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Postby fordoescapeo - June 8th, 2019, 5:39 pm

hey everyone,

I've had my 2010 XLT for about a year now and need new tires, I've decided to go bigger and get some all terrains. One of the things I need for the size that I want is more space in the front, is there a leveling kit everyone prefers to another? I've read on past posts of the one on eBay and some weren't too happy with them. I've also read it was better to get a spring lift instead of the spacers? To be completely honest i'm pretty car illiterate so apologies if that doesn't make sense. Anyways any opinions on the matter would be appreciated!
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Re: leveling kits

Postby Chance - June 18th, 2019, 2:10 pm

I'm having exactly the same problem!! You took the words right out of my mouth. I was looking at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Complete-Lift- ... SwsnNcc63k from eBay. But I'm worried about the quality, and how easy it would be to install?

Hopefully someone who's done this sorta thing can read and reply :)
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Re: leveling kits

Postby vyzr - July 12th, 2019, 12:09 am

There actually is no problem putting larger tires on.

I have 2009 Limited with the stock chromies, with 255/70/17 Kumho AT51 (basically a 31.1" tire) on it, no spacers/leveling kit, no rubbing.

They would have an equivalent size as 255/75/16 (31.1" tire), according to Tire Size Comparison website.

Any bigger tires than those, and you'll have rubbing.... but do you REALLY need bigger tires than those??

They are honestly quite huge and look somewhat ridiculous on it, so say my friends :P

I have about 4-5mm of space (width wise) before I hit rear shock... the height of the tire doesn't seem to be the problem.

In the front, it seems again, about 4-5mm of space before hitting the underside of the strut perch.

Based on my personal empirical evidence, a leveling kit will not help with getting bigger tires fitted, as you can't move the struts or shocks out of the way :P
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Postby Merc1995_ - December 12th, 2019, 12:59 am

I have a 2011 Ford Escape and I would love to see a picture of that set up

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Re: leveling kits

Postby Meatloafmountain - December 31st, 2019, 2:07 pm

For what it's worth, a leveling kit ruins the stance which is there for a reason.

Save up and get lift springs all around.

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Re: leveling kits

Postby DarkStone06 - February 7th, 2020, 5:13 pm

You can install a 1-2" coil spring spacer in the rear to maintain the "stance" if you want, or fine tune it to your tastes. There is nothing wrong with a 2" spacer lift in the front, and it will do the same thing as lift springs for 1/3rd the cost. Rear coil spring spacers for a 2004-13 Nissan Armada/(05-12) Pathfinder will fit the stock rear coils, and only run around $60. They can be had in anywhere from 1-2.5" of lift.
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