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Old 03-17-2009, 22:12   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a 97 Ford Expedition with 120k miles on the whole truck, it has 80k on the motor if that, which is a P71 1998 Crown Victoria 4.6L Triton V8. I have the stock 16" Rims that came on it, but am considering buying tires. I don't want to pay to have it jacked up, but I do want some mud tires on it. Its a 4 Wheel Drive, and the tires are horribly wore. So I found some big tires. 285/75R/16", they are Firestone Destination M/T's. I found them on tirerack.com. The website lets me add them even with the vehicle I have put in. It complains about it being a rougher ride, but thats it. Will that work on my Expedition, with it being stock suspension, and stock rims, or do I need to down size? I want them to be wide, but I don't want them so wide and tall I cannot turn or something....
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:53   #2 (permalink)
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Ummm yeah I know that site, but they do not have the Firestones, which are on every brand new Ford I've seen being that Ford sponsors them 90% of the time. I kind of still need my question answered. I wanted to know if 285/75R/16" will fit on a stock 1997 Ford Expedition RIM, with no lift or none of that crap required. I know it will fit the rim, but will it still be able to turn, and all that?
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Ya they should fit, but you might get a little rub in the front end on hard turns. Other than that they should be fine.
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There are tire options on the market just as good, if not better than Firestone. Prices can vary widely with A/T or M/T tires. Cooper and Toyo are good brands. Hankook makes a good A/T tire for the price as well but it doesn't look as good as some of the others if that's what you're after. LT spec tires will weigh more than P rated tires but can last longer depending on the tread depth and weight rating the tire is able to handle.

If money isn't an issue I suggest the Michelin LTX A/T2 tire. It offers good looks, some sidewall biting edge and a smoother tread design to keep mileage in check.
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I think it's a Ford/Firestone thing.
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i had the same tires on my 97 expedition and they rub when turning
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