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08 Escape to 09 Ranger Wheel & Tire Swap

Hi, I am a newbie here and did look through this forum but my question is complicated maybe, I would like to swap the 17" Chrome wheels & Michelin Tires from my 2008 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 onto my 2009 Ranger XLT 4x4 which has the factory Chrome skinned 15" wheels & Good Year Wrangler tires. Will the lug pattern and offset be a problem ? and will there be any clearance issues on the Ranger ? Will the pressure sensors need to be swapped between the two vehicles ? and lastly will the Escape handle any better sitting lower on the 15" rims. My wife complains that the Escape is too high and hard to get into and she doesn't like nerf bars or running boards, she is on the short side 5'3".

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Try it.
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i have never head anyone doing it on here but you will have to recalibrate you speedo if the tire are different sizes i was wondering this my self but i dont have an escape to try it on. so try it and let us know
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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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i know some one here swapped their 08 explorer tires and rims onto an 06+ ranger. my mom has an 08 explorer and i have an 08 ranger, im pretty sure the swap would work fine...although you might not truly find much of a differance except in the wheel size on your ranger. Got any pics of your 09?
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Thanks for the advice,
I'll check this out soon as weather breaks.

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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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Hi, no pics yet, It has rained or sleeted almost every week end that i have been off lately, I'll try to get some posted soon, I made a few conservative mods that I would like to show.

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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
Yeah, but with 15" wheels in place of the 17" on the Escape wouldn't it be another 2" lower ?

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over all tire height is about the same. The sidewall is taller on the 15" Ranger tires.
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Yeah, but with 15" wheels in place of the 17" on the Escape wouldn't it be another 2" lower ?

Glenn

No, like it was said earlier tire size makes ride height not rim size. You will ride just as high with 35's if your running 20's or 15's.
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Yeah, but with 15" wheels in place of the 17" on the Escape wouldn't it be another 2" lower ?

Glenn
No... proving your not reading. its tire hight not wheel size all it is, is less sidewall on the tire and more rim...



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over all tire height is about the same. The sidewall is taller on the 15" Ranger tires.
bingo..
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ok phonics boy, you're better than everyone.

OP: you might want to consider some 16" factory or aftermarket wheels.. and some lower profile tires on the escape.
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ok phonics boy, you're better than everyone.
no dingo... i am not the only person that has stated it in the thread he isnt paying attention.. deal you have your own issues..
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no dingo... i am not the only person that has stated it in the thread he isnt paying attention.. deal you have your own issues..
lets not make it a huge deal, he's kinda new....we are giving him a warmer welcome.
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lets not make it a huge deal, he's kinda new....we are giving him a warmer welcome.
Roddy isnt new he has his own issues with me that he needs to deal with i could careless...

thus why i am spelling it out for the new guy...
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Hey Zach, you stated earlier bout the hub/caliper clearance being a factor with FWD but he stated the Escape is a 4x4. Do they use the same rims for the FWD and 4x4 ?
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Hey Zach, you stated earlier bout the hub/caliper clearance being a factor with FWD but he stated the Escape is a 4x4. Do they use the same rims for the FWD and 4x4 ?
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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Thanks Reneck, I get it on the side wall height now. don't get the others pissed off over this question, I'll check it all out when the weather gets warmer.

Thanks All for the advice
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