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Tiny
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  • 2004 FORD EXPLORER
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I have a 2004 Ford Explorer Ltd. I have been offered a set of Goodyear 215/65R17 tiresof a Chrysler 300. My car currently 245/65R17's on it. Will these work or am I asking for problems?
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Thursday, May 19th, 2011 AT 6:28 AM

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Tiny
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The tires are much too small, plus, you will be putting car tires on a truck. Lawyers and insurance claims adjusters love to find things like that. Remember all the trouble Ford had with truck tires exploding on Explorers? Car tires have a lower load carrying capacity yet.
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Thursday, May 19th, 2011 AT 6:49 AM
Tiny
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Not to mention that it would gear it down so low that you would probably have a 60MPH top speed and half the fuel mileage.
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Thursday, May 19th, 2011 AT 11:52 AM
Tiny
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This is an EXCELLENT opportunity!

If the tires are in excellent/ very good / even decent condition and the offer was Free,

Go ahead and get 'em,

I always look forward to this kind of deal, falling into my lap!

Do not use them on your rig.

Now you have some "BARTERING" material, to use with another friend, or even down at the Used Tire Place, where you can maybe get the correct tires, for yours, at a lower cost!

There are many places like that around here, many times you can find tires that are a full set, with very little wear.A "Yellow Pages" search might help you find the ones in your area.

Like we were always told in 1st Ranger Battalion, "If you ain't cheatin' you ain't tryin'!"

No need to be overly gracious, you can just buy me lunch later!

The Medic
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Thursday, May 19th, 2011 AT 1:06 PM

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