Linna wrote:The stock wheels aren't the lightest wheels ever made, it's possible to change out the tires and wheels for a lighter combo and even improve MPG. A 15" rim/tire should save weight and since the brakes are only about 11" (drums are even smaller) there are no fit issues with using 15" rims like a lot of older Escapes came with stock.
From experience with my FEH, using a heavier but narrower tire (i.e. LT225/75-16) eliminates MPG loss from the additional weight.
saenzm wrote:Do you have a pic of your rig?
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