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I would like to find an easy way to rise the nose up of about 2" so that wheel house in front have the same wheel gap than the ones in the back. By the same answer, i would probably get more ground clearance, something i whish for. any realistic suggestions?
 

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Spring spacers or new springs. Google spring spacers also HR Springs, I was in the same boat as you. Megascape and I bought HR lift springs for our 08's (I think his is an 08) I about to install mine, Megascape already installed his.
 

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I finally installed rubber coil stabilizer (spacers) in front to get rid of the nosedive. It did a pretty good job and i got 1¼ inch more clearance in front (i expected that coming from 1 inch thick spacers...) I am now wondering how solid they will stay in place because it was so easy to fit in, it made me wonder.... the ride is 30% stiffer and i only have less than one inch difference beetween front and back now. It is a 20.00$ worth of success. I will keep track of anything moving out of place. But it is firmly in place when the truck is lowered on them. But I am sure that they will come out by themselves as soon as the wheel leaves the ground for any reason...i just hope it does not do dammage of some kind to any suspension or steering parts. Pictures are coming as soon as it stops raining...or snowing for that matter...
 

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make sure you put tie wire around the spacers and the spring coil it sits on in case you hit something and the springs have to adjust.
 

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snowfreek said:
I finally installed rubber coil stabilizer (spacers) in front to get rid of the nosedive. It did a pretty good job and i got 1¼ inch more clearance in front (i expected that coming from 1 inch thick spacers...) ... Pictures are coming as soon as it stops raining...or snowing for that matter...
Would you mind posting a link to the "rubber coil stabilizer (spacers)" you purchased... and maybe a before/after set of pics of your Escape? I would also love to see how the rubber coil stabilizer (spacers) look installed. THANKS!

After adding a bull bar to my 2009, it looks like the front end is dragging now.



 

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for the link to the coils spring stabiliser, i bought them at whitney by internet and made them come here in montreal.
It was really a piece of cake to install, i found that they where thight up the spring and little loose at the end so i fixed them with plastic ties, exactly like the guys here told me to do! it works great, but it is worth ONE inch of lift. As for the picture, i'm sorry to tell that i did not find how to post them here yet, I guess i would use some help on that too! :worry:
 

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I know I'm usually over in the audio corner but this one got my attention:

The reason for the stance is to put the vehicle in a more stable and predictable position for accident-avoidance maneuvers with less-than-stellar or newbie drivers. The weight is predominantly on the front wheels under hard braking, this stance assures it. The rears won't slide out from underneath the vehicle due to the stability system onboard, and the stance keeps the truck from tipping or at least prevents it a bit.

The fronts "plow", the vehicle doesn't roll over. Know what I mean?

Aftermarket springs do this exact same thing, I've noticed.
 

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one other comment, the "plow" stance allows for better weight distribution when towing as well. If you plan on towing with the level stance you currently have it, depending on the weight it may drop a little in the rear. This may not be worded the best but i think it's understandable. :shrug:
 

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All the answers you all give me are great and make lot of sense! of course if i was to have a trailer or camper in the back, i would probably leave it as it is. It makes sense that it was plan to do so. I just feel that the look of this SUV is sooo rugged and cool, but at no moment it came to mind to the designers to offer a more off road delivery, a little like the Jeep patriot that could be offered with this "trail rated" version. More lift, more efficient 4X4, more electrical efficiency, to my eyes, more Canadian let's say!!! Because of arsh weather conditions, bad road maintenance, and wilderness always next door, it makes sense to offer such version here. While that time, i will try to "trick" mine! :yes:
 

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snowfreek said:
All the answers you all give me are great and make lot of sense! of course if i was to have a trailer or camper in the back, i would probably leave it as it is. It makes sense that it was plan to do so. I just feel that the look of this SUV is sooo rugged and cool, but at no moment it came to mind to the designers to offer a more off road delivery, a little like the Jeep patriot that could be offered with this "trail rated" version. More lift, more efficient 4X4, more electrical efficiency, to my eyes, more Canadian let's say!!! Because of arsh weather conditions, bad road maintenance, and wilderness always next door, it makes sense to offer such version here. While that time, i will try to "trick" mine! :yes:
Agreed 100%
But trust me if you spend the time and slowly put the extra cash into it you can make it a very reliable trail and expidition rig. I take mine everywhere. in fact i'm getting ready to go camping right now at the 6,000 FT level in the Olympic MT's. All primative roads. I go pretty much every other weekend and it keeps up with the jeeps and Explores as long as i stay in the 'patience" state of mind and don't try anything silly w/o spotting it first. I will make a list of my mods if you'd like and PM them to you..
 

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you have been very helpful with me megascape! i would appreciate to know your mods!!! For me like i have said before , the ultimate goal is to reach the very end of Newfoundland, having already done everything east of Ontario in Canada and some of New England states. Thanks to you again!
 

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Here is a good first shot at the front lift (after) and my package of roofrack and spare tyre... I do think that the levelling is good... very near what i expected... other photos to come soon...
 
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