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First post on here- but wanted to know if anyone had any idea what size of tires can be put on the Maverick without adding a lift kit. Is anyone else looking into doing this?
 

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I'll be doing slightly taller tires for sure. I think the limiting factor will be tire/strut clearance as is the case with my current Escape and the Bronco Sport, which both share suspension characteristics with the Maverick. I've currently got 235/65R17 (29" tall) on my Escape and while there seems to be plenty of clearance in the wheel well, there's only about 3/4" of clearance between tire and strut. I've read of Bronco Sport owners running 235/70R17 (30" tall) without issue. I think 30.5" will be the absolute max tire diameter without modification. All that being said, I'm hoping to try and fit 255/65R17 on my Maverick with no lift.
 

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I would like to do bigger wheels with slightly larger tires to retain sidewall. Not looking to go huge, just to open the wheel up. Maybe 19's.
 

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I'll be doing slightly taller tires for sure. I think the limiting factor will be tire/strut clearance as is the case with my current Escape and the Bronco Sport, which both share suspension characteristics with the Maverick. I've currently got 235/65R17 (29" tall) on my Escape and while there seems to be plenty of clearance in the wheel well, there's only about 3/4" of clearance between tire and strut. I've read of Bronco Sport owners running 235/70R17 (30" tall) without issue. I think 30.5" will be the absolute max tire diameter without modification. All that being said, I'm hoping to try and fit 255/65R17 on my Maverick with no lift.
DO you know how big the stock tires in the XLT are? Because it look's like 17" tires. Is the maverick going to allow for a tire that is 12" bigger than stock without modification?
 

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DO you know how big the stock tires in the XLT are? Because it look's like 17" tires. Is the maverick going to allow for a tire that is 12" bigger than stock without modification?
Stock are 17" wheels with 225/65R17 (28.5" tall tire), if you add the $795 17" alloy wheels with AT tires, that comes with 235/65R17 (17" wheel & 29" tall tire). This is all per Ford's Build & Price.

I'm not sure what you're taking about 12" bigger? 17" is the wheel diameter, not tire diameter. I assumed from your post you were talking about larger tires, now I'm wondering if you meant larger wheels? If that's the case, you could put a 30" wheel with rubber bands for tires if you really wanted.
 

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I went with the upgraded wheels and "aggressive" 235/65/17s (29")
When those wear out I'll probably try to move up to 235/70/17s (30")
If I end up really liking the wildpeaks, I see they come in 245/65/17s (29.5")
 

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Man, it's like pulling teeth to get the info on the rims. I saw a video where SEMA garage had the AWD 2.0 Ecoboost and a Hybrid front wheel drive up on hoists and they were taking 3D measurements to provide to aftermarket manufacturers so they were able to get a head start on aftermarket products. You would think that they would have shot the tire clearances to the struts and fender wells so we could start shopping for rims and tires. I've ordered a hybrid and I live in Ontario Canada. By the time the truck gets here, the snow will be on the ground. My insurance policy requires me to have snow tires on the vehicle after November 1st. So I need to know what rims/tires to buy.
Anyone have the info on the rims regarding the Bolt Circle Diameter and Offset? Please and Thanks !!
 

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Man, it's like pulling teeth to get the info on the rims. I saw a video where SEMA garage had the AWD 2.0 Ecoboost and a Hybrid front wheel drive up on hoists and they were taking 3D measurements to provide to aftermarket manufacturers so they were able to get a head start on aftermarket products. You would think that they would have shot the tire clearances to the struts and fender wells so we could start shopping for rims and tires. I've ordered a hybrid and I live in Ontario Canada. By the time the truck gets here, the snow will be on the ground. My insurance policy requires me to have snow tires on the vehicle after November 1st. So I need to know what rims/tires to buy.
Anyone have the info on the rims regarding the Bolt Circle Diameter and Offset? Please and Thanks !!
5x108 bolt pattern
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Man, it's like pulling teeth to get the info on the rims. I saw a video where SEMA garage had the AWD 2.0 Ecoboost and a Hybrid front wheel drive up on hoists and they were taking 3D measurements to provide to aftermarket manufacturers so they were able to get a head start on aftermarket products. You would think that they would have shot the tire clearances to the struts and fender wells so we could start shopping for rims and tires. I've ordered a hybrid and I live in Ontario Canada. By the time the truck gets here, the snow will be on the ground. My insurance policy requires me to have snow tires on the vehicle after November 1st. So I need to know what rims/tires to buy.
Anyone have the info on the rims regarding the Bolt Circle Diameter and Offset? Please and Thanks !!
I'm having the same exact problem. I'm trying to get a confirmation on how much space is between rim and the strut/suspension on any stock rim. Then I can calculate what I'm working with. Aftermarket rims almost always in wider widths on average, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5in widths. Very few at 7in standard oem size. Hard to pick an offset and tire without knowing clearance space :confused: Bronco Sport (Base model) shows 18's @ 9in width rims as high as 45mm offset fitting ¯\(ツ)
 

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A good way to ruin drivability, acceleration, braking, etc. is to put too big of wheel and tire combo on the Maverick. Be reasonable and you'll have an enjoyable ride instead of the noisy and dangerous combo's we see on the road today that just ruin a vehicle.
 

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A good way to ruin drivability, acceleration, braking, etc. is to put too big of wheel and tire combo on the Maverick. Be reasonable and you'll have an enjoyable ride instead of the noisy and dangerous combo's we see on the road today that just ruin a vehicle.
Well I can't speak for anyone else but I completely agree. I'm going for larger rim and stay as close to oem as I can dimensionally without having rubberbands as a sidewall. 20in rim, 8.5 wide, 38mm offset with 255/45/R20 tires gets me 0.25in closer to fender walls, and 0.55in closer to suspension and outer fender. That stays within the body line and to me that is acceptable. Pretty much my personal limit on oversized. Ill use Forscan tool to adjust speedo but its only about +1mph on gauge.
 

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I went with the upgraded wheels and "aggressive" 235/65/17s (29")
When those wear out I'll probably try to move up to 235/70/17s (30")
If I end up really liking the wildpeaks, I see they come in 245/65/17s (29.5")
I had the Wildpeak AT3's on my old Tundra, and they were amazing compared to the M/T I came from. Quiet, affordable, long lasting, looked great, and handled awesome. No complaints whatsoever. I WILL be adding Wildpeaks in 235/70/17s to my XLT stock wheels when the originals wear out.
 
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