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Biggest tires w/o lifting body

Postby dhdallas - December 2nd, 2018, 1:17 pm

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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Re: Biggest tires w/o lifting body

Postby YanTheMan - February 8th, 2020, 12:17 am

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?
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Re: Biggest tires w/o lifting body

Postby Illyria69 - June 23rd, 2020, 11:51 am

YanTheMan wrote: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 wrote: 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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Re: Biggest tires w/o lifting body

Postby vpasla1 - June 23rd, 2020, 2:17 pm

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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