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Hi:
Just wondering if anyone knows the rim size and bolt pattern for a 2005 Escape Xlt, V6 FWD, 16 inch wheels. Vehicle is not a home right now. When I look online for winter wheel rim sizes I find different sizes and bolt patterns.

Does anyone know the size and bolt pattern I should be looking for.

Thank you.
 

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The wheel's bolt pattern is 5x114.3 and the rim size is 16x7. You can also go with a 15x6.5 wheel with 235/75R15 tires, which I would recommend if you don't see many dry roads. The taller sidewall will help absorb road bumps.
 

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Squishy said:
The wheel's bolt pattern is 5x114.3 and the rim size is 16x7. You can also go with a 15x6.5 wheel with 235/75R15 tires, which I would recommend if you don't see many dry roads. The taller sidewall will help absorb road bumps.
Thank you for your prompt reply. We bought the winter tires at Costco last week, 235/70R16, they were out of rims. I did a bit of searching today and the rim size I saw was
5 x 4.5 rim size 16x6.5. The size you quoted was one of the sizes I found online today, thank you again, your knowledge is most appreciated.
 

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The size you found will work as well. 5x4.5 is the same bolt pattern as 5x114.3 (the latter is the metric equivalent) and the stock rim width may be 6.5 inches instead of 7, I'm not sure. I had thought it was 16x7, though. Both widths will work for the majority of tires, unless you go really wide, like a 265.
 

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Thank you, I didn't know it was the metric equivalent, makes things a lot clearer.
We've decided to buy some OEM from the dealer rather than the multi-fit after all. Last year we weren't able to get winter tires and winter rims, because of the new winter tire law in Quebec. We are buying early and we'll be ready for for install in late Nov.early
Dec. just in time for the start of the east coast winter(hoping for a short one :) .

Thanks again.
 

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Late November...must be nice. :D

Our 14-day average is already closing in on 10 degrees. If the cooling trend continues, I think I'm looking at mid-October for switching over the tires.
 

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BRRRR!!! :frozen:

Glad I decided to move away from that! ;-|

Of course you get your extended deep freeze back for frozen foods......... :p
 

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i know all about that quebec tire law. i live on the border in ontario, and we couldnt get tires here every place was sold right out. and were back ordered like crazy.
 
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