If I lift my Escape 2014 SE 2.0 by 1 inch, front and rear, do you think I can put 235/65r17 tires on it without consequences? I saw some people talked about the 225/65r17 without lifting but I have another Escape 2011 XLT and I wish to get the same size of tires.
Check out the all terrain tires thread here. There are a lot of different size fitments listed. I can only tell you what I have fit on my own Escape, but there are others out there who have installed other sizes. Some of my research is towards the later pages of the thread. I will say P235/65R17 will be 2" wider than stock. I am 1" wider than stock. Things are tight for me, but no rubbing. I would love even larger tires next time around and the P235?65R17 tires size will open up 8 or 9 really good all terrain tire choices, many of which are not available in the P235/60R17 size. Like I said, please do the research of other posters there and let us know how things work out on your Escape if you proceed.