Tire Replacement - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

2007 - 2014 Expedition & Navigator 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator

Tire Replacement

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-04-2008, 12:29 AM
fordfan28 fordfan28 is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 72
fordfan28 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Tire Replacement

I need some help to answer a friend's question. I'm more familiar with older fords, so I want to ask here to try to get the right answer for him.

His wife cut one tire on his 2008 Expedition. He replaced two tires rather than just the cut one. He was able to find the same make and model tire as he had on the vehicle. His other two tires are approximately 50% worn down.

Someone told him that he has to replace all 4 tires so they are all the exact same diameter or he will harm the 4x4 system.

I realize the newer vehicles monitor tire rotations for traction control, braking, etc.

Is this correct, that he should get all 4 tires or would it be within acceptable tollerance to run 2 old and 2 new tires with the same make and model?

Thanks in advance for any help.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2008, 01:30 PM
berry1234's Avatar
berry1234 berry1234 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 4,142
berry1234 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
No, this is not correct. Unless the tires are near bald, you don't need to. Should all 4 tires have the same tread wear? Well in a perfect world when money is no object. She would have been fine with buying one tire, as I did. It won't harm anything.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2008, 11:08 PM
montecarlo31 montecarlo31 is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 560
montecarlo31 is starting off with a positive reputation.
In all reality you should replace two (keep two new on the same axle) as you can throw the vehicle out of balance. You should actually look to make sure all 4 tires you put on a vehicle come from the same mold w/ the same date code. Take it from someone in the fleet business, replace all tires on the same axle.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tire PSI sensor shows low preasure itry2fly 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 22 01-10-2013 08:29 PM
Big problems with tranny shop nhill2090 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 58 08-16-2008 10:37 AM
Llano TX mudrace update. RubberDuck Offroad & 4x4 7 10-03-2006 04:48 AM
Help with tire choice! webly 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 4 07-24-2005 09:46 PM
Faster Peter94 Ranger & B-Series 42 01-19-2004 12:57 AM

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

2007, 2008, expedition, ford, harm, replacement, replacing, tire, tires, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: