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I'm looking for a set of black rims for my 2010 XLT 4wd and don't really know anything about rim sizes. Anyway, I found a style that I really like but I'm not sure if they will fit. They are Moto Metal M0951 and the specs are:

Moto Metal M0951
16x9, 5 on 4.5 Bolt Pattern
Backspace 4.53 in.
Max Load = 2200lbs
Finish = Black
Hubcentric = No
Offset = -12 mm

Would these fit? Would I need to make any adjustments to the vehicle? How big of a tire can I get without it rubbing the fenders? Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
 

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The anwser is no.... the offset on the Escape is pretty much like a car (around +35/+40)... With -12, you'll need some fender flares to get them "fit". Otherwise, they will stick out too much off your Escape's stock fenders.

Too much offset without fender flares:


Escape with more aggressive offset wheels and fender flares:


Offset explained:
 

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Ludachrls83 said:
If I get a 16 or 17 inch wheel, how big of a tire will fit on a 2010? Also, do I have to worry about the tire pressure sensor if I get new wheels?
Hi,

I'm not 100% sure but... you have to respect the overall stock tire radius +/- 5%. That's what I was told... For the tire pressure sensors... get yourself a small piece of black electric tape and put it over the light onto cluster.
 

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Ludachrls83 said:
If I get a 16 or 17 inch wheel, how big of a tire will fit on a 2010? Also, do I have to worry about the tire pressure sensor if I get new wheels?
I am not sure what is the max you can run, but I am running 255/55/r18 and there isnt much of an offset the rim goes more towards the frame than anything. You can change out the TPS in the new wheels, they may charge you for the exchange. Unless you get like 20" or bigger but even at that they make low profile TPS systems but I dont know if they correspond with the OEM in dash light.
 

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Hey oskerb, what kind of rims do you have? I was looking at your Escape last night on Car Domain and that is the exact size (rims and tires) I want to put on mine. I like the beefier tires.

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Ludachrls83 said:
If I get a 16 or 17 inch wheel, how big of a tire will fit on a 2010? Also, do I have to worry about the tire pressure sensor if I get new wheels?
I am not sure what is the max you can run, but I am running 255/55/r18 and there isnt much of an offset the rim goes more towards the frame than anything. You can change out the TPS in the new wheels, they may charge you for the exchange. Unless you get like 20" or bigger but even at that they make low profile TPS systems but I dont know if they correspond with the OEM in dash light.
 

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LUDA, look up DISCOUNT TIRE in google. You will find the site where I found my rims. It took along time for me to find these rims to match what I wanted. There is no lift needed at all, no rubbingat all, and I used the TPS system from the old wheels. Pretty much what happened with the setup is the circumferance of the rim stayed the , the only thing that changed was the rim got bigger and the tire it self got shorter and the over all size didnt change. I could have ordered a bigger tire, but I ordered these online when I was overseas, so i really had no idea that I had more room to play with as far as getting a little bit bigger tire. Hope this helps
 

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Thanks for all the help guys! I think I've narrowed it down to the Konig Traction http://www.discounttiredirect.com/d...2009&pc=49152&counter=2&wd=17&rw=7&vid=014937.
When choosing a tire for this wheel, the website says I have three tire sizes to choose from: 225/65-17, 235/65-17 and 255/60-17.
Since I don't know much about tire sizes, can someone explain what the difference would be or what would you recommend go with this wheel? The 255/60-17 would have the lowest profile out of the 3, right? Thanks again!
 

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Ludachrls83 said:
The 255/60-17 would have the lowest profile out of the 3, right?
Not really... Here's a picture of my old wheels/tires:



LEFT(front): 205x40ZR17
RIGHT(rear): 245x40ZR17

See the height difference between different tire with ?
 

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So I'm definitely going with 18" wheels and have the option for either 235/60R18 or 255/55R18 tires. From what I've gathered, the 235 has the same diameter and width as the stock tire, just the side wall height is lower. The 255 has the same diameter as stock but is about an inch wider. Are there any pros & cons to getting a tire that is an inch wider than stock? Would that hurt my MPG? Mess with the steering?
 

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All the last questions are NO, there wont be a differnce in gas or steering, just better handling if anything. You are getting a better tire compund and if you go wider you have more surface area to grap the ground with.
 

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CAV09 said:
what brand are those fender flares?
If u talking about the silver escape right above he got that pic online somewhere..But i know there is info somewhere online that says what they used on that escape..
 

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ShAwTWiN said:
The anwser is no.... the offset on the Escape is pretty much like a car (around +35/+40)... With -12, you'll need some fender flares to get them "fit". Otherwise, they will stick out too much off your Escape's stock fenders.

Too much offset without fender flares:


Escape with more aggressive offset wheels and fender flares:


Offset explained:
The firat pic of the f150 is sick.
A low and wide stanced escape would look dope !
Just use low profile tires not offroading omes and it will be perfect :) or just get wheel spacers
 
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