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Old 04-27-2015, 10:29 AM   #21
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Turns out the bolt pattern is the same.
You are correct, all escapes, fusions, and their mercury and lincoln clones up to 2012 have a 5 x 4.5" bolt pattern on the wheels. They are all derived from the mazda 626 built back in the 90's. Actually some mazda parts will bolt right on to the escapes and fusions, like if you want to upgrade to larger four wheel disc brakes, look into a mazda speed 6 as a donor vehicle. But be aware, the speed 6 brakes require at least a 17" wheel.
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Good info to know. We tried to put my 15 inch wheels on my Brother's 05 Limited (Mine is an XL) and the brakes were too big for the 15's. I need to try and figure out the offset I need as well because I don't want to jack up wheel bearings.
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I replaced the brake light/park light socket. Same crap. Only park lights. So I metered it and 12 volts was present. Must have an issue in the bulb that I can't see. I got some new bulbs and we're golden now. These are obviously produced by the OEM manufacturer. This new one came in an Airtex box, which I believe is the same as Wells.

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With Mustang wheels. I dig it.





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It actually looks pretty good...

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I agree. I think it would sell easier with these, but I want to keep the wheels. The Mustang wheels have a 39mm offset vs. a 45mm on the Escape wheels. Don't know if that'll make much of a difference on wheel bearings and such, but I like the offset better like this.
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I put brakes on my brother's Escape today. I just thought I'd show the difference in size of the rotors between the XL and XLT/Limited.

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BTW, we put Autozone rotors on his about 3 years ago, and they are warped as hell. Inspecting them, the metal seems to have impurities in it, unless ceramic pads make the metal smudge somehow.
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Is your escape a 4 cylinder, and your brothers a v-6? The reason I ask is ford has a history of putting smaller brakes on vehicles with smaller, lighter engines. The did it on fox mustangs, the v8 cars got the biggest front brakes they had while the lowly 4 bangers got little tiny front brakes. Anything to save a few cents.
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Yes, you are correct.
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