I am officially the new Top-R dealer for the united states..Pretty sweet deal. I'll post more info as I learn the ropes.
3001SKAPE said:So ive been reading all this and up until now my plan has been OME springs and not messing with the struts,mainly because my escape is a daily driver that doesnt see dirt too often.I wanted more the looks aspect vs. actual trail preformance,but now i think ive decided to change everything and go with this OME kit
http://www.sierraexpeditions.com/index. ... tail&p=853
its quite a bit more expensive but im hoping this will give me the best all around daily driving quality and best off roadability....what yall think?? And my math isnt that great this is a 1.75 lift kit right??
Just to understand this completely, any of the spring kits that are under 2" will work with stock shocks and struts, correct? But the OME kit listed here will provide a quality shock and strut of stock size that is better suited for mild to medium off road use? Or are the shock and struts longer to compensate for the stiffer/extended springs?SUVord said:......, the OME rig from sierra expeditions is the complete set needed...
bchunter said:Looking at the struts on the front, to me it appears that the limiting factor is the bracket that the spring sits on more so then the amount of lift that any spring will give you. So I am starting to think that really all the springs will do is lift the body up the said amount to give it the appearance of being higher. Am I correct in this assumption?
Sounds as if you speak from experience, should I find myself in your vicinity I'll avoid weekends. :bang: :bust:SUVord said:4/I can roll a weekend edition newspaper with 100 pages to the same diameter with a Tuesday's edition paper.If hit with the weekend edition you will feel the hit while Tuesdays edition will be barely felt.
This is where I am as well. I seem to be at junction of three options - 1) leave it all stock and just get a slightly larger tire with a wider profile, 2) go with option 1 and some springs only to level out the Escape to make it look taller, and 3) go with option 1 and do it right with the proper spring, strut, shock combo.Airmapper said:I'm debating leaving it OEM or upgrading.