Posted by Tire Guy on August 18, 1999 at 23:20:45:
In Reply to: Re: 1997 Explorer /oversize tire vs antilock brakes problems posted by Bruce R. on June 21, 1999 at 08:25:49:
Anti-lock brake sensors pick-up on the speed at which your wheel is turning. They are calibrated at the size(s) availible OE on your car. As long as the total diameter of the wheel and tire remains close to the OE size, you're OK. If you go to a much bigger tire, you would throw off the sensors. Problems can be as minor as your ABS light staying on, and as major as every time you tap the brakes, they lock-up. Most national retailers will only install OE sizes or the same as exsisting when you bring your car in, due to liabilty.
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