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post #1 of 2 Old 01-02-2012, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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What size can I go

Wheels, tires, exhaust. Just bought a great used 01 EX. Want to put fresh rubber on it. I honestly want to try keeping it more for highway use and light towing for when we go snowmobiling. It iwll go in snow but not planning offroad or in serious blizzards. If its a snowy road so be it I am sure most tires will do its job when in 4x4. Anway also want to try personalizing her up a little. Not sure what wheel to go with and what look yet but maybe stick to 16's or go up near 18's I don't know. What size tire can I fit. I see a lot about Michelin LTX M/S2 but what else. I odn't wanna do a full on all terrain they just wear to fast and won't be to good highway mpg's

As for exhaust will 5" fit?

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If you go with a 4" or bigger exhaust system for your Excursion, you'll more than likely end up with the dreaded exhaust 'drone'. Search for it, lots of information regarding that issue. If you don't mind your factory 3.5" exhaust, most guys will recommend either deleting your muffler and going with a straight pipe or the Walker BTM muffler.

As far as tires go, I have the stock 265 Michelin LTX MS2's on my Excursion. They are great highway tires, wear really well, and get great feul economy. I can get 20MPG on the highway with my Excursion the way it sits right now with my current mods.

The next tire I will try whenever these ones wear out will be the Toyo Open Country H/T Tuff Duty. 285/75R16 would be the size I would go with.


They look like a great highway tire, they would wear really well as well and are a load range E.

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