2003 Ford Explorer tire size

Tiny
JAMESMC
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  • 2003 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 92,000 MILES
I have two different size tires P245/75R16 front
and P255/70R16 rear will this have any effect on truck?
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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 AT 9:24 AM

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Tiny
DLOBI
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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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