 17”, and get a tire with similar diameter to the current but hoping the bigger sidewall and more affordable options to consider would be a multifacted benefit. Has anyone done this? Any suggestions?
    I have a 2014 explorer limited and needed sturdy snow tires for our New England winters. I bought 18" rims and Blizzak snow tires that enable me to be safe in the snow. They function fine and my tire dealer said it was ok to do. Those original low profile tires make deep snow driving here perilous even with 4wd. I've been doing this for the last 4 winters and very happy with my explorer's performance. The only pain in the neck is having a stack of tires in my garage all the time. But better off being safe

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
    Last edited by Redbert31; 01-22-2020 at 08:02 AM.

Search tags for this page

changing wheel size on ford explorer

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •