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Lift Kit?

Postby DiGiTaLM4N - April 13th, 2021, 8:44 pm

Hello all I'm obviously new here!

So I'm acquiring a 2012 Ford Escape this week only has 70k miles on it. It's very clean inside and out. The problem is I don't like how low it is by default. I was told I could get a kit installed.
I'm not sure the exact measurements if any it can be lifted. I would prefer at least a few inches but nothing extreme. I plan on getting some decent sized tires replaced for it. Just unsure what route I need to go with to accomplish it and in what order I need to go about doing things for this specific modification. Any help is appreciated, I'm in South Jersey by the way in case anyone knows a specific location I could go to have it looked at.
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Re: Lift Kit?

Postby RazoE - April 14th, 2021, 10:03 pm

Been looking at this kit myself recently.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Complete-Lift- ... 890.l49286

Only about an inch lift, but I don't need anything extreme, just a little more ground clearance for going up my in-laws amazingly bumpy hill.
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Re: Lift Kit?

Postby TylerAxis - April 18th, 2021, 6:22 pm

I would recommend either the H&R 1.5” loft springs or the old man EMU lift kit. The spacers will a worse handling characteristics and the $50-$75 price difference is worth it!
2005 Escape XLT "SVT" Too much to list but here are the biggies:

Engine:
12' Ford Fusion Duratec 2.5 swap, Massive Speed VCT delete, Crower cams STG1 cams, Verniers adjustable cam gears, Custom fender-well cold air intake, 12' Fusion single stage 2.5 intake manifold, Massive Speed cable driven throttle body adapter/spacer, Central-Florida-Motorsport billet 67mm throttle body, Massive Speed balance shaft delete, Motorcraft SP463 heat range cooler copper plug, 180* thermostat, Massive Speed under drive pulleys (crank + waterpump), Massive Speed Poly rear motor mount, Thunder-Perfromance 4-1 Short header(wrapped), 2.5" cat-less Dual Magnaflow exhaust, Custom tuned by TurboTom @Focus-Power using SCT X4 93+Octane.
Suspension/Brakes/Wheels:
Ceika custom race series coilovers (10K,8K), Whiteline adjutable HD sway-bar end-links w/ poly bushings, Mevotech TTX HD front control arms, Mevoteck tie-rod ends, Energy-suspension poly front sway bar bushings, Alutec front strut tower brace, Good ridge stainless steel brake lines, 'Tow package' Power Stop front calipers w/ EBC USR rotors and Yellowstuff pads, Stop Tech rear drum upgrade, Mevotech adjustable rear control arms (top and bottom), Custom upper shock tower brace, 09-12 Escape rear swaybar retrofit, Enkei Raijin(black) 18x8.5 w/ Continental ContiSportContact 245/50ZR/18, H&R TraK 20mm wheel spacers, major weight reduction.
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Re: Lift Kit?

Postby DiGiTaLM4N - April 19th, 2021, 1:38 am

TylerAxis wrote:I would recommend either the H&R 1.5” loft springs or the old man EMU lift kit. The spacers will a worse handling characteristics and the $50-$75 price difference is worth it!

Sorry I appreciate the input but I'm unfamiliar with both of those. But a couple inches would be fine with me I believe I did see something from googling regarding an old man EMU lift kit. Unsure about the H&R you mentioned.
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Re: Lift Kit?

Postby TylerAxis - April 20th, 2021, 9:49 pm

DiGiTaLM4N wrote:
TylerAxis wrote:I would recommend either the H&R 1.5” loft springs or the old man EMU lift kit. The spacers will a worse handling characteristics and the $50-$75 price difference is worth it!

Sorry I appreciate the input but I'm unfamiliar with both of those. But a couple inches would be fine with me I believe I did see something from googling regarding an old man EMU lift kit. Unsure about the H&R you mentioned.


They’re just two different brands that do the same thing. Both give you 1”-1.5” of lift. You could easily run a 31” tall tire with no rubbing issues. You can just google search the year of your escape and lift springs and you will see your options.
2005 Escape XLT "SVT" Too much to list but here are the biggies:

Engine:
12' Ford Fusion Duratec 2.5 swap, Massive Speed VCT delete, Crower cams STG1 cams, Verniers adjustable cam gears, Custom fender-well cold air intake, 12' Fusion single stage 2.5 intake manifold, Massive Speed cable driven throttle body adapter/spacer, Central-Florida-Motorsport billet 67mm throttle body, Massive Speed balance shaft delete, Motorcraft SP463 heat range cooler copper plug, 180* thermostat, Massive Speed under drive pulleys (crank + waterpump), Massive Speed Poly rear motor mount, Thunder-Perfromance 4-1 Short header(wrapped), 2.5" cat-less Dual Magnaflow exhaust, Custom tuned by TurboTom @Focus-Power using SCT X4 93+Octane.
Suspension/Brakes/Wheels:
Ceika custom race series coilovers (10K,8K), Whiteline adjutable HD sway-bar end-links w/ poly bushings, Mevotech TTX HD front control arms, Mevoteck tie-rod ends, Energy-suspension poly front sway bar bushings, Alutec front strut tower brace, Good ridge stainless steel brake lines, 'Tow package' Power Stop front calipers w/ EBC USR rotors and Yellowstuff pads, Stop Tech rear drum upgrade, Mevotech adjustable rear control arms (top and bottom), Custom upper shock tower brace, 09-12 Escape rear swaybar retrofit, Enkei Raijin(black) 18x8.5 w/ Continental ContiSportContact 245/50ZR/18, H&R TraK 20mm wheel spacers, major weight reduction.
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Re: Lift Kit?

Postby DiGiTaLM4N - April 23rd, 2021, 1:24 am

TylerAxis wrote:
DiGiTaLM4N wrote:
TylerAxis wrote:I would recommend either the H&R 1.5” loft springs or the old man EMU lift kit. The spacers will a worse handling characteristics and the $50-$75 price difference is worth it!

Sorry I appreciate the input but I'm unfamiliar with both of those. But a couple inches would be fine with me I believe I did see something from googling regarding an old man EMU lift kit. Unsure about the H&R you mentioned.


They’re just two different brands that do the same thing. Both give you 1”-1.5” of lift. You could easily run a 31” tall tire with no rubbing issues. You can just google search the year of your escape and lift springs and you will see your options.



Thanks I was looking into this recently called a couple local shops that do lifts and both said they never heard of a Ford Escape being lifted. When they both told me that it didn't sound promising. :\
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Re: Lift Kit?

Postby TylerAxis - April 24th, 2021, 10:25 pm

Thanks I was looking into this recently called a couple local shops that do lifts and both said they never heard of a Ford Escape being lifted. When they both told me that it didn't sound promising. :\[/quote]

Trust me, it’s common, it’s doable and it easy. Just because a shop isn’t familiar with it doesn’t make it impossible. It’s a simple swap of the springs and an alignment. Boom, done!
2005 Escape XLT "SVT" Too much to list but here are the biggies:

Engine:
12' Ford Fusion Duratec 2.5 swap, Massive Speed VCT delete, Crower cams STG1 cams, Verniers adjustable cam gears, Custom fender-well cold air intake, 12' Fusion single stage 2.5 intake manifold, Massive Speed cable driven throttle body adapter/spacer, Central-Florida-Motorsport billet 67mm throttle body, Massive Speed balance shaft delete, Motorcraft SP463 heat range cooler copper plug, 180* thermostat, Massive Speed under drive pulleys (crank + waterpump), Massive Speed Poly rear motor mount, Thunder-Perfromance 4-1 Short header(wrapped), 2.5" cat-less Dual Magnaflow exhaust, Custom tuned by TurboTom @Focus-Power using SCT X4 93+Octane.
Suspension/Brakes/Wheels:
Ceika custom race series coilovers (10K,8K), Whiteline adjutable HD sway-bar end-links w/ poly bushings, Mevotech TTX HD front control arms, Mevoteck tie-rod ends, Energy-suspension poly front sway bar bushings, Alutec front strut tower brace, Good ridge stainless steel brake lines, 'Tow package' Power Stop front calipers w/ EBC USR rotors and Yellowstuff pads, Stop Tech rear drum upgrade, Mevotech adjustable rear control arms (top and bottom), Custom upper shock tower brace, 09-12 Escape rear swaybar retrofit, Enkei Raijin(black) 18x8.5 w/ Continental ContiSportContact 245/50ZR/18, H&R TraK 20mm wheel spacers, major weight reduction.
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Re: Lift Kit?

Postby MTNEscaped - April 27th, 2021, 9:52 pm

A search here on the forum will find no less than 6-12 of our generation, (08'-12') Scapes' running lift kits. :thumb:
Have also thought about lifting mine, just hasn't been the right time yet.
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Re: Lift Kit?

Postby Franknasty916 - April 29th, 2021, 9:20 am

MTNEscaped wrote:A search here on the forum will find no less than 6-12 of our generation, (08'-12') Scapes' running lift kits. :thumb:
Have also thought about lifting mine, just hasn't been the right time yet.

I have the EMU springs on my 05 and it makes a huge difference. I agree with Tyler the spacers are not the way to go.
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