tang wrote:As for OEM wheels... 2010-12 Mustang GT 18x8 wheels here, 235/60R18 rubber to get as close to original speedometer readings as possible.
tang wrote:The wheel offset is identical but the wheel is wider, so it's an extra half inch on both sides. I could have gone with a 255 tire but I am barely clearing the rear wheel wells and suspension components with my current setup. Didn't need or use spacers since I get the extra half inch on both sides and the tires don't stick out (if anything they're flush with the fender).
I did an Edge 18x8 on 255/55R18 tires two summers ago. I needed spacers for those wheels because the hub bore on the wheel is smaller than what's on the Escape (63mm vs 67.1). What this caused was that the Edge wheel would not install on the Escape (you couldn't bolt it down). The Mustang's wheels have a bigger bore (70.5mm) so it mounted just fine, and out of my own mental comfort I bought these little rings that fit between the hub extension on the Escape and the bore on the wheel.
That's a lot of information, so it might not make sense. I'm happy to explain further but I gotta run...
FWIW the 2013+ Escape on 18" wheels runs a 235/50R18. There was no 18" setup for the 08-12 Escape but 255/55R18 is about as close as the 235/60R18 is to the original tire and wheel height.
tang wrote:Look forward to the new shoes. I did post this on another thread where you shared the photos of the wheels but there was a Mariner owner on this page who needed a thin spacer for the rear wheels only. He put 255/55R18 rubber on his tires, I think, and they were touching the suspension in the rear. Just a heads-up!
The wheels look like they're in amazing shape for being a Ford part number for nearly 10 years. Where'd you get them?
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