2003 FORD EXPLORER TIRE SIZE

  • Tiny
  • jamesmc
  • 2003 Ford Explorer

Tires and Wheels problem
2003 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 92000 miles

I have two different size tires P245/75R16 front
and P255/70R16 rear will this have any effect on truck?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 AT 9:24 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • dlobi
  • Member

It could. It is more important to have same sized tires on a 4 wheel drive than on a 2 wheel drive. If you are in 4x4 you need the wheels to be turning at the same speed as to not be causing damage to any drivetrain components. A 245/75 and a 255/70 series tire are pretty close in outside diameter but I would replace two of them. A larger outside diameter tire will be spinning at a slower rpm than the smaller diameter tire to travel the same distance.

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 AT 9:29 AM

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