Yep. GPS and a radar speed measuring sign in a road construction speed zone.
Both showed 2 to 3 mph difference than the speedometer.
I wanted to mention I created a thread on that very topic that #johngriggs and #waverunner10 have chimed in on.https://www.fordescape.org/forum/engine-technical-discussion/99417-has-anyone-reset-computer-speedometer-larger-tires.html
That being said, I have not took it to my local mechanic to attempt doing the necessary encoding with Forscan to see if the related vehicle codes would work or not for the Escape.
I've dealt with a 4 mph difference or so at 70 MPH sine the exchange. I get used to it. No tickets yet anyways!
I really do want to get the computer calibrated to the new tires though.
If you do the mod or have info to add to it, please post it there.
By the way, the whole brake strain and torque reduction thing some have chimed in on...I don't think it is noticeable at all. The 2.0 tears up the pavement really well no matter what, and the enormous brakes take care of business.
Upsizing is the affordable way to get both better looks and letter economy.
Just want out when bottoming out though...as I did have a small upper wheelwell rub once making a turn on a bumpy curve before I had the lift installed.
Now it is literally care free for me.
Reading on odometer is 2 to 3 mph LOWER than the actual speed being traveled. The faster I go, the more the difference grows.
The odometer vs actual speed difference really isn’t noticed until I reach highway speeds (50 mph or greater).
@Mjsanchez, just rember to turn off the traction control when trying to drive up a hill in accumulating snow or just driving through 6+ inches. I remembered that important fact yesterday that hard way and had to shovel my hill just to get up it after that! My wife has those newer Cooper Discoverer AT3's on her vehicle too. I wonder if the older or newer AT3 models are better in the snow. I guess we will find out soon!
@Mjsanchez You're welcome. They should be able to do a lift for you, but they much prefer local install and fitment just to be sure. That being said, they were considering having a firm produce the front spacers based off the design they saved when they made mine. I would check with them to see if they have actually done that yet. The rear "hockey puck spacers" are just custom cut Jeep spacers...but I have no idea which one is the right size for the rear springs. Contact them and they can tell you more, maybe even hook you up. It was worth every penny. I look at vehicles like various Jeep Trailhawks and my Escape stands shoulder to sholder with them, and in most cases, has a little more clearance. It really is night and day. The new Bronco Scout is really cool...but every time I look at my Escape, it just reminds me that it has everything I need (lift, tires, extra lights). I really can't justify trading it in and have to take out a loan on a $20,000 - $30,000 difference and then have to add goodies aftermarket on top of that. Plus, I have had a super positive experience with my lift mechanically. Something to think about anyways. One more thing on the tires: I mentioned on another thread that I had very good experience with my Escape holding an alignment a few months ago...well bad roads or speed bumps in town knocked it out unknowingly. I never heard noise, but I noticed my AT3's were scalloping a litton on the other edge in the front. I had them rotated and they were super LOUD for about 2,000 limes (most of which was when I was on a road trip vacation). Thankfully the noise subsided now as they have counter-worn the high tread blocks from driving at highway speeds. I try to rotate my tires every 3,000 miles, but at a bare minimum, every 6,000 miles. Just keep an eye on your outer tread. If you see it starting to scallop, get an alightment right away before it gets worse. Oh yeah, if you haven't done so already with your new tires, have that done ASAP! Good luck and please keep us posted as you go through the winter on your new tires!
Use this link to contact their shop. It is always best to bring in the vehicle for proper fitment. He's made many custom lifts for all sorts of vehicles. Matt is good to work with, but you'll have to see where they are at with things, as he has been busy.Also do you have the contact information for that shop?