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I am not sure how much bigger tire size I could go without a body lift. I just put these 265/70/R16 Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain tires on my 4-cylinder 2012 Escape and they fit just fine with ample clearance. No problems on the road and do not seem to adversely affect the engine performance and transmission. The ride is smooth and relatively quiet for an A/T tire. I just wonder how much bigger I could go without a lift kit. I think I will leave well enough alone for now. If my Escape had a 6-cylinder, I would lift it and go for mega-big tires.

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YanTheMan said:
hi idk if you're still on here as this post was 2 years ago... I'm looking at getting larger tires for my escape, was there any rubbing with those tires? and did they fit stock rims ok?
dhdallas said:
I just put these 265/70/R16 Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain tires on my 4-cylinder 2012 Escape and they fit just fine with ample clearance. No problems on the road and do not seem to adversely affect the engine performance and transmission.
 

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It's only a 5.5% in diameter, while not slight, shouldn't be enough to cause issues.

One issue to keep in mind is that you'll be traveling faster than your speedometer says. If that's an issue, but you want to go wider, 265/65 or 265/60 would be a better bet. It won't be 100% on, but would be much closer to actual speed.
 

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I just put these exact tires on my 2011 escape AWD and had rubbing in the rear on the control arms. 1/4” or 5/16” spacers are needed. The front run a little as well when turning sharply, not sure if spacers would help with that though
 
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