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What tires can fit a 1999 ford expedition xlt

What is the biggest tire size and rims that can fit on a 1999 ford expedition xlt?
Can a tire size of 265/75/16 fit?
Will a rim size of 16 x 8 fit?
Or others....

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I believe it will fit. If you go to you can use their site for alternate tire sizes. Especially handy is the feature which shows you the Speedometer error for different size tires. The site will also show you recommended and popular substitute tire and wheel sizes.

The 1999 model had a 265/65/17 as an alternative. You may want to ask the Tire store you intend to use if they can reconfigure your Speedo to be accurate. Some of the Fords can be done electrically without changing Speedo gears.

I did something similar by going from a "60" series to a "65" series in the same width. On my Grand Marquis, I gained 5% mileage improvement, but have to watch Speedo until I get it reconfigured. I hope this helps to answer your questions.

Posted on Jul 27, 2010

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  • fordexpert Jul 29, 2010

    Hi Lisa, I went to the site for Wheels Next and see why you are not sure. To answer your remaining questions I looked up your Expedition online. The site I use for reference is listed on the Web link of Wheels Next under tires. The DiscountTire site gives you stock wheel size (16x8) and if you go to a 17 inch stock, it is (17x8.5). Thinking only in terms of width you know either an 8 inch or 8 1/2 inch will clear the brake rotors and fenders, regardless if its a 16 or 17 rim. Because that is the Stock width of any size that fits an Expedition.

    Tires, OMGd, there are so many. What I use is a Yokohama and Michelin L/T All Season on my 2 vehicles. When you go to your site, Highlite the individual selections after you chose SUV. Because the Expedition is an SUV. Then read about tread life, grip, road noise, etc. and pick what is important to you. Or use as reference.

    Other things, the Wheel and Tire Combo bothers me. There is a phone number on the WheelsNext site. Are you going to have a choice of tire in the Combo? You need to have the Vin# for your Expedition before ordering. Ford made a change on wheel studs between 11/99 and 12/99. The older are 12mm, the newer are 14mm. Take off a lugnut and insert a 12mm socket over the stud to check the size. Newer Expeditions had 6 lugs, not 5.

    Your choice of a 265-75-16 is a taller tire. I would ask if it is taller than the optional 265-70-17. You can look them up on the Discounttire site, but I did not find a similar tool at WheelsNext. I hope I gave you some insight on this.



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