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Old 07-23-2015
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Default Qs: Purchased Speedline Magnesium Saleen rims for 2000 Explorer Limited?

I recently picked up a set of pristine Speedline Magnesium 1908 18" X 8.5" Rims (with the 10mm Offset) (the ones installed by Saleen on the XP8 Explorer) to install on Big White.

During my research, I've noticed that the original tires that Saleen installed on the XP8 Explorer were the 255/55R18 109H Pirelli Scorpion S/T Tires which are no longer made.

Does anyone have any advice on what tires I should buy for installation on these new rims that are comparable or better than the Scorpion S/T Tires.

On my 16" Limited Wheels, I currently am running Michelin LTX M/S2 P255/70R16 109T Tires. I intend to keep these tires/wheels for winter and any off road driving I might do in the future.
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Old 07-27-2015
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I decided to go ahead and try the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus tires in 255/55R18 109H or 109V (haven't decided yet) This tire looks as it might be better than the Scorpion S/T

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Tires came in
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As some of you might have read in one of my previous threads elsewhere, I had a front and rear swaybar from another XP8 I purchased years ago. I sold the front bar since I couldn't use it on my 94 Limited and I recently had the rear bar powder coated and installed on my 2000 Limited. I also just had the rear lowering blocks from XP8 2000-0023 powder coated and read for installation when the truck is lowered while the wheels and tires are installed.
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Finally had the wheels (The powdercoated Saleen XP8 Speedline Magnesium Rims I bought back in July) installed yesterday but still have to complete the lowering as I'm waiting for my U-Bolts and Camber Adjusters.

Everything is looking great - here are the latest photos before lowering.

2000 Ford Explorer Limited with Saleen XP8 Carbon Fiber/Composite Hood - Rear Wing Spoiler and Saleen Speedline Magnesium Rims

There is quite a few high resolution photos - so they might take a bit to load.
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A continuation from my other thread

http://saleenforums.soec.org/showthread.php?t=19454

Truck has been lowered and what a difference.

Photos to follow. In the meantime - here is a photo of the Saleen lowering blocks installed at the rear.
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Had some rain - so a bit dirty from the road grime - but looking much better after the drop

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Closer to same angle - just before lowering and Speedline Mags
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Went ahead and consolidated all the work on my truck on a Facebook page for those who are interested

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