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Ford Escape 17" wheels on Ranger 4x4 ?

Hello, I am new to this forum and need some advice on wheels, I want to know if I can swap the 17" stock chrome wheels & tires from my 2008 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 onto my 2009 Ranger XLT 4x4 which has the stock 15" with chrome skins, Will I have any clearance issues on either vehicle ? Will the Escape handle better with the 15's instead of the 17's ?

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Yes, they will fit fine. They'll probably look really good too. Get some pics up! You'll be the first to do this (I think).
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^^^wtf

as far as i know they will not fit. Different spacing and offset.

If im wrong, let me know.
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Roddy,
After I posted this question here, I saw a specific forum on tires & wheels, well once the weather breaks a little here I am going to try the swap, i will check the to see if there is a differance in the offset of the two, my wife has a hard time getting in the Escape because it sits pretty high and she doesn't like nerf or running boards either.

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alright, im sure someone will chime in before you try the swap. Im almost certain they wont fit.. unless you bought adaptors maybe
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you wouldnt need an adapter..if anything a spacer, the wheel is/should be 5x114.3
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same bolt pattern yes but backspacing is FWD so prob be some clearness issues with the caliper/hub...


if its to high sell it and get a car or tell her to learn how to get into it with step bars..

or install these : http://www.autotrucktoys.com/escape/...P1737C358.aspx


personally no need to swap the wheels wheel size does not mean how high it sits thats tire size...



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^^^wtf

as far as i know they will not fit. Different spacing and offset.

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Roddy, I went solely based off of this. My B.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ighlight=5x4.5
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also fyi stock escape 17" tire are 29.02" tall

and stock 4x4 ranger 15 are 28.89" tall...

oh boy 0.2" difference she will notice LOL
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Roddy, I went solely based off of this. My B.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ighlight=5x4.5
that thread is so incomplete it isn't funny just because it has the same bolt pattern doesn't mean the BS or hub diameter will work at all...
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Is the Escape 4 wheel drive or All Wheel Drive?

If it's 4wd like a Ranger, then I don't see why the backspacing would be an issue, but if it is AWD it will definetly have a more front wheel drive oriented backspace causing fit issues with the calipers and or hubs.

Trade that Escape in for a TaurusX/Freestyle or Flex instead. My sister and her husband just bought a Flex and it is freakin sweeeeet.
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Is the Escape 4 wheel drive or All Wheel Drive?

If it's 4wd like a Ranger, then I don't see why the backspacing would be an issue, but if it is AWD it will definetly have a more front wheel drive oriented backspace causing fit issues with the calipers and or hubs.

Trade that Escape in for a TaurusX/Freestyle or Flex instead. My sister and her husband just bought a Flex and it is freakin sweeeeet.
backspacing is the same either way.. just like IRS explorers a 2wd one is the same as 4x4 and same as awd......
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ah gotcha. Learn something new every day.


Hey here's a good mod idea. Mattracks!!
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