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Re: leveling kits

Postby Rook - November 18th, 2014, 3:26 am

Ross484 wrote:Ended up buying and installing the J Lebel kit from eBay. Had a wreck that messed up one of my front wheels and the axle so when they were fixing and replacing it I had them install it since they were going to do the alignment anyways as well. Had driven perfectly fine with it in. Mine is a 2011 V6 with front wheel drive, so I was told it was a bit more complicated to install than on a normal rear wheel drive car and am glad I didn't do it myself. Purchased the 1.5 inch lift, which was the exact difference between the front and the back and also seemed like it was the recommended max lift/level after reading over this forum. Got some pictures to show that it looks pretty perfect. Has driven with no problems so far and I've had it on there for I suppose about a month now that I've had it back. Since I didn't install it, I can't answer any questions related to that, but I can say that all has been fine since I've been driving it and I think it looks pretty great.

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Re: leveling kits

Postby Sbm1228 - November 29th, 2014, 11:33 pm

I love mine. I would recommend it to anyone looking to improve the look of the Escape. Especially at the price. ImageImageImageImage


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Re: leveling kits

Postby Ross484 - February 2nd, 2015, 1:31 am

Rook wrote:
Ross484 wrote:Ended up buying and installing the J Lebel kit from eBay. Had a wreck that messed up one of my front wheels and the axle so when they were fixing and replacing it I had them install it since they were going to do the alignment anyways as well. Had driven perfectly fine with it in. Mine is a 2011 V6 with front wheel drive, so I was told it was a bit more complicated to install than on a normal rear wheel drive car and am glad I didn't do it myself. Purchased the 1.5 inch lift, which was the exact difference between the front and the back and also seemed like it was the recommended max lift/level after reading over this forum. Got some pictures to show that it looks pretty perfect. Has driven with no problems so far and I've had it on there for I suppose about a month now that I've had it back. Since I didn't install it, I can't answer any questions related to that, but I can say that all has been fine since I've been driving it and I think it looks pretty great.

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Mines been on for as long as that post from before and I've had absolutely no problems with it and it still looks great! So that ebay seller has my vote.
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Re: leveling kits

Postby johnmlebel - April 9th, 2015, 11:48 pm

Glad they are working out for every one. Sorry I havent been around much. I got divorced and have my kids most the time along with working 2 fulltime jobs and making these on the side and am now in the process of moving. So I still make them just slower than I was before.
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Re: leveling kits

Postby Rook - April 10th, 2015, 1:25 am

Is your ex named D... Lebel?
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Re: leveling kits

Postby Drjames - April 10th, 2015, 9:55 am

Hey. I have a 2001 E and I'm looking to lift it. Considering going with the OME lift coils and possibly the leveling spacers on top to give the front about 3.5 to 4'' of lift. My question is,is the possible/practical with out major mods? Thanks
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Re: leveling kits

Postby nriossi - April 10th, 2015, 4:26 pm

installed a 1.5" level kit and strut tower brace, check it out.

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Re: leveling kits

Postby nriossi - April 10th, 2015, 4:27 pm

how do you post pics on here?? can't figure that out
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Re: leveling kits

Postby Escape94 - April 10th, 2015, 5:40 pm

Drjames wrote:Hey. I have a 2001 E and I'm looking to lift it. Considering going with the OME lift coils and possibly the leveling spacers on top to give the front about 3.5 to 4'' of lift. My question is,is the possible/practical with out major mods? Thanks


youll want to stay below 2" or youll run into issues with your CV joints. So One or the other, not both.

nriossi wrote:installed a 1.5" level kit and strut tower brace, check it out.

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Try using photobucket. Theres a thread that explains how, I'll grab it for you.

edit: here it is http://www.escape-city.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=171
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Re: leveling kits

Postby nriossi - April 10th, 2015, 6:28 pm

before pics

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strut tower bar

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after 1.5" level

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-1.5" level
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