Scooter Scott· Premium Member
It's what I got, 255/65/16. It is virtually the same size diameter as 235/70/16 so it does not affect the speedo/odometer, and as wide as you can get without any rubbing at all.leisure said:Does anyone know how large of a diameter you can go without interfering with anything or making any changes?
Beads? Why the dessicant if you have glass beads? Not like the beads are going to corrode...Squishy said:Standard wheel weights won't corrode the wheel if the right type is used. The shop should know not to use ones designed for steel wheels - the right ones have a coating on them and look 'plastic'.
A static or dynamic balance has little to do with where weights are placed and more to do with how you determine where to place those weights. A static balancer uses a bubble scale which weighs where the heavy spot in a tire is. Very few shops use them anymore, and they're mostly in home garages as a cheap alternative to a dynamic balancer. Every shop I have been in uses a dynamic balancer, which will spin the tire to find the heavy spot. If you don't want to see outboard wheel weights, you can use sticky-backed weights on 16" wheels for the Escape. There is not enough caliper clearance for 15" wheels. Another alternative to standard wheel weights is what I use - balancing beads. You just pour three or four ounces of these glass beads and dessicant into the tire and they will stay at the bottom of the tire as it rotates, keeping the heavy spot there and firmly planted on the ground.