Same size as the tire.
Open the drivers door , there should be an information sticker that shows the original size tire that came on the vehicle ( sticker is on end of door )
On your 1996 Ford Explorer : Open the drivers door , and on the end of the door you will see an information sticker . It will show the original size of tire on the vehicle from the factory
The 2002 Ford Explorer XLT came with P235/70R16 tires from the factory. Check the sticker on the end of the driver's door - it will indicate the tire size and recommended inflation pressure for your Explorer (Helpfull)
P235/70 r16 =0