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Suspension & Lifting

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Okay, first post here goes....

I am looking to increase my 2002 Escape's off road performance, so I figured to start with a suspension lift.
However, all I can find is an Old Man Emu 1.75" lift kit,
Of course, I will also be putting on larger tires, looking at 31s?

Will this make the vehicle at a much higher risk of roll over, or just slightly? I also heard that this is a bad
idea as the Escape has eight CV Joints and it can create alot of issues?

And don't say buy a Wrangler, I already have an Escape and $500 for suspension upgrade isn't bad vs $5,000
for unknown condition and reliability Wrangler.

If it is to much of a head ache I will just go with stock height and forget it!

**I only do moderate trails and light mudding. Nothing crazy like rock crawling!**
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Thanks guys for your replies!

I am going to get the Old Man Emu 1.75" lift kit, however it does not include struts...When I called OME they told me to use the stock struts you can get from Autozone. Not sure I trust basic struts to hold well under off road use, what struts do you guys advice under the $200 price mark for both sides?

Also I would appreciate more information regarding the skid plates please. If to complex i'll just have you make them...
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