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Hey everyone I'm thinking about new rims next summer and I was wondering if any of you fine peoples had and ideas. I was thinking about an 18 inch wheel and tire. the only thing I will not get is chrome. not a big fan. Thank you for any help you might have to offer
 

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What color is your Escape? That makes a difference.

I think 18 is a good size, you still have some sidewall. 255 is the max width to go without having any rubbing issues I think, though plenty of people have wider and just take it easy with the turns.
 

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Here's my 18 rims/tires and NO chrome. They're new take offs from a Ford Edge.



 

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Although they look smaller than the 16" wheel + tire combo, I must say that those look extremely nice with the Escape, especially the model that you have.

If it were me (for my 09 Escape) I would be getting these Mustang wheels + the Edge tire combo. I'd try to swap out the center logo for a regular Ford one instead of the Mustang one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... MEWAX%3AIT
 

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Looking more at SprinterX's picture, it's starting to grow on me, and these wheels (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... K:MEWAX:IT) are suddenly looking really pretty... :drool:

Ross, your black Escape + those wheels would make for a mean-looking Escape
Thanx, I do like the look of them. Would really work if I had it dropped about 1 - 1 1/2"
 

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i like those rims from the ebay link but i wonder if lowering my escape would void any warrenties because mine is covered for 150,000 kms or 7 yrs
 

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i'd just do the wheels... suspension is always hard to deal with. apparently there is little difference between the escape tire+wheel combo and the edge tire+wheel combo (~2.2%)

The Edge's wheel/tire is about half an inch taller than the Escape's wheel/tire

use this: http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp
Escape is 235/70R16
Edge 18" is 245/60R18

I also believe the Edge wheels have a slight offset but I think that could only help the Escape's appearance
 
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