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Old 06-10-2009, 07:01 PM
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I will be replacing tires at some point. I have always bought Michelin but the selection is limited for P25570R18 tires. Any suggestions for replacements? I don't want to replace them with the OEM Pirrelli Scorpion tires, they're not good in the snow. If I go up to P26570R18 the selection is greater. Are there any significant issues with a slighter wider tire?

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Old 06-10-2009, 11:18 PM
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I don't see any problems going to the 265. The size difference is almost neglegible so I wouldn't worry about it. You will be fine at that size.
 
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32" tall tires right?

check out the 275/65/18 tires...a very wide selection of tires. it's 31.8" tall, and about 10" wide


That is the OEM size for the newer Expy and F-150s




widers tires tend to "float" a bit more than tall narrow tires...but I've been running 265 and 275 width tires for 10+ years in the snow and mud. They do just fine...it's really a matter of getting a really good tire
 
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:52 AM
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Thanks for the info. I have a 2007 XLT with 22000 miles. Does changing the tire size affect the warranty and speedometer reading?
 
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:00 AM
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I had more flats with my Scorpions than with any other tires. I found new P25570R18Michelin tires locally on craigslist for <$300 for the set that were take-off from newer stock Tundras. I was happy to save $500 in this economy.
 
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:59 AM
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Won't affect warranty and if the overall diameter is close, the speedo won't be off by much if any.
 
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 07EXPYEL View Post
I had more flats with my Scorpions than with any other tires. I found new P25570R18Michelin tires locally on craigslist for <$300 for the set that were take-off from newer stock Tundras. I was happy to save $500 in this economy.
How do you like your Michelin? I am waiting on a set to come Fed Ex as week speak. I assume they are LTX AS as that is all they make in that size.
Making a set of winter tires, I picked up a set of 18" 08 Expy rims for $275 on Ebay.
 
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:15 PM
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How do you like your Michelin?
I like them a lot. I had 2 sets of LTX's on my prior vehicle (van) and they rode well, lasted a long time, and were rather quiet. I'm not sure if this is what you're planning on for a winter tires, so I can't comment on how they perform for winter service. I just use mine for city, highway, dirt roads, and the ocassional snow (if we drive a couple of hours from Phoenix to take the kids to play in the snow).
 
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How do you like your Michelin? I am waiting on a set to come Fed Ex as week speak. I assume they are LTX AS as that is all they make in that size.
Making a set of winter tires, I picked up a set of 18" 08 Expy rims for $275 on Ebay.
i had a set of the LTX M/S and I loved them

Almost 40,000 miles and they still plenty of tread life left. Went through 2 Winters with snow/ice and they were pretty decent

You get what you pay for, but they are expensive
 
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The last Expedition I had I went through two sets of Cross Terrains and two sets of LTXs. I got an average of 40-50k on each set. The LTXs were a better tire in the snow. Both were pretty good wet and dry. I never had an issue with either tire. I can't buy either of them in the size I need. I'm looking at the Michelin Lattitude Tour or the General Grabber HTS.
 
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