kimpossible wrote:My 2009 Escape ( bought last year ) has 17 inch rims and P225/65 R17 tires. I like A/T tires and they're hard to find that I can afford in 17 inch sizes. There are a lot more affordable ones in 16 inch. One tire dealer says I can replace the rims and tires with 16's as long as the tire sidewall and width measurements are similar and there might be a mile difference in the speedometer reading. Another dealer says not to because the 16 inch rims will probably rub the brake calipers and the transmission isn't set up for 16's. Am I right in thinking this guy just wanted me to buy his tires ? The info sticker in the car says the tire size is 17. I want to get new rims anyway and prefer the 16's if they will work.The tires on the car now are 6 years old and have a lot of small cracks in the sidewalls. One tire has a slow leak and needs air about once a week. The tread is ok for now. Has anybody switched to a smaller tire and rim with no problems ?
kimpossible wrote:Did yours come with 17 inch and you switched to 16's ?
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