rim size

Discussion in '1st Gen - 1997 - 2002' started by dieselwrencher, May 13, 2019.

  1. dieselwrencher

    dieselwrencher Member

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    I've got a 2001 eddie bauer expedition with a 5.4, and it has 17s factory. I'm wondering if I can fit 16s on it instead. I'm planning on lifting it and putting bigger tires on and i'd rather have 16 vs 17s. not sure if there are different brake sizes that don't allow for 16s. I can only find info on f150s regarding this and most people say 16 or 17s, just want to check with the experts. thanks guys!
     
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    You shouldnt have any issues. I have a set of 16s for mine and they fit fine. Mine came with 17s from ford.
     
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    255/70/16
    275/60/17
    265/70/17
    These are the available tire size and rim size that are standard factory for the 2001 expeditions. If you order oem replacements in any of those sizes your fine. If you order after market be aware of and conscious of the offset even if the bolt pattern matches up. Those sizes were on the inside of my door on the sticker and I double checked online at The Tire Shop website.


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    I bought a 1998 Eddie Bauer 5.4l, 2v, 4x4 for Father's Day 2017 for $1500 with 131K original miles (still had the original tires on it when I took it to MVD for Emissions ). It had been lightly driven 100 miles, 2 times a month or so for a few years. It came with the 255/70R16's that @josephpark18254 mentioned.

    Still have them with the original rims (if you're interested), but immediately upgraded to 24" Black gloss polish (including 6" lip) with chrome accents. Improved MPG, ride, steering and they look amazing. (Check my profile pics). 26" is the biggest I'd go, but 24" seems to have enough rubber to ride smooth and not pop $250 - $400 tires on street curbs or potholes constantly IMO for the future. Until then you can roll the 16's I didn't like how the steering felt with them.

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