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I have a 2013 escape SEL. Current tires are 235/50R18 .. I have tires I can buy for next to nothing brand new on clearence. I'm curious if they will fit. They are 235/60R18 .. I know the speedometer will read like 4mph off at highway speeds but has anyone actually did it and successful without issues...

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I have a 2013 escape SEL. Current tires are 235/50R18 .. I have tires I can buy for next to nothing brand new on clearence. I'm curious if they will fit. They are 235/60R18 .. I know the speedometer will read like 4mph off at highway speeds but has anyone actually did it and successful without issues...

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You should be ok to use the 60 series tire size.
 

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I am at P235/60R17 (stock is P235/55R17), the equivalent of P235/55R18, and they fit fine with no rubbing. They are about 1" larger around or 1/2 larger on all sides.
You are jumping up to P235/60R18, the equivalent of P235/65R17 is adding another 1" all around on top of that of 1/2" larger on all sizes (basically 2" wider tires than stock).
It will certainly be a squeeze and I am interested how it works out.
Get a test fitment of one tire at a tire place and have them move it to each corner.
Try turning and see.
I have great Cooper Discoverer AT3 all terrain tires now and got close to 3/4" of extra ground clearance from them alone, but I am drooling for a slight bit more rubber for the next set as P235/65R17 opens up a lot of really good all terrain tire possibilities.
I think others have tried...bu the fitment is going to be super tight.
Remember you will have to remove the two rear forward-facing mud flaps and remember AT tires will be a tad wider overall than all season tires given the deeper, more aggressive tread.
Let us know how it worked out. Good luck!
 

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And you can even change your tire size in ForScan, I think.
 

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Put 225/60r18 (28.6") on my wife's car, doubting that a 29" tire would fit. It fits perfectly, no rubbing whatsoever even on hard corners and potholes. Smoothed out the ride immensely!

There is a little space left. I think a 235/60r18 (29.1") could fit. Oh well. I'm happy. Looks much better too. I want to lower the back a smidget to make the wheel wells concentric in the rear.
 
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